Mamiya Leaf Credo WS 80 & Credo WS 60 Now Available
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Mamiya Leaf's new Credo WS 80 and Credo WS 60 medium-format digital backs are now available. The WS (Wide Spectrum) backs are based on the manufacturer's Credo 60 and 80 products but their infrared light blocking filter has been replaced with a custom glass filter and the sensor's position has been adjusted. This extends the captured spectrum of the back, enabling recording of Near IR images (~700nm). The new backs are available in Mamiya AFD/ DF/ DF+ and V (Universal) mounts.
Mamiya Leaf Announces Two New Credo Models
Mamiya Leaf is pleased to announce the availability of two new models in the Credo range: The Credo WS 80 & the Credo WS 60
The WS (Wide Spectrum) backs are based on the successful Credo 60 and 80 backs. However there is one difference, the Infrared block filter has been replaced with a custom glass filter and the sensor's position has been adjusted. This extends the captured spectrum of the back, enabling recording of Near IR images (~700nm).
By using different filters mounted on the lens you can achieve dream-like effects with false colors - especially in landscape images that include foliage. They can also be used for research and scientific purposes using UV lights.
Amr El-Shafei, a US based landscape photographer and a well known cardiologist, has been using several IR converted digital backs and has recently added a Credo WS 80 to his camera bag: "The combination of a high resolution, high dynamic range camera with the ability to capture such a wide spectrum allows me to create the type of images I could never make before in either color or black & white and produce very high quality, large prints."
An IR block filter can be fitted onto the lens to allow "normal" color images to be captured. The new backs are available in Mamiya AFD/ DF/ DF+ and V (Universal) mounts.
A standard Credo 80 or Credo 60 in M or V mount can be converted.