XF Firmware Feature Update #3 (3.09.3) – SR 4

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The newly released XF Feature Update #3 Service Release 4 Combined Updater: Updates the XF Camera Body to Firmware 3.08.2 Updates IQ3 60mp & 80mp digital backs to Firmware 3.04.3 Updates IQ3-100, IQ1-100, IQ3-50, IQ250, IQ150 to Firmware 5.08.2 Updates IQ140, IQ160, IQ180, IQ260, IQ280, IQ260-Achromatic to Firmware 8.04.3   Corrects an issue which could lead to an internal error code #221 being displayed. (primarily seen in connection with Live … Read More →

XF Hyperfocal Calibration

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The hyperfocal point of a lens is defined to be the distance between the lens and the closest object that is still sharp when the lens is focused at infinity.  The envelope of sharp focus is determined by the accuracy of your autofocus to precisely hit the distant point being focused on, and the f-stop being used at the time of capture that as f-stop numbers rise, broadens your Depth of … Read More →

Travel safely with the Phase One XF (DF/DF+ too)

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The Phase One XF is the latest in the 645 format cameras that originally started with the Mamiya 645AF film platform.  And in the myriad of new features available on this digital powerhouse, one feature is specifically designed around the safety and longevity of the system: When you power down the body the mirror automatically retracts to its safety position, up and out of the way in the mirror box. … Read More →

Capture One 10.1.2 Released

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10.1.2 Bug fixes (Mac) • Importing all images from a CF card doesn’t work • Capture Pilot Server – histogram is not showing metadata until you tag the pictures with a color • Navigator tool rectangle not cropped correctly • Folder in catalog will not sync after deleting and adding it again • Workspace not saved properly • OpenCL indication discrepancy on laptops • Rating in Smart Albums doesn’t work … Read More →

Tech Tip: Live View Frame Rate – Aperture Matters!

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If you’ve ever noticed the Live View of your Phase One CMOS back stuttering and you’d like to smooth it out, the following is worth noting. Live View on Phase One IQ CMOS technology digital backs (50mp & 100mp) work independently of the ISO that it is set to and does not serve to preview your exposure. Changing your ISO to a higher value will not help Live View in … Read More →

Profoto Firmware Updates

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If you haven’t updated the firmware on your Profoto gear this year, you’re likely out of date. Head over to Profoto, log-in to ‘MyPages’ and get the latest

Capture Pilot & iOS 10 – Patience Necessary

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4 steps to initiating a successful Capture Pilot session: Step #1: Turn on the AdHoc Network on the IQ2 or IQ3 series digital back. Step #2: Navigate on your Apple iOS device to iOS Settings–>Wi-FI–>PhaseOne(DB Serial#)   Step 3: Launch Capture Pilot If Capture Pilot had already been launched and had been sitting idle (perhaps for days or weeks) in iOS 10 you’ll be greeted with this: Simply double tap … Read More →

XF Power Supply – Tested & Recommended

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Shooting tethered in a studio and replacing batteries has always been one of those little annoyances.  No one wants to keep changing batteries during a day long photo shoot when you are in a location where you can actually use AC.   While tethered battery charging has worked we have never been completely happy with it for many reasons. Finally, the Phase One XF AC Power Supplies were sent to … Read More →

Capture One 10.0.2 – Released

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  10.0.2 Bug fixes (Mac) Changing Lens Correction Shift makes Levels, Histogram and Curve go blank OpenCL Errors with Iris Graphics 540 – 2016 Macbook Pro Using Find and Replace Batch Rename renders existing Local Adjustments inoperable Fixed – Error Code 19 during batch processing (“could not load raw data”)   10.0.2 Bug fixes (Win) Changing Lens Correction Shift makes Levels, Histogram and Curve go blank Skin Tone white balance … Read More →

XF Firmware Feature Update #3 (3.06.3) – SR 3

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• The XF Camera System now limits aperture adjustment during Electronic Shutter (ES) exposures. • Addresses an error resulting in incorrect exposures while using Electronic Shutter (ES) at shutter speeds faster than 1/320s in conjunction with the IIQ-L 16Bit File Format. • Improved stability when navigating in and out of Live View on the IQ Digital Backs • IQ Digital Back display now maintains zoom level in Live View when returning from capture, or … Read More →