Leaf Credo Digital Camera Backs

The Leaf Credo series of digital camera backs deliver legendary Leaf image quality along with speed and versatility that are second to none. All Leaf Credo digital backs deliver exciting new features including a 3.2” high resolution (1.15MP), bright touch LCD with a viewing angle of 170° to elegantly display detailed images.

Uncompromising image quality

The Leaf Credo delivers the stunning, film-like quality that has been Leaf’s trademark for many years. The large, specially designed CCD sensor featuring an unsurpassed 12.5 f-stops of dynamic range provides unmatched detail, richness of color, low noise and beautiful tonality.

Lossless 16-bit file compression accelerates file handling without loss of image quality.

High resolution and high speed

The Leaf Credo uses high resolution DALSA CCD sensors with up to 80 Megapixel, measuring up to 53.7 x 40.3 mm.

The Leaf Credo 80 offers the best price-performance ratio of any 80 MP single-shot capture device, enabling you to take your photography further by capturing the highest quality, single-shot images possible. The sensor provides the ability to record the finest detail, eliminating the need to use cumbersome multi-shot solutions.

Total control from capture-to-delivery

The Leaf Credo lets you shoot anywhere. Featuring a high resolution, touch 3.2” screen, enabling you to view, inspect and edit your images under all kinds of challenging lighting conditions, both in-studio and outside, as well as offering a wide range of on-screen functions.

Capture speeds as fast as 1.2 frames per second

Providing the fastest image transfer speed through the use of advanced FireWire 800, USB 3.0 and UDMA CompactFlash technologies, the Leaf Credo is built for speed.

Capture One software

You are now able to leverage the unique features and workflow environment of Capture One workflow software to optimize and enhance your images, create web galleries and print contact sheets directly from the computer. Together, the Leaf Credo and Capture One are essential tools in producing the results you expect.


Wireless preview and control

With the Leaf Credo, you or your client can use Capture Pilot to preview and rate images during the shoot on an Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, and remotely control your camera.

Extensive compatibility

Leaf Credo backs are compatible with many current and legacy medium and large format cameras as well as wide-angle technical cameras with tilt-and-shift movements. Leaf RAW files can be used in most 3rd party applications such as Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Lightroom and Iridient Raw Developer.

Long term investment

Your Leaf back has the highest resale value on the market, even after many years of use. And to ensure that you are always using the best, Mamiya Leaf continues to offer an industry-leading upgrade program.

Excellent customer service and support

At Mamiya Leaf, we understand how much you count on immediate, timely service and support. That is why we offer a worldwide network of partners and direct online advice, with dedicated support teams only a phone call or an email away.

Wide Spectrum Credo Backs

The WS (Wide Spectrum) Credo backs are based on the successful Credo 60 and 80 backs extending the captured spectrum, enabling recording of Near IR images (~700nm). Read more about the WS backs.

Specs
Credo 80
Credo 60
Credo 40
CCD size
53.7 x 40.3 mm
53.9 x 40.4 mm
43.9 x 32.9 mm
Active pixels
10,320 x 7752
8984 x 6732
7320 x 5484
Resolution
80 MP
60 MP
40 MP
Aspect ratio
4:3
Pixel size
5.2 micron
6.0 micron
6.0 micron
ISO sensitivity
35-800
50-800
50-800
Exposure time
1/10,000 – 120 seconds
1/10,000 – 60 seconds
1/10,000 – 60 seconds
Full resolution capture rate
0.7 frame/sec
0.8 frame/sec
1.1 frames/sec
RAW File compression (large)
80 MB
60 MB
40 MB
RAW File compression (small)
54 MB
40 MB
26 MB
Output image dimensions 300 dpi
300 dpi: 87.4 x 65.6 cm
300 dpi: 76.1 x 57 cm
300 dpi: 61.9 x 46.4 cm
Output image dimensions 600 dpi
600 dpi: 43.7 x 32.8 cm
600 dpi: 38 x 28.5 cm
600 dpi: 30.1 x 23.2 cm
Color depth
16 bits (65,536 levels per channel)
16 bits (65,536 levels per channel)
16 bits (65,536 levels per channel)
Dynamic range
12.5 f-stops
12.5 f-stops
12.5 f-stops
Color management workflow
Range of factory ICC profiles, plus optional ability for users to create their own custom camera profiles
Display
3.2 in, 1.15 MP bright touch LCD with 170 degree viewing angle
Image viewing
Preview up to 6 images on one LCD screen, up to 400% zoom
Onboard tools
Live View on LCD, spirit level, ISO, white balance, histogram, exposure alarms, image rating, 645DF custom functions
Languages
English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Russian
Storage
CompactFlash including UDMA 6 and 7
Connectivity
FireWire 800, USB 3.0, USB 2.0
Software
  • Capture One 6.4 or higher
  • Minimum Requirements Apple Mac: Core Duo 2 or higher, 4GB or more, 10.6 or higher
  • Minimum Requirements Windows: Core Duo 2 or higher, 4GB or more, Win 7 or higher
Battery
2900 mAh rechargeable Li-ion
Operating conditions
0°–40°C (32°–104°F), Humidity: 15%–80% (non-condensing)
Certifications
FCC (A), CE, RoHS

Three Choices

Credo 80

Weighing in at 80MP, the Leaf Credo 80 uses the highest resolution CCD sensor on the market to deliver unbelievable detail and image quality. With a dynamic range of 12.5 f-stops, the Leaf Credo 80 faithfully reproduces images with extreme tonal differences and details in just one shot.

CCD size
53.7 x 40.3 mm
Active pixels
10,320 x 7752
Resolution
80 MP
Capture rate
0.7 frame/sec
Crop factor
1:1
RAW file compression (large)
80 MB
RAW file compression (small)
54 MB
ISO sensitivity
35-800
Leaf Credo 60

The Leaf Credo 60 uses a 3.2” high resolution (1.15MP), bright touch LCD with a viewing angle of 170° to elegantly display extremely detailed shots captured with its 60MP sensor. Impressively sized 6.0 micron pixels are used in the 8984 x 6732 sensor.

CCD size
53.9 x 40.4 mm
Active pixels
8984 x 6732
Resolution
60 MP
Capture rate
1.0 frame/sec
Crop factor
1:1
RAW file compression (large)
60 MB
RAW file compression (small)
40 MB
ISO sensitivity
50-800
Leaf Credo 40

The Leaf Credo 40 is the fastest in the Credo family, delivering stunning 40MP shots at a dizzying rate of 1.2 frames per second. Its 43.9 x 32.9 mm CCD sensor offers 40MP resolution with 6.0 micron sized pixels.

Active pixels
7320 x 5480
Resolution
40 MP
Capture rate
1.2 frames/sec
Crop factor
1:1.3
RAW file compression (large)
40 MB
RAW file compression (small)
26 MB
ISO sensitivity
50-800
Leaf Credo FAQ

Q: What does “Credo” mean?
A: Credo in Latin means “to believe/trust”. With Mamiya and Leaf being the most trustable brands in the business, we think it suits the new product perfectly!

Q: Who makes the Leaf Credo back?
A: The Leaf Credo is produced by Leaf Imaging Ltd.

Q: What is unique about the new display?
A: The new 1.15MP display is extremely bright and is useable in all lighting conditions. The touchscreen extends beyond the LCD area, allowing for additional functionality and space for tools.

Q: What camera bodies can I use the Leaf Credo on?
A: The Leaf Credo is available with a choice of four mounts: Mamiya 645DF, Contax 645AF, Hasselblad V and Hasselblad H1/H2/H4x. For a full list of supported cameras check the specs.

Q: Does the Leaf Credo offer on-screen Live View?
A: YES! Live View works both when shooting tethered or untethered!

Q: What files format does the Leaf Credo produce?
A: The RAW file format is called IIQL (large) or IIQS (small) The IIQ stands for "intelligent image quality".

Q: Can I open the files in Photoshop/Lightroom?
A: We are working with Adobe to ensure that one of their future versions will support the Leaf Credo files.

Q: Does it offer better long exposure performance than my Aptus-II back?
A: YES. The maximum exposure time has been increased to two minutes (Credo 80) and one minute (Credo 60 and 40).

Q: What type of CF cards should I use?
A: The Leaf Credo supports most UDMA 6 cards from the main brands. We will have a full list of tested/supported models before the product ships.

Q: Can I use my existing Aptus accessories?
A: A Leaf Credo back comes with a new set of accessories (i.e. batteries, chargers and FW cables). Some accessories, for example, the charger can still be used once the insert plate is replaced.

Q: Can the Leaf Credo be used on a view or a tech camera outdoors?
A: YES!!! The added functionality of Live View and bi-directional spirit level, along with the very bright screen, enclosed battery and weather sealing make the Leaf Credo the perfect tool for shooting in the great outdoors.

Q: What do I need in order to use the Leaf Credo on my RZ PRO II?
A: We have several adapters for all RZ types including the PROII and they come with all the necessary accessories: sync cables, remote cables and focusing screens suitable for the type of back mount and sensor size.

Q: Can I use my existing Leaf adapter on my RZ PROII?
A: If you already have an adapter for your existing back, you may be able to use it, depending on your current back’s mount (for example if the adapter is for H mount it’ll take the new back). You will also need to change some of the cables.

Q: Can I use the Leaf Credo with a low-powered MacBook Pro, an iMac or a Windows based laptop?
A: YES! The Leaf Credo uses an internal battery, ensuring that the back has enough power to work tethered, regardless of the voltage of the FireWire or USB3.0 port in the computer.

Tip: The Leaf Credo also has a built-in battery charger so the battery gets charged through the FireWire cable.

Q: Can I connect the Leaf Credo to the Thunderbolt port on my Mac?
A: Currently there are no off-the-shelf, reliable hardware/software solutions for connecting FireWire or USB devices to Thunderbolt.

Q: Is there an AFi/Hy6 mount version of the Leaf Credo?
A: Yes, the Leaf Credo is available for the AFi/Hy6 cameras. The AFi-II 10 and AFi-II 12 backs are still in production and can also provide a great digital solution for this platform, including a tilt-screen and a rotating sensor.

Q: Does the V-mount Leaf Credo back include a rotating sensor like the Aptus-II R?
A: The Aptus-II 10R and Aptus-II 12R are still in production and maintain the unique rotating sensor capability.

Q: In the studio, can I use the Leaf Credo with Schneider Electronic-Shutters and the Schneider software?
A: YES: You will need the cable that connects the Leaf Credo to the Schneider USB box. The cable is normally provided by Schneider.

Q: In the studio, can I use the Leaf Credo with Schneider Electronic-Shutters and the shutter controller as I do with my Aptus-II back?
A: YES, however Capture One will not be able to control the shutter (like it does with the Aptus-II) so you will have to use the controller for this. If you’re looking to upgrade to a higher resolution back and shoot mostly in the studio then the Aptus-II 10/12 present a fantastic price/ performance value.

Q: In the studio, can I use the Leaf Credo with Rollei Electronic Shutters and the shutter controller as I do with my Aptus-II back?
A: YES, however Capture One will not be able to control the shutter (like it does with the Aptus-II) so you will have to use the controller for this. If you’re looking to upgrade to a higher resolution back and shoot mostly in the studio then the Aptus-II 10/12 present a fantastic price/ performance value.

Q: Is the Credo supported by Leaf Capture?
A: The Leaf Credo is designed to work seamlessly with Capture One in order to maximize its outstanding image quality; therefore it is not supported by Leaf Capture.

Q: I just took delivery of a new Aptus-II 10 and I’m interested in the Leaf Credo 60. Can I get a special discount on this upgrade?
A: Please contact your Mamiya Leaf partner so that we can look into a suitable solution for you.


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