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    Back plate of Leaf aptus - trash!

    Hello guys,
    the protection cap/plate for a Leaf Aptus 5 with Mamiya /Phase One Adapter is really trash. I have the plastic version and the small 2 hooks break after 10 uses!!!

    I am really carefull with my equipment and everything looks like new, but not this cap.

    Has everybody tried the metal protection plate from Phase one on the Leaf? It should fit? Because they have the same compatibility tho Mamiya Mount??!?!? This is very robust and well made.


    Hmm i dont know?

    Has anybody a number for buy a metal plate or an alternative solution?
    Thank you.
    Best
    mueller

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    Re: Back plate of Leaf aptus - trash!

    I'm not sure about Leaf, but the only "plastic" covers for the Mamiya Phase are for the back of the camera body, which I only use for temporary protection when my MFDB is off of the camera. (There was a plastic cap that fit over the 645 filmback)

    The metal protective plate that fits over the Phase Mamiya MFDBs to protect the sensor is metal and close to bullet proof. I'd place bets it fits the Leaf back, but I'd check with your dealer to confirm.

    Not inexpensive considering it is "just a metal plate" but it is worthwhile for the protection it provides. I had an extra one that I sold for cheap. Guy Mancuso is the only one I can think of that might have a few of these laying around...

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    Re: Back plate of Leaf aptus - trash!

    I am only aware of a metal front cover over the mount and sensor. Bulletproof.

    When I had my Aptus, I used the clear plastic cover snapped into place over the viewing screen without trouble. It was still going strong after 4 years use in and out of the bag. It even still had the plastic film still on it. Sorry for your trouble.

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    Re: Back plate of Leaf aptus - trash!

    Quote Originally Posted by mueller123 View Post
    Hello guys,
    the protection cap/plate for a Leaf Aptus 5 with Mamiya /Phase One Adapter is really trash. I have the plastic version and the small 2 hooks break after 10 uses!!!

    I am really carefull with my equipment and everything looks like new, but not this cap.

    Has everybody tried the metal protection plate from Phase one on the Leaf? It should fit? Because they have the same compatibility tho Mamiya Mount??!?!? This is very robust and well made.


    Hmm i dont know?

    Has anybody a number for buy a metal plate or an alternative solution?
    Thank you.
    Best
    mueller

    Hi Mueller -

    If you have an Aptus, there is a metal plate for that model - the cost is $240. In the early days, I believe it was common to see a plastic Mamiya film back cover instead. I can't remember if metal plates were always available or if this became an option later, but they are available now for sure. Was this a pre-owned unit that was purchased? If it is a new unit, it should have the metal cover standard.


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    Re: Back plate of Leaf aptus - trash!

    Hi Guys,
    yes i bought a used back and this have only the plasic plate. I have seen a metal plate from phase one. Yes "Bulletproof" is the right word..!!! :-)
    I will put me "Want to buy" request in the Buy+Sell section...

    Thank you.
    Best mueller

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    Re: Back plate of Leaf aptus - trash!

    Hi Robb,
    not the claer palstiv cover on the LCD side... I mean the sensor side cover!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Williamson Images View Post
    I am only aware of a metal front cover over the mount and sensor. Bulletproof.

    When I had my Aptus, I used the clear plastic cover snapped into place over the viewing screen without trouble. It was still going strong after 4 years use in and out of the bag. It even still had the plastic film still on it. Sorry for your trouble.

    Robb

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    Re: Back plate of Leaf aptus - trash!

    I'm dubious of all these "bulletproof" claims. How many of you have actually fired a bullet at your capped DB?

    I'm talking to the Americans here, of course. None of us Europeans owns a gun

    Ray

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    Re: Back plate of Leaf aptus - trash!

    Hi Ray,
    i think bulletproof is a ideal word for the phase one cap. Because the thinkness is so oversized to ask me. What they want to protect? Really!!!
    mueller

    PS: and i am from europe..! ;-)

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    Re: Back plate of Leaf aptus - trash!

    The leaf metal cap is nicely made and has a rubberized surface too which I actually prefer to the somewhat over engineered and heavy Phase One covers. It helps with avoiding any scratch marks on it in the bag.

    Both latch well and are arguably the toughest parts of any back.
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    Re: Back plate of Leaf aptus - trash!

    Hi Graham,
    do you know the number of the Leaf cap for buying..?
    Mueller

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    Re: Back plate of Leaf aptus - trash!

    I'm away from my back at the moment so can't check but I'm sure any Leaf dealer can find it - just ask for a back cover for an Aptus II for whichever mount you have. Mine was for my aptus 65M

    This is what you want:
    https://captureintegration.com/produ...e-metal-cover/
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    Re: Back plate of Leaf aptus - trash!

    Hello Graham,
    WOW. Nice price. Thank you so much...
    Best Mueller

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