XF Feature Update #4 – ReCalibration NECESSARY

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As covered previously in the post XF Focus Trim, the XF has long had the ability to calibrate to each lens attached to it and calibrating the system in this way should be viewed as an absolute necessity for accurate results in autofocusing. Anyone who has followed my trimming procedure in the past or have had their cameras custom tuned by me absolutely need to re-calibrate their lenses immediately after updating … Read More →

Capture One 10.2 Released

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  10.2 Bug fixes (Mac) • Fixed an issue where mounted Network shares caused performance issue • Various crashes and hangs • Various Localization errors • Clicking a token in Naming Format gets a black line around it • Default workspace not saved after closing • Cursor tool shortcuts are lost when using a custom keyboard shortcut set and switching licenses • Catalog Import imports trashed pictures • Moving all … Read More →

Top 10: Feature Update #4 & HAP-2 Update

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Today, Phase One has released Feature Update #4 for the XF camera system and IQ digital backs, yet again opening up new features and functionality to existing cameras. This is an especially exciting release because it has primarily to do with focus, whether it be the automated Focus Trim tool for system calibration, manual control over the autofocus motors, or the new AFr mode (read on,) this update aims to … Read More →

Capture Pilot 1.10 Released

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The long awaited update for Capture Pilot released today and provides: – A new XF-like interface – Is compatible with devices up to iPhone 7 & 7 plus , iPad (2017) , iPad Pro 12.7″ & 9.7″ – Is compatible with iOS10 – Provides 64bit support   As the version number indicates, this is not a completely new version of Capture Pilot but simply a compatibility update, and while it … Read More →

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