Phase One XF Feature Update #4

Digital Transitions, Phase One Dealer of the Year 2017

Phase One XF Camera Body Feature Update #4 

XF Feature Update

Just back from the Phase One dealer conference, Digital Transitions had the chance to test some amazing new features included in the new XF Feature Update. Based on our clients and other end-user feedback Phase One is continuing to deliver groundbreaking features to the XF platform. A new Autofocus & Recompose, new Focus Trim Tool, Vibration Analysis and Automatic Focus Stack calculator, are just a few examples of the new tools available (for both HAP1 and HAP2 XF Cameras) in the fourth major update for the XF Camera. Anticipated by existing users, this update emphasizes autofocus control and precision, further enhancing the ever-evolving XF Camera System.

XF Feature Update #4 continues the trend to expand and retain its position as the cutting edge of digital imaging technology. A strong emphasis on focus control and accuracy, new tools and flexible features to the XF Camera System, and improving existing functionality based on customer feedback. As with all previous updates, XF Feature Update #4 is free for all existing Phase One XF Camera System owners. 

To download Feature Update #4, click here

What’s New!

  • Autofocus & Recompose mode (AFr)

Automatic compensation of focus when the camera axis/angle is repositioned after initial focus is achieved. Currently supported on the Schneider Kreuznach Blue Ring: 80mm LS f/2.8, 110mm LS f/2.8, 150mm LS f/2.8

  • Zoom to Focus (IQ Preview option)

IQ Digital Back image preview mode, used in connection with AFr

  • Focus Trim Tool

Auto Focus Trim Calibration tool for all AF lenses

  • Automatic Focus Stack Calculator feature

This feature suggests the optimal number of frames for a given focus stack by evaluating of Phase One digital back, aperture and focus distance.Currently supported on the Schneider Kreuznach Blue Ring: 80mm LS f/2.8, 120mm LS f/4.0 Macro and Phase One 120mm AF Macro f/4.0

  • Focus Nudge

Dial control for focus control/autofocus override

  • Vibration Analysis

A visual display on the XF Top Screen of vibration data measured during the exposure

  • Infinite Vibration Delay

Allowing the camera to wait indefinitely for conditions that provide a vibration free capture

  • Profoto Remote Shutter Release

Trigger the XF Shutter using a Profoto Air Remote. B/T mode not supported

  • Capture Analysis Popup Control

Customize which of the several visual feedback options displays on the XF Top Screen following a capture.

  • External Release for the Electronic Shutter (ES)

Used with supported external release cables

  • Image Browse

Assign an XF Dial to browse images on the IQ Digital Back screen

  • External two-shot release

Providing a Mirror Up on first press followed by capture on the second press of the B.O.B external shutter release cable

  • Remote Trigger from Capture Pilot in ES Mode

It is now possible to use Capture Pilot to remotely trigger the Electronic Shutter of the IQ3 Digital Back

*Supported on the IQ3 100MP, IQ3 100MP Achromatic and IQ3 100MP Trichromatic

  • Focus Stack and Timelapse from Capture One

It is now possible to initiate the XF Focus Stack tool and TimeLapse tool from the shutter button of Capture One

  • Focus Nudge from Capture One

Calibration tools such as the Hyperfocal Tool and Focus Stack tool can now benefit from Focus Nudge control via Capture One

  • Time Lapse Tool Black Ref. Control

The black reference can now be customized to 1 of 4 options in the Time Lapse: Tool, Normal, Always, Suppress, and 1st.

To download Feature Update #4, click here

Feature Update # 4 Optional Hardware Upgrade: HAP-2 Upgrade

Announced last week, this optional hardware upgrade replaces the existing HAP-1 with a new version of the physical Autofocus Sensor. To learn more and to sign up click here.


NOTE: The current version of Capture Pilot does to currently work with Feature Update 4. We expect a new version will be available soon.