Capture Pilot 2.0 Released

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Phase released version 2.0 of Capture Pilot for iOS last month and now provides Sony camera support as well as unlisted bug fixes and performance tweaks.   Version History 2.0 – Apr 19, 2018 – Sony Camera Controls (in app purchase required) – Bug fixes and Performance tweaks 1.12 – Jan 19, 2018 – iPhone X support – iOS 11 support – Bug fixes 1.11 – Sep 19, 2017 Compatibility with IQ … Read More →

Capture One 11.1.1 Released

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Capture One 11 debuts today and delivers not only a considerable list of bug fixes, but also some new features and performance improvements including: Faster importing for large collections on Mac Faster “locate” directories (in Catalogs) on Windows Customize Toolbar now supports Icon & Text when selected (Mac) Floating tools persist when switching focus to another app (Mac) Improved Live View for Nikon D850 Faster tethering performance on Windows Mac … Read More →

Copal Shutter Care & Alternatives

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Since the dawn of Photography, we have made use of some sort of shutter that was part of, or that complimented the optics in the cameras early photographers used to image scenes onto the recording media of the time.  The evolution of chemicals, substrates and processing methods evolved separately from the mechanical designs of what started with the camera obscura. Electro-mechanical camera systems have for decades risen over the purely mechanical … Read More →

Lens Alternatives for Technical Camera Use

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The great majority of my favorite landscape images have been taken at the wider end of the spectrum of focal lengths.  Since moving to a technical camera a few years ago, my wide-angle lens of choice is the Rodenstock 32HR.  It provides a field of view of roughly what a 21mm lens would provide using a 35mm format.  If I need to create an even wider view, then I will … Read More →

Capture One 11.0.1 – Tested & Approved

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11.0.1 Mac Bug Fixes  Clicking on buy CO leads to broken link  Apple Script Autocrop command not working  Importer allows colon even if batch rename does not and it is an illegal character  Sorting order for rating does not work in Import window  Migrating a catalog doesn’t generate all the right thumbnails  Aperture importer crashes Capture One in specific environments  Text wrap in meta data fields not working  Cursor not … Read More →

Phase One 645XF – Auto ISO: Best Practices

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While some prefer to shoot full manual all the time, the automated and automatic processes available on the XF provide safety nets that manual operation doesn’t provide. Auto ISO is the simple idea that the camera will sacrifice the noise-free realm of low ISO for higher ISOs if that change becomes necessary to make the image. When light is falling and extending the length of capture time isn’t practical, raising … Read More →

XF Focus Trim

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The ability to tune your camera specifically to your lenses has been around for sometime, not only on Canon & Nikon DSLR’s but also on medium format bodies like the Phase One 645DF+ The modular design of Phase One cameras and digital backs introduces some variance with where the exact sensor plane of focus is and rather than tweaking those physical distances with shims as thin as .01mm like on … Read More →

Capture One 11 – Tested & Approved

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New Feature Summary • Annotations • Export with Assets • Improved “Back-up And Restore” mechanism for Catalogs • Duplicate checker for the Importer • LAB Readouts for Pro edition • Levels as a Layer Adjustment • Color Balance as a Layer Adjustment • Create new Filled Layer • Presets for Layer capable tools • Master Opacity • Feather Mask • Refine Mask Edge • Clear Mask • Greyscale Mask preview … Read More →

Profoto A1 – TTL for Phase One XF is Here!

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If you have always wanted an On Camera Flash (OCF) for your Phase One Medium Format body and have struggled with adapters and frankenstein contraptions in the past, your prayers are now answered.  With the announcement of the new Profoto A1 studio light we now have a seamless connection and interface with your XF camera system. Canon or Nikon Version The Profoto Air sync and TTL technology is not new. … Read More →