Notice: IQ4 Creative Control Firmware 5.00.20 Bug Alert

It has come to our attention that there is a bug in the current IQ4 firmware (5.00.20) that provides some exciting new features, notably frame averaging. See:  Phase One IQ4 – Long Awaited Frame Averaging  for full details on the feature. The bug is realized in this way: – Single frames will be shot at 14 bit S. – Frame averaged shots will be shot at 14 bit L. There is currently … Read More →

Tech Tip – IQ4 Frame Averaging File Organization

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Been having lots of fun continuing to test and use the IQ4-150’s new Frame Averaging Tool but in comparing frame averaged to non frame averaged files, there is nothing readily available to identify the frame averaged shots from the single shots in the browser unlike other tools utilized through the XF body, like Focus Stacking, HDR & Time-Lapse, that identify the groups of files with a special indicator.   From the … Read More →

Phase One IQ4 – Long Awaited Frame Averaging

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Amidst the announcement of the Phase One IQ4 150 last year and the many substantially upgraded and new features, one of these stood out as a bit of a wild card. That was the “Phase One Beta Labs”, which promised regularly downloadable feature firmware updates, similar to the ones the XF camera has seen. The first of these was to be the ability to produce Frame Averaged captures in camera. … Read More →

Capture One 12.1 – Released

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  New Grids Tool Easily set up your desired grid using the new dedicated Grids Tool, with options for grid type, color, and functionality for following the crop. Toggling Grids and Guides on and off can be done independently from each other, providing full flexibility. Improved X-Trans rendering (Pro, Express Fujifilm) Get better rendering of fine details and patterns for X-Trans sensors. Improve overall image quality for Fujifilm camera models … Read More →

New Firmware Released for Phase One

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Fresh out of the Danish computers, Phase One has released in Camera System 4.02.7, a suite of new firmware for all IQ series digital backs as well as the XF and in addition to some bug fixes, adds a legacy IQ2/3 feature for IQ4 users as well as a Feature Update 4 Service Release Package 2 to the XF. This singular update package is quite large as it carries the … Read More →

Profoto Air Update – Now with 20 Channels

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Profoto announced today that firmware updates will open up radio channels 9-20 on: – Profoto A1 – Profoto A1X – Profoto B10 – Profoto D2 – Profoto Connect The Pro-10 pack will also receive this 20 channel update later this year. This update, however, has limited benefits to the legacy users of these systems because as of this moment, only the Profoto Connect transmitter can make use of these new … Read More →

Achromatic focus precision on ALPA technical cameras

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  The standard distance markings on a Rodenstock or Schneider helicoil aren’t useful enough to set focus by unless your subject happens to be at infinity or at an even 5 meters away The ALPA HPF ring allows the use of a laser rangefinder to determine distance to subject and then accurate focus to that point, not having to engage Live View on the digital back to achieve perfect focus.  This … 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 →

Capture One Pro – Take 50% off Multi User Licenses

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Take 50%Off Capture One Pro! From now through April 30th take 50% off all Capture One Pro Multi-User Licenses. Why Capture One Pro 12? Capture One Pro 12 introduces an updated image-processing engine, a suite of powerful new features, improvements upon existing features, and continues to extend its market-leading performance. The highly responsive tools give you the power to create stunning images from your RAW files, in a time-saving workflow … Read More →

Capture One 12.0.3 – Released

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12.0.3 Bug Fixes Mac Fixed an issue in the Next Capture Adjustments tool where it was not possible to select a new style if it had overwritten an existing one Fixed an issue where it was not possible to move images to a different drive/partition Fixed an issue where the content of some session folders where sometimes inconsistent compared to their equivalent in system folders Fixed an issue where Leaf … Read More →