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The IQ 260 Comes Through

Shot in Stokksnes, Iceland IQ 260, 9 image stitch

Shot in Stokksnes, Iceland IQ 260, 9 image stitch

It’s been an interesting week in Iceland as I shoot with the IQ260 and put it through its paces.  It handled long exposure super well, it is easy to shoot it from the iPad and it makes great images.  The image above was made with the IQ260 and 9 images stitched together.  I used the 55mm LS lens to shoot the individual source images and then stitched in Photoshop.  Because there was little color in the image I thought it looked great in B&W.  You really must see the detail in the full size image to truly appreciate what this camera and back are capable of.  Remember the NEW IQ260 will be at all PODAS workshops.  Join us and give it a try.


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The IQ260 In The Field

Josh Holko an Andy Biggs shoot with the IQ260 using the iPad, in Iceland

Josh Holko an Andy Biggs shoot with the IQ260 using the iPad, in Iceland

I am helping with a workshop lead by Josh Holko and Andy Biggs in Iceland.  It is perfect timing as I get a chance to try out the NEW IQ260 in cold weather and with long exposures.  we also get a chance to step back and shoot remotely with the iPad  The image above shows Andy Biggs controlling the shot with an iPad.  It’s cool the way you can see your images, adjust the settings of the camera and fire the camera.  It is a whole new step in landscape photography.  We will have the IQ260 on all our workshops.  We still have space on the Copenhagen workshop and the Dolomites.  All the other workshops are sold out.   Come on a workshop and see why this is the greatest new thing in the field.

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In Iceland

Icicle in ice cave in Iceland

Icicle in ice cave in Iceland

In addition to the regular PODAS workshops we do we sometimes tag along on some of our instructor workshops and bring along Phase One gear for attendees to use.  I am presently in Iceland with Daniel Bergman, Andy Biggs, and Josh Holka exploring many locations and taking some excellent images.  One of my goals on this trip other than sharing our cameras was to text the NEW IQ 260 in long exposure mode as well as to put the new 240mm lens.  The lens is incredible and I have been pushing the 260 as hard as I can The IQ260 has the capability to do long exposure.  So what better place to take it than deep under a big glacier.  The image above was a 4 minute exposure in essentially a dark chamber under a glacier.  First the experience of crawling around in a glacier is a bit unnerving to say the least.  Then you stumble upon this beautiful icicle that had to be 12  feet in the air.  You set the camera up in darkness, shine your headlamp onto the icicle to focus and try an exposure.  Turns out the exposure was 4 minutes at f-16.  It was amazing to see what the sensor saw that we didn’t.  The bottom part of the image was pulled from shadow area that on initial viewing was all black.  We did a bit of saturation and some highlight recovery.  I think the 240 did a good job.  If I had a bit more time I may have tried a 6-8 minute exposure and tried to pull the histogram a bit more to the right.