Phase One A-Series Medium Format Camera System

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From Phase One comes their new A-Series medium format cameras which pair the company’s digital backs with an Alpa body and lenses. Details show the series will feature Phase One 50MP, 60MP and 80MP backs, combined with the Alpa 12 TC body. You also get a choice of three lenses — the Alpagon 5.6/23mm, Alpar 4.0/35mm and the Alpagon 5.6/70mm. When compared to full frame DSLR cameras, these lenses give you angles of view similar to 15mm, 22m and 45mm lenses. of view to 15mm, 22mm and 45mm lenses on full frame DSLR cameras. If the rear screen doesn’t suffice, the A-Series cameras also have a clamp to hold an iPhone or iPad so you can wirelessly transmit photos from the camera for more accurate reviewing. Beyond the megapixel differences, each of the Phase One A-Series models actually has its own specific specialty. For example, the A280 comes with a super-high resolution with its 80MP CCD sensor, while the A260 will be great for long exposures thanks to its super low ISO of 50 and longest shutter speed of 60 minutes. Yes, minutes. The A250’s 50MP CMOS sensor has a top ISO rating of 6400, making it the most versatile for when stepping out of the studio. Pricing for the Phase One A280 is $55,000, while A260 and A250 will cost $48,000 and $47,000 respectively. These kits include the Alpar 4.0/35mm lens. The Alpagon 5.6/23mm will cost approximately $9,070 on its own, and the Alpagon 5.6/70mm will be $4,520.


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