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    Now that's ironic (refer to previous comment). Perhaps gourmet food outlets should try flipping a few burgers?
    Marc has yet to lament about MFD pricing and production volumes to make this analogy work.

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    Marc has yet to lament about MFD pricing and production volumes to make this analogy work.
    Its difficult to see the analogy because of the digital backs.

    But if we just see the prices of the bodys and lens, for example after the PhaseOne - Mamiya 645d III rebrand the model the prices went up up up up and UP AGAIN in the past years...

    Anyone remember the cost of a new Mamiya 645AFD II or III and D lens in the past compared now with the price a DF based on the same old model ?

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    Re: When is the new Phase One camera coming out?

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    Will, I have the impression that you took my writing personally. Let me point out, I only shared my opinion and did neither criticize you, your work nor your decision to buy that particlular camera. In fact I'm using a camera that is probably worse than yours in every way (and twice as cheap).

    Of course leaf shutter lenses are not a necessity and my Mamiya AFD II restricts me to use lenses without LS. However I wish I had a system with LS lenses as my work would greatly benefit from it. The leaf shutter lenses you mentioned are for the Pentax 67 and therefore manual focus only am I right? I don't mean to tease you, I'm just saying it makes the whole system a lot less attractive considering the great AF performance of the 645D. Seems like one cannot have it all...

    Regarding sensor sizes, I wouldn't ever considering buying a back with a sensor smaller than 48mm*36mm.
    I am not taking this personally. It is just the same old stuff again and again. Lets judge photographers by their equipment and lets take the stuff on camera A which is not on camera B and call that the defining criteria. Like the extra 2mm around the edge of a 48x36 sensor makes it so much better than a 44x33 sensor. (I was not even bothered by you suggesting that "professional" photographers understanding that their equipment should look professional--but I am a professional and I know that not to be true, not that this has any relevance to the topic.)

    The leaf shutter lenses are Pentax 645 lenses. And both are manual focus. (There you go again, adding criteria. First you want LS lenses, then you want LS AF lenses.) But then again, the Pentax 645D system has the only MFD lens with optical stabilization. Do I win now?

    You can slice and dice this anyway you want to, but the fact remains, the Pentax 645D is the most advanced MFD camera out there, with maybe the exception of the S. That is the bar for Mamiya. Folks lamenting the lack of technology in MFD and ignoring the 645D are playing with an incomplete picture.
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    Its hard to find the launch prices to compare

    " the Mamiya 645 AFD body with Autofocus 80mm f2.8 lens and roll film holder (HM 401) has a recommended retail price of 2761.25$ "

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    Re: When is the new Phase One camera coming out?

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    I am not taking this personally. It is just the same old stuff again and again. Lets judge photographers by their equipment and lets take the stuff on camera A which is not on camera B and call that the defining criteria. Like the extra 2mm around the edge of a 48x36 sensor makes it so much better than a 44x33 sensor. (I was not even bothered by you suggesting that "professional" photographers understanding that their equipment should look professional--but I am a professional and I know that not to be true, not that this has any relevance to the topic.)

    The leaf shutter lenses are Pentax 645 lenses. And both are manual focus. (There you go again, adding criteria. First you want LS lenses, then you want LS AF lenses.) But then again, the Pentax 645D system has the only MFD lens with optical stabilization. Do I win now?

    You can slice and dice this anyway you want to, but the fact remains, the Pentax 645D is the most advanced MFD camera out there, with maybe the exception of the S. That is the bar for Mamiya. Folks lamenting the lack of technology in MFD and ignoring the 645D are playing with an incomplete picture.
    Well, now I am taking this personally. When did I ever judge anyone by the gear he/she is using? I mentioned all the great features I like about the Pentax but again, I was just pointing out why it is not the right camera for me and this will not change, no matter how advanced and great it is. Not because I don't like the looks of it but because it lacks features I consider essential for a digital MF system. The same applies to sensor size, regardless of how marginal the difference between 48x36 and 44x33 is. Even if it's completely irrational and does not matter in real world shooting, sensors in MF cameras should be as large as possible and not the opposite IMO.

    When I mentioned how I experianced that a lot of photographers value the looks of their gear, I did not mean to offend you any how and neither did I say the Pentax wouldn't be a professional's camera.
    I personally am very rational when it comes to the gear I'm using. I can only justify spending large amounts of money on gear when I get the impression that a certain price performance ratio is right which was the case with my 645 AFDII and Aptus 22.

    Maybe we should continue this debate via PMs as this seems to be getting off topic.

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    Re: When is the new Phase One camera coming out?

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    The DF sounds like a Holga. All you need is a bunch of black gaffer's tape and it should be fairly light tight. How cool is that!
    For long exposure day light photography gaffer tape is an esssential part of your kit. It only affects the DF when you shoot really long exposures. You might be surprised by your Pentax 645D and lenses in this respect too if you shoot in the region of minutes in bright light. Not really a Phase One / Mamiya specific issue.
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    MaxkiBler,

    Some cameras are certainly more aesthetically challenged then others, and the the Pentax 645 D is not going to win any beauty contests, but some here take it so personally when their gear is dissed, just look at defensive comments about the S2. Personally, I think the Phase DF is a cool looking camera, I just want it to be competitive with the others then I might buy it. The argument about good looking cameras attracting better attention for professionals is sorta true IMO, I didn't initially agree with that assessment, but think it has merit. I think bullying comments from others on who wins is detrimental to making good points or for that matter... any points.
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    Discussing the looks of camera's is a valid talking point but in the end it's subjective. I use a Leica S and like the ergonomics,I still have my H4D-50 and while it feels a little on the heavy side its pretty comfortable to use.. the Pentax 645D looks pretty good to my eyes,and Lloyd Chambers was pretty enthusiastic about the ergonomics too..writing these words about handling.. "I like this camera. It feels like a camera, whereas too many cameras today feel like computers with a lens. It is a highly functional camera for shooting. Fun to shoot, easy to shoot, doesn’t piss you off with stupidly designed-in problems."

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    Re: When is the new Phase One camera coming out?

    Professional camera reviewers are also highly subjective, especially the ones with paid subscription sites.

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    Re: When is the new Phase One camera coming out?

    While it is very true that many if not most photographers are interested in the visual presence of their tools, I think reaction to camera design can be strongly affected by our experiences with it ... and I do not mean the rationality of its ergonomics and such.

    A camera you click with (so to speak), one that you have succeeded with despite some over-sight others are happy to point out, can introduce a "blind" affection that those other folks may not understand. The longer you are with it, the prettier it gets

    To avoid the running MFD debate here, I'd offer the example of the Leica M camera ... not exactly redefining industrial design IMO. Basically a squared off brick shape more military in its presence than anything ... not even all that ergonomic. Yet, evoking rabid affection for 50+ years.

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    Re: When is the new Phase One camera coming out?

    Quote Originally Posted by AreBee View Post
    Marc,

    1) Please can you describe what do you mean by "experiential traditions"?

    2) It astonishes me, given that Canon first provided an electronic first curtain shutter in a DSLR six years ago, eliminating shake caused by the camera.

    3) Now that's ironic (refer to previous comment). Perhaps gourmet food outlets should try flipping a few burgers?
    I would be happy to explain ... keeping in mind it is a personal opinion.

    1) By "experiential traditions" I mean the separate digital back that allows cross mounting on other type cameras that so many "contemplative" photographers prefer. It promotes a different experience or relationship with photography that is more studied and precision oriented. People fuss with minutia on their tech cameras to tune them like Formula One race cars. There is also a similar relationship in some type studios and various institutions. I spent a lot of time perfecting my full movement Rollie Xact-II with a DB for very precise capture of precision product photography in studio ... however, I could mount the same back on a MF SLR and shoot a portrait of the CEO of that precision manufacturer.

    I think it is often forgotten where these MFD systems came from. Many professional photographers were MF shooters, and the evolution of digital capture was forced on them by the rapid change of media over to digital reproduction. There was no D800 " good enough" alternative for a very, very long time. That MFD spread rapidly to advanced enthusiasts, or those involved in studied artistic pursuits like landscape photographers, is what helped keep it advancing ... but those advancements were still dedicated to a specific type enthusiasts experience or professional need.

    While that may well change, I'd be sad to see it alter too far from being an alternative to the homogenized thrust so many seem to be clamoring for.

    2) Interesting. I suspect that is possible due to a substantially smaller sensor, and that it is a CMOS feed ... but I wouldn't know for certain. I am certain that I do not want a Canon to do the work I do with MFD. I've fallen for the hype in past, and tried many times resulting in epic fails. Others may well succeed where I failed, but I really don't care since I get the job done with what I already have

    3) Okay.

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    Re: When is the new Phase One camera coming out?

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    Well, now I am taking this personally. When did I ever judge anyone by the gear he/she is using? I mentioned all the great features I like about the Pentax but again, I was just pointing out why it is not the right camera for me and this will not change, no matter how advanced and great it is. Not because I don't like the looks of it but because it lacks features I consider essential for a digital MF system. The same applies to sensor size, regardless of how marginal the difference between 48x36 and 44x33 is. Even if it's completely irrational and does not matter in real world shooting, sensors in MF cameras should be as large as possible and not the opposite IMO.

    When I mentioned how I experianced that a lot of photographers value the looks of their gear, I did not mean to offend you any how and neither did I say the Pentax wouldn't be a professional's camera.
    I personally am very rational when it comes to the gear I'm using. I can only justify spending large amounts of money on gear when I get the impression that a certain price performance ratio is right which was the case with my 645 AFDII and Aptus 22.

    Maybe we should continue this debate via PMs as this seems to be getting off topic.
    Max, I think we are just getting our wires crossed. I was never suggesting that anyone dump their current system and buy a Pentax. My sole purpose after Marc's post was to point out that the current state of MFD goes beyond the usual players. If Mamiya is going to update their camera, the topic of this post, they could benefit from looking at what Pentax did with their camera. It contains much of the technology that many feel is missing from MFD, ironically.

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    Re: When is the new Phase One camera coming out?

    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamWelland View Post
    For long exposure day light photography gaffer tape is an esssential part of your kit. It only affects the DF when you shoot really long exposures. You might be surprised by your Pentax 645D and lenses in this respect too if you shoot in the region of minutes in bright light. Not really a Phase One / Mamiya specific issue.
    My Pentax only leaks through the viewfinder--it would have been nice if they put an eyepiece shutter in there. But I made a simple cap. I am still thinking of putting gaffer's tape on it, just for show and to keep up with the Holga crowd. ;-)
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    Re: When is the new Phase One camera coming out?

    Most "personal" stuff about cameras is not often presented that way. Personally, there are tons of great cameras out there. The vast majority of which, for one reason or another, I would never buy. None of my reasons have got anything to do whether it is a good camera. While I might not buy a camera because it does not have a particular viewfinder or lens, I would not criticize it for it either.

    That is kind of like hating me for being a cute Newfoundland when you prefer cats.

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    Re: When is the new Phase One camera coming out?

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    Well, now I am taking this personally. When did I ever judge anyone by the gear he/she is using? I mentioned all the great features I like about the Pentax but again, I was just pointing out why it is not the right camera for me and this will not change, no matter how advanced and great it is. Not because I don't like the looks of it but because it lacks features I consider essential for a digital MF system. The same applies to sensor size, regardless of how marginal the difference between 48x36 and 44x33 is. Even if it's completely irrational and does not matter in real world shooting, sensors in MF cameras should be as large as possible and not the opposite IMO.

    When I mentioned how I experianced that a lot of photographers value the looks of their gear, I did not mean to offend you any how and neither did I say the Pentax wouldn't be a professional's camera.
    I personally am very rational when it comes to the gear I'm using. I can only justify spending large amounts of money on gear when I get the impression that a certain price performance ratio is right which was the case with my 645 AFDII and Aptus 22.

    Maybe we should continue this debate via PMs as this seems to be getting off topic.
    Actually, it is very much on topic. Hopefully, the camera companies glean some feed-back from such back-and-forth debates.

    Of course people take stuff personally ... we aren't automatons reacting to a passionate artistic pursuit like robots ... as some here would suggest.

    For example, there is a fair amount of discussion on the LS/CS abilities, and camera vibration cause by the inclusion of the FP shutter action. How important that is depends on how one uses a dual shutter camera. Get Dpi has a LOT of passionate landscape photographers posting here, so that skew will tend to dominate.

    So, I understand how a landscape photographer would be put off by not being able to use an in-lens leaf shutter without engaging the more vibration prone focal plane shutter.

    Yet for many others it is a non-issue. My over-whelming need for the Hasselblad system (V and H), and then the S2 I now use, is higher sync speed when working with lighting. MF 645s sync at 1/125 with a focal plane shutter, where my S2 does 1/1000 sync in CS mode on all my S lenses. This provides me an incredible level of creative control compared to 1/125.

    Given the marketing position Leica went after with the S2, the target was more someone like me than a studied, longer exposure landscape shooter. Not that it wouldn't be nice to eliminated the focal plane involvement, but it would make little real world difference to me.

    IMO, sensor size is a need driven specific. While I tend to agree that bigger is better, actual experience with different sensors can be vastly effected by individual applications. A modern smaller 40 meg sensor will outperform a larger sensor Aptus 22 in a number of instances ... those instances being very specific to the task at hand.

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    Re: When is the new Phase One camera coming out?

    Anyone knows if are 6x7 sensor CCD or CMOS makers in the present?
    Will be any chance to see DMF 6x7 in the future?

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    Anyone knows if are 6x7 sensor CCD or CMOS makers in the present?
    Will be any chance to see DMF 6x7 in the future?
    In the present - sort of (there are some very large Dalsa CCD sensors for specific aerial photography cameras...but you do not want to know the prices of these! They make Phase One's latest and greatest look like pocket money.)

    In the future, for the sort of ordinary MF 6x7 cameras we've grown to love? While one should never say never, I think it's highly, highly unlikely. Let's see the MFD industry crack the bigger-than-35mm-format CMOS problem first, and bring it to market. Even if they manage that technologically, I expect it to top out at full-645 format, no larger, for market reasons.

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    As I've said in the past I won't buy or use any MF DSLR focal plane based system.

    What is a worry is that Hasselblad is the only mainstream manufacturer offering a complete MF DSLR leaf shutter based system.

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    I think all MF DSLRs should be lens shutter designs. It is one of the key things that differentiates them from the 35mm and under DSLRs. In the future it would also be great to have digital backs with CMOS sensors that have electronic shutters also. There are some cameras that have that option already. In the Nikon V1 you can choose to use the electronic or the mechanical shutter. The electronic shutter is totally silent and vibration free but the flash sync is low (1/60 sec) but if you need a higher flash sync speed you just switch to mechanical shutter operation. That would be great to have on a medium format digital camera. The lens shutter would provide a high flash sync speed capability and the e-shutter would be great to minimize vibration and noise. Best of both worlds.

    I think that Medium Format Digital should be cutting edge and offer unique features and capabilities. It kinda does now but it's good to aim much higher.

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    Re: When is the new Phase One camera coming out?

    Marc,

    Thanks for the clarification.

    With respect, what you describe is not causal with adverse impact from Canon entering MFD. In such an event, Canon would require to:

    a) Provide a MFDB compatible with legacy mounts, in which case the choice of MFDB manufacturer will remain with the photographer, or;

    b) Provide a MFDB with a proprietory mount, in which case Canon also will be required to develop a Canon MF body, but here too the choice of manufacturer will remain with the photographer

    Of course it is possible that Canon could enter MFD by absorbing an exisiting MFD manufacturer. However, it is not possible to confirm if the effect on photographers would be adverse - how do we know that prices might not tumble? That a CMOS MFDB is delivered earlier than it might otherwise have been? etc.

    It seems to me that rather than stifle choice, Canon entering MFD would extend it.
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    Thanks, Doug.

    Yes, I'm aware of the Schneider LS lenses. I'm not sure how the leaf shutters are implemented with the DF or obviously the new P1 body, but if it's anything like the Leica S system then I'll pass.

    Leica S sequence:-

    1.Shutter released
    2.Mirror goes up
    3.Aperture diaphragm closes down to desired f-stop
    4.Focal plane shutter opens
    5.Camera starts exposure electronically
    6.Central shutter closes
    7.Aperture opens
    8.Focal plane shutter closes
    9.Central shutter opens
    10.Mirror returns

    As some on this forum have found this is a recipe for vibration. I'm not sure of the DF firing sequence, perhaps it's better? It needs to be.
    Keith,

    This is very interesting. Steps 4 to 6 imply that the focal plane shutter starts the exposure and the leaf shutter is only used to end it? That seems like a very odd 50:50 hybrid action. Not at all what I expect from a camera equipped with a leaf/central shutter lens:

    1.Shutter released
    2.Mirror goes up
    3.Aperture diaphragm closes down to desired f-stop
    4.Central shutter closes
    5.Focal plane shutter (or rear baffle in the case of pure leaf-shutter reflexes) opens
    6.Central shutter opens & closes - making the exposure
    7.Focal plane shutter (or rear baffle) closes
    8.Central shutter reopens
    9.Aperture reopens
    10.Mirror returns

    There's a natural symmetry to this. Steps 7-10 are steps 2-5 in reverse. They are the preparation for the leaf shutter to do its thing in step 6, and the denouement afterwards.

    Of course, the exact order of steps 2-5 and 7-10 doesn't really matter. The aperture and mirror actions can be reordered. The only crucial thing is that 4 happens sometime before 5, and 7 happens sometime before 8.

    Back to the Leica S. I wonder how they manage to achieve 1/1000 sec flash synch with this sequence you've outlined. If the focal plane shutter is doing half the job of making the exposure, doesn't it run into the usual problem of needing to uncover the full image area before the flash fires? And since the central shutter is open all this time - that's the really weird thing -, it's not like the camera can take its time to open the focal plane shutter fully before it admits any ambient light or flash. At 1/1000 sec net exposure, the focal plane shutter must absolutely slam open? I know that it's a somewhat smaller shutter than the 645 bodies have, but still...opening something like 8 times faster than a 645 shutter has got to have repercussions.

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    Re: When is the new Phase One camera coming out?

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    As I've said in the past I won't buy or use any MF DSLR focal plane based system.

    What is a worry is that Hasselblad is the only mainstream manufacturer offering a complete MF DSLR leaf shutter based system.
    So the Phase One / Mamiya Schneider 28LS, 55LS, 80LS, 110LS, 150LS, 240LS, and 75-150LS are not a sufficient line of leaf shutter lenses to qualify as complete? I recognize that there are always more lenses you can want, but that seems to me to be a pretty complete lineup. A mid-wide zoom, or wide-but-not-super-wide and some additional TS options would be great (though personally I don't see a lot of use-cases where SLR TS is a better option than tech-camera TS) would be my next hopes, and I'd expect to see some options like this in the future.

    Or do you simply mean if it has a focal plane shutter at all you're not interested?

    I'd be rather surprised if a new Phase One body didn't solve the problem of being unable to lockup the focal plane shutter when the leaf shutter in the lens is being used.

    I'm always hesitant to recommend a body that is leaf-shutter-only to any photographer who likes to shoot wide open in normal daylite. Being limited to 1/500 (hassy V) or 1/800 (Hassy H) or even 1/1600 (Phase/Leaf) is often not enough when using an f/2.8 or similar lens outside.

    It also raises the price, weight, and impinges the maximum aperture of lens design and increases the likelihood of lens failure. Which is perfectly acceptable if the photographers work benefits from leaf shutters but a fruitless cost if it doesn't.

    Surely a body that has both leaf shutter compatibility and a focal plane is the best option for any photographer assuming the focal plane shutter can be disabled such that it doesn't impinge on use of the leaf shutter.
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    Re: When is the new Phase One camera coming out?

    Doug, the point is that I'm not interested in leaf shutter lenses that only work in conjunction with a focal plane shutter, such as on the Phase DF, Leica S and Pentax whatever it's called

    Now, if that focal plane shutter can be disabled in the new Phase body such that it doesn't impinge on use of the leaf shutter...

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    Re: When is the new Phase One camera coming out?

    Quote Originally Posted by KeithL View Post
    Doug, the point is that I'm not interested in leaf shutter lenses that only work in conjunction with a focal plane shutter, such as on the Phase DF, Leica S and Pentax whatever it's called

    Now, if that focal plane shutter can be disabled in the new Phase body such that it doesn't impinge on use of the leaf shutter...

    Then we're in agreement!
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    Re: When is the new Phase One camera coming out?

    Well, I suppose the major drawback of written communication is that it's easily misinterpretated. I admit, this could be the case with my original post aswell. So let me stand corrected: I was in a way criticizing the Pentax by pointing out why it doesn't meet my demands. But to me there is a vast difference between criticizing the tool and criticzing the person using it (which I think I did not).
    There are probably even more aspects about the Phase/Mamiya system I like to criticize (What I totally dislike about my AFD II is it's fastest sync speed of 1/125s that make it pretty much useless outdoors. At least for shooting people.). And the Hasselblad H aswell ("a camera has to be black!" is just one of them ). That doesn't mean these aren't great cameras and just because I didn't universally criticize all of them in the same post, doesn't mean I was out for a "mine is better than yours" kind of debate.

    There is absolutely no doubt about the Pentax being a great camera and a very advanced one too. Maybe this is why I draw the reference to 35mm DSLRs which happen to be very sophisticated. And maybe this is what can be regarded offensive too, after all it's a medium format camera. However I was expressing, that to me, it feels and handles very much like a 35mm DSLR which is not a bad thing, rather the opposite. If money was no object, I'd have a Pentax system complement a Phase/Mamiya outfit. But because money is an object, I'm using an ancient Aptus22. And I'd be very stupid to invest in a better camera, when I could be spending my money on lighting, modifiers etc..


    To get back on topic:
    Recently I borrowed an old Sekor C 210mm. Set up the heaviest tripod and head combination possible and shot with mirror up. Every image with a shutter speed slower than 1/90th of a second was blurred. I tell you I was shocked!

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    Re: When is the new Phase One camera coming out?

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    Keith,

    This is very interesting...
    Ray, yes indeed. As Marc said earlier this won't impact everyone, but given the choice I'd go for the leaf shutter used in isolation.

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    Re: When is the new Phase One camera coming out?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaxKi▀ler View Post
    What I totally dislike about my AFD II is it's fastest sync speed of 1/125s that make it pretty much useless outdoors.
    This was for me one of big negative points i found when in 2011 as looking to enter in the DMF with a used system and a budget of 7K$

    I start looking the differences of H system and Phase Mamiya, and for me the H3DII have a more modern body, with huge number o customize menus/buttons and sync 1/800 with every lens and bodys.

    From Phase One i like to see a new Digital Mamiya RZ with the size of the 645 DF....

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