7. January 2008 08:41
While speaking to an industry contact / friend this morning I found out that the new Phase One / Mamiya alliance is expected to bare fruit in the next 2 months
This new medium format camera will be based on the Mamiya 645 system.
It will present a new series of lenses, and feature faster auto focusing, and unlike other systems it will allow for the use of third party digital backs, and roll film backs.
So one day you can shoot with a Phase back and then the next change to a Leaf back if you wish, or even shoot film all with the same body and lenses.
This is a direct response to the Hasselblad "Integrated system" and the Leaf AFi & Sinar Hy6 (both essentially the same cameras).
This should be very interesting since neither the Leaf AFi or Sinar Hy6 are yet
available to the market. It will be interesting to see where people choose to place there investments.
As soon as I can get a hold of this new camera I will post more.