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MARK SELIGER: Interaction! Imagination!

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© Mark Seliger

Mark Seliger skillfully established his reputation for his work for Rolling Stone magazine, thusly creating some of its most unforgettable covers. His powerful yet simplistic portrait images transform the way we see people and understand them. Seliger is widely considered by many to be the leading portrait photographer of his day with his extensive portfolio featuring individuals such as President Obama, the Dalai Lama, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Mark successfully captures the personality of his subjects by using effective lighting, backdrops, poses, and most importantly the Mamiya Leaf Credo 60 camera system. Seliger explains why he chose the Leaf Credo 60:

“…The thing about medium format is that it gives you a different sort of connection to the work. With medium format you can get lens compression for a shallower depth-of-field—which is key in portrait photography”.

“I choose a camera system for its reliability and simplicity. Right now we’re trying out Mamiya Leaf. We like to keep or work streamlined and simple, because with our tight schedule, we don’t have the room to deal with equipment issues. Also, I understand that Mamiya Leaf has a great reputation for its film-like results”.

The Mamiya Leaf Credo digital camera provides that legendary Leaf image quality along with speed and versatility that are second to none. Additionally, the Leaf Credo delivers uncompromising image quality. For more product information, specifications, and sample images, please click here.

To learn more about Mark Seliger, please read this wonderful story titled Mark Seliger – Interaction! Imagination!

VIDEO: Introduce Yourself to the Mamiya Leaf Credo 80

Lance Schad of Digital Transitions acquaints viewers with the brand new Mamiya Leaf Credo 80 in this quick video.

Schad demos the digital back’s touch screen, which he finds both beautiful and intuitive, and takes us on a tour of the the back’s various ports. He also highlights the camera’s wireless capabilities; it comes with built-in support for the Profoto D1 Air and for Capture One and Capture Pilot.

If you haven’t been able to get your hands on a Mamiya Leaf Credo yet, let Lance introduce you!

Head over to Digital Transitions for their detailed list of the Mamiya Leaf Credo’s specs and features and take advantage of their dedicated Mamiya Leaf Credo FAQ page.

Mamiya Leaf Introduces the Leaf Credo

Mamiya Leaf Introduces the Leaf Credo
Medium Format Digital Camera Back Platform

New Hardware Design with Blazing Performance Speed

TEL AVIV, April 23, 2012 – Mamiya Leaf, a leading provider of medium format camera equipment, today introduced a newly designed medium format digital camera back platform — the Leaf Credo. Available in three different models, the Leaf Credo 80, Credo 60, and Credo 40 digital camera backs feature high-quality resolutions of 80, 60 and 40 megapixels respectively.

Key platform features include:

  • A large, high resolution (1.15 megapixel), touch screen with excellent rendition of 16 million colors for quick and easy verification of focus and tonal accuracy;
  • Fast, new dual-core microprocessor enables powerful performance for the fastest available image viewing, focusing and editing;
  • A new, intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) offers easy navigation and extends the touch screen beyond the LCD area — letting you navigate and click outside the image area;
  • New FireWire 800 and USB 3 implementation delivers fastest image transfer speeds.

Planned from the ground-up for comfortable, effective shooting both indoors and out, Leaf Credo delivers high-resolution Live View functionality for precise focusing when shooting un-tethered.  It also offers a wide viewing angle and a built-in bi-directional spirit level.

The flagship of the Leaf Credo platform is a full-frame 80 MP CCD sensor with a dynamic range of 12.5 f-stops. New to Mamiya Leaf is a full frame 60 MP CCD sensor with 3:4 aspect ratio providing unmatched detail, richness of color, low noise and beautiful tonality. Also available is the 40 MP CCD sensor which offers the fastest capture speed in the Leaf Credo platform at 1.2 frames per second.

Leaf Credo digital backs work seamlessly with the Mamiya 645DF camera — which offers shutter speeds up to 1/4000 of a second and sync speeds of up to 1/1600 of a second with Schneider-Kreuznach designed Leaf shutter lenses.

The Mamiya Leaf open platform philosophy enables compatibility with other medium format camera bodies, such as the Hasselblad V and H and Contax (see www.mamiyaleaf.com for full compatibility list).

Leaf Credo digital backs are optimized for shooting with Capture One software, which comprises a comprehensive workflow to capture, organize, edit, share and print images.

“Leaf Credo delivers the best price/performance ratio in the large sensor digital back market,” said Ziv Argov, marketing director, Mamiya Leaf. “Its impressive combination of high resolution image quality, ease of use, and the latest touch screen LCD technologies makes the Leaf Credo digital back platform appealing for all photographers regardless of their styles.”

Pricing for the Leaf Credo 40 starts at € 14,995/$19,495. The Leaf Credo 60 is listed at €24,995/$32,495 and the Leaf Credo 80 for € 29,995/$38,995. Shipping is planned for June, 2012.

Leaf Credo Technical Highlights:

Leaf Credo 80 Leaf Credo 60 Leaf Credo 40
CCD size 53.7 x 40.4 mm 53.0 x 40.4 mm 43.9 x 32.9 mm
Pixel size 5.2 micron 6.0 micron 6.0 micron
ISO 35-800 50-800 50-800
Capture rate (frames per second) 0.7 1.0 1.2
Exposure time Up to 2 minutes Up to 1 minute Up to 1 minute

 

Please see more information on the Leaf Credo product page.

About Mamiya Leaf
Leveraging 70 years of Mamiya camera and optics expertise with the digital imaging technology of Leaf – the company that introduced the world’s first commercial digital camera back – Mamiya Leaf represents the finest in high end photographic solutions, and is dedicated to improving the quality of its products, technologies and services to support the advancement of professional digital photography. For more information, please visit the new Mamiya Leaf Web site.

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New Mamiya Leaf Brand Delivers Strong Worldwide Synergy

Companies Integrate Products, Consolidate Worldwide Support, Service and R&D

TOKYO and TEL AVIV, January 16, 2012 – Mamiya Digital Imaging, a trusted manufacturer and developer of medium-format cameras and optics, and Leaf Imaging Ltd., a leading manufacturer and developer of digital backs for the medium and large-format photography markets, today announced that they have created a new, worldwide Mamiya Leaf brand that integrates both companies’ product lines into one complete medium-format digital camera system offering, streamlines new product development and establishes more efficient customer sales and support.

Mamiya LeafThe new Mamiya Leaf brand represents a synergy of the best that these two companies can offer as highly competent suppliers of comprehensive, fully integrated high-end digital photography systems comprising digital camera backs, bodies and lenses. Together, the companies are focusing on delivering new Mamiya Leaf camera systems. Unified support from worldwide Mamiya Leaf partners/distributors is also expected to be a major advantage for photographers; they will now be able to enjoy one stop expert service for all of the various components of a Mamiya Leaf medium format digital camera system.

“Creating a new Mamiya Leaf brand represents a win-win situation for photographers” said Dov Kalinksi, Leaf General Manager. “Not only will photographers be able to immediately benefit from a highly advanced, fully-integrated medium format system from the industry’s leading suppliers, but they will also be able to enjoy powerful new products emerging from a unified R&D effort.”

“We are aligning our resources to ensure that customers will benefit from the extensive expertise residing in both Tokyo and Tel Aviv,” said Mamiya Digital Imaging President Toshio Midorikawa. “We are confident that the synergy created and the efficiency gained by simplifying our operations will enable us to serve our customers faster and better.”

Mamiya Leaf medium format digital systems comprise a broad range of equipment — from 22 to 80 megapixels. Camera bodies are manufactured by Mamiya; digital backs are manufactured by Leaf. Also available are Mamiya focal plane shutter lenses and Schneider Kreuznach-designed leaf shutter lenses. Cameras, lenses and backs will retain their respective Mamiya and Leaf labels and they will still be sold as individual components.

Included with all Mamiya Leaf systems are two native software options: the award winning Phase One Capture One and Leaf Capture.

About Mamiya Digital Imaging
For almost 70 years, Mamiya has been a name synonymous with excellence and innovation in professional photographic cameras and lenses. Mamiya Digital Imaging is dedicated to the professional and advanced amateur markets. For Mamiya it’s always been about one thing: the love of photography. A passion shared by enthusiastic owners of Mamiya cameras all over the world. For more information, please visit the new Mamiya Leaf website at www.mamiyaleaf.com

About Leaf Imaging, Ltd.
Leaf Imaging has been a pioneer in professional digital photography. In 1992, Leaf introduced the world’s first commercial digital camera back. Today, the Leaf Aptus-II digital backs are the choice of leading photographers. Leaf is dedicated to improving the quality of its products, technologies and services to support the advancement of professional digital photography. For more information, please visit the new Mamiya Leaf website at www.mamiyaleaf.com