Phase One’s new 645DF+ is very similar to the 645DF but offers a few very important improvements. Firstly, it comes with a new Li-Ion rechargeable battery system which promises a whopping 10,000 frames per charge! Note that this is for the body, not the digital back. However compared to the poor battery life that the AA cells provided on the 645DF, this is a very welcome addition! Note that owners of the current 645DF can order in a similar Ejji battery system for their body, which comes with two 10,000 shot battery packs, and a charger, for only $549. The second big improvement on the 645DF+ is the addition of an AF micro-adjustment feature. This allows you to fine-tune the autofocus for perfect results with those very demanding 60 and 80 megapixel digital backs. Lastly are significant changes that are not so visible: there have been lots of internal mechanical upgrades in the 645DF+ to provide better reliability, durability and uptime compared to previous 645 bodies. The new 645DF+ body will be priced at about $6,000 and it will be available bundled with Phase One’s excellent IQ series of digital back.
Secondly, Phase One announced a new Schneider 28mm f/4.5 leaf-shutter lens. This new lens is reputed to be razor sharp, edge-to-edge, and will offer flash-sync speeds up to 1/1600 sec- ond with its built-in leaf shutter. The new 28mm joins the rest of the Schneider LS lens range for the 645DF, including a 55mm LS f/2.8, a 110mm LS f/2.8, a 150mm LS f/2.8 and a 240mm LS f/4.5.
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