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Phase one IQ250 is amazing

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by Landshark, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    SoCal
    Bob
    I have been shooting with a Phase One IQ250 back on the Hassy for the last two months and it is incredible. the resolution, dynamic range and speed are remarkable, I think I have finally gotten to the camera that may make me forget I ever shot film. I just cannot get over how fast it shoots with incredible IQ even at high ISO. Other than size and cost I cannot come up with a reason to shoot with anything else for work.
     
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  2. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Post some shots!

    I've been wanting to try medium format for a while now.
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I would expect a $35,000 digital back would be pretty mind blowing.

    Again, a comparison to high end audio is probably fairly appropriate. There's nothing wrong with the $35,000 pair of loudspeakers, but the pair that is $3,500 does 95% of the same thing for 10% of the cost.
     
  4. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    SoCal
    Bob
    I will as soon as the ads are published. I have been shooting medium format digital cameras since they first came out and this back and chip is a game changer.
     
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  5. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    SoCal
    Bob
    For most I would agree but this just does things nothing else has done before, and as to the money these medium format digital backs have always been very expensive but it did not make them worth it, this one is
     
  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I don't pay much attention to medium format digital backs. Is it just the maturation of digital sensor technology finally reached during this camera cycle for MF? I feel like most Medium format cameras/sensors are pretty long in the tooth (APS-C/m43 sensors seem to get updates every 6 months instead of every 8 years).
     
  7. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    I've been reading of photographers like Joey Lawrence and Zack Arias raving about this digital back. It must be a pretty significant thing if they're hardcore fans of it.