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« on: September 26, 2006, 11:38:22 AM »
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Anyone at Photokina seen this ?
Or have any more info ?

"Leaf introduces at Photokina the Leaf AFi - a new medium-format digital camera for professional photographers "

"Based on a newly designed camera body, the Leaf AFi enjoys a wealth of unique features, including:
• Changeable viewfinder system (waist level or 90°/prism view)
• Specially designed Schneider-Kreuznach digital lenses for speed and sharp images
• Adjustable control grip provides ergonomically optimal angles for different shooting
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• Switching between portrait and landscape by turning only the camera back; no need to turn
the camera"

http://www.leaf-photography.com/files/Pres...tiks_Camera.pdf

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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2006, 11:47:35 AM »
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Now THAT'S what I'm talking 'bout!  Got kinda excited about the new Sinar/Rollei, but blanched at the system (for now) only being able to accept Sinar backs).  Thought about the H3d for a minute, but it doesn't seem much different from the H2d.  But this is something to get excited about.  (waist level or prism finders, Aptus back technology, S-K lenses, rotating back, 6x6 or 6x4.5!) More info, please!

Thinking about it, the camera (not the back technology or S-K lenses) sounds an awful lot like the new Sinar/Rollei....

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Anyone at Photokina seen this ?
Or have any more info ?

"Leaf introduces at Photokina the Leaf AFi - a new medium-format digital camera for professional photographers "

"Based on a newly designed camera body, the Leaf AFi enjoys a wealth of unique features, including:
• Changeable viewfinder system (waist level or 90°/prism view)
• Specially designed Schneider-Kreuznach digital lenses for speed and sharp images
• Adjustable control grip provides ergonomically optimal angles for different shooting
positions
Page 2 of 2
• Switching between portrait and landscape by turning only the camera back; no need to turn
the camera"

http://www.leaf-photography.com/files/Pres...tiks_Camera.pdf

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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2006, 11:49:52 AM »
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specs sound exactly like the new sinar / rollei camera hy6..another player in the camera market..I assume from the press release it will be taking leaf backs only..another player..good.
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2006, 12:14:29 PM »
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I think that is the same camera, the spec sheet mentions Janopik camera.

I wonder how that relates to Leica.

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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2006, 12:18:25 PM »
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It is indeed interesting, the similarities of this camera to the new Rollei/Sinar, the partnership between Leaf and Jenoptik, Leica's role, etc.

Based on the specs in the press releases for the Sinar/Rollei and this new Leaf, I'd be inclined at the moment to go with the Leaf, for two reasons: (1) I like the Aptus backs marginally better than the eMotion and (2) the use of Schneider lenses for the new Leaf makes it very attractive (As a former owner of a Rollei 6008, I know what the Schneider lenses are capable of.  But the Zeiss/Jena lenses for the new Rollei won't be any slouch either!)

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I think that is the same camera, the spec sheet mentions Janopik camera.

I wonder how that relates to Leica.

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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2006, 03:07:13 PM »
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Sounds awesome.  Finally, something worth a damn.
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2006, 03:51:28 PM »
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What mount will it work with?

My leaf H mount?
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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2006, 05:10:18 PM »
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Here is a picture of the new Leaf camera, and more

http://edsbloggertest.blogspot.com/2006/09...mera-is-in.html

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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2006, 05:18:54 PM »
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whew. Its getting exciting. And those Rollei Schneider lenses are as good as they come. They've been looking for a platform....
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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2006, 05:20:23 PM »
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Here is a picture of the new Leaf camera, and more

http://edsbloggertest.blogspot.com/2006/09...mera-is-in.html

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thanks for that. have you got anymore shots of the camera you can post?

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« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2006, 05:21:51 PM »
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so i guess instead of trying to adapt the backs to the camera, the camera maker adapts the camera to the backs? fine with me as long as it is as brilliant as this rollei/sinar/leaf beauty!
thanks for posting the pic! will check in with your blog for more...
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Sure, Paul, I put up a picture on my color management blog:

[a href=\"http://monitor-calibration.net]http://monitor-calibration.net[/url]

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« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2006, 05:59:42 PM »
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Interesting, any word on pricing?
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« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2006, 06:03:09 PM »
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I think all this is very clever!
3 companies that are putting all their eggs in one basket!
Leaf,Rollei and Sinar!
I think I'll go for the Rolleiflex badge!
A Leaf camera doesn't do it for me!

Certainly interesting times are ahead.

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« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2006, 06:14:52 PM »
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Um, I kinda need this camera right now.  Seriously.  I think I'm more excited about this than the M8 I have on pre-order...

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I think all this is very clever!
3 companies that are putting all their eggs in one basket!
Leaf,Rollei and Sinar!
I think I'll go for the Rolleiflex badge!
A Leaf camera doesn't do it for me!

Certainly interesting times are ahead.

Regards,
Willem.
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« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2006, 06:17:28 PM »
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So, the Sinar version takes Sinar backs, the Leaf version takes Leaf backs, and if you buy the Rollei version, you just hope that the back you want is compatible, right?  Or will they be sold as digital packages, like Hasselblad's H2D/H3D, etc?

Any more info?
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« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2006, 06:19:03 PM »
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Wait a minute -- I think I have part of the picture here: I can get a Rollei/Sinar version with a Sinar eMotion back, or a Leaf version with one of the Aptus backs.  But here's what's blowing my mind: with any version of this camera, can I use both the new Schneider lenses AND the new Zeiss/Jena lenses annouced a few days ago? (discussed here: http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....howtopic=12208)  

That would be unspeakably awesome.
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« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2006, 06:33:38 PM »
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This easily wins the prize for most exciting news from Photokina (assuming there is no let down in the fine print).

I was 90% decided on the Rollei system before Photokina. This just nails it

And it has a 6x6 image circle with a rotating back. Woohoo! Sorry, just had to get it out of my system
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« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2006, 06:39:00 PM »
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And at the end of the PDF news release, it says "Copyright Kodak".  Sort of sad really.

More competition in MF has to be good

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« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2006, 06:39:14 PM »
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Edmund, thanks for posting the pic. Anything else you have would be appreciated.
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