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Announcing an Arca-Swiss Tech Camera Workshop – April 2015

Join us April 23rd – 26th 2015, on location in Charleston, South Carolina for a unique experience to shoot with Arca-Swiss tech cameras and Phase One Digital Backs. The workshop is a cooperation with Digital Transitions and Rod Klukas from Arca-Swiss USA. We plan to photograph in a beautiful antebellum plantation and along coastal beaches with the location guidance of Charleston Photography Tours.

Arca-Swiss will have technical cameras, Rm3di and Factum, M-line view camera, and the new Universalis camera for medium format and DSLR use. For existing Arca-Swiss customers – learn new techniques, see accessories like e-module or the new Dex shutter system in use, and improve your digital workflow.

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All Photographs courtesy of Charleston Photography Tours

Prelimary Schedule
Thursday, April 23rd – Introductory Dinner (Location TBD)

Friday, April 24th
Morning Meeting – Discussion of the goals of the workshop & equipment checkout
After Lunch – Photography on location – camera set up and instruction

Saturday, April 25th
Location photography continues
Medium Format Workflow overview – Schedule TBD

Sunday, April 26th
Wrap Up with Q&A

Arca-Swiss Tech Camera Workshop Details
Location – Charleston, South Carolina
April 23rd – 26th, 2015
Maxmimum Class Size – 12
Cost* – $899

*Please note that the course fee does not include lodging, meals and transportation. We will provide hotel recommendations and group rates shortly.

Have questions about the Arca-Swiss Tech Camera Workshop? Sign up at Digital Transitions or contact Rod Klukas at 480-755-3364 or via email.

Learn more about Arca-Swiss Technical Cameras at Digital Transitions.

Phase One introduces IQ Series

Phase One has announced a bold new generation of medium format digital camera backs. The Phase One IQ180, IQ160 and IQ140 digital camera backs feature maximum resolutions of 80, 60.5 and 40 high quality megapixels respectively. This series sets new standards for medium format camera system handling and performance.

The Phase One IQ180 captures at full-frame 80 megapixel resolution, with a dynamic range of 12.5 f-stops. It is the first product of its kind to feature a USB3 connection, facilitating faster image transfers in the future. The IQ180 also features a FireWire 800 connection, ensuring the fastest tethered capture speeds possible today. For untethered shooting, the IQ180 digital back’s new memory card interface is so fast that it eliminates buffering delays, supporting continuous shooting until a card is filled.

 

Newly-designed 3.2 inch retina type multi touch screen features 1.15 megapixel resolution, providing the highest resolution and largest display of any SLR type camera available today. This means that very fine details can be checked instantly during a photo shoot — for instance using Phase One’s unique Focus Mask and the instant zoom function. The automatic adjustment of brightness and contrast ensures that the display is visible under various light conditions.

Context-sensitive controls, such as the instant zoom function, allow a photographer to zoom into an image using one finger only. Small histograms and highlight warnings can be enlarged to full screen view by a simple touch. The new Focus Mask available during preview helps validate depth-of-field and image focus. The wide format display allows for a full 4:3 aspect ratio VGA resolution image next to histogram, highlight warning, focus mask, EXIF data, and touch controls. This touch screen display is complemented by Phase One’s intuitive 4-button navigation.

Phase One’s patent-pending Sensor+ technology, built into the Phase One IQ180, supports a variety of shooting conditions. One can capture images with full 80 megapixels resolution or, using Sensor+ mode, switch instantly to capture images with 20 megapixels resolution at 4 times higher sensitivity, up to ISO 3200. This flexibility is very useful under low light conditions; there is no need to slow down to change cameras, and there’s no crop or lens factor. One gets the maximum wide-angle performance from the existing lens, higher ISO levels, and a faster workflow.

Phase One is currently on tour to 17 US cities through March 23rd introducing the IQ series of digital backs.  More info can be found here – The IQ Road Tour  http://bit.ly/hvkE86