Phase One release the first 100 megapixel medium format camera
100 megapixels full frame 645
ISO 50 - 12,800
16-bit colour depth
15 f-stops dynamic range
1 hour noise free exposures
Phase One Certified Pre-owned SALE
Ultimate image quality has never been more attainable.
The Phase One Certified Pre-owned Camera Systems provide
current technology at a reduced price.
Factory Refurbished models now available!
Introducing the newest Blue Ring lenses
The 45mm f/3.5 and the 150mm f/2.8 IF are the latest additions to our
high-resolution lens range. With a range of lenses designed to resolve even
beyond the limits of current sensor technology, our new Schneider Kreuznach
blue-ring lenses are ready for the future.
New: Profoto B1x Battery Powered Monolight
Power in all the right places
Following from the game-changing Profoto B1, the new B1x increases the battery capacity, the power of the modelling light, and adds more stops of power range in the incredible High Speed Sync mode.
The Profoto B1X is the perfect portable light for location work, with an intuitive and easy to use interface that keeps out of you way and is fast to set up so you’re free to explore and create stunning images.
- AirTTL compatible to work with other AirTTL flashes either in manual or TTL mode
- Cordless design and wireless controls allows you to shoot without constraints
- 10 times as powerful as the average speed light, with 500Ws adjustable in 1/10 f-stop increments over a 9 f-stop range
- Quickly exchangeable and rechargeable Li-Ion battery provides up to 325 full-power flashes and tens of thousands at lowest power
- Fires up to 20 flashes per second, with flash durations of up to 1/19,000s and fast recycling times of 0.05-1.9s
- Control ambient light with HSS and create crisp images without motion blur at shutter speeds up to 1/8,000s
- Can be wirelessly controlled from up to a 300 m range with any optional Air Remote
Available from $3025 inc-GST
CALL us on 03 9091 2111 to order now.
Read more about the Profoto B1X here.
New: Capture One Pro 10 LogicKeyboard
Unlock a faster workflow to supercharge your editing
The LogicKeyboard with coloured keys for Capture One Pro 10 is designed to help speed up your workflow by detailing many of the shortcuts on the actual keyboard itself. Whether you use Capture One daily or occasionally. This keyboard, detailing these shortcuts, makes working with Capture One 10 even better again.
The new Capture One keyboard layout has been designed to maximise your productivity and aids in discovery of functions for new users.
- Supports Capture One Pro 10 (Mac only)
- Apple Pro Keyboard
- Original Apple ultrathin anodized aluminum enclosure
- Professional Key mapping layout
- Robust Pro-line full-color coded keys
- Capture One shortcut titles and icons on keys
Available for $275 inc. GST
CALL us on 03 9091 2111 to order your keyboard now.
Capture One Pro 10 Now Available
The fastest RAW editing platform for imaging professionals
Phase One have just launched Capture One Pro 10. This upgrade includes some substantial under-the-hood improvements to make Capture One even more responsive, and provides several new workflow capabilities for imaging professionals.
Capture One Pro 10 is the leading RAW editing platform, that gives you the ability to render precise colors and incredible detail with support for leading high‐end cameras. It contains flexible digital asset management, a growing list of adjustment tools and fast, responsive performance in one customisable and integrated solution.
Highlights at a glance: Capture One Pro 10
- Faster browsing, zooming, panning, and switching of images
- New default workspace for a more intuitive experience
- Three-stage image sharpening; lens, creative, and output sharpening
- Full on-screen proofing capabilities
- Integration with Tangent panel editing systems
- Camera focus tool for tethered cameras
Upgrade to Capture One Pro 10 Single User Licence: $145
Capture One Pro 10 Single User Licence: $470
CALL us on 03 9091 2111 to upgrade now.
The Profoto Pro10. Speed to Exceed.
Pro-10 2400 AirTTL. The world’s fastest flash.
The latest generation of studio packs have arrived at Specular and will set the standard for photography studios around Australia. The headline feature is absolutely the astonishing flash speed these packs can create for the most demanding shoots.
Our other favourite aspect of these packs are the new top screen design and ergonomics; it comes as a surprise how simple it is to operate the sophisticated features built in to the Pro-10.
- Available in 2400Ws with two outlets individually adjustable in 1/10 f-stop increments over an 11 f-stop power range.
- Bursts up to 50 flashes per second with flash durations up to 1/80,000 of a second.
- High-resolution display with a superior, intuitive interface with large dials.
- Fully integrated with all Profoto Air and AirTTL camera remotes.
High Speed Sync up to 1/8,000s.
- Shoot in TTL or manual mode.
- Firmware upgrades from profoto.com installs easily via built-in USB port.
- Compatible with 11 different flash heads and 120+ Light Shaping Tools from Profoto’s renowned light shaping system.
Phase One Releases XF Camera System Feature Update #3
The XF Camera System never sits idle.
Phase One have now added groundbreaking studio photography controls, flash integration and evaluation like never before. Professional workflow advantages are now available in the XF Camera System Feature Update #3, providing unparralelled productivity for photographers.
- Flash Analysis & Rear Curtain Trim
- Advanced Profoto Air & Profoto Air TTL integration
- Naming, loading, and saving of Custom Settings
- Customisation of top screen tools and icons
- Streamlined single camera package firmware updating
New Capabilities: IQ3 100 Electronic Shutter
An industry first for Medium Format, Phase One have also introduced the most technically advanced, versatile and dynamic feature yet, complete Electronic Shutter integration. Now, with the IQ3 100MP on either the XF Camera System or an alternative technical camera, you can capture images without a single moving component.
New Hardware: XF V-Grip
Providing advanced ergonomics and additional control options, the XF V-Grip ensures simplicity as well as dynamic improvements to handheld workflow applications. With an emphasis on design, the XF V-Grip incorporates an Arca-Swiss compatible mounting point and L-Bracket solution.
For more details on the XF System Update #3 check out the below video with Phase One VP of R&D Lau Nørgaard.
Introducing Profoto D2. The world’s fastest monolight
Freeze action at up to 1/63,000 of a second, shoot bursts of 20 images per second, use HSS to sync with camera shutter speeds as fast as 1/8,000 of a second, and shoot fast and easy with TTL. The D2 will redefine the definition of speed in monolights.
The D2 is the combination of the stability and robustness that Profoto is renowned for, with the industry leading technology that today’s working photographers demand.
Read more about the Profoto D2 here or contact us on 03 9091 2111 for more information and pricing.
Announcing the Ultimate Camera System – Phase One XF IQ3 100
World’s First 100MP CMOS Medium Format Digital Back
As if 2015 wasn’t big enough with the release of the new XF Camera platform and several new lenses, Specular is excited to announce the arrival of the new IQ3 100 Megapixel from Phase One.
Moving things even further along to help the world’s most demanding photographers really stand out, the IQ3 100MP represents the latest and greatest in imaging technology. it truly is the Ultimate Camera System.
Phase One IQ3 100MP Key Features:
- 100 megapixel full frame 645 sensor
- 16-bit colour depth
- 15 f-stops of dynamic range
- ISO 50-12,800
- 1 hour noise free exposures
- HDMI out for live view
- Electronic First Curtain Shutter
Watch below as VP of Phase One R&D, Lau Nørgaard introduces the IQ3 100MP.
Leaf Credo compatibility with the Phase One XF camera
The Phase One XF Camera System was designed to be an open platform, enabling the world leaders in photography access to amazing optics and superior creative tools. The XF camera now offers support and compatibility with the Mamiya Leaf Credo range of digital backs.
The XF Camera combined with a Leaf Credo back offers you control, performance, precision and reliability, allowing you to focus on your creativity. Extraordinary image capture becomes a natural practice through the systems ease of use and direct control.
Phase One XF camera is compatible with:
- Mamiya Leaf Credo 80
- Mamiya Leaf Credo 60
- Mamiya Leaf Credo 50
- Mamiya Leaf Credo 40
If you are a Credo owner you need Firmware version 2.02 for Credo 50, or Firmware version 4.01 for Credo CCD backs (40/60/80).
Contact us on 03 9091 2111 for more information and pricing.
Phase One XF Camera new features announced in Update 1
October 20th 2015 – Phase One have released a new firmware update for the XF camera. One of the key features of the XF camera is that new features can be added simply through the process of a quick firmware update.
The XF Feature update 1 delivers the latest XF camera system functionality, including:
– Focus confirmation with the waist level finder shown on the XF top screen
– Seismographic monitoring in low vibration mode: capture is delayed until zero vibration is recorded within the set maximum delay.
– BullsEye leveling tool on the XF top screen. This provides easy levelling of the camera in horizontal position.
– Histogram on XF top screen.
– New setup and calibration of the Hyperfocal-point.
– XF live view focus step from Capture One.
– IQ language localization of the user interface for international markets
– IQ input of copyright information for RAW file metadata
– General stability and bug fixing
The firmware of the XF camera system implements the core functionality of the XF camera system. The firmware keeps the XF camera system moving forward by implementing new and clever requests from the market, and it sees to utilizing the camera system hardware with the latest advances to deliver stability and performance.
Phase One new Blue Ring Series Lenses
Phase One announce 3 new lenses in the Schneider Kreuznach “Blue Ring Series”, 55mm LS f/2.8, 80mm LS f/2.8 and 150mm LS f/3.5. These lenses join the 35mm LS f3.5 and 120mm LS f/4.0 Macro lenses and are also ready for 100 megapixels and beyond.
These Leaf Shutter lenses are designed together with world-renowned optics manufacturer, Schneider Kreuznach of Germany. Building on decades of experience in high-resolution optics the Leaf Shutter lenses delivers some of the sharpest lenses in the world, built for today’s systems as well as the future. With an integrated Leaf Shutter, the range of Schneider Kreuznach lenses delivers industry leading flash synchronization speed of up to 1/1600th of a second.
The Future of Digital Medium Format has Arrived – Phase One XF
The new standard in Digital Medium Format has arrived with the Phase One XF Camera System. Phase One have completely re-engineered the key elements of a camera system to produce the fastest, most robust and most stable digital medium format camera ever. Featuring aero grade mechanicals, cutting edge electronics and an all-new autofocus system, the XF represents over two decades of digital imaging expertise and Phase One’s relentless push for image quality.
Highlights of the XF Camera System include:
- New Autofocus Platform – The Honeybee Autofocus Platform (HAP-1) is a fully in-house developed autofocus system which features a high-resolution CMOS AF sensor and unique floating-point architecture which is set to redefine digital medium format AF.
- OneTouch User Interface – OneTouch UI is inspired by clean, functional Scandinavian design and provides a seamless, fully customisable interface which allows the photographer to personalise their camera for any shooting situation. OneTouch is controlled through the beautiful, tactile dials, buttons and touch sensitive screens on the Phase One XF.
- New IQ3 Digital Backs – The IQ3 range from Phase One feature high bandwidth interfaces allowing for seamless use of the various OneTouch UI features. The IQ3 range includes the world’s first 80MP sensor capable of 60 minute exposures. The IQ3 80MP Digital Back is joined by the IQ3 60MP and IQ3 50MP models and build on the foundation set out in the IQ2 range.
- New Leaf Shutter Lenses – Phase One and Schneider-Kreuznach have developed two new leaf shutter lenses in a 35mm and 120mm focal length. Both lenses are designed to resolve at beyond 100MP ensuring that they not only get the most out of today’s sensors but that they will perform well into the future.
- New Modular Viewfinders – A solid glass prism is the brightest in its class and comes as standard on the new XF Camera System. An all-new waist-level viewfinder is also available, rekindling one of the classic photographic perspectives. Thanks to the HAP-1 autofocus system the waist-level finder is also able to perform light metering.
For more information, or pricing, contact us : Specular 03 9091 2111 or click here to email us
Medium format digital … taken to a new level
Credo 50 at the new home of Mamiya Leaf in Australia
The Credo 50 sports the Sony 50 megapixel CMOS chip, it’s 14-bit image quality along with 14 f-stop dynamic range and the famous Mamiya Leaf colour management, make this is a camera one that has very wide appeal.
The combination of the Credo 50 with the Schneider range of leaf shutter lenses and the Mamiya digital services focal shutter lenses, that’s on option of 17 digital lenses to choose from.
Here’s some of the new features of the Creo 50 digital back :
- 50 megapixel CMOS chip (44x33mm) with ISO 100 – 6400
- Video like Live View
- 14 f-stops dynamic range
- Long Exposure up to 60 minutes
Portable, powerful, cordless lighting… with TTL
Profoto B2 250 AirTTL
Profoto has released an entire new system of compact off-camera flash (OCF) and Light Shaping Tools, designed for fast and easy on-location photography.
The Profoto B2 250 AirTTL is revolution of functionality and portability for photographers. Shoot with TTL and High Speed Sync up to 1/8000 second.
Connect one or two flash heads. Use the B2 alone or sync it with one or several other Profoto Off-Camera Flashes. Shoot with a bare head, or choose from the widest assortment of Light Shaping Tools available and shape the B2’s already beautiful light into any light you can imagine.
Here’s some of the new features of the Profoto B2 AirTTL :
- With TTL and HSS (High Speed Sync).
- 2 fully asymmetrical outlets.
- Lightweight and compact flash heads with powerful LED modeling light
- Exchangeable high capacity Lithium-Ion battery.
- Power range over 9 f-stops (1-250 Ws) adjustable in 1/10th f-stop increments
- Fast recycling of 0.03-1.35 seconds.
- Built-in AirTTL fully supports wireless operation up to 300m.
Profoto B2 units have arrived. Call now for a demo or to hire! Contact us : Specular 03 9091 2111 or click here to send an email.