If you check the GUI of the Aptus or AFi, it still shows (c) by Kodak other than Leaf. I think it is financially correct for Leaf to develop its OWN GUI.
I do not think Leaf is able to provide IQxxx-like GUI because the Aptus (or AFi) is still based on Microsoft Windows CE (check the bottom of your Leaf digital back, it is basicaly a Windows CE device). Win CE is not a fast OS, but is easy to work on.
Is Phaseone digital back on Linux?
It interesting to read that Leaf backs are Win CE based, because unlike all else associated with Microsoft my Leaf back have given me zip zero problem. Thanks!
Above said, could it be an expectation (or hope) by others than me that since Leaf is a Phase One company that technologies beyond sensors are shared in order to further products? Thus it seems wishful to hear of an Aptus-III in near future based on the new IQ technology but with a Leaf implementation. Frankly the UI of IQ backs blow me a way not as a gimmick but as very useful technology. Yet, perhaps as in the IQ backs it is too PhaseOne like for me...?
As I posted in another thread relating to IQ backs;
... I am curious of what more exposure information the IQ backs provide. By chance would following be available? ;
1) histogram with gridline for each stop captured (similar to zone system)
2) readout of max and min exposure value captured (in stops), and how this relates to neutral and to the highest and lowest exposure for which the specific back is capable (read at barely textureless white and black)
3) with live view is there any way to expand above and relate to measured values of max and min EV values of the scene, thus to assist in adjusting exposure more precise based on the scene?
Furthering above thoughts, the fact that focus mask is used in the IQ backs, could that perhaps be together with selection of an onscreen point for focus be furthered together with a sound for confirming zone of focus similar to Betterlight scanning backs do? Thus assisting enabling use of tech cameras for longer lenses in portrait situations hand held, and likewise enabling to more accurate focus based on live view on a view camera?
Above are ideas that pops to my mind merely, but seriously it would be really terrific if Leaf please would develop their own version of IQ like UI with Leaf like photographically useful features built in. It would extend the great tool that the Leaf backs already are today.
P.S. The image quality provided by the Aptus-II 12 looks really great!!!!