Phase One 645DF+ and Schneider Kreuznach 28mm LS f/4.5 Aspherical
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Phase One today announced the Phase One 645DF+ camera platform, with support for more than 50 different digital medium format digital backs and 80 different lenses from leading brands, and featuring a new high-powered rechargeable Li-ion battery enabling up to 10,000 captures on a single charge. Billed as “the world’s most versatile camera platform for high-end photography,” the Phase One 645DF benefits from an enhanced auto focus system with an all-new custom adjustment feature, and offers support for both focal-plane and leaf-shutter lenses. Its range extends from exposures of up to 60 minutes to as fast as 1/4000s. It facilitates flash synchronization speeds of up to 1/1600s with leaf shutter lenses from Schneider Kreuznach. The Phase One 645DF+ camera body is priced at €4290 / $5990 without a digital back.
Also today, Phase One announced the Schneider Kreuznach 28mm LS f/4.5 Aspherical lens. With edge-to-edge sharpness, an angle of view of 102°, a minimum focusing distance of only 35 cm / 1.15 feet, it is ideal for interior, land- and cityscape as well as architectural photography. The Schneider Kreuznach 28 LS lens is priced at €4290 / $5990. Both the camera and lens are available for ordering now; volume shipping begins in October 2012.
Phase One introduces the world’s most versatile camera platform for high-end photography
Introducing the Phase One 645DF+ camera platform and Schneider Kreuznach 28mm LS f/4.5 Aspherical lens
COPENHAGEN, September 17, 2012 — Phase One, the world’s leader in open-platform, high-end camera systems and solutions, today announced the world’s most versatile camera platform for high-end photography.
With support for more than 50 different digital medium format digital backs and 80 different lenses from leading brands, and featuring a new high-powered rechargeable Li-ion battery enabling up to 10,000 captures on a single charge, the new Phase One 645DF+ camera sets a new standard for professional performance.
The Phase One 645DF+ builds on the success of previous generations of the camera and has undergone a complete overhaul of all moving parts to produce a camera with the highest uptime in the market of high-end photography.
An enhanced auto-focus delivers accurately focused images fast, even when shooting in low light or low contrast. And with an all-new custom adjustment feature photographers can fine-tune the alignment of digital backs to the camera. With this photographers can easily match their focus preference.
Also today, Phase One announced the Schneider Kreuznach 28mm LS f/4.5 Aspherical lens. With superb edge-to-edge sharpness, a viewing angle of 102°, a minimum focusing distance of only 35 cm / 1.15 feet and fast flash synchronization capabilities up to 1/1600s, it is ideal for interior photography. It is also a perfect companion for landscape, architecture and cityscape images.
“Phase One’s newest products are designed to give photographers the tools they need to improve their creativity and productivity,” said Jan H. Christiansen, marketing director, Phase One. “Phase One is committed to a collaborative, open approach in digital imaging. Together with our partners and customers, we are opening new possibilities in creative excellence.“
The 645DF+ is one of only a few cameras on the market that supports both focal plane and leaf shutter lenses. Its range extends from exposures of up to 60 minutes to as fast as 1/4000s. It facilitates flash synchronization speeds of up to 1/1600s with leaf shutter lenses from Schneider Kreuznach
The Phase One 645DF+ builds on a highly reliable, proven technology platform comprising quality components designed for the demanding professional workflows. The core body of the 645DF+ camera is primarily aircraft grade aluminum and magnesium. In combination with fine-tuned mechanics, state-of-the-art electronics and great ergonomics, this ensures a highly durable product, matching the most demanding requirements of the worlds’ leading photographers.
Availability and pricing
The Phase One 645DF+ camera body is priced at 4290 EUR / 5990 USD. It is also available under the Mamiya Leaf brand name. The Schneider Kreuznach 28 LS lens is priced at 4290 EUR / 5990 USD. Both the camera and lens are available for ordering now; volume shipping begins in October 2012.
The rechargeable Li-ion battery and charger comes at no additional cost with the 645DF+. A kit consisting of two batteries and a charger can also be purchased stand-alone and used together with the 645DF+ or 645DF camera. This kit costs 560 EUR / 690 USD. The battery kit is available for ordering now and volume shipping will start in October 2012.
The Phase One 645DF+ camera body is also available in various bundles with a variety of lenses and digital backs from Phase One. For more details, please see your nearest Phase One dealer: http://www.phaseone.com/partners
About Phase One
Phase One is the world’s leader in open-platform, high-end camera systems and solutions. Phase One cameras, digital backs and lenses are designed to deliver superior quality image capture and investment value. Phase One’s Capture One and Media Pro software help streamline capture and post-production processes for both medium format and DSLR cameras. Phase One products are known for their quality, flexibility and speed enabling pro photographers shooting in a wide range of formats to achieve their creative visions without compromise.
For more information, please visit Phase One at http://www.phaseone.com Follow Phase One on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/PhaseOneWW and on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Phase-One/184811514906561
Phase One is an employee-owned company based in Copenhagen with offices in New York, London, Tokyo, Cologne, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sydney, and Tel Aviv.
Phase One and Capture One are registered trademarks of Phase One A/S. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
Mamiya Press Release
Mamiya Leaf Showcases New Mamiya 645DF+ Camera Platform, Leaf Shutter Lens, and Leaf Credo Digital Backs at Photokina
COLOGNE, Photokina, September 17, 2012– Mamiya Leaf, a trusted manufacturer and developer of medium format cameras, digital backs and optics is showcasing the new Mamiya 645DF+ camera and Mamiya 28 mm LS f/4.5 Aspherical lens, along with the Leaf Credo digital backs introduced earlier this year, during Photokina from September 18 to 23 at Hall 9.1 Stand B-014.
The Mamiya 645DF+ is the world’s most versatile camera platform for high-end photography. An enhanced auto-focus mechanism delivers accurately focused images, even when shooting in low light or low contrast environments. An all-new custom adjustment feature permits fine tuning the alignment of the camera body to its digital back. This is especially important when taking advantage of the wide range of backs already available for the new camera platform. Also new to the 645DF+ camera is a high-powered rechargeable Li-ion battery, enabling up to 10,000 captures on a single charge.
The Mamiya 645DF+ builds on a highly reliable, proven technology platform comprising quality components designed for demanding professional workflows. Building on the success of previous generations of the camera, the new 645DF+ camera went through a complete overhaul of all moving parts to produce a camera with the highest uptime in the market of high-end photography. The durable 645DF+ camera is constructed primarily out of aircraft grade aluminum and magnesium. Finely-tuned mechanics, state-of-the-art electronics and great ergonomics, seamlessly combine to ensure a highly robust product, easily capable of meeting the demanding requirements of the world’s leading photographers.
“The new Mamiya 645DF+ combined with the Leaf Credo digital back is a formidable medium format system. The Mamiya 645DF+ is designed to let photographers focus on creativity with great control, performance, precision and reliability, while the Leaf Credo elegantly combines the latest technological advances. Together, this camera system represents a fully integrated product with high resolution, image quality, ease of use and the latest touch screen technologies,” said Ziv Argov, Marketing Director at Mamiya Leaf. “Today’s professional photography requires great flexibility – infinite detail, rich color and razor sharpness. These systems deliver all this and more.”
Mamiya Leaf is also showing the Mamiya 28 mm LS f/4.5 Aspherical lens—manufactured by Mamiya and designed by Schneider-Kreuznach. This is a high quality, extremely wide angle lens with full coverage of the 645 image format and fast flash synchronization capabilities.
Also on display are the Leaf Credo 80, 60 and 40 megapixel digital backs, which include a high resolution (1.15 megapixel) display, 3.2 inch touch screen. Excellent color rendition of up to 16 million colors ensures quick tone accuracy verification. Planned from the ground-up for comfortable, effective shooting both indoors and outdoors, the Leaf Credo display also provides on-screen high resolution Live View when shooting un-tethered.
Visitors to the Mamiya Leaf stand will be able to try out all of the current Mamiya Leaf offerings, including both the Leaf Credo and Leaf Aptus-II product lines. The Leaf Credo mounted on the iXR reproduction camera will demonstrate digital reproduction at its best. The full integration between the two products, with Capture One software, enables a fully automatic workflow including remote focus and remote capture.
All Mamiya Leaf camera systems are driven by Capture One Pro raw processing and image editing software. Capture One Pro delivers the world’s highest image quality with excellent color and detail. It contains all the essential tools for high-end performance in one package to enable capture, adjustment, organization, editing and processing images in a fast, flexible and efficient workflow.
Pricing and Availability
The Mamiya 645DF+ and the Mamiya 28mm LS f/4.5 lens designed by Schneider Kreuznach are available for ordering now through Mamiya Leaf channels, and also under the Phase One brand (see today’s related announcement); both products will begin shipping as of October 2012. The Mamiya 645DF+ and the Mamiya 28mm LS f/4.5 Aspherical lens are priced at 4290 EUR / 5990 USD each.
About Mamiya Leaf
Leveraging 70 years of Mamiya camera and optics expertise with the digital imaging technology of Leaf – the company that introduced the world’s first commercial digital camera back – Mamiya Leaf represents the finest in high-end photographic solutions, and is dedicated to improving the quality of its products, technologies and services to support the advancement of professional digital photography.
For more information, please visit the new Mamiya Leaf website at www.mamiyaleaf.com
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