Leaf America has announced two new digital backs, the Leaf Aptus 75 and Leaf Aptus 65, which offer resolutions of 6726x5040 pixels and 6144x4622 pixels respectively. Both backs have a 6x7cm LCD touch screen and offer uncompressed RAW files or a new lossless compression which reduces the RAW file size by half. The Leaf Aptus backs have an extended ISO range from 50-800. The Leaf Aptus 75 will be showcased at PhotoPlus Expo on 20 October in New York and will be available next month. The Leaf Aptus 65 will be available in the first quarter of next year.

Press Release:

Leaf Unveils the Next Level of Quality and Productivity in Digital Camera Backs: Leaf Aptus 75 and Leaf Aptus 65

Elmsford NY, October 2, 2005 – Leaf America is pleased to announce the next generation of Leaf digital camera backs for professional photographers: Leaf Aptus 75 and Leaf Aptus 65.

These two new models offer superior image quality, flexibility and control. The 6x7cm LCD touch screen provides complete control over the image capture process. From pre-shoot setups to image capture, gray balancing and saving files to managing the data after the shoot, the improved workflow allows photographers to work the way they want, the Leaf Aptus 75 and Leaf Aptus 65 adapt to their needs.

The Leaf Aptus 75 offers 6726 x 5040 pixels, resulting in file size of approximately 200MB (16-bit), and the Leaf Aptus 65 includes 6144 x 4622 pixels, resulting in file size of 160 MB (16-bit). File storage options include uncompressed raw files and a new completely lossless compression which reduces the size of the RAW files by half. To accommodate these new larger files, Leaf is also introducing a new Leaf Digital Magazine with a 30GB capacity to provide longer shooting sessions. The new Leaf Aptus backs also feature an extended ISO range from 50-800.

"Leaf has always strived to produce the finest image quality possible,"stated Mark Rezzonico, Vice President of Leaf America. "These latest innovations reconfirm Leaf as a leader in the digital imaging field. Every aspect of the Leaf Aptus family is designed around the photographers needs, providing more than just large files. The seamless integration into existing camera platforms, the simple friendly graphic interface and the attention to detail in processing the RAW files all add up to provide the very best file and experience available today."

The Leaf Aptus 75 and Leaf Aptus 65 backs will be available with a 3-year warranty option. Upgrade and Trade-In programs ensure that yesterday's digital investment does not become obsolete.

The Leaf Aptus 75 will be introduced at PhotoPlus Expo on October 20, 2005, in New York City and will be available through authorized Leaf dealers in November. The Leaf Aptus 65 will be available in Q1 2006.