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Phase One announces XT medium format system for landscape travelers

The Phase One XT medium format camera system is made up of three parts: a digital back, a camera body and one of three Rodenstock lenses
The Phase One XT medium format camera system is made up of three parts: a digital back, a camera body and one of three Rodenstock lenses
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Photographer Reuben Wu with the Phase One XT medium format camera system
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Photographer Reuben Wu with the Phase One XT medium format camera system
Photographer Reuben Wu with the Phase One XT medium format camera system
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Photographer Reuben Wu with the Phase One XT medium format camera system
The Phase One XT medium format camera system is made up of three parts: a digital back, a camera body and one of three Rodenstock lenses
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The Phase One XT medium format camera system is made up of three parts: a digital back, a camera body and one of three Rodenstock lenses
Phase One says that the camera body has been designed with "intuitive ergonomics and straightforward controls"
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Phase One says that the camera body has been designed with "intuitive ergonomics and straightforward controls"
There are two camera back options available: the IQ4 150 MP Achromatic and the IQ4 100 MP Trichromatic
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There are two camera back options available: the IQ4 150 MP Achromatic and the IQ4 100 MP Trichromatic
The Phase One XT is designed to be travel-friendly
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The Phase One XT is designed to be travel-friendly

The XT camera system from Phase One comes in three parts. First there's an IQ4 back, then there's the camera body and out front one of three new lenses. The company says that the system is the "most compact digitally integrated field camera to date."

"The XT Camera System is designed to elevate both your creativity and image quality by providing the best possible components, in the smallest possible package with intuitive controls, all of which allows you to focus on the moment," said Phase One's Drew Altdoerffer.

Built around the company's IQ4 Infinity Platform, the system is made up of either a 150 MP Achromatic or 100 MP Trichromatic IQ4 camera back, a camera body that's been created specifically for this system, and one of three lenses fitted with an electromagnetic X-Shutter and made by partner Rodenstock.

Photographer Reuben Wu with the Phase One XT medium format camera system
Photographer Reuben Wu with the Phase One XT medium format camera system

Additional lenses will be added to the range over time but for the launch they shape up as the HR Digaron-S 23mm f/5.6, the HR Digaron-W 32mm f/4, and the HR Digaron-W 70mm f/5.6. The lenses offer 24 mm of shift movement on the X/Y axes that allows the photographer to correct perspective distortion, but can also be used to create high resolution panoramas.

The XT system is priced at US$56,990, and for that kind of money you'll get the IQ4 150 MP back, the XT body and a lens of your choice. Accessories and more features are in the pipe. Photographer Reuben Wu introduces the system in the video below.

Phase One XT: Seek extraordinary | Phase One

Product page: XT

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