OK, I guess many of you will have received this email from Mamiya Leaf Marketing this morning: "Leaf Aptus-II: Great value, amazing image quality"
I read down through it...and this irked me:
"The Leaf Aptus-II delivers stunning, film-like quality that rivals any capture device available in the industry, regardless of resolution"
That is true only under a restricted set of criteria: short exposures only, low ISO only. To make such a claim without those necessary qualifications is misleading. "The industry" is full of "capture devices" that can make Aptus-II images look very poor in comparison, in a variety of real-world shooting conditions.
Then I clicked through the "Read more" link to the webpage, and it got worse:
"unsurpassed 12 f-stops of dynamic range" - now that is absolutely false. Other cameras have exceeeded 12 f-stops already, even 13 f-stops.
It does the MFD sector no favours when companies make false claims like this.
They even contradict themselves, on the same page!
"The Leaf Aptus-II 10R...is the only back with an internal rotating sensor. "
Scroll up a wee bit and there's this: "On the Leaf Aptus-II 12R, you can change from landscape to portrait orientation with a simple turn of the Leaf Verto internal sensor rotation dial."
So the Aptus-II 10R is not the only one. That's just sloppy...the left hand not knowing what the right hand was doing.