Phase One, known for its medium format digital backs and Capture One software, has purchased Mamiya’s assets after holding 45% of it shares since 2009. As part of the acquisition, the company has established Phase One Japan to oversee manufacturing operations in Japan. [Read more…]
B&H has the Pentax 645D for $3,999 now. Five years ago, the 645D debuted at $9,995 and has been a very well-reviewed medium format camera. It features a 40MP CCD sensor and a weather-sealed magnesium alloy body. It was replaced last year by the Pentax 645Z, which features a 51.4MP CMOS sensor and now retails for $8,095.
You can find the Pentax 645D here at B&H Photo.
Hasselblad’s new A5D series of aerial cameras are available with CCD sensors at 40MP (A5D-40) and 60MP (A5D-60), or with a 50MP CMOS sensor (A5D-50c). The new A5D range is designed with no moving internal parts, which will prevent unintentional movement from aircraft vibration. Special Hasselblad aerial lenses will also be available with locking mounts. [Read more…]
When Leica announced that is new S (Type 007) medium format camera would should 4K video, we all thought that was pretty cool to get 4K capture with 4:2:2 color on the large 30 x 45mm CMOS sensor. However, I had not seen one decked out as a cinema camera until this one on display at the Leica booth at PhotoPlus 2014. [Read more…]
The first Hasselblad camera and Zeiss 80mm Planar f/2.8 lens carried into orbit by Wally Schirra on Mercury-Atlas 8 will be up for auction on November 13 at RR Auction’s Boston Gallery. [Read more…]
Rumors are churning again that Sony could release a medium format rangefinder camera soon – within the next 12 months. [Read more…]