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    IQ180 Shipping Features List

    We just received word that our first IQ180 demo unit is on its way from Denmark to us.

    Along with that good news we were informed of what features are included in this unit. Also in addition to what we were anticipating, there have been a few pleasant surprises!

    See (new features) below.

    This is a good sign that they have shipped a limited number of demo units out on schedule. They said by the end of April!

    Please keep an eye out for our first impressions. We are excited to test out all of these features.

    Lance (email me)

    FUNCTIONALITY ON SHIPPING IQ UNITS -
    • Super high quality ISO 35 setting in full resolution (new feature)
    • Super high quality ISO 140 setting in Sensor+ mode (new feature)
    • Higher dynamic range
    • Longer exposure times: Up to 2 minutes at room temperature (new feature)
    • Better high ISO image quality: Up to ISO 3200
    •Display better outdoors in direct sunlight
    • Display brightness control
    • Display backlight auto
    • Correct WB values
    • Power management (much cooler back)
    • Longer battery life (app. 3 hours standby)
    • Battery charging (currently only Firewire)
    • Support for technical cameras with Shoot mode and Instant
    • Ultra fast Card Format
    • Check disk functionality
    • Automatic Image Orientation
    • Date & Time setting with rolling menus
    • Restore to default factory settings
    • Restore to factory firmware
    • Lock user interface
    • New user interface
    • Context menu for various views (new feature)
    • Unique user configurable Active Toolbar in Play Overview mode (new feature)
    • Tools can be configured by long pressing on tool or icon
    • Configure Toolbar view by touching small up/down arrows in each tool options menu
    • Single tap on tool or icon turns tool function on/off
    • View VGA size Preview, Histogram, EXIF, Highlight Warning, and Focus Mask at the same time in Play Overview mode
    • Swipe Toolbar up to see Preview, Alignment tool, Large EXIF… All at the same time!
    • Instant Focus Mask! Optimized for shooting with shallow depth of field shown in Overview
    • Configure sharpness level, color, and flashing indicators
    • Highlight Warning shown in Overview and Full Screen View
    • Configure highlight level, and flashing indicators
    • Alignment tool for horizontal and vertical alignment active in Overview mode
    • Can be enlarged to full screen
    • Enable/disable audio feedbackEnable/disable audio feedback
    • Show as Virtual Horizon or Degree Values
    • Works with Auto Alignment function in Capture One
    • Auto Keystone Correction (pat. pend.)(new feature)
    • Auto Horizon Correction (pat. pend.)
    • Large Metadata View Box : Image name, Date, Time,File format ,White balance ,Star rating ,Focal length,….
    • Grid: Enabled in Overview and Full Screen Context menus
    • Single tap on Grid button turns grid on/off
    • Keep Grid button pressed to configure Grid
    • Grid modes: Golden Ratio, 3x3, Square 4x3, Center Cross, Rectangular, Fibonacci Spiral
    • Amount of grid lines can be adjusted with sliders when using Rectangular mode
    • Grid color and line style can be configured as well
    • Delete and Rating: Enabled in Overview and Full Screen Context menus
    • Single tap on Delete/Rating button to enable functionality and view rating
    • Keep Delete/Rating button pressed to configure, if you want to have an extra confirmation before deleting an image
    • In Thumbnail View, Delete functionality can be enabled through the context menu
    • Possible to select multiple images and delete them all in one go (new feature)
    • Select All and Deselect All buttons (new feature)
    • Very efficient image management and overview
    • Separate Rating view in Thumbnail view
    • Switching between different views:Thumbnail, Overview, Full Screen, and Home
    • SwitchviewinContextmenus
    • Use Zoomslider to switch view
    • Use left button to switch view
    • Browse to another image with a fixed position and zoom level, i.e. 100% to verify focus. Use right buttons.
    • Shoot consecutive images and keep a fixed zoom level and position for easy image comparisons at pixel level
    • Turn Auto Preview Off and whatever selected View is persisted from shot to shot.
    • Tethered Live View
    • Remote capture
    • Synchronization of settings between CO and DB

    New Functionality Available in June via Firmware Upgrade:

    • Live View on digital back display
    • Composition Mode in digital back (new feature)
    • 645DFCustom Settings control from DB
    • DB Power Up from 645DF
    • Full camera control from Capture One
    • 1:1 aspect ratio for 60 Mpix square image
    • Faster CompactFlash speed
    • Faster boot time
    • Customizable User Interface
    • Use of proximity sensors



    Best Regards,

    Lance
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    Re: IQ180 Shipping Features List

    Thanks for posting this Lance.

    Wonder what this means?:

    • Support for technical cameras with Shoot mode and Instant

    Cheers, -Peter

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    Re: IQ180 Shipping Features List

    It means that you can use the traditional two-shot mode that saves battery life, as you used to have to use with the PhaseOne models with the Kodak chips, or the single shot method (now referred to as Instant) that the Dalsa based PhaseOne models use (IQ series, P40+/P65+)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterL View Post
    Thanks for posting this Lance.

    Wonder what this means?:

    Support for technical cameras with Shoot mode and Instant

    Cheers, -Peter
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    Quote Originally Posted by lance_schad View Post
    It means that you can use the traditional two-shot mode that saves battery life, as you used to have to use with the PhaseOne models with the Kodak chips, or the single shot method (now referred to as Instant) that the Dalsa based PhaseOne models use (IQ series, P40+/P65+)

    Lance
    Thanks for that clarification, so nothing new here really.

    Cheers, -Peter

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    Very impressive.
    !

    Now, the Focus Mask in Live mode for the digital back (coming June FW) is not explicitly mentioned. This is a critical function to be able to use the back on a technical camera.
    So, is it coming, or no?

    Victor

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    Does it ship with USB 3 cable or firewire 800?

    Is this demo unit exactly the same as the retail?

    Thanks

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    Re: IQ180 Shipping Features List

    Victor:
    In shipping version:
    "• Instant Focus Mask! Optimized for shooting with shallow depth of field shown in Overview"
    Will look into see if feature is going to be in Live View...

    Dan:
    Will let you know what our kit comes with as far as cables go. Yes the demo unit is a shipping unit, not Prototype.

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    So will any of these FW upgrade features be released on the P40+/65+?

    The super high quality settings, longer exposures and better high iso quality sound interesting. I don't see why they can't be activated on the P+ backs as long as the marketing and sales department don't decide to cripple the older backs to force new sales.

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    I agree nice to get some of these firmware updates in our existing backs like the P40 and P65.

    Victor I think focus mask is implemented now just Live view come June. Will see when it hits the streets but that was what I was told.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gazwas View Post
    The super high quality settings, longer exposures and better high iso quality sound interesting. I don't see why they can't be activated on the P+ backs as long as the marketing and sales department don't decide to cripple the older backs to force new sales.
    As far as I know, while it's the same sensor the signal processing etc is done on newly designed hardware, thus making more of the same 'old' sensor. If my understanding is correct, it's physics, not marketing, what is 'crippling' the P+ backs.

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    I hate science sometimes. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by cly View Post
    If my understanding is correct, it's physics, not marketing, what is 'crippling' the P+ backs.
    Yes I know that type of physics all too well being an Apple user.

    The rubbish your told to force an upgrade because the old stuff won't work with the new software when if fact the old stuff works just fine if allowed kind of physics.

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    My local dealer in Asia told me 1st week of May for availability. (hopefully)

    When is it available in USA?

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    Pretty excited about ISO 35 and two-minute exposures. Makes my Aptus 12 feel inadequate. Eh. . .

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    Four-minute exposures is minimum...for full moon lit pictures. P1, go back to the lab!
    :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uaiomex View Post
    Four-minute exposures is minimum...for full moon lit pictures. P1, go back to the lab!
    :-)
    If it can satisfactorily do two minutes at ISO 35, that's the same exposure as four minutes at ISO 70, which is only ~2/3 of a stop higher than ISO 50, so I would say they are fairly close. In fact, for 95+% of my photography, that's probably long enough ... alas, es muy caro y no tengo dinero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Santoso View Post
    My local dealer in Asia told me 1st week of May for availability. (hopefully)

    When is it available in USA?
    I didn't commit to upgrade until the very end of March here in Canada and I've been told May or very early June for delivery.

    In the meantime I'll just have to slum it with the P65+!

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    Yea know that feeling Bill . This dog can't even get on the porch. Lol
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    in the quest for long exposure, audi seems to have misled himself ;
    or did one of us eat the wrong mushrooms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    in the quest for long exposure, audi seems to have misled himself ;
    or did one of us eat the wrong mushrooms?
    Hah! I did get that backwards, didn't I? That's what a long night spent doing law will get you ... hope I didn't similarly screw up anything as badly (or as obviously) there as I did here!

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    So, there's no more doubt about Live View working as it should.. or is it a work around feature?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSK Rangefinder View Post
    So, there's no more doubt about Live View working as it should.. or is it a work around feature?
    Looks like we won't know until June.

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    The 'super high quality ISO35' sounds more like they found that the sensor's true base ISO was 35, not 50, so decided to make that a 'feature', rather than get called out by some analysis on DXO or wherever.

    Perfectly fine with me either way, though its an awkward ISO for those exposure rules-of-thumb we all carry in our head!

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    The main USP for me, and no doubt a number of others who use tech cams some or all of the time, was Live View on the back along with hopefully focus mask on live view.

    Exactly what would be delivered in this respect has been unclear since day one and now it transpires that those of us who pre-ordered are to pay now and wait til June before we see how well this key feature works... which in my book means they are either a) still trying to make it work well enough to be of any use or b) know it'll be glitchy and don't want to screw up the launch by having that obvious up-front.

    So the promise of a FW update in June means, for me at least but I suspect many others, that the most useful feature has to be taken on trust.

    How does everyone feel about that?

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    I really don't see the point. Everyone who knows a little about CCDs, should realize that even Phase One won't deliver anything special when it comes to in back live view. I would NEVER upgrade just because i MIGHT think I COULD use live view. I would upgrade for many other reasons, but certainly not this one. I'm sure it will work, but will be pretty bad and will only work in some special conditions. I think everyone who is thinking otherwise is hoping to much from CCDs, perhaps in 2-3 years when we see the first CMOS phase back we will really get livew view.

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    Have to agree Chris , I would not buy this for live view actually last reason I am buying one. I'm sure it will be okay and a month waiting for it is nothing compared to other OEM's. Frankly the only value I see in live view is composing and even that is not going to be easy. Others may see it as the holy grail and that is fine but I never used it on my Nikons ever. Its just to easy to take a shot and adjust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher View Post
    I really don't see the point. Everyone who knows a little about CCDs, should realize that even Phase One won't deliver anything special when it comes to in back live view.
    Well, even if Phase One's implementation of Live View does suck, the higher resolution LCD should make it easier to check focus after the shot, if not before, and that's still a big improvement over the current LCDs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tashley View Post
    The main USP for me, and no doubt a number of others who use tech cams some or all of the time, was Live View on the back along with hopefully focus mask on live view.

    Exactly what would be delivered in this respect has been unclear since day one and now it transpires that those of us who pre-ordered are to pay now and wait til June before we see how well this key feature works... which in my book means they are either a) still trying to make it work well enough to be of any use or b) know it'll be glitchy and don't want to screw up the launch by having that obvious up-front.

    So the promise of a FW update in June means, for me at least but I suspect many others, that the most useful feature has to be taken on trust.

    How does everyone feel about that?
    Tim - I only have a tech camera and for me live view is nice to have and one of the features I want but it isn't the most critical. Framing for me has been done by taking a shot and adjusting not by using the viewfinder. I can still do that.....albeit faster and better with live view.
    More critical for me will be focus mask (an not necessarily in live view but playback) and much better zooming on the screen with better resolution to judge focus.
    So, while it would have been nice to have the live view up front I've decided I will live with the trust factor.

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    More info on this please?
    • Composition Mode in digital back (new feature)

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    "Composition Mode on DB: Allowing you to shoot without saving the CF card. Of course several large and strong Xs will flash on the screen to indicate you are in composition mode to avoid accidentally shooting without saving. This mode will be great for architectural/landscape shooters who may shoot dozens of frames to make minor composition/scene tweaks prior to beginning real captures."

    from: http://www.captureintegration.com/20...xtra-presents/

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    More critical for me will be focus mask (an not necessarily in live view but playback) and much better zooming on the screen with better resolution to judge focus.
    So, while it would have been nice to have the live view up front I've decided I will live with the trust factor.
    I find the focus check feature to rank along side live view in useability IMO. Have you guys not tried the focus check in C1? Completely unreliable in my experiences especially for landscape photography and the only true way to check focus is 100% view.

    So, as the new IQ backs stand until we get fully functioning units with all the FW upgrades that work as predicted (note I didn't say promised as Phase has never done that only people on places like this) the ONLY reason to purchase is for the fab screen and possibly more MP if you need them. I want the IQ's to be amazing and I'm not trying to put them down as anything Phase touches is usually great but I'm not sure with the present CCD technology what more can be done than we haven't seen already.

    IQ chassis and next gen of chips is where I think the magic will start to happen but that means waiting another 2-3 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazwas View Post
    So, as the new IQ backs stand until we get fully functioning units with all the FW upgrades that work as predicted (note I didn't say promised as Phase has never done that only people on places like this) the ONLY reason to purchase is for the fab screen and possibly more MP if you need them.
    I don't think people simply "predicted" live view and added it to the IQ conversation. It was pretty clear that Phase had live view in the specs at the announcement of the IQ backs.

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    Yes Live view was mentioned in the marketing. From using the prototype which did not have anything but the zoom feature which BTW goes 100-400 percent made my mind up immediately. To me everything else will be a benefit but the zoom is the real ticket I was looking for. Also the histo and blown highlight 2 side screens without doing anything to see them made my day. Tech or non Tech shooting those 3 things without digging was the advantage i saw immediately. This goes for tech and DF shooting. Information that is fast and there will be a huge benefit. Than I think the next important feature visually will be focus mask. I was told it is accurate too but hey I believe 50 percent of what I am told compared to what I see. So we will see. Now after I heard the latest shipping specs which was before this official list a couple more things popped up that finally sold me. I was very tempted for somewhat close to the same money to get a P65+ but I'm not really after Mpx either so not sure how much that would have bought me compared to all these new feature sets which helps me as a shooter.
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    Let me add on to some things i think make this back.

    Iso 35 can be the difference between shooting water at 6 seconds than 4 seconds without getting into ND filters and such. Obviously these times will vary but that extra half stop may be the difference in getting water to have a nicer flow.

    Second part of this is the most DR you can get which should be interesting to see what that will be. From testing the IQ 180 it is already at least a half a stop better than the P65+ or better said i can see it.

    Auto keystoning and auto horizon which relates to not having to fiddle with being dead square , Cubes are no longer essential. Remember this will fix vertical and horizontal positioning when imported into C1. This can be helpful with many images or just a few. Not sure I would look at this as a gimmick but a essential tool.

    2 minute exposure time. Okay not a P45+ but how many truly get past 2 minutes on a regular constant basis. Count how many times you dipped past 2 minutes. My bet not often. 2 minutes is certainly better than the current 1 minute.

    The list goes on but if you break down each feature and what benefit it has than it starts making sense about the IQ. Look lets face it this is the most feature laden back to date with a great LCD. Our biggest nit pick
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    Are these specs just for the IQ180 or will the lower ISO / longer shooting also apply to the IQ140/160 backs as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamWelland View Post
    Are these specs just for the IQ180 or will the lower ISO / longer shooting also apply to the IQ140/160 backs as well?
    According to the P1 data sheet, it's only the IQ180.

    http://www.phaseone.com/en/Digital-B...ech-Specs.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by cly View Post
    According to the P1 data sheet, it's only the IQ180.

    http://www.phaseone.com/en/Digital-B...ech-Specs.aspx

    Chris
    Wow - that's disappointing. Maybe Lance or Doug could check with PhaseOne to see if this is indeed the case, or it's just the data sheets that are not updated.

    Cheers, -Peter

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    Looking into it. Was not specific on the documents that I based the original post on, nor did I think of asking when I was going over the details with some Phase One people.

    Might make some sort of sense since the 80MP chip is a new design for Phase One , as the 40MP and 60.5MP are the same as the existing P+ models. This is my theory so don't quote me on it, but looking into it for clarification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogopix View Post
    Very impressive.
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    Now, the Focus Mask in Live mode for the digital back (coming June FW) is not explicitly mentioned. This is a critical function to be able to use the back on a technical camera.
    So, is it coming, or no?

    Victor
    Having shot with a technical camera for two years I would hardly call focus mask a critical function. Once i worked out the kinks in my workflow I blow less shots due to focus on the tech camera than trying to focus with the 645. it could be that the workflow better matches the kind of images I shoot.

    That's not to say I'm not anxious to start using focus mask. I think it will be a great feature when available but it's not something that will delay using the IQ180 with the tech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Let me add on to some things i think make this back.
    ...

    The list goes on but if you break down each feature and what benefit it has than it starts making sense about the IQ. Look lets face it this is the most feature laden back to date with a great LCD. Our biggest nit pick


    All great points Guy.

    Considering the many usability and image quality features in the iq180 an upgrade decision is easier. Picking one item as a critical feature that one must have to justify the purchase is problematic until you can demo that feature.

    Focus mask and live view will be nice features but I don't believe these features alone warrant an upgrade.

    C1 focus mask seems of little value so unless they have figured out some new magic why would we expect the back to do much better? A contrast scale, which is what I was told would be in live view, seems a more interesting prospect. Scanning backs have an audible contrast scale so one simply adjusts focus until the signal peaks kind of like a metal detector.

    Live view will most likely be a barely functional feature and a battery hog but perhaps anything is better than nothing.

    It is interesting that no one was demanding these features yet now they are critical to justifying an upgrade.

    The 35 iso with more DR and lower noise is a nice and unexpected bonus. ISO 50 appeared cleaner than the p65+ in the demo backs with enough dr improvement to be noticeable visually. Any improvements in those areas with a new iso just gives us more tools in the box.

    Something else that has not been mentioned is how much better pano stitching will be with the auto leveling and keystone correction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher View Post
    I really don't see the point. Everyone who knows a little about CCDs, should realize that even Phase One won't deliver anything special when it comes to in back live view. I would NEVER upgrade just because i MIGHT think I COULD use live view. I would upgrade for many other reasons, but certainly not this one. I'm sure it will work, but will be pretty bad and will only work in some special conditions. I think everyone who is thinking otherwise is hoping to much from CCDs, perhaps in 2-3 years when we see the first CMOS phase back we will really get livew view.
    well, Phase may have pulled rabbit out of a hat. They are using a 'quick process' as I understand it that can create 3 images a second. not 'live view' in the sense of sensor to screen, but generating processed images very fast. Sort of a micro C1 I suppose. Anyway that's what's been said by Phase project manager. If it shows focus mask (as Lance says, just a bit more 'processing') then at least for most applications of a tech camera, that would allow quasi-realtime focus adjustment (manual). 3 a sec seems pretty good, esp if you could do at 100%.

    remember, only need to process for the screen size (about 600x900 say) so not at 80MP. Pretty cleaver, as they say

    CCD would only need to read out about 2x the current speed to do this, and I imaging heat would be the big bugaboo (I dont see this as great for ISO 3200)

    Anyway, I do hope it works, even if it is in the next FW.

    As fore CMOS, that may come up in quality and then we will need to figure how to do 30fps 40MP videos and we can have gnats eye detail in all our films

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Tim - I only have a tech camera and for me live view is nice to have and one of the features I want but it isn't the most critical. Framing for me has been done by taking a shot and adjusting not by using the viewfinder. I can still do that.....albeit faster and better with live view.
    More critical for me will be focus mask (an not necessarily in live view but playback) and much better zooming on the screen with better resolution to judge focus.
    So, while it would have been nice to have the live view up front I've decided I will live with the trust factor.
    Hi Terry,
    I don't ever use live view on my DSLRs, nor would I (I think) use it for framing on an IQ back. For me the exciting thing about the early news on the IQ backs was the idea (which I got from LuLa, because Michael is pretty close with Phase as we know) that Live View and Focus Mask combined would allow great iterative focus adjustments with movements on a tech cam.

    I want one of course, have it on order and expect a call any day now, but I don't 'need' the extra resolution and however much I crave the new screen, again I don't really need it. For me (and quite possibly for me alone!) the only truly exciting thing, given that there's no new sensor tech, was the LV/FM combo.

    I'll probably take it anyway, especially if the shot-to-review time is a lot faster than on the demo model I used (and yes it was a fast CF card...) but I suspect it'll because because its sexy, not because it really helps me do things better. Check that: quicker and easier ARE better of course, so maybe I mean that it might well not help me do the really difficult stuff much better.

    How are you enjoying your X100?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tashley View Post
    How are you enjoying your X100?
    Without going massively OT, I love the viewfinder and finally having a small camera that I can raise to eve level and really enjoy it. Many of the software issues don't overly impact the way I shoot but at the same time I really do think that Fuji needs a big firmware update. Great in low light and I really like the way the flash is optimized for fill - which will entice me to use it more as I don't need to think as much on how much to dial back flash exposure comp like the other very harsh flashes on cameras.

    So, in short a keeper for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Its just to easy to take a shot and adjust.
    I'm assuming that the LCD will be easily as good as a 5DII. If so then looking at an image on the LCD with a MF loupe and 50% magnification should easily show where the focus point is. I tried it with my 5DII and a 50mm Zeiss and was able to nail the focus point after three quick images. This may be the most I can expect from Phase but as far as I'm concerned this is a giant move forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Santoso View Post
    Does it ship with USB 3 cable or firewire 800?

    Is this demo unit exactly the same as the retail?

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    Dan,
    Just opened up our IQ180 Demo kit and yes it does ship with a Firewire 800 cable as well as a USB 3 cable.

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    Re: IQ180 Shipping Features List

    People are always asking what's the difference between Value Add and Classic configurations from Phase One, so I have taken a picture of what came with our IQ180 demo unit and am providing a descriptions of contents the contents that come with each config. The only difference I have seen so far in the kits between the P+ and IQ is the addition of a USB 3.0 cable.

    Classic Configuration:
    IQ or P+ Digital Back w/ 1 year classic warranty
    Accessories:

    - Small Weatherproof case
    - Digital back Battery
    - Dual DB battery charger
    - 4.5m Firewire Cable
    - CCD Cleaning Kit
    - Capture One DB

    Value Added Configuration:
    IQ Digital Back w/ 5 Year Valued Added Warranty (loaner unit during repair)
    P+ Digital Back w/3 Year Value Added Warranty (loaner unit during repair)
    Accessories:
    - Waterproof stroller hard case with room for 17 laptop
    - 2 lens wraps
    - 2 digital back batteries
    - 4.5m Firewire Cable (800 to 800 w/ IQ)
    - Dual DB battery charger
    - DB Multi connector cable
    - LCC calibration plate
    - CF card (4gb or 8gb)
    - CF card reader
    - QP reference cards
    - Digiclean CCD cleaning kit
    - USB 3 cable
    - Capture One Pro license

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    Re: IQ180 Shipping Features List

    I just got some clarification that the 2 minute exposures and ISO 35 are exclusive to the IQ180 and not available on the IQ140/IQ160. So the specs are accurate on the Phase One website.

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    Bummer
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etrump View Post
    Having shot with a technical camera for two years I would hardly call focus mask a critical function. Once i worked out the kinks in my workflow I blow less shots due to focus on the tech camera than trying to focus with the 645. it could be that the workflow better matches the kind of images I shoot.

    That's not to say I'm not anxious to start using focus mask. I think it will be a great feature when available but it's not something that will delay using the IQ180 with the tech.
    I think you are right; the focus Mask will help, but as Guy says, with 100% live view on a tech camera...well I don';t think more than 3 fps will matter. I have been using a sliding back with my P65+ and with some practice, you can do quite well

    regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Bummer
    well, not necessarily

    after all, NOW you have a clear rationale for the 180, not tied to MP

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