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    Thumbs up Leaf Aptus-II 12 in studio IQ tests

    Hope this will be interesting for the community:

    Last week I have a chance to play with top of the Leaf’s line of digital backs, Leaf Aptus-II 12, 80-megapixel digital back mounted on Phase One 645DF camera. Many thanks to Steve Hendrix from Capture Integration for bringing all this beauty to the studio.

    As usual, I it was interesting for me to see how camera + back will be performing in a studio, in the controlled light condition. I shoot particularly product, jewelry and food, and ability to recover shadows and highlights is very important to me, along with resolution and IQ (image quality).

    Many times I am dealing with subjects contained high glossy pieces and dark areas where it is hard to direct the light. Therefore, a high dynamic range does really help in post-production.

    The sensor:

    test composition:

    100% crops from the above:

    Highlights very well handled:

    Just for a reference, Hasselblad H4D-50 with 120mm Macro, the same subject:

    The rest of the results (shadow and highlight recovery in particular) is on the blog:

    I do not want to spoil mouse over functionality by re-posting everything here. It is very cool to see the difference by hovering the image.

    Last edited by AKElstudio; 16th May 2011 at 09:35. Reason: addded pic

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    Re: Leaf Aptus-II 12 in studio IQ tests

    Thanks, Alex. The mouse over is really helpful.

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    Re: Leaf Aptus-II 12 in studio IQ tests

    very nicely done, and very interesting results. Thanks!

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