It would be really interesting to hear the board of directors' logic on not improving the screen, possibly the single-most, if not the *only* thing consistently criticised by absolutely everyone who has ever discussed Phase backs. Only good for histogram viewing is something I have heard too many times. At the very least it should be made bright enough to be viewed in full daylight.
Anyway, I actually wanted to ask something else: is Phase One now with Dalsa, instead of Kodak, or will there be more Kodak backs?
Carsten - we utilize both Dalsa and Kodak sensors.
1 minute exposure time , crappy LCD , batteries for a mobile phone
I have sold my P45 and it's good to know that Leica S2 is coming soon
Eric - you sold your P45 with long exposures, you're looking at Leica S2 and you criticize the P40+ for not having long exposures?
i heard a rumour about a new back coming.... i was so hoping it would be a back that i would be excited about- but honestly, this is a real disappointment.
The screen is a big issue. the sensor size is small. so what if it can shoot 1.2 frames a second- its hardly better than the p30+. iso is only any good at a useless 10MP.
im sure its sharper than the p30+ not having any microlenses, but the iso claim isnt any higher.
all this makes the leaf aptus look better and better (and ive owned both brands)- better screen, IMO better software, more image ontrol at the back, and fast shooting and cheap price (comparing an A75s).
Paul - yes, the screen is a big issue, guilty as charged. The sensor size is the same size as a P30+, 5mm x 4mm smaller than P45+ (4mm x 3mm smaller than Aptus 75s). We already have a large sensor size, this is a different type of product. Speed-wise, 1.2 frames per second is a lot
faster than the P30+ at one frame every 1.25 seconds, that is a significant difference. The high ISO even at 40MP appears to me 2 stops better than P25+/P45+, very close to P30+. You are welcome to your opinion about the Aptus - I disagree on most counts.
what is the usp of the p40+ compared to the p45/+ or the p30/+ and over the similar backs of leaf, sinar, hasselblad?
the price maybe?
Compared to P45+: Way faster, slightly higher resolution, better high ISO, less expensive
Compared to P30+: Faster, able to use on view cameras with no LCC in most cases
There are no exactly similar Hasselblad or Leaf products. The most similar products that come to mind are H3DII-31 or Aptus 65s, but P40+ shoots faster than both, will work on view cameras (unlike H3DII-31) and has better high ISO than Aptus 65s.
And the pricing is a definite USP (not sure what that stands for, but I think I have your meaning).