Expanding The Phase One X-Shutter Platform: The Future of Technical Cameras

The Phase One X-Shutter Platform is Expanding

When Phase One released the XT, they unveiled a brand new mechanism for lens and shutter control, the X-Shutter. Integrated directly into the native Rodenstock optics for the system, the X-Shutter made controlling technical camera lenses easy, without any mechanical adjustment, opening/closing, or external power sources required. We’re excited to announce that now, the Phase One X-Shutter is expanding to accept the most popular technical camera lenses, and in most cases, can be used in the place of Copal 0 shutters.


Phase One X-Shutter Compatibility

Lenses retrofitted with the Phase One X-Shutter will be completely controllable from a Phase One IQ4 digital back using a standard 12-pin cable and will provide full lens metadata (focal length, aperture, and shutter speed). The Phase One X-Shutter can also now be added to Tilt-Shift boards for the Cambo WRS system, allowing Phase One XT users to use tilt on their systems. Because Cambo WRS cameras and the XT share the same mount, X-Shutter mounted lenses will be usable on other Cambo WRS bodies as well, allowing for a larger range of movement for compatible lenses. All configurations will require a cable, other than native XT lenses on XT bodies, and native XT lenses can also be used with a cable on other Cambo bodies but will require a small modification from Cambo to create a channel for the lens communication pins. Contact us for more information on that particular modification.


Compatible lenses in IQ4 firmware include:

Schneider Kreuznach Lenses

Rodenstock Lenses

47mm Apo-Digitar 5.6

HR Digaron-S 23mm f/5.6

60mm Apo-Digitar N 5.6

HR Digaron-W 32mm f/4

72mm Apo-Digitar XL 5.6

HR Digaron-S 35mm f/4

80mm Apo-Digitar M 5.6

HR Digaron-W 40mm f/4

90mm Apo-Digitar N 4.5

HR Digaron-W 50mm f/4

100mm Apo-Digitar N 5.6

HR Digaron-S 60mm f/4

120mm Apo-Digitar N 5.6

HR Digaron-W 70mm f/5.6

150mm Apo-Digitar N 5.6

HR Digaron-W 90mm f/5.6

180mm Apo-Digitar T 5.6

HR Digaron-S 100mm f/5.6

210mm Apo-Digitar T 6.8

HR Digaron-S 180mm f/5.6

As a direct replacement for the Copal 0 shutter, it may be possible to remount other lenses — please contact us if you have a custom request.

Pricing for retrofitting varies depending on the current lens mount:

  • If the lens is already mounted in a Cambo WDS/RS board or standard flat lens board, the retrofitting will cost $4,900
  • If the lens is mounted in another type of lens board, is not mounted in a board, or is an XT lens for which Tilt/Shift is desired, the retrofit will cost $4,900 + an additional charge for the necessary hardware to house it in the WDS/RS mount, ranging from $1,000 to $2,200, depending on the particular lens. 

The retrofitting process will take approximately 4-6 weeks. Let DT handle the process for you by reserving your place in line today — simply contact your sales rep, or fill out the form below! 

X-Shutter Rehousing Information Requestion