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Mamiya, Leaf team up on medium-format cameras

updated 03:35 pm EST, Mon January 16, 2012

Medium format camera makers Mamiya, Leaf merge

Mamiya Digital Imaging and Leaf Imaging, makers of medium-photography cameras, have merged. The new company, Mamiya Leaf, will combine their resources to develop new products, CNET reported. Before this, both companies produced devices controlled by Phase One digital backs.

Mamiya makes camera bodies and lenses, while Leaf makes camera bodies and digital backs. Competing companies, however, such as Hasselblad and Pentax, build medium-format cameras with image sensors integrated into them. With traditional digital SLRs also becoming more advanced and upping their megapixel counts closer to those of medium-format cameras, the Mamiya and Leaf merger should help the two companies compete better.

The increased research and development that will come from the merger will result in more powerful products, Leaf general manager Dov Kalinksi said.

by MacNN Staff



  1. facebook_Randy

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    Leaf doesn't make CAMERAS AT ALL. They Make Digital BACK JUST LIKE the company that owns them PHASE ONE. PHASE ONE OWNS LEAF. MAMIYA MAKES THE PHASE ONE MAMIYA that is EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE MAMIYA DF. SO NOW LEAF and MAMIYA are doing the EXACT SAME THING as Phase one AND Mamiya. SHOCKING since Leaf and Phase one are the SAME COMPANY. Do you people actually do any research or do you just make sh$t up as you go? So the news story is this. Leaf a subsidiary of Phase one now as same arrangement with Mamiya as its Parent company (Phase one) WOW.

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    WHO WROTE THIS????? part 2

    Neither the Hasselblad or pentax has an integrated sensor. They both use a digital back. Hasselblad's is made by a company they purchased call Imacon.

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    please give up...

    Everytime Macnn and sister sites write about photography you get it wrong EVERY TIME. Isn't that a clue to do some research?

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