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    WTB: Contax 645 IQ180 digital back

    Have been searching for a few months now. Is anyone looking to get rid of their c mount Phase One IQ180, or know of a place where I can find one?

    Thank you!

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    Re: WTB: Contax 645 IQ180 digital back

    sold mine a year ago or so, those are pretty rare!

    best solution might be, get one with a different mount and have it converted by phase to C mount.
    the switch will be free if it has value added warranty and the free switch hasn't been used yet.
    otherwise it might be around 1000Ä$ ?

    nonetheless, if you find one, you wont be disappointed, the c645 lenses shine on this back and are up to handle the resolution, i had a shooting in a studio once with my 80F2 and the details are simply amazing at F4 and higher. more details than you sometimes wish for actually

    good luck

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    Re: WTB: Contax 645 IQ180 digital back

    I didnít know that they were still offering that seevice. Iíve just emailed them now. Iíd still prefer to just find and buy an original, but I guess that will be my plan B.

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    Re: WTB: Contax 645 IQ180 digital back

    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    sold mine a year ago or so, those are pretty rare!

    best solution might be, get one with a different mount and have it converted by phase to C mount.
    the switch will be free if it has value added warranty and the free switch hasn't been used yet.
    otherwise it might be around 1000Ä$ ?

    nonetheless, if you find one, you wont be disappointed, the c645 lenses shine on this back and are up to handle the resolution, i had a shooting in a studio once with my 80F2 and the details are simply amazing at F4 and higher. more details than you sometimes wish for actually

    good luck
    So, Iíve been doing a little digging. The service for changing mounts is tedious, expensive, and you never know when youíll get the camera back. They basically just waituntil someone upgrades from a specific mount, and Ďharvestíthe parts for mount changes, etc.

    Iím pretty much set on using the Contax 645 though, so I think I will keep fishing. If anything crosses your wires, please let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikesteam View Post
    So, Iíve been doing a little digging. The service for changing mounts is tedious, expensive, and you never know when youíll get the camera back. They basically just waituntil someone upgrades from a specific mount, and Ďharvestíthe parts for mount changes, etc.

    Iím pretty much set on using the Contax 645 though, so I think I will keep fishing. If anything crosses your wires, please let me know.
    I have an Aptus Contax mount DB for sale with 2 Contax 645 bodies and almost all the Contax 645 lenses. DM me if you have any interest.

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    Re: WTB: Contax 645 IQ180 digital back

    Quote Originally Posted by nikesteam View Post
    So, Iíve been doing a little digging. The service for changing mounts is tedious, expensive, and you never know when youíll get the camera back. They basically just waituntil someone upgrades from a specific mount, and Ďharvestíthe parts for mount changes, etc.

    Iím pretty much set on using the Contax 645 though, so I think I will keep fishing. If anything crosses your wires, please let me know.
    hmm when i bought the back from pemihan, it didnt seem like a hassle, the change was done in less than a week i think, i dont think much needs to be change, its just the mount frame and maybe firmware update so the back knows how to behave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LonnaTucker View Post
    I have an Aptus Contax mount DB for sale with 2 Contax 645 bodies and almost all the Contax 645 lenses. DM me if you have any interest.
    Hi Lonna,

    Which DB is it?

    Thank you,

    Alan

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    Re: WTB: Contax 645 IQ180 digital back

    Quote Originally Posted by nikesteam View Post
    Hi Lonna,

    Which DB is it?

    Thank you,

    Alan
    Hi Alan,

    Mine is Aptus 65. I believe that Capture Integration had bought the remaining Contax mount digital backs a few years ago. It might be worth a try to see what is left in their inventory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LonnaTucker View Post
    Hi Alan,

    Mine is Aptus 65. I believe that Capture Integration had bought the remaining Contax mount digital backs a few years ago. It might be worth a try to see what is left in their inventory.
    Oh, darn! If it were the 80mp version I would have taken you up on that offer. I may be interested in one of the bodies though. Do you happen to have the waist-level fonder with you rkit? Please PM me a few more details.

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    Re: WTB: Contax 645 IQ180 digital back

    I don't blame you for wanting to use the Contax 645. So much simpler than the XF and the lenses are cheap
    compared to good Phase One lenses

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    Re: WTB: Contax 645 IQ180 digital back

    exactly doug, as simple as it gets!
    will keep mine as well and definitely the 80F2, other lenses might go some day
    and if a wonder happens and a P25+ comes along i wont hesitate to grab it

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    Re: WTB: Contax 645 IQ180 digital back

    Quote Originally Posted by DougDolde View Post
    I don't blame you for wanting to use the Contax 645. So much simpler than the XF and the lenses are cheap
    compared to good Phase One lenses
    Hey Doug. I know very little about Phase One's camera offerings. Are there film backs for them? I need a hybrid system, and as drevil said the Contax with the 80f2 is such a beautiful combination on film. Just recently getting into more studio work, so I would love to use the digital back in that environment, and use film on it for my personal work.

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    Re: WTB: Contax 645 IQ180 digital back

    Quote Originally Posted by nikesteam View Post
    Hey Doug. I know very little about Phase One's camera offerings. Are there film backs for them? I need a hybrid system, and as drevil said the Contax with the 80f2 is such a beautiful combination on film. Just recently getting into more studio work, so I would love to use the digital back in that environment, and use film on it for my personal work.
    AFAIK no, there are not film backs available for the phase one bodies (AF, DF, DF+, XF, etc), although one of the dealers here has modified the Contax 80 f/2 to be used on a P1-Mount body for digital use.

    If you want a hybrid digital/film system, I think your options are Contax, Hasselblad V system, Hasselblad H system....and maybe Rollie Hy6? Thereís also tech cams too.

    Generally Hasselblad H-mount and P1 Mount backs (DF and XF) are common to find on the second hand market, but backs with other mounts are harder to come by.

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    Re: WTB: Contax 645 IQ180 digital back

    Yeah, like once a year I will see a Contax IQ1 80, and I haven't had the funds to purchase one until now. I will give it until the end of this year to see if one pops up. If not, I think I may have to settle for the H-mount version and get a Hassleblad body instead. Let me know if you find anything!

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