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 on: Today at 08:36:39 AM 
Started by Doug Peterson - Last post by cyron123
is the XF compatible with the Aptus series too?
Thank you.

 on: Today at 08:34:30 AM 
Started by Redcrown - Last post by picman
At B&H a new ipf8400 shipped to you is $3,700. Consider it comes with about $1,900 worth of ink.
I had one for almost 2 years, the only problem was one head died and was replaced under warranty.

 on: Today at 08:33:47 AM 
Started by Robert Boire - Last post by Rhossydd
I think part of the problem here is that highly precise work doesn't work with this tool. You need a degree of feathering to make it work acceptably and that precludes pixel level accuracy.

 on: Today at 08:33:19 AM 
Started by Doug Peterson - Last post by Doug Peterson
More forum questions...

Is the Schneider 35LS the same lens as the 35D but with a Leaf Shutter?
NO. This is a completely new design. It is a moderately larger lens and performance is hugely increased.

Is the Schneider 120LS the same lens as the 120 AF D but with a Leaf Shutter?
Yes. Same elements, same performance, but with sync at 1/1600th.

 on: Today at 08:31:40 AM 
Started by Steve Hendrix - Last post by synn

VERY surprised to see no Credo support with XF, would imply a possible division? i.e. between Phase and Leaf? 

Seems like that part is incorrect, Paul. Here is confirmation that it will work with Credo.


I have just written to the local rep. Let's see what he says.

 on: Today at 08:30:28 AM 
Started by Doug Peterson - Last post by Doug Peterson
Hi Doug, is it still available to order new backs in Contax mount? Thanks


From our Phase One IQ3 article...

Wait, Where’s Contax?
Digital Transitions LOVES the Contax body. It had great German glass, an optional waist level viewfinder which provides metering, simple intuitive operation, super durable mechanics, minimalist design, and uses a compact, inexpensive battery. The newly released Phase One XF body ticks off literally every one of those boxes while adding things the Contax never had, like a sync speed of 1/1600th.

Still, there is something special about the Contax system; if nothing else, the nostalgia factor can’t be beat. Unfortunately it has been years since this body was made new, and supplies of used bodies and parts/service/repair are waning. As of today Phase One will no longer make Contax mount digital backs. Here at Digital Transitions we’re so sad about this that we’re throwing a wake for the end of the era of Digital Contax. Shoot us a tweet if you’d like your words of remembrance to be read there.

Phase One will continue to provide service and support for the Contax backs it has sold for many years to come. As an indication of how seriously Phase One takes support of discontinued products look no further than the Phase One FX+ scan back, which was only end-of-life’d last year, more than15 years after it’s initial release.

Digital Transitions still has a few more NEW Contax digital backs, the last that will ever be made. We expect to sell through this supply within two months (maybe faster when word gets out) so contact us today if you’re interested in purchasing or demoing a Contax digital back.

By the way, if you love the Contax 80mm f/2 lens (and who didn’t??), stay tuned for our article titled “Big Buttery Bokeh on the XF: the Contax 80/2, Zeiss 110/2, Schneider 110/2.8, Schneider 130/2.1, and Mamiya 80/1.9” in which we mount a Contax 80/2 to the XF with great results.

 on: Today at 08:27:38 AM 
Started by Doug Peterson - Last post by Doug Peterson
Since this was a response to my points made in the other thread I'd just like to say that I think it's decent solution to the problem. The important thing is that you can make basic adjustments without having to look at the screen. With that said I'm hugely disappointed that you are not able to use older P/P+ backs with it, seeing how the mount is the same it's obviously a deliberate move by Phase. I also have to say that this new body is way more of an incremental update than I had hoped for after so many years of waiting, but it's still nice to see improvements, especially to the AF system.

We were sad to see the lack of P+ support (I don't think any of us expected P support). Support for the Credo/IQ/IQ2 was nice to see, but we would have loved to see one more generation. We have an article coming in a few days that tells the story behind the development of the XF, but in short, the operating system and communication protocols in the XF is built on the IQ platform so supporting the P+ would have required a lot of time that would have taken away from time spent on other cool features.

Still, I would have liked to have seen P+ support.

 on: Today at 08:27:23 AM 
Started by Steve Hendrix - Last post by Paul2660
Thanks for the post.  Great analysis.  

Edit, Maybe VERY surprised to see no Credo support with XF, would imply a possible division? i.e. between Phase and Leaf?  
Also surprised to see no P+ support and total disco of DF+.  This appears to be an issue of confusion as there are different answers out there.

Had high hopes for the new 35mm LS, but appears to be a similar move to the 28mm.  Same number of groups and elements as the older 35mm.  Was sure hoping for a totally new design here.  

No real details on the new 80MP with long exposure, i.e. is there a new chip (like was supposed be on the IQ260?) Were they able to get 1 hour with the current 80MP chip does with only new firmware and controller?  If so,, really wonder about the initial hype around all the design of the 260 (2 years ago which supposedly had a new chip over the 160)

Live View for CCD, states improvement here, up to 3fps.  It will be interesting to see if this is an improvement over current backs.  Phase states it's good enough to use in the field on a tripod in the "right light conditions", which implies to me maybe still blooming issues?  still need for vario ND?

Would love to see more info on AF on XF, so far only mention is a center focus point, with a moveable square to adjust for closest focus point.

Like the idea of the "hyperlocal" AF option.  Great idea.  


 on: Today at 08:25:11 AM 
Started by Robert Boire - Last post by Robert Boire

Not sure I understand what you expect from this, it seems fully featured to me.

lets say there there is a figure in the foreground I want to remove. I set my brush to minimum, zoom in and outline the figure as precisely as I can.  I then need to paint inside the outline. My brush is now at the minimum and I don't seem to be able to increase it at this stage, so the task is laborious. If I zoom out, its even worse because the brush is very, very small. If I happen to slip and let go of the mouse button, I have an incomplete selected area.

What I find most annoying is at this stage there is nothing I can do. I can't edit the marquee or continue to fill in the outline.  I have to delete it and start all over.  It seems like a lot of trial and error if you are trying to do something precisely.


 on: Today at 08:24:59 AM 
Started by Atina - Last post by Atina
It probably is. It's very unlikely they simply tweaked WB as the greens go all icky if you simply up colour temperature.

I was afraid that it is so.

I am a bit surprised that it is this difficult to pinpoint in a bit more detail than just simply changing the colour temperature.

I even thought that there were plugins with effects that produce similar results to the two looks of these two films.

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