Last Updated on 09/18/2012 by Chris Gampat
Phase One has announced not only the addition of a 28mm f/4.5 Schneider Kreuznach lens to their line up, but their 645DF has undergone a transformation as well. The new 645DF+ is compatible with a host of backs and lenses from the likes of Mamiya or Hasselblad making it not only a Swiss Army camera but undercutting the competition with a $6000 price tag (camera body only). You’ll need a back to go with that and if you want the new 28mm f/4.5 Schneider Kreuznach lens, that will run you another $6000 (give or take as the prices are actually in Euros and things fluctuate).
What can the Phase One 645DF+ do for you? First off, the new battery pack will let you shoot about 10,000 shots on one charge. That’s helpful. Then the flash sync can handle 1/600th of a second (leaf shutter lenses), which will capture fast action without a pause. Also handy is the long shutter times, up to 60 minutes. No more shooting individual 30 second shots and combining in posts! And it can utilize either leaf shutter lenses or focal plane lenses.
They tell us all moving parts have been reworked from the ground up. One interesting point I found in the stats was an auto-focus assist for infrared photography.
For more on Phase One 645DF+ and 28mm f/4.5 Schneider Kreuznach lens, check out the official press release.