Leaf Aptus II-5 vs Mamiya DM22

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Leaf Aptus II-5 vs Mamiya DM22

Postby NNN634410730376504107 » Sun May 15, 2011 3:32 pm

Yup, those are my choices.

There are two kits out there that I am looking at getting. The first the the Mamiya DM22/DF system and adding the Schnieder 80mm LS coming to about $12480. The second is the Leaf Aptus II-5 kit which includes the Phase One DF body and that very same Schnieder listed at $12990.

I have yet to demo either of these backs, and given the similarities between the two bodies and backs, I'm surprised I couldn't find any information comparing and contrasting them. So I turn to you, the all knowing populace. What are the differences that aren't listed in the spec sheets?
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Re: Leaf Aptus II-5 vs Mamiya DM22

Postby NNN634410730376504107 » Mon May 16, 2011 11:40 pm

I just spoke with the MAC rep for my local dealer. He told me that the Leaf and Mamiya backs are EXACTLY the same except for the name, and that with a firmware update coming in the next few weeks, all the backs will sync up to 1600. Yay!


Now where are those fast wireless triggers? :lol:
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Re: Leaf Aptus II-5 vs Mamiya DM22

Postby Ulf » Tue May 17, 2011 6:42 am

You should be aware that there is one more slight difference.
The Mamiya DM backs does not have an upgrade path which the Leaf backs has.
This can be one consideration if you at some point want to trade the back in for something larger/newer/faster.

Fast triggers? This is the only way to go:
http://www.profoto.se/products/air-sync-remote
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Re: Leaf Aptus II-5 vs Mamiya DM22

Postby yaya » Wed May 18, 2011 8:08 am

NNN634410730376504107 wrote:a firmware update coming in the next few weeks, all the backs will sync up to 1600. Yay!
Now where are those fast wireless triggers? :lol:


This capability has been available for a year already :D
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Re: Leaf Aptus II-5 vs Mamiya DM22

Postby NN635634443334218830UL » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:41 am

Hello, I ma having trouble trying to figure out how to update my digital back. it is the Leaf Aptus ii DM22 with a 645 mamiya body. Iam trying to tether using the firewire cable and at the end converting it to thunder bolt 2. Any suggestions tips or tricks to go around this... Thanks
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Re: Leaf Aptus II-5 vs Mamiya DM22

Postby Ulf » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:47 am

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