Phase One has announced the XT-Rodenstock HR Digaron-W 4.0/40mm Tilt lens for the XT IQ4 camera. The lens has a tilt design to adjust the focal plane and thus control depth of field while boosting sharpness across the image, making it ideal for landscape photography with the Phase One XT IQ4.
Drew Altdoerffer, Phase One’s VP Portfolio Management – Digitization, describes the optic as ‘A new essential lens for dedicated landscape photographers. It is an important addition to our XT lens series, the tilt design allows for fine focal plane control, maximising depth of field and complementing the shift of the XT camera for exceptional image quality and composition control.’
Phase One also announced that the Phase One X-Shutter is available for the Rodenstock HR Digaron 138mm f/6.5 lens. Prior to now, this lens was not available with a physical shutter. Integrating the Phase One X-shutter means that Phase One IQ4 owners can control the shutter speed and aperture of this lens via their their IQ4 digital back.
Phase One is also set to issue an update to the Cascable AB iOS App in the next few weeks.
This update will deliver performance enhancements and better mobile integration for the IQ4. In particular, the image quality workflows have been improved along with the Wi-Fi connectivity and the live view frame rates are boosted.
It will be possible to view images saved on the IQ4 and selectively transfer them to the iOS device.
XT – Rodenstock HR Digaron-W 4.0/40mm Tilt price and availability
The XT – Rodenstock HR Digaron-W 4.0/40mm Tilt lens is available to order immediately for a price of $11,990 USD / €10.999. It is expected to be delivered from September 2002.
Meanwhile, the X-Shutter for Rodenstock HR Digaron 138mm f/6.5 lens is available now.