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 on: October 24, 2016, 11:12:51 PM 
Started by Graham Welland - Last post by Graham Welland

 on: October 24, 2016, 11:11:19 PM 
Started by Graham Welland - Last post by Graham Welland
More images:

 on: October 24, 2016, 11:10:10 PM 
Started by Lust4Life - Last post by JeffS
Part II video interview with Hasselblad CEO and Kevin reveals that 4, possibly 5, new X1D lenses (in addition to the 3 already announced) will be available by the end of 2017.  No word on specifics, but a roadmap might come in Q1 or Q2.


 on: October 24, 2016, 11:09:56 PM 
Started by MBehrens - Last post by MBehrens

Debatable what will be in it. But FR is usually on the mark on the delivery date.

 on: October 24, 2016, 11:09:12 PM 
Started by Graham Welland - Last post by Graham Welland
Full set of images here:
Dropbox of images

Also includes carrying case, 2x shim sets and I'll ship in a Pelican case.

 on: October 24, 2016, 11:00:16 PM 
Started by KPV - Last post by KPV
Hello All,
I have been using the Phase One XF camera for about a half of a year. I have been quite happy with it and with the latest firmware update, it is even better. I commend Phase One and "Mamiya" for this ground-up design. Not an easy task even with the long history of camera building. More importantly, I want to commend Lau Norgaard for his role in making this what it is. They really nailed it in my opinion.

This brings me to the new V-Grip. I have been waiting for one to be developed and available because I wanted to buy one. I had an opportunity to handle one recently and while the build quality is impeccable and made to withstand anything you can throw at it, I believe there is a somewhat large design oversight. As a long time Canon 1 Series user, I have always enjoyed that Canon places the vertical controls in nearly the exact same orientation as the horizontal controls. Even their large jog dial is specifically located to be the same distance from the thumb regardless of orientation of the camera and the photographer's grip. In essence, with your eyes closed, you can go from horizontal to vertical grip and all of the controls are exactly where you expect them.

Enter the Phase One XF Vertical Grip...
Although the "open-air" design breaks trends, and is actually quite nice and affords a solid grip for a relatively heavy camera, the problem is where the rear adjustment wheel and back button are located. I have found that many pros use the back button focus technique, myself included. I adopted that way of shooting nearly 10 years ago and never looked back. Many advantages and really no disadvantages as far as I am concerned. When you grab the XF grip, the right edge of your thumb naturally falls against the left edge of the grip to overcome the eccentric weight of the XF. That positions your thumb over the empty portion of the grip that bridges over to the XF body. The back button is awkwardly located to the right of this, on the back of the large part of the grip. Similarly, the rear adjustment wheel is too far to the right from where the thumb rests.

As a picture is worth a thousand words, I have included one below. You can see where the button and wheel are currently located and then where I am suggesting they be relocated in a redesign. I am very aware of the tooling expenses for something like this, but having tried the grip, the button position seems to be a non-starter, at least for me. If you look at the relationship of the XF's back button to the grip, you will see it is where I am suggesting on the V-grip. Also, if you look at the left extent of the adjustment wheel on the XF, it is further to the left than on the V-grip.

My goal here is not to flame Phase One. Quite the opposite. I am hoping this suggestion is read by the right decision makers there. As I said, I really like the XF. It seems like the natural progression/eclipse of the DF with hints of the RZ67 lineage mixed in. All in all a really beautifully designed piece of gear. Because of the button position on the grip, however, I decided against it's purchase.

So, Phase One, please consider a redesign. Then, you'll have a customer for the grip right here!


 on: October 24, 2016, 10:56:01 PM 
Started by J_M - Last post by BAB
Thanks for the reply makes me feel better about the up coming purchase quality-wise.

 on: October 24, 2016, 10:40:36 PM 
Started by Paulo Bizarro - Last post by Farmer
Now, now, calm down.  It will be all right.  While I'm not sure the EU will still be around in a decade or so, I'm pretty sure that if it is they'll let you back in.  Look at Greece.  They're flat broke and can't get thrown out even if they try.

Another assertion without evidence and another flawed analogy? :-)

 on: October 24, 2016, 10:27:04 PM 
Started by sierraman - Last post by sierraman
Still looks the same as it did almost 50 years ago when the 1969 version of True Grit was filmed on this location. The famous scene when John Wayne's character charges the bad guys while riding his horse, reins in his mouth, rifle in one hand and a pistol in the other, took place in this meadow. Chimney Rock was the wonderful backdrop.

 on: October 24, 2016, 10:16:39 PM 
Started by J_M - Last post by Joe Towner
Had to look, 1/500th f9 with the 80mm lens, iso 200.  I think between the DoF, defraction, and the push/pull on the file in Lightroom helps the less sharp feel.  I need to go back and start with Phocus 3.1 and work forward.

The best method of shooting will be with a tripod.  If you can't swing it with a tripod, faster than 1/500th _should_ be fine.  I mean, I was doing aerial shots from a heli with it and they're AMAZING.


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