First Day with the PhaseOne IQ

I had my first shoot with our new PhaseOne IQ medium format camera this morning . . . WOW! The detail this camera can capture is simply ridiculous.

Close up at 100% - straight out of camera.

Close up at 100% - straight out of camera.

As a product/food/architecture photographer, I don't do a lot of head shots these days. As a third-generation photographer, growing up in portrait studios, I learned how to create solid head shots. It's not necessarily where I wanted to start with this new PhaseOne system, but we put it through the paces none-the-less. With a big, bright viewfinder, focusing and composing an image is much easier than with my Nikon D800. One caveat is that if you miss the focus, it's real apparent. Below is a sample of the finished image.

Final image

Final image