Which is the current of the Phase One DF?
Which is the current of the Phase One DF?
Do you mean Firmware? 1.25 is the highest publicly available firmware.
You can tell your firmware version by changing the main mode selector to "CF" and selecting custom function 99.
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1.25 makes awesome espresso in daylight and fantastic Dry Martinis after dark.....
We had to upgrade to 1.25 to use the new Schneider LS 150mm. I don't know about other improvements other than it makes me loathe my DF body just a little less than before when it still locks up on MUP/timer or cable release.
The release notes say:
Firmware version 1.25 is a service release and only corrects a minor issue where the 645DF camera (set to half steps) would skip f/4 setting on the new Phase One 150mmLS.
Fixes included if you update from firmware older than 1.23:
1. Host capture from Capture One was not possible when using C1, C2 or C3.
2. The Phase One 645DF would at very rare occasions freeze on f/1 (removing the lens and putting it back on would correct the issue)
3. Improved flash timing when using fast flash generators and fast shutter speeds.
4. Improved stability when working with manual focus lenses and mirror up.
5. Auto focus occurred between each capture when using bracketing and autofocus was moved to the AEL button
Last edited by GrahamWelland; 3rd December 2011 at 18:31.
Very tricky. I'm holding onto my 150mm D really tight, although use of the faster flash sync of LS lenses did come in handy last week, ala 110mm LS.
Btw, good idea to check CF-19 on your AF preferences after firmware updates. Last firmware update for me (1.21) changed my preferences to "speed" from "more accurate." CF-19 selection "1" is now "more accurate."
In retrospect, buying that new Schneider 150mm LS to update my DF firmware might be worthwhile, if as Don Libby claims, if "makes your skin wrinkle free and makes you feel slightly taller." Hmmm, slightly taller---I feel like I might have to buy myself another new RRS tripod too...
I'm not sure who's the enabler here, but I have had the 150LS for a bit over a week. My 150D has a new home in Abu Dhabi.
I am very, very happy with my new toy, er, I mean the new asset in my equipment locker. The size/weight/balance is delightful and the few images I've shot have been up to my expectations.
I have a V grip if anyone close by wants to update there firmware. Cost one bag of popcorn with butter. Oh wait that is another thread. ROTFLMAO
Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.
I was able to keep the lens I tested and really really like the 150D so as good as the 150D is the 150LS better be light-years better.
I checked the firmware and I'm current so no need to think about the LS until the next update.
You guys really crack me up!
Don, the 150D was probably the sharpest lens (non-tech cam) I owned, but for me, that sharp look relied too heavily on very high local contrast as well as actual resolution. So, whilst it is undoubtedly the sharpest SLR lens I have seen, the look it gave was a little harsh for my tastes. I always preferred the look of my portraits shot with the 110LS, despite a preference for the angle of view of the 150D.
As such, I took a punt when the 150LS was released and bought one sight unseen, not something I often do. It helps that I've had a good year and my wife, known to some as The Finance Minister, has been in a good mood.
I was expecting very good resolution, but more importantly, I was hoping for a creamier look and feel. I was also hoping for a less front heavy feel so the camera balances better. On all these counts, I am happy to say, I have what I wanted. For me, the LS is light years better.
Seibel, I hear you! The last couple of days I've been shooting my latest grandson and the 150D does not flatter his delicate skin! I switched to the 75 Cron on the M9 - and it wasn't much better until some softening "post".
But I'm a nature/landscape guy and that 150D does extraordinarily well in that milieu.