From the Manufacturer:
Now, the quality of Leaf Credo digital backs are available to photographers shooting wide spectrum (WS) images. The Leaf Credo WS option is not just an infrared back, it is an infrared-capable digital back.
The Leaf Credo WS enables you to shoot:
Infrared (use a IR-pass, visible-block filter)
Standard Color (use IR-block, visible-pass filter)
Infrarcolor (use an orange/red filter)
Some Uses of Credo WS Back:
Creative photographers will explore their art using the Leaf Credo WS using techniques such as:
Woods Effect — landscape images with dark green foliage becoming very bright and light blue skies become very dark.
Portraits — skin blemishes are typically much less visible in IR and skin "glows”.
Invisible flash — Use a flash filtered with an IR-pass/visible-block filter and you can do flash photography without anyone else being able to see the flash.
Macro — Some flowers show patterns in the IR space that aren't in the visible spectrum (more common with UV than IR) .
On Technical Cameras:
The Leaf Credo WS is ideal for use on technical cameras. Because technical cameras don't utilize autofocus or a viewfinder, it does not matter that you can't compose or focus through-the-lens when using an IR-pass/visible-block filter. The Leaf Credo WS delivers stunning quality that has been Leaf’s trademark for many years.
High Resolution and High Speed:
The Leaf Credo uses high resolution DALSA CCD sensors with up to 80 Megapixel, measuring up to 53.7 x 40.3 mm.
The Leaf Credo 80 offers the best price-performance ratio of any 80 MP single-shot capture device, enabling you to take your photography further by capturing the highest quality, single-shot images possible. The sensor provides the ability to record the finest detail, eliminating the need to use cumbersome multi-shot solutions.
Total Control From Capture to Deliver:
The Leaf Credo lets you shoot anywhere. Featuring a high resolution, touch 3.2” screen, enabling you to view, inspect and edit your images under all kinds of challenging lighting conditions, both in-studio and outside, as well as offering a wide range of on-screen functions.
Capture One Software:
You are now able to leverage the unique features and workflow environment of Capture One workflow software to optimize and enhance your images, create web galleries and print contact sheets directly from the computer. Together, the Leaf Credo WS and Capture One are essential tools in producing the results you expect.
Wireless Preview and Control:
With the Leaf Credo, you or your client can use Capture Pilot to preview and rate images during the shoot on an Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, and remotely control your camera.
Leaf Credo backs are compatible with many current and legacy medium and large format cameras as well as wide-angle technical cameras with tilt-and-shift movements. Leaf RAW files can be used in most 3rd party applications such as Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Lightroom and Iridient Raw Developer.
Long Term Investment:
Your Leaf back has the highest resale value on the market, even after many years of use. And to ensure that you are always using the best, Mamiya Leaf continues to offer an industry-leading upgrade program.
Excellent Customer Service and Support: At Mamiya Leaf, we understand how much you count on immediate, timely service and support. That is why we offer a worldwide network of partners and direct online advice, with dedicated support teams only a phone call or an email away.