New Phase One XF medium format camera, new LS lenses and IQ3 digital backs leaked online

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This is the new Phase one medium format camera that has been rumored for almost 2 years now. The new model is rumored to have some kind of IS technology build in. There will be also two new LS lenses that can support over 100MP resolution - Schneider Kreuznach 120mm LS f/4 Macro and 35mm LS f/3.5:

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and new IQ3 digital backs:

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Additional images:

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Via @voidshatter跑焦

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  • hexx

    looks a bit like it was designed by hasselblad 😉

  • bjrichus

    So how many livers and kidneys will I have to sell to buy one of these?

    • mikeswitz

      You’ll have to trad in both of your Ferraris. so it shouldn’t be too bad.

      • bjrichus

        Oh no! Not BOTH of them? 😉

    • Morris

      just some hasselblad Id(edition)iot

  • hexx

    coming on monday/tuesday (there’s some interesting thread going on on LuLa)

  • Bo Dez

    I’ve been waiting for this for almost a decade. This very well may be bye bye small formats for me.

  • Doug Peterson

    We will have all the details and extensive reporting as soon as it is “official”. Until then… “no comment” :). http://www.digitaltransitions.com – written from Denmark where I am… “vacationing”.

  • D800GUY

    Awesome, once I have enough money I’ll upgrade to PhaseOne

  • Rob S

    And each back will still cost 3x or more than a complete Pentax 645z.

    • Zos Xavius

      True. To be fair 80mp > 50mp.

      • Mulhouse

        Sure if you’re talking about 80MP. But Phase One and Pentax also offer the exact same 50MP Sony sensor, and if you include the (current) body the Pentax costs 20% of what the Phase One costs.

        • saywhatuwill

          And in between we have the Hasselblad CFV-50c back for a mere $15,000.

        • davidkachel

          Medium format digital camera sellers have always gotten away with the ridiculous excuse that their cameras were so expensive because of the cost of the sensor. The Pentax has proven that to be a lie.
          These overpriced sellers’ days are numbered and SHORT!

    • Ordnas_selac

      unless Pentass can step up to 1/1600 sync (and not as the current 1/125), I say that there is no game.

      • Mulhouse

        I own a Phase One system with LS lenses and I’ve never used the 1/1600 sync. It’s really only useful if you’re mixing flash with ambient and moving subjects.

        • Ordnas_selac

          ok maybe 1/1600 is really specific but 1/125 is just ridiculous in 2015 for enough creative control.

      • Rob S

        OMG I get it!! You took the Pentax brand name in inserted ass to make it an insult. You are SO clever!! And you are so right about 1/1600th sync. I know I find that I constantly have clients ask me if my camera can go to 1/1600th sync and I have to admit that it won’t. Cost me customers daily.

        • Ordnas_selac

          I know why you bought it now.. and yes, 1/125th reeks of 30 years ago. My clients definitely do not ask me about my camera syncs abilities, but they want specific results that sometimes, as a business, you simple can’t achieve without proper equipment.

          • Rob S

            Really? 30 years ago. So like about the time the Nikon F3 dominated the market. Dominated with a sync of 1/80th. Somehow we managed back then with 1/80th. And yes, its we because I was shooting 30 years ago.

          • Ordnas_selac

            Well, I think that times have changed since 30 years ago. Please don’t tell me that you are doing the same stuff since 30 years ago, at least not for clients.

      • davidkachel

        Oh yeah! Those “flash” thingies you hobbyists are always waving around. Never needed one. Don’t care about flash sync speed. There! Saved myself tens of thousands of dollars.

        • Snuffles

          depends on what you photograph.

  • Neopulse

    To be honest, I’m glad this is coming out. They’ll lower the prices on the 645DF/+ cameras more and IQ backs with lenses. This is a great thing.

  • sperdynamite

    Why this obsession with touch screens? I don’t know any serious professional asking for a touch screen anything. I think there is a lot of space to grow in medium format but this doesn’t look to me like a ground up rebuild. Sensors are probably going to be tweaked CCDs and the one CMOS, and costs are still going to price out the wedding world who are completely ready to step up to a larger format at a cost that provides ROI. For non-studio folks I don’t see anything here that would make me think twice about getting a 645z.

    • Ordnas_selac

      since they have no real innovation, they have to give some eye candy for those willing to fall into their trap.

    • Mulhouse

      I kind of like the touchscreen on my IQ160 but I could easily do without it. I really don’t understand why anyone would want a touchscreen on the body. I know they’re doing it to set their cameras apart from regular DSLRs, but to me it’s just a waste of space and battery life.

    • Touch screens are incredibly helpful, especially on backs, all though the top touch screen looks to be great as well.

      I guess that the number of people that trounce the touchscreen are probably action photographers, where touchscreens are less important.

      For commercial and still life photographers, WIFI and touchscreens are incredible boons to productivity.

  • Camaman

    No Wood?
    pffffft…

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