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Feature Update #2 – Sequence Photography made easy

In our ongoing development of the XF Camera System we are happy to introduce our second Feature Update, packed with new creative tools aimed to improve sequence photography, a complete optimization and design improvement of the OneTouch UI, along with an update to refine our HoneyBee Autofocus Platform.

Automated Focus Stacking

With added focus control, the XF Camera System can now systematically capture a sequence of images while precisely adjusting focus for each frame. You set the parameters and the XF Camera System does the rest. Perfect in the studio or in the field, the Focus Stack Tool results in image sequences perfect for integration into post processing solutions like Helicon Focus… now FREE for 1 year to any XF Camera System owner. Get license.


An excellent creative tool, the XF Camera System now provides a Time-lapse sequence tool, also known as an Intervalometer, to capture automated image sequences. Use it for compiling images after the shoot or to ensure the nuance of fading light is never missed. The precision control of the Time-lapse tool allows you to set the time between each capture, the total number of captures, as well as the delay at start. The tool respects all existing camera modes and options, ensuring meticulous accuracy and dependable captures.

HDR Bracketing

The HDR tool of the XF Camera System is similar to the bracketing feature but integrates proprietary tags so images can easily be identified, selected and edited in Capture One. The HDR Tool provides added workflow options to minimize post-processing complications and allow for easier integration with third-party applications.

New OneTouch UI

A fresh new look for the Ultimate Camera System. The XF Camera System and all Phase One products embrace an elegance and simplicity in design, both in their physical form and in their User Interface. The XF Camera System introduced a cohesive and intuitive user interface, the OneTouch UI. We are pleased to announce further integration and a new look with Feature Update #2. New intuitive tool access and a clean look take the OneTouch UI a step closer to perfection.

Improving the Honeybee Autofocus Platform

With the introduction of the XF Camera System came the introduction of our proprietary autofocus platform. Our HAP-1 system ensures that we can grow, customize and accelerate autofocus to meet the needs of the world’s most demanding photographers. Improvements have been made to increase accuracy in low light conditions, ensure focus of various low contrast materials in even light, and improved precision when using the XF Camera System handheld with behavior changes initiated from the systems several accelerometers.

Self Timer Delay

In true Phase One fashion, your feedback is essential to our success. In all our time touring the new XF Camera System we’ve heard quite a few suggestions for an old standard, the Self Timer drive mode. We’re happy to add back this capture delay, providing a quick and easy, fully customizable timer option to the XF Camera System. Set any delay from half a second to a full minute and the XF Camera System will take it from there.

General Feature Improvements

Dedicated to provide the best medium format camera system available we’ve taken the opportunity Feature Update #2 has provided us to include a bit of polish for existing features and ensure the absolute best in system integration. We’ve introduced a more dynamic workflow to the already powerful Hyperfocal Distance tool, the ability to add/remove tools from the Top Touch Screen menu as well as ensured internal performance tracking is recorded within the Camera System. All available performance statistics are now fully integrated to ensure your XF Camera System can diagnose it’s own performance and in the future provide feedback should anything be less than perfect.

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"…this new update has totally transformed the XF Camera System and given us professional photographers amazing new features to be creative"
- Isamu Sawa 


Hands-On XF Videos

Focus Stack Tool

Focus Stack Tool

Learn how to easily set up and manage Focus Stack Sequences on the XF Camera System.

Time-lapse Tool

Time-lapse Tool

Time-lapse Sequences have never been easier with the XF Camera System.

OneTouch UI Updates

OneTouch UI Updates

XF Feature Update #2 introduces a clean, minimalistic design to the interface of the XF Camera System.


New Blue-Ring Lenses - Dedication to cutting edge optics

Phase One continues to innovate, not only in terms of resolution, system integration and workflow dynamics, but also in terms of optical quality. Together with Schneider Kreuznach we’re proud to extend our Blue Ring line of lenses with the New 110mm LS lens and 240mm LS lens, providing tighter tolerances, a more robust design and improved operation.

Continuing Blue Ring Quality

With a beautiful metal barrel, with a high quality look and feel to match the XF Camera System, Phase One continues to upgrade our lens line to meet the demands of our customers. Our Schneider Kreuznach Leaf Shutter 110mm lens and 240mm lens are the latest to be renovated with tighter tolerances, improved design and more robust build quality. 

110mm f/2.8 SK Leaf Shutter

A technical masterpiece and an artistic vision. The 110mm design offers a ‘normal’ focal length view in stunning technical precision. Be it used for studio work or in the field, this lens offers versatile advantages similar to the 80mm standard look but with the ultimate optical design. No perspective distortion, no distractions and no sacrifice in speed. Ideal for portraits or for everyday use, the 110mm LS SK provides captures that are as close to perfect as you can get.

240mm f/4.5 SK Leaf Shutter

The essential Telephoto. The 240mm is a must for any lens lineup, offering the benchmark telephoto look for any shot. With extremely shallow depth of field and telephoto compression, the tight compositions of landscape, portrait, sport or nature are sure to stand out. The Internal Focus and built in lens hood make this lens as robust as it is easy to use. The HoneyBee Autofocus Platform is sure to hit the mark with this lens and make your images shine.

Precision, Precision, Precision

Phase One’s Schneider Kreuznach Leaf Shutter Lens range is proven to be well up to the task of the XF 100MP Camera System, and they’re prepared to go even further. With our incredible lens range we ensure that the Ultimate Camera System retains it’s claim as the new standard in Medium Format photography. With the precision design to surpass our highest resolution system, the look and feel to exceed photographer’s expectations, and the overall quality to ensure extended performance and longevity, the Blue Ring family is built to perform.

Thinking ahead

The Blue Ring lenses bring lens integration into the future, preparing existing optical designs, and introducing new ones, for future system unification and control. The newly introduced lenses offer advanced integration to the XF Camera System and ensure our forward thinking designs and future tool integration is as flawless as it is elegant.
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