As some of you may know, PhaseONE choose to block the Pentax MF cameras in version 9. While it used to be working in v8.
Fair enough, it's their software.
Here what was posted by PhaseOne on their forum:
We have always been clear in this regard, since the very first Capture One software.
We do support a vast range of small and micro format cameras.
With medium format we only support our own "Team Phase One" * camera solutions.
We have never misled anyone in this regard.
We have never changed or revised this policy.
Nor should anyone expect it to change.
If you want to use Capture One in your medium format solution, then purchase a Phase One or Mamiya-Leaf solution.
This thread ends here.
Any new thread with the same topic will simply be deleted.
* "Team Phase One" includes: Phase One, Leaf and Mamiya.
Does Silkypix support Phase One files? Does Canon DPP support Nikon files? Etc etc
For 12 years C1 has supported nearly all small format cameras and their own line of medium format cameras. It does not represent "fear" of Pentax and more than it represented "fear" of the Mamiya ZD or any other medium format system that has come and gone while C1 had been around.
Also, what are you talking about regarding reliability?? Phase One is widely acknowledged to be the most robust and reliable back made. Call any major rental house in the world and ask them which backs they prefer for issue free tethering; it will be P1 every time. Maybe you are feferring to the fact that on their public support forum there are support issues posted? This is true of literally any product. Very frustrating especially when you get to see how infrequently the issue complained of on the forum was actually the hardware rather than user error or something like a bad USB cable.