Tariffs that will affect you, the photographer.

Logistics and transportation of Container Cargo ship and Cargo plane with working crane bridge in shipyard at sunrise, logistic import export and transport industry background

Less than two weeks ago the World Trade Organization ruled, through arbitration, that the French company Airbus has, over the years, received significant subsidies in the European Union creating unfair business practices that effectively blocked the sale of its US competitor, Boeing.  This now ends one of the longest disputes in the history of the WTO dating as far back as 1994.  Section 301 of the 1974 Trade Act states … Read More →

Fuji vs. Phase One: How good is your glass?

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The old adage of “you are only as good as your glass” rings as true today than it ever has in the past.  We are in the age of smaller and smaller pixel widths combined with sensor resolutions yielding higher quality than 8×10 film.  The demands on today’s optics are changing with every improvement in sensor design. Lenses that performed beautifully at 30mp resolution are falling apart at 100mp resolution. With this … Read More →

Phase One XT System: What you need to know

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By now, you should have read about the new Phase One XT camera system but in case you have not, here are the basics that are covered by every other website today: The Phase One XT is the first fully electronic integrated field camera that marries the highest quality optics with the world’s highest quality digital capture device, the Phase One IQ4 150mp. It is shipping today with Rodenstock HR … Read More →

Back to Santorini with STC and Jarmo Pohjaniemi

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This is now the 4th year of Capture Integration’s close working relationship with the Shoot the Centerfold organization run by the talented Jarmo Pohjamiemi.  I just came back from our second trip to the Santorini, Greece workshop and wanted to share thoughts with you. Read More →

Phase One IQ4 USB C Charging in the field

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One of my favorite places to visit in the US is the desert of California.  I find it amazing that one state can have so many terrains within a short drive.  CA is truly a photographer’s dream in many ways.   This year I had the chance to finally take the new Phase One IQ4 150mp Achromatic into the field to learn how to use it properly.  We have had … Read More →

Visiting Cambo Headquarters

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When I decide on products to promote and sell through Capture Integration there are many factors that influence my decisions.  Of course the quality of the product is the number one factor, this goes without saying.  However, there are so many more factors that are important to me as a business owner.  The second factor would be whether the product has become a commodity in the US.  You know, the … Read More →

Testing the Phase One IQ4 and Cambo HR 180mm

Testing Cambo 180 mm

Last week a very good client, Jeffrey Littell, came to Atlanta to get trained on his new Phase One IQ4 Achromatic digital back. This gave me a great excuse to take a day off and go shooting with this wonderful man. So I grabbed a color IQ4 150, a Cambo RS 1600, and a few lenses and we both jumped in the van to go shoot in one of our favorite locations. Read More →

Phase One IQ4 ISO Testing

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Whenever a new product is released it is our job to test it, push it, to know where it succeeds, and know where it fails.  How would it be possible to talk intelligently and honestly to our customers if we don’t know this product inside and out?  And this isn’t just exclusively our tech department, our full team pitches in and completes these tests.  We pride ourselves in a full team … Read More →

Decoding the Phase One IQ4 Announcement

Phase One XF IQ4 Digital Backs

This morning Phase One DK announced their new IQ4 product line.  While the new Sony Backside Illuminated 151 megapixel sensor has been one of the world’s worst kept secrets, It was only a fraction of the important newly released information today.  We at Capture Integration have always tried to disseminate the marketing “speak” from the real world relevance that product announcements offer.   Hopefully the following detailed descriptions will help … Read More →

End of Life: Phase One P Series Digital Backs

End of Life: Phase One P Series Digital Backs

We knew this day would come.  While these camera systems have been solid workhorses in our studios and in many cases still are, we have come to the point where they will no longer be supported by Phase One repairs.  Effective today, all NON + Phase One P series digital camera backs will no longer have manufacturer repair, support, or service. Capture Integration will still offer support, cleaning, firmware, and upgrade … Read More →