3 Tech Cameras Walk Into a Bar

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Breaking News: Now 6 Lenses for the XT Camera  Today, Phase One announced 3 new lenses for the XT Camera System, the Rodenstock 50HR-W, the Rodenstock 90HR-SW, and a lens in the 100mm+ range (likely the 138 HR Float). This got me to thinking about the Phase One XT Camera System, and its standing and impact in the technical camera segment (or as Phase One wants to call it, the … Read More →

Tech Camera Closet Sale!

A few weeks back, we had a great  Tech Camera Sale with a lot of meat and potatoes – camera bodies and lenses dominated. But as everyone knows, it’s the little things that make the difference, and there are a lot of accessories that make the whole thing work. We dug a little deeper into our closet and found a bunch of valuable accessories from Cambo, Alpa, and Sinar. Some of these … Read More →

Blue Ring Lenses: Compatibility with Phase One XT and Cambo WRS/WRC

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Cambo has now released a standard version of the Phase One Blue Ring Lens Adapter for the Cambo WRS/WRC and Phase One XT Cameras. This combination will work with digital backs that have a built-in shutter (sensor activated electronic shutter), which work as shutterless digital back, such as the PhaseOne IQ3-100 and the IQ-4 series. The aperture of the older Mamiya lenses can be set manually, the shutter (if applicable) … Read More →

Arca Swiss Core 75 Leveler – A Dream Come True

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ARCA-SWISS announces an addition to the Core leveler product line – The Core 75 leveler ARCA-SWISS Core leveler tripod heads will soon be available in two versions: the original Core 60 leveler, and the new higher capacity Core 75 leveler. The Core leveler tripod heads are characterized by high precision, simple handling and fast setup. Perfect for quickly leveling the camera. Compared to the Core 60 leveler, the new Core 75 leveler is physically larger … Read More →

Hasselblad X1D II & XCD 45mm Promo Extended

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X1D II 50C AND XCD 45 THE PERFECT MEDIUM FORMAT STARTER KIT Complement a purchase of the X1D II 50C with the XCD 45 lens through our special combo offer available now until 31 October 2019. A standard lens that should be part of any X1D II photographer’s kit, the moderate wide angle focal length of the XCD 45 provides a 35mm full frame equivalency, making it the perfect general … Read More →

Cambo Accessories for Phase One XT Camera

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Cambo and the Phase One XT Camera On Tuesday September 10th, 2019 Phase One announced the availability of their new XT Camera System. Although this product is based around components manufactured by Cambo, it ultimately will be a Phase One product and be distributed exclusively through Phase One dealers like Capture Integration, who also happen to be Cambo dealers as well. The Phase One XT Camera, being based on the … Read More →

Is the Phase One XT the Holy Grail?

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Ok, kind of a teaser title, forgive me for that. But let’s face it, if you have by now any inkling of what the Phase One XT Camera is all about, then I think it becomes a legitimate question. First, let’s properly introduce you to the Phase One XT Camera and what it does bring to your table. Phase One XT Strong Points Compact and lightweight 12mm X/Y Shift Built-in … Read More →

Hot Alpa News: Alpa 12 Pano and More!

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  ALPA 12 PANO CAMERA The ALPA Alpagon lenses HR 70, 90, and in future 138 mm offer a large image circle that often cannot be used in its entirety. So why not build the optimal stitching machine especially for breathtaking panoramas?  The new ALPA 12 PANO opens up completely new perspectives. Movements of only 10 to 12 millimeters are not enough. And that’s why the PANO offers full 35 … Read More →

Alpa Switar Legacy: Apollo Missions

July 7, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon. This technical achievement represents a milestone in technology and science. Therefore, it is not surprising that some of the devices used during the missions became icons. These devices were the first of their kind in the manned exploration of the Earth’s Moon. From a photographic point of view, the Hasselblad medium format camera with Carl … Read More →

Advice: Care

Dave does encourage personal blogs, see Brad’s blog from a few weeks ago. https://captureintegration.com/chief-of-engineerings-log-stardate-june-2019/ So, here’s one. Sort of. Monday morning. So, I’m in the office this morning and I notice Dave is not here yet, so I check the calendar, no, he has nothing on the calendar, so I just expect he’s running late or had something that came up and he’ll be in shortly. A few hours go … Read More →