Phocus 2.0 for Mac is now available for download.
Phocus 2.0 for Mac is now available for download.
Yummy, great update and for free. Xmas comes early this year.
Many thanks to all Phocus engineers !!
Very cool. Downloaded and used already.
Now I can configure the tool sets to match the order and locations in Adobe Lightroom so my workflow is similar = speed
Excellent additions in exposure control ... again, now more similar to Lightroom. Nice simple B&W controls also.
May need to upgrade my Graphics card to take full advantage of the speed.
ALL V lenses now supported with DAC including the F and FE optics ... for those using a CFV/CFV-II or CFV/39 on a 200 series camera.
I wonder if DAC now corrects the slight distortion of the 40 CFE IF?
So far ...
Will download tonight when I get home - very exciting to see Phocus come with the exposure tools and colour caste corection tools as well.
fantastic that my V and f series lenses are now supported in DAC!
All we need now is a focal plane body ( from Hasselblad) yeah I know it is
OK, so what about us poor, soft, bumbling PC types?
my first 39mp image processed in 2.0, love the shadow recovery.
still hate the rather clunky trail you have to go down to to set the export destination.
for example, for this image: using the browser, locate the .fff file in it's folder, write down the name of that folder. work on the .fff file, then set output variables. choose "export" and navigate back through the directory to set the destination to what you wrote down. if you didn't write it down, you have to open various folders to find the right place.
now the .fff image is still on the screen, so it would be nice if the path was indicated as well.
now if you are processing several files from the same folder, using the same export destination, fine, as it retains the last spot, but in this case i was going back through folders and picked one file. if I was picking several files from different places, it gets clunky
unless I'm missing something, certainly possible
Not sure if this is the "best" way, but when you are in the Browser, you can select the image thumbnails and drag them to the "Quick Collections" folder on the left side of the panel. That lets you get back to those shots whenever you need to, or you can dump them whenever finished, since I think they are only reference pointers.
Since I do not work with Phocus a lot, I do not know if this is the way to go, but it would solve your immediate problem of having to go back through folders to find the files. Once in the "Quick Collections", you can then Export to wherever else you want them. The breadcrumb trail would be nice to see where the originals are stored. Maybe that can be added, or maybe somebody else knows how to navigate this better than me.
Since I don't catalog with Phocus, but instead use LR because I'm using multiple digital platforms ... I'm not sure how cataloging in Phocus would work. But I know Professional shooters use the Hassey software in conjunction with other cataloging/storage systems ... I just don't know how.
Nice to see this...I am especially interested to hear about the DAC corrections for FE lenses. But by the way, can we please integrate the scanners into Phocus? They also use an .fff format (and .tifs), and it would be great to have access to some of the more advanced features in Phocus, compared to FlexColor which is getting long in the tooth. After all, its not like the scanners are lower-end products...the X5 costs a lot more than the CFV-39! I just wish the scanners would get some attention from the software engineers too...it can't be that hard to integrate...
"But by the way, can we please integrate the scanners into Phocus?"
This is just what's needed. Please include the Imacon scanners, also.
Thanks Paul, it includes the ones I own
I seem to remember the initial list did not include CF lenses, so this is good news.
I do not anticipate this happening. The primary comment from many with Flexcolor was they considered it scanner software. Flexcolor was/is a full featured capture software. We now have a clear delineation between scanner (Flexcolor) and capture (Phocus) software. Flexcolor will still work as a capture software if you wish, with the exception of the 50mp.
I thought I would add a capture that I had made in NY using the 503CW/CFV39/30mm CFi using the V Lens Correction - Distortion in Phocus 2.0.
the 646, and now with the X5...I never felt any sense of confusion about its abilities. If you do not plan to integrate it into Phocus (which seems like it would be by far the easiest thing to do, and you could even completely disable the scanning features unless a scanner is connected...which is basically what FlexColor does now), would you please at least consider modernizing FlexColor? For example, previews are still pixelated and difficult to do work on, while using the detail tab results in waiting for a scan -- if you try to go work on something else while it does a detail scan, the detail scan comes up blank (i.e. you need to sit with FlexColor as the primary window for the entire detail scan). It crashes frequently and it has a confusing workflow (and this is from someone who has worked with it for 4 years).
You cannot even rotate the crop tool! This is a huge pain, as the scanning path or film is not always 100% straight in the holder, especially with panoramic formats...something so simple as a rotating crop tool would help enormously. And this is leaving aside all the more modern sharpening, noise reduction and color correction tools in Phocus. It just feels really spiteful to have spent so much money on a scanner to be denied software that could make it so much easier to work with and more productive. I am trying to run a small lab here, and scanning is one of my most frequent tasks -- anything that could make it easier would be appreciated. I just feel like the scanners are grudgingly being kept on as a legacy product, and that Hasselblad just wants to ignore them so they can focus on their backs. FlexColor was designed 10 or more years ago now, and it looks, feels and acts like it! And again, this is from a very very loyal customer!
Sorry, I got a little passionate there. I neglected to thank you for responding Paul, which I really appreciate. I also know that you are probably not the one deciding how the resources are allocated here. I just smell something up here -- it reminds me of the treatment of the 200 series before it was discontinued, and of the V system before it was all-but discontinued....a sort of slow death through lack of development.
You are correct that I am not one deciding how the resources are allocated, but I will forward your comments to the proper individuals.
I wanted to acknowledge your post and tried to provide what I consider to be an honest answer.
Thanks very much. Sometimes it just feels like I am howling at the moon, but I know that there are people at Hasselblad who genuinely want to know what their customers want. I use a 203FE and think it is one of the best cameras ever made, I thought the 646 was a great scanner, and I just purchased a new X5 from the local dealer here -- it is amazing. I also use and love my X-pan. I would love a CFV, but just can't swing it right now, largely because of the scanner purchase. It is such an amazing scanner (I timed a 6x7 3F scan at 1:43 seconds -- for 500+mb), but it feels like it could be so much better with a more modern scan software.
I do really appreciate that you guys are here to help answer questions and to listen to the customers. I hope I did not come off as rude, and I really do appreciate the forthright answer. Hopefully enough of us scanner users will come forward to push for new or more fully updated software!
"but I know that there are people at Hasselblad who genuinely want to know what their customers want." Absolutely, all the feedback that I receive I forward to corporate. The great majority of features that have been included in Phocus 2.0 has been from direct feedback from our customers (Photographers, digital tech's and dealers).
I want you to know that I appreciate the attention you pay to us here on the forum very much. I also appreciate it very much that Hasselblad does offer a highly sophisticated capture solution like Phocus for its customers without charging any money for it.
I just want to second Stuart´s wish for an support of the Flextights´ FFF-files in Phocus.
Just to show that there is some demand among the customers...
Best regards, Benjamin
Just FYI, there is a new paper available at
that summarizes all of the new Phocus 2.0 features. Working with Phocus 2.0
quite intensive over the holidays it is remarkable how stable it is, really
Thanks for the post of the images using the 503CW/CFV39/30mm CFi combination. Very nice. I have been trying the same combination and am very pleased with the results. The CFI 30mm had been sitting on the shelf for years and this has given it a new lease of life.
I wondered why Hasselblad did not release a DAC for the 38mm SWC camera lens ? Is this because the manual says its not recommended for critical use ?
Have been trying out the other DACs for each of the lens and again very pleased with the results. Especially pleased that Hasselblad even produced DACS for the 200 series camera lens. It is still the camera I enjoy using the most.