The Credo 80MP Wide Spectrum Digital Back with Mamiya 645 Mount from Mamiya Leaf provides the same 80MP resolving power of the standard Credo 80MP Digital Back, but by replacing its Infrared + Ultra Violet cut filter with a plain glass filter, it enables capture of a wider light spectrum from approximately 380 to 1,100 nanometers.
Near infrared and ultra-violet image capture provides benefits to certain photographic applications including landscape and beauty photography as well as scientific and conservation imaging. For example, when utilizing select filters in landscape photography, false colors can be created for expressionistic images, and in portrait work, skin blemishes are less visible in the IR spectrum and flash less noticeable. Another application is art conservation, where certain types of pigments can be detected in older paintings and when shooting vegetation, colors that indicate organic patterns and even disease can be more clearly seen. Of course, optional external filters can be used to selectively block specific wavelengths and let others pass through in order to create mixed color and standard color images.
Like the standard Credo 80MP digital back the "WS" model features a 53.7 x 40.3mm DALSA CCD sensor with 35-800 ISO sensitivity range and a dynamic range of 12.5 f-stops. An expansive shutter speed of 1/10,000-120 seconds is enabled and continuous shooting speed is 0.7 fps. FireWire 800 and USB 3.0 connections are supported and 3.2" touch LCD provides image playback as well as camera settings control. Images can be recorded to CompactFlash memory cards or directly to your computer via a tethered connection. In partnership with Phase One, the Credo back offers Capture One workflow software to seamlessly edit, enhance, and present images, and with Capture Pilot, you can immediately preview images with an Apple iPhone or iPad and remotely control your camera.
This model of the Credo WS 80MP back provides a Mamiya 645 mount for use with compatible medium format camera and lens systems.