Mamiya Leaf Introduces the Leaf Credo 80, 60 and 40 Digital Backs

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One of the industry’s leading providers of medium-format camera equipment, Mamiya Leaf now introduces a medium-format digital camera back platform—the Leaf Credo series. Using a novel design concept, Mamiya Leaf has managed to improve both speed and versatility without sacrificing its legendary Leaf image quality. The Leaf Credo series presents three outstanding, feature-laden models including the Leaf Credo 80, Leaf Credo 60 and Leaf Credo 40.

Each one is endowed with a 3.2-inch, 1.15-megapixel touch LCD screen with a user-friendly, 170-degree viewing angle. They also share a suite of stellar onboard tools including Live View on LCD, spirit level, ISO, white balance, histogram and exposure alarms. Another similarity between all three models is the variety of possible custom camera profiles that each user can create. The Leaf Credo series digital backs support up to 12 preview images on a single LCD screen as well. Plus, they support up to 400% zoom, CompactFlash storage and FireWire 800, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 connectivity options for faster data transfers.

Since each model offers its own high-quality resolution, a closer look into the individual digital back platforms warrants some further attention. The Leaf Credo 80 supports an 80-megapixel resolution, with 10320 x 7752 active pixels. Its exposure time is 1/10,000-120 seconds and it supports a full resolution capture rate of 0.7 frames per second. This translates to undeniable detail and image quality. Plus, with the highest-resolution CCD sensor of the three and a 12.5 f-stop dynamic range, the Leaf Credo 80 reproduces images with unwavering detail and profound tonal differences.

The Leaf Credo 60 supports a 60-megapixel resolution with 8984 x 6732 active pixels. Its exposure time is 1/10,000-60 seconds. And, slightly quicker than the Leaf Credo 80, the Leaf Credo 60 features a full resolution capture rate of 1.0 frame per second. Last in the trio is the Leaf Credo 40, which features a 40-megapixel resolution with 7320 x 5484 active pixels. It supports an equal exposure time to the Leaf Credo 60 and boasts a full resolution capture rate of 1.2 frames per second.

While each model differs in resolution and capture rate, they are all designed for comfortable, effective shooting both indoors and outdoors. They all boast fast dual-core microprocessors as well, which enables very quick image viewing, focusing and editing. Plus, the graphical user interface affords simple navigation across the touch screen—even beyond the LCD area. Depending on your desired resolution and capture rate, the Leaf Credo series is sure to have the medium format digital camera back platform that’s just right for you.

  Leaf Credo 80 Leaf Credo 60 Leaf Credo 40
CCD Size 53.7 x 40.3 mm 53.9 x 40.4 mm 43.9 x 32.9 mm
Active Pixels 10,320 x 7752 8984 x 6732 7320 x 5484
Resolution 80MP 60MP 40MP
Aspect Ratio   4:3   4:3   4:3
Pixel Size 5.2 micron 6.0 micron 6.0 micron
ISO Sensitivty 35-800 50-800 50-800
Dynamic Range 12.5 f-stops 12.5 f-stops 12.5 f-stops
Exposure Time 1/10,000 – 120 seconds 1/10,000 – 60 seconds 1/10,000 – 60 seconds
Full Resolution Capture Rate 0.7 frame/sec 1.0 frame/sec 1.2 frames/sec
Color Depth 16 bits (65,536 levels per channel) 16 bits (65,536 levels per channel) 16 bits (65,536 levels per channel)
Color Management Workflow Range of factory ICC profiles, plus optional ability for users to create their own custom camera profiles Range of factory ICC profiles, plus optional ability for users to create their own custom camera profiles Range of factory ICC profiles, plus optional ability for users to create their own custom camera profiles
Display 3.2" 1.15 MP bright touch LCD with 170 degree viewing angle 3.2" 1.15 MP bright touch LCD with 170 degree viewing angle 3.2" 1.15 MP bright touch LCD with 170 degree viewing angle
Image Viewing Preview up to 12 images on one LCD screen, up to 400% zoom Preview up to 12 images on one LCD screen, up to 400% zoom Preview up to 12 images on one LCD screen, up to 400% zoom
Onboard Tools Live View on LCD, spirit level, ISO, white balance, histogram, exposure alarms, image rating, 645DF custom functions Live View on LCD, spirit level, ISO, white balance, histogram, exposure alarms, image rating, 645DF custom functions Live View on LCD, spirit level, ISO, white balance, histogram, exposure alarms, image rating, 645DF custom functions
Languages English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
Storage CompactFlash including UDMA 6 and 7 CompactFlash including UDMA 6 and 7 CompactFlash including UDMA 6 and 7
Connectivity FireWire 800, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 FireWire 800, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 FireWire 800, USB 3.0, USB 2.0
Software Capture One 6.4 or higher
Minimum Requirements Apple Mac: Core Duo 2 or higher, 4GB or more, 10.6 or higher
Minimum Requirements Windows: Core Duo 2 or higher, 4GB or more, Windows 7 or higher
Capture One 6.4 or higher
Minimum Requirements Apple Mac: Core Duo 2 or higher, 4GB or more, 10.6 or higher
Minimum Requirements Windows: Core Duo 2 or higher, 4GB or more, Windows 7 or higher
Capture One 6.4 or higher
Minimum Requirements Apple Mac: Core Duo 2 or higher, 4GB or more, 10.6 or higher
Minimum Requirements Windows: Core Duo 2 or higher, 4GB or more, Windows 7 or higher 
Cameras Supported Mamiya: Mamiya 645DF/645AFDIII, Mamiya RZ (all types), Mamiya RB
Phase One: 645DF, 645AF, iXR 
Hasselblad: V-series (except for 200 and 2000 models), H1, H2 
Contax: 645AF 
View/technical: Most 6x9 and 4x5 in cameras via Leaf
Graflok or 3rd party adapters
Other: Fuji 680 and Bronica ETRSi/SQAi via 3rd party adapters
Mamiya: Mamiya 645DF/645AFDIII, Mamiya RZ (all types), Mamiya RB
Phase One: 645DF, 645AF, iXR 
Hasselblad: V-series (except for 200 and 2000 models), H1, H2 
Contax: 645AF 
View/technical: Most 6x9 and 4x5 in cameras via Leaf
Graflok or 3rd party adapters
Other: Fuji 680 and Bronica ETRSi/SQAi via 3rd party adapters
Mamiya: Mamiya 645DF/645AFDIII, Mamiya RZ (all types), Mamiya RB
Phase One: 645DF, 645AF, iXR 
Hasselblad: V-series (except for 200 and 2000 models), H1, H2 
Contax: 645AF 
View/technical: Most 6x9 and 4x5 in cameras via Leaf
Graflok or 3rd party adapters
Other: Fuji 680 and Bronica ETRSi/SQAi via 3rd party adapters
Battery 2900 mAh rechargeable Li-ion 2900 mAh rechargeable Li-ion 2900 mAh rechargeable Li-ion
RAW File Compression (Large) 80MB 60MB 40MB
RAW File Compression (Small) 54MB 40MB 26MB
Output Image Dimensions 300 dpi: 87.4 x 65.6 cm - 600 dpi: 43.7 x 32.8 cm 300 dpi: 76.1 x 57 cm - 600 dpi: 38 x 28.5 cm 300 dpi: 61.9 x 46.4 cm - 600 dpi: 30.1 x 23.2 cm
Weight 19.8 oz (562 g) 19.8 oz (562 g) 19.8 oz (562 g)
Operating Conditions -10°–40°C (32°–104°F), Humidity: 15%–80% (non-condensing) -10°–40°C (32°–104°F), Humidity: 15%–80% (non-condensing) -10°–40°C (32°–104°F), Humidity: 15%–80% (non-condensing)
Certifications FCC (A), CE, RoHS FCC (A), CE, RoHS FCC (A), CE, RoHS

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Hello, can you provide me information on the leaf credo 40, for attachment to my RZ6x7 pro. If you do not carry this digital back, can you recommend where I can get more information on this product. I would also like to know, since the backs have been on the market for some time, if there are any available used. Thank you,

Ani
 

You would need the Mamiya Adapter for Mamiya RZ 67 Pro IID to Credo Digital Back to attach the Leaf Credo digital back to the Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID.  Unfortunately, I’m not finding any used options in our Used Department at this time.

Hello,

I have an older Mamiya RZ 67 Pro system (NOT Pro IID). What kind of adapter do I need to use Leaf Credo 40 digital back? Can you please send me the link to adapter and or information on how is this going to work.

Bojan

To make a Credo work on an older (non D) RZ67, you would need the Mamiya Adapter for Mamiya RZ 67 Pro IID to Credo Digital Back (54 x 40 - AFD).  You will also need the cables to connect it: Mamiya Multi-Connector to Mini Jack Female Cable for Leaf Credo Camera Back (4.7"), and the 50300073 Camera-to-Back Sync cable - short (for Medium Format).  Unfortunately, we don’t have the 50300073 cable in our inventory.  If you were to send us an email, we could contact the buyers and see if this is something we could special order for you.  One thing the rep from Mamiya mentioned about this, depending on how old the camera body, you might have to tape up the connectors on the body so they don’t confuse the signal. He has had some older RZ Cameras in the past act up like this and this is the simple workaround. Just could simply use scotch tape or thin paper tape. askbh@bandh.com

I have an RZ 6x7 from the film days. The above spec sheet seems to imply this camera is supported for the leaf back. From the questions I've seen posed and your answers, it seems this model is not directly supported and some type of adapter and even wiring is required. This is not how I would define a "supported" camera (unless footnoted with this detail). 

Can you please clarify, and if an adapter is required, where can it be found??

thanks