For sale a rare and sought after Leaf 54S Aptus Digital Back on Mamiya Pro RZ II. Perfect working condition and beautiful physical condition.
This ensemble includes :
- Leaf Aptus 54s Digital back H-Mount 22 mp
- Leaf Adapting Rotating Plate for Mamiya RZ Pro II
- Sync cable camera / Digital back + 1 brand new spare sync cable
- Original Leaf Mask for Mamiya RZ II for 90 mm for Aptus 54s + one Hand made Mask for 90 mm with black egdes.
- Mamiya RZ Pro II Medium Format body
- Mamiya RZ Winder II for Mamiya RZ Pro II
- Mamiya Type A Coiled Electromagnetic Cable Release
- Mamiya RZ 90 mm f/3.5
- Mamiya RZ 67 G2 Bellows Compendium 77 mm
- 1 Battery Charger + 2 Batteries
The outfit comes and will be shipped in its own Pelican Case, that will itself be packed in a box. This will ensure a very safe shipping.
I have used this camera for a year or so before upgrading lately to a credo 60. I have used many digital back for my work, Phase one, Hasselblad, and Leaf, on many different cameras. I have never seen better couple than Leaf on Mamiya RZ. The results Mamiya RZ / Leaf 54 s are mind blowing in term of sharpness and color reproduction, especially in studio. Possibly because the back uses the center of the lens, compare to the same back that on a Hasselblad H uses almost all of the optical circle of the lens. II have shot most of the time tethered, may be once only on card ( I do not know the battery capacity since I never really used them. They charge, I did not try them to see if the hold the charge for a while. They are very cheap batteries though to replace in case, about $25 the battery ) . Capture one ( 4, 5, 6 ot 7 ) recognizes perfectly the RZ II and the back together and shooting with this system is a serious photographer dream when it comes to the result. I have upgraded to Leaf Credo 60 mp because of many clients who severely crop original images for large print, so they need massive files. I am disappointed with the results of the Credo on Mamiya 645 compare to the ones I had with the leaf Aptus 54s on Mamiya RZII, that have much more " emotion " when it comes to the skin. Though, since this outfit is sleeping now on a shelf of the studio it is time for it to leave and makes happy somebody else. The 54s is a very fast back, 1 image/ 0.8 sec and has a unlimited buffer. It is a rare version that does not come very often on the market. it is not the Leaf Aptus 22mp, or the leaf aptus 54, both are older backs and much slower with a less better image quality ! The Aptus 54s is technically the same back than the current leaf Aptus II - 22 mp ( same sensor, same processing, same electronic, and same speed ) that sells today, and that is most of the time on the Mamiya 645. It has, also, a touch back. This Leaf 54 s has about 51 100 actuations, that is very low for a second hand professional MF digital back.
The item is located in Brooklyn, USA, and is visible if desired and a demo can be made to see that everything works fine and beautifully. I will ship to the US only, for a flat fee of $100 and will use fedex ground ( about 3 to 5 days delivery ). Payment via Paypal, or certified check in the case of a local pickup.
Feel free to ask any question, I can send more images by email, the forum allows a maximum of 4.
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