Phase One today announced the new 645DF camera, along with three new f/2.8 high performance leaf shutter lenses with focal lengths of 55mm, 80mm and 110mm.
Phase One said the 645DF camera is the only 645 medium format camera which supports both focal plane and leaf shutters, â€œexpanding photographersâ€™ innovative possibilities by leveraging the two shutter technologies seamlessly for world class photography, whether this involves ultra- fast flash sync speeds or extremely flexible exposure times.â€
â€œOur patent-pending flash sync breakthrough eases working with wide open apertures and fill-in flash on location,â€ said Jan H. Christiansen, Phase One marketing director. â€œWe already offer the most flexible exposure times ranging from 1/4000 of a second to one full hour. Setting new performance standards is all about expanding creative options for photographers.â€
The Phase One 645DF camera body starts at $5990/â‚¬4290 and is expected to ship Q4, 2009. The new leaf shutter lenses start at $2490/â‚¬1790 and are expected to start shipping Q4, 2009.
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