Thread: MF Digital Studio Shoot Demonstration/workshop: Phase One 80 MP back and Capture One 6
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Old March 16th, 2011, 10:40 AM
Asher Kelman Asher Kelman is offline
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If you can't get to a Phase One demo (and few can) you can still get a very good grasp of Phase One's system architecture concepts and products from their online materials.

Here are some professional in-use vignettes of of new IQ180 backs.

And here are some tutorials on the (relatively) new 645DF camera system.
Thanks for the links!

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What's particularly notable about the new IQ backs is that they're not just updates of the P+ backs. The IQs are completely re-architected around a Phase One custom proprietary operating system designed exclusively for the jobs required of high-resolution digital imaging. Outwardly what you notice is the instantaneous start-up and, of course, the iPhone-like touch interface with the luscious "Retina" display. (No more Flintstones screens and interfaces!)
I must admit I was so taken by the amazing viewfinder clarity and that I could manually focus gain, (like I was 18 yrs old), that I paid almost no attention to the screen except to see what I had shot! This was a thrilling experience.

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Additionally, the characteristic Phase One four control buttons are now inset on edge bevels in the IQ backs. This may seem like a trivial styling change but it's not! The P+ buttons are flush to the back and are easily accidentally pressed by body-bumps when the camera is on a neck strap. (This is why the button lock-out feature is so prominent.) But the IQ buttons are now positioned equally conveniently as the P+'s buttons but away from such constant body-bump hazards.
That too, I didn't realize as I had only previously used Phase One backs on a Mamiya RZ!

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I thought I was set for life with my P65+ but once I saw these new IQ designs I knew that this was much more than a marketing campaign. So, yes, I've an IQ160 on order, expecting arrival sometime in May.
I hope you got a great discount trading in your older back! The Pentax 645 is going to be an interesting camera as it pushes prices downwards while offering a modern electronic interface. However, 80MP trumps that by a great margin. I'm excited at the prospect of testing the camera again today with new models and cocktails on the rooftop of Samys Sunset Blvd.!

Asher
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