I had to keep my mouth shut for a long time. But now I can finally say it. The New Mamiya Leaf Credo 50 is here and I’ve been playing with it… quite a lot.
The Credo 50 is a whole new ballgame for Mamiya Leaf because it features the now already world famous 50 Megapixel Sony CMOS sensor.We’ve seen this sensor in a number of camera’s like the Leaf’s sister Phase One IQ250 but finally it’s here for my beloved Mamiya system. Although it might have the same sensor as it’s sister camera, it retains the looks and feel from my Credo 40 back that I know and love. But with the addition of a 50 Megapixel CMOS sensor making it usable with higher ISO as (high as 6400) and even more dynamic range.
Here are some details on the back but you can get all the info right here: The new Credo 50
The back looks exactly the same as the credo 40 and you can only keep them apart by the badge. Other than the sensor Lef added a full on live view mode that now makes the Credo 50 live view on par with most modern 35mm DSLR’s.
I’ll be posting a lot more on the new Credo 50 in the coming weeks but I can post one teaser image from my first shoot with the camera.
This shot was made at dusk somewhere in the forests of Spa. Shot at 1600 ISO. Might not sound like much, but in the world of medium format photography this is a huge leap.