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Mamiya Leaf Aptus-II 40 Digital Back (Hasselblad V Series)

B&H # MAAII40DBU Mfr # 010-08910A
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Product Highlights
  • 40Mp Resolution
  • 44 x 33mm CCD Sensor
  • 3.5" Touch Screen LCD
  • 80-800 ISO Sensitivity
  • 1/10,000 - 32 Second Exposure Time
  • Leaf MOS 80MB Uncompressed RAW File Size
  • 16 Bit Color Depth
  • FireWire 800 Connectivity
  • CF Card & FireWire Disk Portable Storage
  • Powered by 2350mAh Leaf Battery

This Mamiya Leaf Aptus-II 40 Digital Back is compatible with the Hasselblad V Series. This digital back provides 40Mp of resolution from a 44 x 33mm CCD image sensor with 7312 x 5474 pixels. Perhaps more impressive, however, is the collaboration that brought this back to fruition. Mamiya, Leaf, Phase One, and Schneider all came together to create one of the world's most sensitive and formidable imaging devices. The monster sensor, with its 16 bit color palette sends garden-variety DSLRs running scared, with image quality that's beyond phenomenal.

The Leaf Aptus-II 40 features the Leaf MOS file format, compatible with Phase One Capture One, Leaf Capture, Adobe Lightroom, and Adobe Photoshop / Adobe Camera RAW. The MOS file sizes are 80MB for RAW uncompressed and 56MB for RAW compressed. The back also provides an ISO sensitivity of 80-800, a 12 f/stop dynamic range, and 1/10,000 - 32 second exposure time.

A 3.5" touch screen LCD provides state-of-the-art navigation and composition, if you so choose, along with a preview of up to 20 images and 1:1 zoom. Tools, such as the histogram, exposure alarms, average exposure meter, and the spot meter are also displayed on the screen. Various image settings, multiple language support, CF card and high volume portable FireWire disk storage, and FireWire 800 connectivity round out the in-camera feature set on this 40Mp power house.

When it comes to software, the back works with the multiple aforementioned choices. Phase One Capture One and Leaf Capture come included with the Leaf Aptus-II 40, both ready for professional tethered use and RAW file post-processing. Phase One Capture One 6 is a RAW converter and image editing software that both streamlines workflow during and after shooting. Leaf Capture is user-friendly with an upgraded GUI for the Leaf Aptus-II series. It's also the fastest tethered application for commercial shooting. Along with the new GUI this software includes Lens Calibration files. The software can also be used with the new Leaf Remote Capture app for the iPhone and iPod touch.

Mamiya / Leaf Aptus II Digital Backs
When "good enough" is not
The Power of Four
"Mamiya - Powered by Leaf & Phase One" is a stunning collaboration among Mamiya, Leaf, Phase One, and Schneider - the creators of the world's finest solutions in hardware, software, and optics
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Featuring a 40 megapixel sensor precision-matched with the world's greatest optics results in exquisitely detailed image files, even when tightly cropped. The large sensor coupled with a lush 16 bit/channel color palette, provides exceptional color accuracy and rich high dynamic range photographs in just a single capture. Other digital camera backs or 35mm-sized DSLRs simply cannot compare!
World's Widest Pro Software Compatibility
Stellar camera performance is of little value without equally powerful software options. Mamiya/Leaf files can be captured and processed using Phase One Capture One or Leaf Capture (both included), or applications like Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop CS5/Adobe Camera RAW (sold separately)
World-Class Service Performed in the USA
Customer and repair service for Mamiya and Leaf products is performed in the USA. MAC Group has been the exclusive distributor of Mamiya in the USA since 1987, and their award-winning service department has been servicing Leaf Backs since 2000
Software Choices
Different shooting situations require different photographic tools, especially when it comes to software. Choosing software that you are comfortable using is paramount. This is why Phase One Capture One and Leaf Capture, which are two of the most powerful solutions for tethered shooting and RAW file post-processing, are included with all Mamiya Camera Kits and Mamiya/Leaf Digital Backs.

Mamiya/Leaf RAW files are also natively compatible with applications like Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop/Adobe Camera RAW (sold separately)

Phase One Capture One
Capture One 6 is a professional RAW converter and image editing software that gives photographers the ability to reduce the time and effort required to deliver stunning, ready-to-use images that possess excellent color and detail.

Now with tethered shooting support for the Mamiya/Leaf Digital Backs, Capture One features a sophisticated yet intuitive toolset and customizable graphic interface that has become the industry standard for many professional photographers and their clients

Leaf Capture
The latest Leaf Capture software has been specifically designed to maximize productivity. It provides an intuitive, user-friendly, and upgraded GUI to all models in the Leaf Aptus-II series.

Leaf Capture is the fastest tethered workflow application for commercial shooting. It's ideal for high-volume productions on tight deadlines, such as fashion shoots and catalog work.

In addition to the new GUI, the software includes Lens Calibration files, now available while shooting to CF cards, to fix effects like lens fall-off and color cast, which can appear when shooting with wide-angle lenses.

Exterior shooting is now much more enjoyable through improved visibility in high glare and reflection situations. Accelerated start-up time by up to 50% (via Firmware update), and speed-up zoom by up to 30% are among many new features.

With the addition of the new Leaf Remote Capture app for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch, the Leaf Capture Suite is the professional photographer's ideal tool to quickly and easily move from image capture to print.

The latest versions of Capture One, Leaf Capture, and Leaf Capture Remote are available for download through Mamiya

Imaging Sensor 44 x 33mm CCD
Effective Resolution 40Mp
Pixels 7312 x 5474
Capture Rate 0.8 frames/second
Lens factor: 1.28
File Format Leaf MOS file format: Phase One Capture One; Leaf Capture; Adobe Lightroom; Adobe Photoshop / Adobe Camera RAW
File Size MOS File Size - RAW Uncompressed: 80MB
MOS File Size - RAW Compressed: 56MB
TIFF 16-bit: 240MB
8 bit RGB: 120MB
8 bit CMYK: 160MB
ISO 80-800 ISO sensitivity
Dynamic Range 12 f/stops
Exposure Time 1/10,000 - 32 seconds
Color Depth 16 bits (65,536 levels per channel)
Color Management System 16 profiles including factory profiles, plus optional own custom camera profiles
Utilities Management: Preshoot file naming, image flagging, full browsing, creation of job folders, custom file annotations
Images Viewing: Preview up to 20 images on one LCD screen, true 1:1 zoom
Measuring tools: Histogram, exposure alarms, average exposure meter, spot meter (f/stop)
Connection FireWire 800
LCD 3.5" / 6 x 7cm high-contrast LCD touch screen
Languages English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese
Image Settings Custom and preset gray balance, ISO, selectable image-setting tags, IPTC and EXIF metadata
Storage CF cards and high volume portable FireWire disks
Operating Environment 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Power Supply Leaf battery - 2350mAh power
Dimensions 3.7 x 3.2 x 2.3" / 95 x 82 x 59mm
Weight 1.3 lb / 600g
Mamiya Leaf Aptus-II 40 Digital Back (Hasselblad V Series)
  • FW 800 Cable
  • Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • Phase One Capture One DB Software
  • Leaf Capture Software
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    MamiyaLeaf Aptus-II 40 Digital Back (Hasselblad V Series)
     
    4.5

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    5.0

    Leaf Aptus-II for Hasselblad V

    By William McInnish

    from Vestavia Hills Alabama

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Picture Density Amazing
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape Photography
      • Portraits
      • Studio

      Comments about Mamiya Leaf Aptus-II 40 Digital Back (Hasselblad V Series):

      This product was used to shoot the Vette Spectacular Zamora Temple Corvette Show May 3rd 2014. The awesome pictures are shown on club websites across the nation. Best use is still in the Studio.

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      4.0

      I have waited years......

      By Bobdp

      from Lincoln City, Oregon

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Complete Control
      • Flexible
      • Multipurpose
      • Professional
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Cameraback Interface
      • Price

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Landscape Photography
      • Macro Photography
      • Portraits
      • Studio
      • Traveling

      Comments about Mamiya Leaf Aptus-II 40 Digital Back (Hasselblad V Series):

      I have waited YEARS for a digital back for my 500CM that I could afford. The Leaf was a real stretch, a welcome one. I have only started to learn how to use it. Hanging a computer on the back of your camera involves a bit of a learning curve. So far, I have learned a tripod is a must. The ASA ratings only go up to 800, and is obviously best shooting as if you were using the old Kodachrome. Not unexpected, and I can certainly live with that. From the first shot, I am so pleased with the quality I am getting. I have only found two problems. First, the included user manual is a joke. It is little to no help. Downloaded manuals from the Mamiya website, which helped a bit, but mostly you need to work things out for your self. the really big grip is the stupid firewire cable. Who uses firewire? What would be the problem with a simple (albeit slower) universal USB connection? Instead, I have to pull the card for each and every download. I really expected better of Mamiya. That pain in the patootie cost a star in my rating. It is really irritating. With that aside, i am enjoying the leaf. No remorse. Is it worth 10 grand? That is subjective. I used to shoot weddings. Now I sell books, and will simply shoot for pleasure.

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