Adorama News Writer
October 6, 2008
Leaf and Sinar have expanded their strategic cooperation to develop new imaging technology products and systems. Sinar has a history of producing high-precision large-format cameras and more recently, making high-end digital cameras. Leaf develops high-end medium-format camera systems.
For details, read the Leaf/Sinar press release:
Leaf and Sinar AG agree to expand strategic cooperation to cover imaging technology
Köln, Germany – Leaf, developer of advanced medium format digital camera systems, and Sinar AG, longtime provider of digital high-end camera solutions, today announced their intention to expand their strategic alliance to include bilateral sharing of digital imaging technology.
The first step of the planned cooperation will provide access for Sinar AG to the new Leaf AFi-II imaging technology in order to round out their innovative range of digital system solutions with the new True Wide Sensor format.
“Our intention is to combine the extraordinary image quality and digital technology of Leaf products with Sinar’s vast knowledge and experience in creating superior medium format cameras,” said Dov Kalinski, general manager of Leaf. “As we expand our strategic cooperation with Sinar, we expect to see more new products that enhance the offerings of both companies.”
“At Sinar we have a sixty year long tradition of excellence in designing and building innovative and precise camera systems for photographers around the globe.”said Wolfgang Keller, CEO of Sinar AG. “The new Leaf AFi-II digital back would complement our own digital product range, like the brand new eSprit 65, perfectly and with this cooperation we will be able to provide solutions for an even broader spectrum of professionals.”
Leaf AFi-II imaging technology The new Leaf AFi-II imaging technology brings photographers the world’s widest medium format sensor at 56mm wide. It also delivers advances in image quality, flexibility and ease of use, including:
Leaf Verto internal sensor rotation for easily changing orientation without turning the camera or adjusting the tripod mount.
Leaf SensorFlex technology which lets photographers select from pre-defined crop formats for increased capture speed with variable file sizes while maintaining full image quality.
The first medium format camera back with a touch screen LCD display that tilts 90° making it easy to glance at the preview image and histogram and easily adjust settings while staying in position for the next shot.
Sinar digital systems
With Sinar’s system range, every photographer is fully equipped for all professional photography jobs. All Sinar products are designed as system modules which are consistently tailored to the everyday needs of the professional. Together they guarantee maximum quality, operating convenience and value creation. Modular system solutions from Sinar provide the basis on which existing components can be integrated, giving the photographer the flexibility to deliver the best in every area and to take full advantage of all the potential offered by digital photography. This is where Sinar strives to make the best possible systems available to its customers, this includes the integration of the new Leaf AFi-II imaging module into the Sinar system.