Capture One 12.1.4 Released

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Once again out of the labs in Denmark, Capture One 12.1.4 releases and most importantly provides Mac OS Catalina support (thru version 15.1),  new camera support for Sony, Fujifilm and Leica as well as lens support for some Sony, Leica, Canon & Sigma lenses. 12.1.4 Camera & Lens Support Sony a9 II (*Live-view currently only supported through USB2) Sony RX100 VII Sony RX0 II Sony a6600 Sony a6100 Fujifilm X-Pro3 Fujifilm … Read More →

Released: XT Camera System Firmware 6.01.1

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Today, Phase One releases a quick fix firmware release for the new XT Camera System, Camera System Package 6.01.1. While largely only relevant to XT shooters, IQ4 XF & technical camera shooters will also see some small refinements to the interface, suitable for all IQ4 shooters.   Highlights: This system firmware package provides support for the XT Camera System by making sure that the firmware on both the IQ4 as … 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 →

Released: XT Camera System Firmware 6.00.52

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Today, Phase One released the first non-beta firmware release for the new XT Camera System, Camera System Package 6.00.52. While largely only relevant to XT shooters, IQ4 XF & technical camera shooters will also see some small refinements to the interface. Highlights: This system firmware package provides support for the XT Camera System by making sure that the firmware on both the IQ4 as well as the XT Lens/X-Shutter are … 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 →

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 →

Capture One 12.1.3 Released

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Fresh out of the labs in Denmark, Capture One 12.1.2 releases and not only provides a large list of bug fixes but also new camera support for the Sony a7R IV, lens support for some Pentax & Leica lenses, but also additional support for a camera that I can’t even tell you about (yet*).   ( If you know you know, but you didn’t hear it from me.) 12.1.3 Camera & … Read More →

Light Painting with the ALPA Silex Mk II

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The methodology of Light Painting exists in various forms for photographers.  It can be used in the studio or out on location, and can be produced from constant lighting like a flashlight, a Hosemaster, a LED panel or a strobe modeling light in an umbrella or soft-box. (one of my favorites, see my When 150mp isn’t Enough blog for the subtle light painting down the firetruck in the final shot to … Read More →