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The XG does combine some of the positive attributes of the iXR and RCam. Like both of those it has no mirror and is built specifically for cultural heritage applications, for example AC power is the normal expectation. Like the RCam it contains a high-durability shutter designed for maximum consistency. Like the RCam it provides absolute prevention of focus slippage when in a pointed-down use. Like the iXR it provides remote control of focus and shutter control is integrated with Capture One.Very nice.
It looks like a fusion of the iXR (autofocus) and the DT RCAM (Schneider lenses).
Are these 2 now discontinued?
The XG is not a back+body design. It is one unit.Is the back still detachable? Can I put it on a XF system too? We digitalize aquarelle paintings on the repro table, but oil canvas (all sizes) only in vertical position with a MF Camera.
Under ideal conditions, the image quality will be very similar. Workflow speed, durability, automation/control, consistency, and pleasure of workflow will all favor the XG (since it is built for this specialization). But the sensor is the same and the 120LS and 120ASPH lenses are both very very good lenses. If I had to pick the 120ASPH does outperform the 120LS but both are excellent.Would love to see the difference between a iXG+120mm Schneider and a XF +120 LS blue ring.
most smaller repro shooters couldn't afford to buy into both systems