Photo credit: Ted Forbes
Ever wonder what kind of pictures a $63,000 camera can take? If so, then wonder no more as photographer Ted Forbes shows us with the Phase One XF, a modular medium-format camera, complete with a new $50,000 Phase One IQ3 monochrome back. Its modular design can be equipped with a host of viewfinders and digital backs. This includes both solid glass prism viewfinder and a waist-level finder, as well as backs ranging from 50 to 100 megapixels. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.
“The monochrome back means that the camera shoots in black and white, but this is ‘very different’ to other black and white cameras. It can capture light ‘beyond the visual spectrum,’ recording light from the infrared spectrum as well. With 101 megapixels in each shot, the amount of detail you can actually capture with this camera is staggering. It’s capable of retaining a huge amount of detail in the shadows and bright highlights that other cameras are just not capable of,” reports Peta Pixel.