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    Re: Phase One A Series

    Nice to see that the Alpa mount 35mm f4 Rodenstock HR-Digaron-S getting a new life as the 'Alpar 4.0/35mm' in the new A series, it's a great lens, needs no CF, and a full stop faster than the others. Seems they are making it the mainstay of the 'A series' system, and that's probably a wise choice.

    Bit shocked by the prices though + can't help but think the FPS would have been a better base to build a mirrorless MF system upon. But... they obviously feel otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by narikin View Post
    Nice to see that the Alpa mount 35mm f4 Rodenstock HR-Digaron-S getting a new life as the 'Alpar 4.0/35mm' in the new A series, it's a great lens, needs no CF, and a full stop faster than the others. Seems they are making it the mainstay of the 'A series' system, and that's probably a wise choice.

    Bit shocked by the prices though + can't help but think the FPS would have been a better base to build a mirrorless MF system upon. But... they obviously feel otherwise.

    Notably, Phase One seems to have removed any "mirrorless" references, which never should have been there to begin with.

    Regarding the 35mm HR Lens, it's a perfect match for the TC, as it has a relatively small image circle, but good optical quality. I find though, that it will benefit from an LCC even without any movements.


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    Re: Phase One A Series

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    Notably, Phase One seems to have removed any "mirrorless" references, which never should have been there to begin with.
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    Steve, it is still there. This is from the brochure and also on the P1 website.

    "The A-series combines the finest components across lenses, mirrorless body, digital backs and software. "

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    Re: Phase One A Series

    Sweet - my TC just became an A-260/23

    Now what can I call the STC combinations?
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    Re: Phase One A Series

    A plus, of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pemihan View Post
    Steve, it is still there. This is from the brochure and also on the P1 website.

    "The A-series combines the finest components across lenses, mirrorless body, digital backs and software. "

    Peter

    Oh well.......wishful thinking.


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    Re: Phase One A Series

    Say you have a IQ260 currently with Contax or HB mount. Can the A-Series package be replicated by purchasing an Alpa TC with one of the three lenses and a firmware upgrade on the back? Would PhaseOne do the proper mating/shimming of components so that the back can still be used on the Contax/HB?

    On the other hand, without movements, is this really worth it?

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    Re: Phase One A Series

    Can you replicate the bundle yourself? The answer is yes.

    For the TC you would just buy the correct adapter plate for your back which will come with the shim set so that you can adjust the back to the body/lens etc if necessary. The shims are in the adapter plate and don't affect how the back works on other systems.

    Is shimming worthwhile? If you want accurate infinity and subsequent distances on the lens then yes it is. Movements don't matter in this respect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by engel001 View Post
    Say you have a IQ260 currently with Contax or HB mount. Can the A-Series package be replicated by purchasing an Alpa TC with one of the three lenses and a firmware upgrade on the back? Would PhaseOne do the proper mating/shimming of components so that the back can still be used on the Contax/HB?

    On the other hand, without movements, is this really worth it?

    In the scenario you describe, the same components can be purchased (minus the A series Branding) from any authorized Alpa/Phase One dealer. Currently, the firmware that provides the embedded LCC functionality is exclusive to the A Series Digital Back Products. The shimming process would be provided by the authorized Alpa/Phase One dealer. Understand that Phase One's role in this is specifically only in the event someone is purchasing an A Series package. In that event, Phase One would be shipping a pre-shimmed Alpa adapter for use with that specific A Series Kit.

    If one were to purchase an Alpa TC and any lens for use with their existing Phase One digital back, or choose to purchase the Phase One digital back separately from an A series Kit, the authorized Alpa/Phase One dealer would take care of any shimming. This would be the case if someone wanted to purchase any Alpa camera, an STC, a Max, etc.

    Whether an Alpa TC without movements is worth it, is up to you and what you wish to accomplish. We often find an Alpa TC is an addendum to an Alpa system. It could be a starting point, or an expansion. Someone may have an STC, or a Max, and want a smaller package to pair the outstanding Schneider/Rodenstock lenses with that can utilize the same digital back (and interface and lens adapters) that their other Alpa camera can use. But certainly as a stand alone camera, it produces the opportunity as an amazingly small, lightweight, extremely high quality capture device.

    The A Series announcement was something that we have been internally considering for some time, as there was the perception of some smoke and mirror, and also facts were not being made readily available. This is why we have not jumped in with both feet until now, when we feel there now exists some clarity.

    As a Phase One and Alpa dealer, we offer our perspective for the A series products below:

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    Re: Phase One A Series

    What Steve said

    The new firmware with my TC/23HR could be very useful. With / without center filter btw?
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    Re: Phase One A Series

    Quote Originally Posted by engel001 View Post
    Say you have a IQ260 currently with Contax or HB mount. Can the A-Series package be replicated by purchasing an Alpa TC with one of the three lenses and a firmware upgrade on the back? Would PhaseOne do the proper mating/shimming of components so that the back can still be used on the Contax/HB?

    On the other hand, without movements, is this really worth it?
    *Calibration* is very important. On an Alpa this is done with a mechanical metal shim ("shimming"). On Cambo this is done by an adjustment of the lens helical. On Arca this is done by determining a numerical offset.

    Any good tech camera dealer is more than qualified to calibrate any tech camera. It's not a complicated process.
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    Re: Phase One A Series

    From the excellent CI synopsis: "Today, this firmware will not be available to existing IQ2 customers. This may change and with pressure from current customers it just might."

    Hoping for change!

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    Quote Originally Posted by engel001 View Post
    From the excellent CI synopsis: "Today, this firmware will not be available to existing IQ2 customers. This may change and with pressure from current customers it just might."
    Agreed. We've been lobbying this direction on customers behalf as we feel it's more in line with the "open platform" mentality.

    Though the current implementation is pretty limited (no allowance for movements) so is really only applicable on the TC. The Arca and Cambos "travel camera" bodies (Arca Factum or Cambo RC400) both have built-in movements.

    Still, in the future one could imagine expanded functionality like entering the movements and having the LCC selected automatically.
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    Re: Phase One A Series

    This is just the start, wait till they get the FPS into the equation. And I bet they will sooner than later.

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    Re: Phase One A Series

    I agree, good times ahead. The pieces are there.

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    Re: Phase One A Series

    Judging from the pictures of the A kit it looks like it is possible to chose "Other" under lens selection. As I have stated quite a few times, also directly to Phase One, it would be really nice to be able to manual enter lens/shift/rise/fall and it really should'nt be too hard to implement that in the IQ firmware, including the firmware for the IQ1 backs!
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    Re: Phase One A Series

    Of note, as we've pointed out on our Capture One 8.1 Release Blog Entry the Rodenstock 23HR, 35HR, 40HR, 50HR, and 70HR are now supported in Capture One 8.1.

    This is not limited to users of an Alpa A Series but works just as well for Arca/Cambo/etc since they are all use identical optics. This includes distortion correction without leaving raw, with optional offset for rise/fall/shift (manually entered) which is useful for tech bodies with movement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougpeterson View Post
    Of note, as we've pointed out on our Capture One 8.1 Release Blog Entry the Rodenstock 23HR, 35HR, 40HR, 50HR, and 70HR are now supported in Capture One 8.1.

    This is not limited to users of an Alpa A Series but works just as well for Arca/Cambo/etc since they are all use identical optics. This includes distortion correction without leaving raw, with optional offset for rise/fall/shift (manually entered) which is useful for tech bodies with movement.
    Didn't know that. Awesome!

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    Re: Phase One A Series

    Rodenstock support in C1 is excellent news. Hopefully the 32 and 90 will be added soon!

    Kind regards,

    Gerald

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    Re: Phase One A Series

    Great write-up Steve, but one question does still remain.

    Which sync solution is included with the A-Series?

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    Gerald.

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    Re: Phase One A Series

    Quote Originally Posted by gerald.d View Post
    Great write-up Steve, but one question does still remain.

    Which sync solution is included with the A-Series?

    Kind regards,


    Gerald.

    Thank you Gerald.

    I should have added one more link, which displays the included items in the package:

    https://captureintegration.com/the-a...lpa-phase-one/


    It is the Alpa Sync Solution (170.800.010) plus the Alpa Sync Cord Mark II (170.800.462) and the Alpa Cable Release (lacking that part number at the moment).

    ALPA of Switzerland - Manufacturers of remarkable cameras - ALPA Sync Release

    ALPA of Switzerland - Manufacturers of remarkable cameras - Sync Cord Mark II Phase One / Leaf


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    Re: Phase One A Series

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul2660 View Post
    This is just the start, wait till they get the FPS into the equation. And I bet they will sooner than later.

    Paul
    FPS Mark II with full USB control of the back (or perhaps the existing FPS is already theoretically capable of doing this?) and live-view on an iOS device, with a single application running both the back and FPS interfaces, would be amazing.

    One button - on iOS device or FPS - to open the shutter and set the back to live-view mode. Press the shutter button and it automatically drops the back out of live-view mode as it closes the shutter and then takes the shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Hendrix View Post
    Thank you Gerald.

    I should have added one more link, which displays the included items in the package:

    https://captureintegration.com/the-a...lpa-phase-one/


    It is the Alpa Sync Solution (170.800.010) plus the Alpa Sync Cord Mark II (170.800.462) and the Alpa Cable Release (lacking that part number at the moment).

    ALPA of Switzerland - Manufacturers of remarkable cameras - ALPA Sync Release

    ALPA of Switzerland - Manufacturers of remarkable cameras - Sync Cord Mark II Phase One / Leaf


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    Oh it includes a cable release as well. Nice touch!

    I almost wish I didn't have all this already so I could buy the kit

    Kind regards,

    Gerald.

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    Re: Phase One A Series

    Just noticed from the shot of the back where the lens is selected, there's no entry of the aperture. Is this on a subsequent screen, or is it not required?

    Kind regards,

    Gerald.

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