For many, this may be a ‘pipe dream’, but Mamiya Leaf has announced a new 50mp digital back.

I have shot with many medium format cameras (film and digital) with numerous digital backs over the years.

If you want maximum detail and dynamic range (but be careful it can be too much), they can not be beaten in most instances.

It will be available in Mamiya, Contax and both Hasselblad V and H mounts.
Here are the initial details:
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We are thrilled to announce our new 50 megapixel CMOS-based medium format digital camera back, the Leaf Credo 50. The new Credo 50 will give photographers a wider ISO range of 100 to 6400 for greater versatility and higher performance in capturing legendary Leaf colors under a variety of shooting conditions, including available light. Its new image processor improves Live View performance, data flow, while expanding dynamic range to 14-stops. For wedding, portrait, fashion and action shooting, this system delivers! Shoot Anything, Anywhere, Anytime!

Mamiya Leaf Credo 50 Features:
• Live View — The Leaf Credo 50 supports incredibly fluid high-quality live view for exact composition as well as more accurate and selective focusing, whether it is done on the digital back’s LCD, or on a computer monitor through Capture One software.
• Compelling, Clean Color Rendition in 50 MP resolution.
• Very Long Exposures – up to one hour.
• Giant Touch Screen — 3.2” display at 1.15 megapixel resolution.
• 14 f-stops dynamic range — one shot captures retain amazing details in highlights and shadows
• Enhanced Image Processor — faster and cleaner Live View, 2.3 GB Data Flow, 1.2 frames per second capture rate and faster read/write speeds.

Full specifications are available at:

Pricing and Availability:
The Mamiya Leaf Credo 50 Digital back* is priced at $ 26,995 / € 19,995.
A full Mamiya Leaf Credo 50 system is priced at $ 30,995 / € 22,995.
*Available in Mamiya, Contax, H and V mounts

For existing Mamiya Leaf customers, attractive digital back and/or camera system upgrades are available.

The Mamiya Leaf Credo 50 may be ordered now through Mamiya Leaf partners world wide.
Shipping starts September 16, 2014.

End. (08/09/14).