Mamiya Leaf Credo 50 Outs the 50MP CMOS For $27,000

Mamiya Leaf this week have unveiled its new medium format camera in the form of the 50-megapixel CMOS sensor named the Leaf Credo 50.

The Leaf Credo 50 builds on the previous creations such as the Phase One IQ250, Hasselblad H5D-50c and Pentax 645Z offering users a wide iOS range together with faster continuous shooting.

Other features of the Mamiya Leaf Leaf Credo 50 include the already mentioned 50-megapixel medium-format 44 x 33 mm CMOS sensor, together with improved Live View and an ISO rangeof 100 to 6,400 with exposures capable of ranging from 1/10,000th of a second to an hour. Mamiya Leaf explains :


“The Leaf Credo 50 is available also in Wide-Spectrum version, where the standard IR-cut filter has been replaced with an optically corrected glass. This new back delivers amazingly clean detail in a wider wavelength range due to high NIR sensitivity, high iso capability and excellent long exposures performance. Read more about the WS backs.

The Leaf Credo 50 offers the best price-performance ratio of any high resolution, high iso single-shot capture device, enabling you to take your photography further by capturing the highest quality, single-shot images possible. The sensor provides the ability to record the finest detail, eliminating the need to use cumbersome multi-shot solutions.”

The Mamiya Leaf Leaf Credo 50 Will be unveiled and showcased later this month at Photokina 2014 and will retail for $27,000 or $31,000 as a system with a 645 DF+ body. For more information on the new Leaf Credo 50  jump over to the Mamiya Leaf website for details.

Here’s a recap of the specs:

– 50MP CMOS 33mm x 44mm sensor

– ISO 100-6400

– 1.2 frames per second

– Long exposures up to 1 Hour (1/10,000 minimum shutter speed)

– 14-stop dynamic range, 14-bit color (no 16-bit, unfortunately)

– Wide Spectrum (WS) models available (backs without IR filters for IR photography will be available, making this ideal for high-end infra-red photography)

Firmware updates (will also be available on older Leaf Credo backs via update):

– Black and white preview available on the back LCD

– LCD screen can be dimmed down to 1% (from 20% previously)

– Stopwatch function is now added on the LCD while taking long exposures

– Virtual horizon useable without CF card in tethered mode

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