Well thanks to the folks at CI . Shipped overnight in my care is a P45+,P40+ and of course sitting here is my P30+. Okay who has my ticket to Brazil.
I have posted armed guards at my door and Drake my dog who would kiss you before even thinking about biting you . Okay he is worthless as a guard dog.
Anyway I hope to get out late this afternoon and start comparing the 3 backs. One awesome thing is real easy to shoot tests with this because all you do is switch the backs out on a firmly planted tripod , lens and body so everything is on equal ground. I will have to compensate by moving the P45+ closer in to match the framing of the P30 and P40 not a big deal.
Now these backs and bodies and such are making there way to our workshop next week with 9 shooters total so you will be seeing many images taken with all three starting next week. I get a chance until Tuesday to run some tests beforehand to see what the P40+ is all about.
What is interesting here is this is a Dalsa sensor and the same as the P65+ but with a crop factor and additional shooting speed. So in essence we really are comparing the Dalsa backs to the Kodak backs. The P40 Plus is a interesting back since it kind of rides the middle ground of the P45+ and P30 Plus. Couple things of note here it is a 40mpx back so equal to the 39mpx P45+ but with a crop sensor 1.3 and it is a 6 micron compared to a 6.8 micron. Several other slight differences as well much faster shooting times and even faster than the P30+ which is a 6.8 micron 31mpx 1.3 crop factor camera. Iso for the P45 + is 50-800, P30+ 100-1600 and the P40 Plus 100-800 normal 40 mpx than 1600 and 3200 I believe 11 mpx. Have yet to check that out or even mount the backs yet. Interesting question here is who does it go up against in it's own line . It's a mix of high MPX back with fast shooting speeds and high ISO. Couple things it does not need a wake up cable for a tech camera but it does have a limit of 1 minute according to specs. Something we will try is longer exposure times as well.
Anyway this maybe the first big test of all three Phase backs and if we are lucky a P65 may just show up next week. So i like to get enough of these test done before we all head out the door to go shoot them for real. Stay tuned
BTW this is a exclusive to GetDPI forums. I just don't have the time to post anywhere else, do to getting ready for the workshop and fixing about 5 more repairs in my house. So if you have friends than direct them here if they want to read these results. Again thanks to Doug, Chris and Dave at Capture Integration for getting these out to me before the workshop to give them a nice workout.