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The Phase One XF is the most high-end camera system you can buy. I recently had a chance to use this setup with the IQ3 monochrome back. I was told this back is the first one in the US so I was pretty excited. This camera setup is a game changer. The Phase One IQ3 Monochrome back is one of the most exciting things to happen in camera design in the age of digital photography. The sensor weighs in at a cool 101 Megapixels and its designed to capture light past the visual spectrum. When you understand how to shape this using filters you have one of the most advanced, digital monochrome cameras ever made. The results are stunning. Special Thanks to Digital Transitions for loaning me the camera and to Rod Clark who makes the best filter system on the market for setting it all up! Check them out here: Digital Transitions https://digitaltransitions.com/ Wine Country Camera http://www.winecountry.camera/ This video is sponsored by Squarespace For a free trail and 10% off your order, make your next move with Squarespace by using offer code AOP on checkout. http://squarespace.com/aop Music from Epidemic Sound: https://goo.gl/v5wWKr Subscribe for more videos! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=theartofphotography Watch More Videos: THE MOST EXPENSIVE CAMERA MONEY CAN BUY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSZ8fIKVkm0 FUJIFILM X-T2 :: DESIGN THAT BLOWS EVERY CAMERA AWAY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nici9GkWIVA SONY A9 :: THE DSLR KILLER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrnYoAq95qQ Thanks for watching - if you like this video, remember to share it with your friends! Ted Forbes The Art of Photography 2830 S. Hulen, Studio 133 Fort Worth, TX 76109 USA My name is Ted Forbes and I make videos about photography. I’ve been making photographs most of my life and I have a tremendously deep passion for photography that I want to share with you on YouTube. The Art of Photography is my channel and I produce photography videos to provide a 360 degree look into the world of making images. We all want to get better so lets do this together! I make videos covering famous photographers, photography techniques, composition, the history of photography, philosophy and much more. I also have a strong community of photographers who watch the show and we frequently do social media challenges for photographers to submit their own work. I feature the best and most interesting on the show when we do these so come check it out and get involved!
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James Finley (9 hours ago)
But does it flippy screen
Miloš Grujić (2 days ago)
Nikon D3100 shots in color + you can buy yourself a car.
Christie Lombard (2 days ago)
If you have ever done actual B&W darkroom work with ISO 100 Monochrome film, (from taking photo's to developing to printing) and experienced the "richness" and depth of the printed photo's, all of this Phase One's image quality makes sense and is absolutely amazing......especially when you have taken photos with monochrome film in low light with objects in bright and high contrast. This makes me long again for that lost art......that is why this costs so much....because it gives you now instant gratification and results...
Much like high end audio equipment. That has bandwidth between DC and AC only produces sound in a short stretch of that and does it effortlessly. Same here with the sensor. Really love that menu system Canon please take notice.
Bolin Cartest (11 days ago)
Is it good for vlogging?
Ruudra Patel (15 days ago)
Colours looked amazing
SOC 7 (18 days ago)
This is the type of camera for the type of photographer that gets fed skinned grapes to the mouth by an assistant. Every photo from this type of photographer sells for thousands no matter what it is about. For every photo that comes from this photographer, there is a moist millionaire fighting to buy it first, because the adjectives used to describe their beauty are even too advanced for the dictionaries we bottom-barrel peasants of society can afford. Having said this, I wouldn't get any sleep pixel-peeping photos from this camera if I had the chance to shoot one. God bless!
rx7dude2006 (19 days ago)
It kind of reminds me of high end audio, most people would never know the difference between $1,000 speakers and $20,000 speakers and to most they don't really care.As with photography if you show one of these photos to someone there is no way they are going to say wow that camera that took these must be $60k as you could take a photo with a cannon and get so close nobody except someone with a microscope will could tell the difference.
rx7dude2006 (19 days ago)
ill keep my iphone since I can do more than take great photos and video with it;)
JoshinCincinnati (22 days ago)
How much money?? I think I'll stick to the B&W filter on my iPhone lol
Tam Hewitt-Baker (24 days ago)
I would probably be more likely to buy ultra-violet film and see what I could do with that. I've never used it but it seems like a bit of a cheaper option. even with the dark room I would need to make. Ilford do infra-red film (perhaps someone knows if you need special equipment to develop it)
Steven Van Hulle (1 month ago)
63k, is that batteries included?
El Teacher BETO (1 month ago)
Deeper pixels...deeper pixels...deeper pixels...deeper pixels...got it, take my kidney and get me one of those black and white filters...
Steven Varner (1 month ago)
Can you see if this camera can capture the chemtrail spraying planes that are all but impossible to see at full zoom with most all cameras? Also try taking pictures of the sunrise to see if the lens flares are as crazy as with so many others cameras too. \
Therpa Shawo (1 month ago)
I see a face on the right side of tree at 7:12 is that only me ?
Putra Palguna (1 month ago)
I'd rather invest on something else. 😂🤣
Richard Nixon (1 month ago)
That camera better be able to wash the dishes and do the laundry
THE DAVESTATION (1 month ago)
Sorry but I am massively underwhelmed.
MrSmoothvideos (1 month ago)
I really wanted to you to take a photo with a red filter, green filter and blue filter, then stich the images in post as one amazing RGB photo
Lincy Joison (1 month ago)
Thanks ur very imformative.
André (2 months ago)
Crazy vikings!!! Better then Hasseblad H6D-400c MS?
Zakariya Rodgers (2 months ago)
"I spend $63,000 on this camera!!" Client: cool can you make the reds really pop in this photo? "uhhh no I can only do B&W..."
Chris71319 (2 months ago)
Too cheap hahaha
howard KAHN (2 months ago)
NUTS, 63.000 dollars !....
insanedb (2 months ago)
besides the price, im not impressed
Andrew Taylor (2 months ago)
Not necessary for art
shiny sonal (2 months ago)
looks like old VGA camera
David Griffin (2 months ago)
Good video as always. I would like to see how a Leica M Monochrome (type 246) would stack up. Normally the Mono is ultra expensive compared to other cameras, but this time it would be a fraction of the price and I hear people saying similar things about the rendition. Also I'll just note that when the Leica M8 had that same frequency range (reaching into the near infrared) people called it a defect. I agree with you that it's a plus from my perspective. I'd love to see the Leica in a comparison as the "cheap" camera!
JÖHN GRAY (2 months ago)
My hit rate with the H6D 100 is far higher than with the XF. Probably due to the p1 having excess weight from the Schneider’s relative to the Blad which can easily be used for hand held work with the bonus of an amazingly cool user interface.
Karo Holmberg (2 months ago)
Camera sensor was originally invented for infrared spectrum. All the cameras actually record that area, but it is filtered out before hitting the cencor. So in that view, not so special except they have pushed it futher.
lazynut (2 months ago)
That is all, a few shots in a day time? Show more of it's ability please.
Quasimoto Glez (2 months ago)
crap..can"t take selfie with it ,not worth it...
Lotfi el-Malek (2 months ago)
where can i order this camera?
benjamin Di Nunzio (2 months ago)
does the fact that it can use information that would typically be invisible to the human eye ie infrared help with the low and highlights? Essentially a much higher level of data and so it doesn't have to rely on grain as a typically limited sensor would. My meaning here is that it has more data to fill in what other sensors would have to render as noise?
Oliver Celis (2 months ago)
Wow...
Neil Lipson (2 months ago)
Well, the camera is frigging amazing, however, we're talking about enough money to just about every Canon DSLR and a lot of the lenses made for the price of this one camera. If you have the money AND need the power, Good Lord, it is wonderful. Nice production, by the way, VERY professional.
Dihelson Mendonca (2 months ago)
The dynamic range still is not good enough compared to the human eye, so, there´s room to improvement. Notice how the sky is too bright when compared to the shadow. In the future, will have a camera which capture brights and darks the way it should be.
imago (2 months ago)
So uh, why not just take HDR and then make it into grayscale?
Bobby's Worlds (3 months ago)
Haha, if you spend that money on a black and white camera, I have a magical turd I want to sell you.....
Krish Iyer (3 months ago)
With this we can capture ghosts and other dimensional creatures.
Cool Guy1997 (3 months ago)
Waste of money😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
ROBBIE SUN (3 months ago)
I'M sorry but the first3 black and whites you show are ... well terrible! Dark and lacking any emotion! Why would you display such in reference to such an expensive camera. Where are the tones? Ansel gave us three times as many tones.
GifCo (3 months ago)
There is not much groundbreaking about this camera and it certainly has not changed the game. lol Your high.
1978arty Ttot (3 months ago)
My Samsung takes black and white pic too...! May be some people didn't know..
Steven Van Hulle (1 month ago)
Technically it doesn't: it can only take color pics which it then converts to B&W. Yes, I know: I'm an asshole :-)
Leonhart Leong (3 months ago)
The color in monochrome is so colourful. $ 630 is enough for me to pay for years.
Stewart Harvey-Wilson (3 months ago)
The best way to use a 60.000 dollar camera is get as you can for it. Sorry what on Earth is it made of?
Hammer Head (3 months ago)
I have been following Phase One for years. While there is a market for this kind of camera no one I know will ever own one. We get by with traditional and digital processes quite nicely for a fraction of the cost of a Phase One. One of our locals dedicated his life to 11x14 and he produces stunning images. With film. Imagine that. Film. Of course he is a serious master of the craft and god bless him for his dedication. The rest of us run with a d800e (or other) which is likely the last camera I will ever need to purchase.
Dennis K (3 months ago)
Sony a6000 does better pictures 😏
fash2314 (3 months ago)
nice camera to gift on kid's birthday... very cheap lol
James Jennings (3 months ago)
An eighteen minute, fifty-three second long sentence without ever taking a breath. Amazing.
Dave Travers (3 months ago)
You could buy a half decent Dslr with a bunch of lenses and go on 4 back to world cruisers, come back with change and thousands of fantastic photos in COLOUR ! Seems nothing like camera snobbery to me!
Owen Holmes (3 months ago)
Would you say that removing the hot mirror and bayer filter from a cheaper camera would produce similar results as far as B&W-only photography?
Snooty Fox (3 months ago)
Awesome.
Jack Byers (3 months ago)
Why am I watching this I need to go to work in 5 mins I don't even have an interest in photography 10/10 great video would watch again
lizichell2 (3 months ago)
63000 dollars for a black and white digital camera 😬.... hell of a deal!!
Photog HT (3 months ago)
Oh cool your in Ft Worth! Awesome. Im in Dallas. Great video man!
Ady73 (3 months ago)
I'm definitely not the target for this camera. I will not want to use it even if they pay me. I want small, color, with filters that make pics like i see (i'm not interested in what i don't see). Yeah, a phone makes me happy. For me, this camera is like an alien device.
chiefsoho (3 months ago)
In the background it sounds like he is using the Mac book with i9
josh lomax (3 months ago)
It's a complete waste of money, plus it won't make you a better photographer by any stretch of your imagination.
Warren (3 months ago)
In 10 years these type of cameras will be 1k
Matthias Stoopman (3 months ago)
Infrared can turn black clothes into a purple color if the sensor is capable of capturing IR. I believe this is why his sweater appears brighter in the image.
SeenCreaTive (3 months ago)
It's my understanding colour sensors have more or less 2 layers (to simplify it a lot) one for colour and one for light. The res a company out there that grind off the colour layer off of current cameras, and you end up with much better Iso performance. Since the light doest have to pass through a layer first.
Aniv Khawaunju (3 months ago)
Eh I feel like the Sony a7riii is a lot better than this and 57k cheaper. No one needs a 100mp. Most people only need around 24, so 42mp on thr sony is plenty enough. The pictures and the features don't really justify the 60k price tag. Many features are unnecessary and just have the wow effect and others are what most cameras already have.
Steven Van Hulle (1 month ago)
The 100 MP is not the point, the selling point will undoubtedly be dynamic range. Sony A7R III: 13.6 bit Phase One IQ3: 15 bit 13.6 bit isn't bad for a camera in that class, but I've never seen a sensor with more than 15 bit DR. Would I pay for it. Yes. 63k? Not with my current bank account. With 100M in the bank? Probably.
Kurgo (3 months ago)
The most interesting things of this camera, and things that SHOULD be integrated in normal cameras for human beings, were those bubble and seismograph things. For landscape photographers in particular they could be maybe gimmicky but actually useful more than a few times.
logan nevins (4 months ago)
Spends 63k on a camera to take only black and white pictures
eskobar101 13345 (4 months ago)
My 5d classic is way better
Lars Joppich (4 months ago)
With what camera did you shoot his video? The color and detail is just awesome!
Ilija Radosavljevic (4 months ago)
*has 63k dollar camera* Oh well who needs color
Jill OM (4 months ago)
Nope!
David Lewis (4 months ago)
All digital sensors pick up into the infra red. They have infra red filters on them that you can remove to make an IR camera. Not that unusual
Oregon's Lonewolf (4 months ago)
Such overkill, and for what when you could do everything in post with a far less camera and glass. If a person isn't doing extreme cropping then enlargement with a 100MP camera, what is the point? For 64K, that thing better do my laundry
baby jesus (4 months ago)
Brilliant presenter.
OLDSKOOL978 (4 months ago)
such a niche product. just get a sony a7r3, it gets you 1/4th of the way there and you'll save 30 grand.
Lightning (4 months ago)
Cool, but black and white aint my style I like color so nope from me
Anon (4 months ago)
"Deep" pixels isn't a joke. It's a simplistic reference to the amount of photons a pixel can capture before being read out.
Alex Duta (4 months ago)
Stealing just started to sound good. Where do they keep this? 😂
Andrew Rulloda (4 months ago)
This camera looks military grade like a infrared targeting camera on a shoulder fired missile
Andrew Rulloda (4 months ago)
You are a very smooth talker. Fast but smooth, no uuuums in a sentence.
Wesley Mooney (4 months ago)
You should take the same shots with a low end camera that the majority of people purchase so we can see the actual difference. Honestly looking at these photos without a comparison it looks no better to me than a 300.00 camera.
mathurm100 (4 months ago)
63K to do what you can with film. got it. :p
Mamiya Phan (4 months ago)
I have a Square Space baswd web site (I wish I could spend more time on) and it's the awesome, highly recommended over Wix and others
Nikkei Simmer (4 months ago)
If I win the lotto, I'm getting one. My inner gear-head is triggered. :D
P Maitra (4 months ago)
@9:25, you mentioned noise. I wonder whether they used median filtering. Now, to figure out the size of the median filter appropriate for the texture itself would be a challenge. I suppose having a very large resolution helps in these cases.
Neo 0101 (4 months ago)
Stay tuned...next week ted talks about why film is making a big comeback
D what (4 months ago)
I can get b&w photos from my cheap camera. Whats the 60 grand for?
D what (4 months ago)
And if u cant see it with the human eye,...... why try and capture it?
Nigel G (4 months ago)
Pardon my English.....this is overpriced bollocks!!! People with too much money and not enough brains need only apply.
Аноним Эн (4 months ago)
7 :12 look's like head of princess fiona from Shrek
Armixs (4 months ago)
Only 49k now!
RST Knives (5 months ago)
Perfect camera for ASTROPHOTO!
CheezeLion (5 months ago)
i wish this was 60fps because its painful to watch but its a good video~
Emino (5 months ago)
Is it just me or is the framerate super low? Like when he's talking he looks like a slideshow jittering around. It kind of breaks immersion because that's all I can concentrate on lol. Idk maybe I just don't appreciate cinematography enough. Oh well. That's just my two cents.
Change in 3D! (5 months ago)
My camera can even shoot color
Gazza-usa (5 months ago)
Ok, I’ll bite. Most sensors are IR and UV sensitive. It’s the filter that removes those parts of the light spectrum. You can get the filters removed off a camera if you like (eg canon 5d4). That’s $4k worth of camera, $500 of filter removal and you get a full frame 30Mpix B/W sensor with all the canon compatibility. Sorry but for $63k you are being ripped off IMO.
Furlock Furli (5 months ago)
For people who do not understand light, or water... and then a machine still unable to reproduce what the human eye can capture.
Bipin Gurung (5 months ago)
Sony a7riii or 5div guys?
Bipin Gurung (5 months ago)
Ted's lips be moving at 101 times a minute
Paul Pici (5 months ago)
What camera is he using to record this video??
Marco Marcon (5 months ago)
An Olympus E-M1 Mark II with pixel-shift gives you 80mp...
Conservative Lantern (5 months ago)
Cool Camera...I wonder when Costco will run a package deal on this...
Northstar_004 (5 months ago)
is this a hasselblad rip off?

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