Leaf Camera Back Hits 80MP, Is Not For You

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Some say that even full frame DSLRs aren’t as good as film, because they lack the resolution. That was true, and if you were a professional landscape photographer you used a medium or large format film camera. Leaf saw that the medium format film camera market really didn’t have a decent camera back, so they developed a 80 megapixel camera back.

You read that right, 80 megapixels. The bad news is that a camera at this level will cost you $32,000. And that’s just for the back. Not only will you then need to buy a medium format camera body, you’ll then have to buy lenses. Needless to say, this type of camera set up is not for the consumer, but rather a professional who makes enough money shooting Monument Valley to pay for this level of equipment. Leaf announced two products at Photokina today, the Aptus-II 12 and the Aptus-II12R. The Aptus-II12R has an internal rotating sensor, which enables you to shoot portrait and landscape easily. Somehow, I doubt Leaf will be willing to send me one to review.

[via PopPhoto]

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