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Feature Update #4 – Focus Control & Focus Flexibility

Feature Update #4 – Focus Control & Focus Flexibility
13th September 2017 Steve Martin
Feature update #4 – focus control & focus flexibility

The Fourth Evolution of the XF Camera System

Committed to Advancing the Professional Photographer The XF Camera System is designed to grow and adapt alongside technological advances and market demands. Phase One is committed to the future of photography, working side-by-side with photographers to steer the growth of the XF Camera System. Feature Update #4 has a distinct emphasis on precision, equipping the XF Camera System with new precision tools and flexible features, and improves existing functionality based on customer feedback for enhanced control and precision.

“The Phase One XF camera can be upgraded with firmware updates. Once you invest in the system, you don’t need to change the camera for many years, yet it will keep improving. This is brilliant!”

– Vincent Lions, Commercial Photographer

Honeybee Autofocus Platform 2 Upgrade

Introducing a new, optional upgrade to the existing autofocus hardware, the HAP-2 refines autofocus performance in low-light and low-contrast conditions. With a simple hardware replacement, the advanced dynamic range and new autofocus algorithm provide a new platform onto which the XF Camera Body can continue to expand.

Feature update #4 – focus control & focus flexibility

Auto Focus & Re-Compose mode

3D sensors within the XF Camera System enable the new Auto Focus and Re-Compose mode, allowing you to focus on a subject and then recompose the frame while retaining the desired focus point. The XF Camera System uses a predictive algorithm, in tandem with audio feedback queues, to anticipate your movement and automatically adjust focus, letting you know you’ve got the shot.

Feature update #4 – focus control & focus flexibility

Zoom to Focus

Verify focus effectively and seamlessly with Zoom to Focus. The feature connects with the new Auto Focus Re-Compose mode, providing a dynamic image preview option in your IQ Digital Back which automatically enlarges captured images to the point of focus.

Focus Trim Tool

Feature Update #4 introduces an effortless automation tool to trim your lenses and certify any variations are accounted for. The Focus Trim Tool can quickly trim each of your lenses to absolute perfection. The built-in analysis of the calibration conditions ensures everything is done with absolute confidence and is provided with a customised focus calibration target.

Feature update #4 – focus control & focus flexibility

Focus Nudge

High-resolution digital photography demands precision. Focus Nudge control enables the dials of the XF Camera System to directly control lens focus. Any of the dials on the XF Camera Body can be assigned to deftly and accurately step focus, ever so slightly. Used in conjunction with Live View, Focus Nudge control provides an incredible degree of control for precision.

Automatic Focus Stack Calculator

The intelligence of the XF Camera System remains true to form with the introduction of the Automatic Focus Stack Calculator. Evaluating focusing distances, sensor resolution, and aperture, the new Automatic Focus Stack Calculator automatically suggests the number of frames that should be captured, ensuring superior image quality in the results.

Feature update #4 – focus control & focus flexibility

Vibration Analysis

Environmental feedback is key to a successful image. Feature Update #4 introduces a visual Vibration Analysis of physical forces recorded during the exposure. This visual feedback can help the remote user know if during the capture, any external forces may have affected the result.

Feature update #4 – focus control & focus flexibility

Infinite Vibration Delay

The XF Camera System’s ability to wait for perfect conditions before firing the shutter has been expanded. This new feature allows the camera system to wait indefinitely for calm, stable and vibration free conditions before firing the shutter. The camera can continue waiting in a state of hibernation until conditions are optimal.

Capture Analysis Popup Control

After each capture is recorded, the XF Camera System can provide immediate feedback regarding exposure, vibration, or flash output. Feature Update #4 allows you to customise which of these dialogues is critical to your workflow immediately after each capture, and for how long you would like to review it.

Profoto Remote Trigger

With a complete, built-in, Profoto Air system, the XF Camera System is the only camera system to provide integrated wireless control of your Profoto lights. With Feature Update #4, we’ve added the ability to communicate with Profoto Air equipped lights using the Profoto Air Remote as a wireless remote radio trigger. Now you can fire the XF Camera System from anywhere the Profoto Air Remote allows.

Feature update #4 – focus control & focus flexibility

External Shutter on IQ in ES mode

The XF Camera System is a modular camera system, and the IQ Digital Back was designed to be used as effortlessly as possible with almost any medium format or large format camera solution. All IQ3 100MP Digital Backs (incl. Achromatic and Trichromatic) can take full advantage of their modular design with the Electronic Shutter. Feature Update #4 takes that versatility one step further by providing the ability to connect an external shutter release cable directly to the back and fire the Electronic Shutter. Simple, seamless and versatile.

Contact us or call 0207-323-6455

to arrange your demo or to ask any questions you may have on this great FREE* new feature update.

Download Feature Update #4 here.

Download Feature Update #4 Release notes PDF.




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