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Leaf releases Aptus-II 10R with rotating sensor

Mar 31, 2010 at 12:57 GMT

Leaf has announced the availability of its latest Aptus II 10R digital back equipped with an internal rotating sensor. Previously available in its AFi-II cameras, the system can change from portrait to landscape orientation without removing the back. Priced at €24,995, the back includes a 56 x 33mm sensor (with 56MP on an area over twice the dimensions of a 'full-frame' sensor), 3.5" touch screen LCD, 80-800 ISO range and is compatible with most medium and large format cameras.

Press Release:

Leaf Intros the Leaf Aptus-II 10R with
Exclusive Internal Rotating Sensor


Lets pros quickly shift orientation, and hold camera position

TEL AVIV, March 31, 2010: Leaf Imaging today announced the availability of the Leaf Aptus-II 10R digital camera back, with internal rotating sensor, for medium and large format photographers who often need to change orientation during a shoot. The Leaf Aptus-II 10R is available for a variety of medium and large format cameras, and is best suited for architecture, landscape, portrait and product advertising.

The Leaf Aptus-II 10Rs internally rotating sensor allows photographers to keep their camera upright, while quickly shifting orientation, without removing, shutting down or turning the camera back -- saving time, preventing sensor exposure to the elements, and avoiding other issues related to digital back removal and rotation.

The Leaf Aptus-II 10R 56 megapixel sensor is 56x36 mm in dimensions, and. Whether shooting handheld or with the camera mounted on a tripod, there is now no need to remove the back to change the camera orientation. This lets medium format and large format shooters hold the camera and shoot without interruption, making portraiture shooting smoother and faster.

Leaf is delivering a top-of-the-line back with a 56MP sensor featuring an internal rotation solution that addresses issues familiar to medium and large-format photographers, said Ziv Argov, Director of Marketing, Leaf Imaging, Ltd. For example, rotating the sensor internally eliminates the need for an adapter plate which increases the risk of misalignment, which today is more critical with higher sensor resolutions. This is the best possible solution for pros -- offering them the freedom to focus on photographic creativity.

Leaf Aptus-II Product Family
The Leaf Aptus-II series of digital backs offers professional photographers the speed, image quality and flexibility to allow their work to keep pace with their imaginations. Designed to support photographers wherever they are shooting, Leaf Aptus-II series backs offer the largest display, 3.5 (6x7 cm), and only touch screen display controls in the medium format market.

Pricing and Availability
The Leaf Aptus-II 10R camera back is priced at 24,995 euro and is now available for orders.