Neither for the faint of heart nor the slight of credit, Leaf's newest -- the Aptus-II 5 digital back -- boasts a 0.9 fps capture rate, 22 megapixel sensor, 2.5-inch touchscreen display, a 12-stop dynamic range and a 25-400 ISO range. Sounds great, right? What if we told you it would run you €5,995 (about $9,000) for the back itself, or you could bundle it with the Phase One 645AF body and an 80mm lens for €7,995 (about $12,000)? Right, you'll take two. Pre-order now from your favorite Leaf Imaging retailer and you should get your new device in November. PR after the break.

[Via DP Review]

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Leaf introduces Leaf Aptus-II 5

NEW YORK, October 21, 2009 – Leaf Imaging today announced the Leaf Aptus-II 5 medium format digital camera back. The company's newest addition to the Leaf Aptus-II product family, the Leaf Aptus-II 5 features a resolution of 22 MP. And at a capture rate of 0.9 seconds per frame, it represents the family's fastest digital back.

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 controls in the medium format market.

Pricing and Availability
The Leaf Aptus-II 5 camera back is priced at 5,995EUR and is expected to ship in November, 2009. The Phase One 645AF camera body with 80 mm lens is available for an additional 2,000EUR. All equipment can be ordered now from Leaf dealers

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