Phase One Announces 100MP IQ1 Medium Format Back & 150mm f/2.8 & 45mm f/3.5 Lenses

Phase One kept pushing the megapixels at the photokina show in Cologne, Germany this morning, announcing the new IQ1 100MP medium format digital back. Phase One also announced two new Schneider Kreuznach Blue Ring lenses today: the 150mm f/2.8 IF and 45mm f/3.5.

The IQ 1 100MP back follows the IQ3 100MP, introduced in 2015, into the high-resolution stratosphere for Phase One. The new back would appear to use this new 100MP sensor co-developed by Phase One and Sony for the XF Medium Format camera system.

“Working with an integrated and modular camera system allows photographers to embrace a single component, such as the powerful new IQ1 100MP Digital Back, in order to achieve their creative visions,” said Lau Nørgaard, vice president, Phase One Research and Development.

Here’s a rundown of the key specs for the new Phase One IQ1 back:

• 101 Megapixel Resolution – full frame 645 medium format images with a native size of 11608 x 8708 pixels;

• ISO 50-12800 with CMOS sensor technology – ISO flexibility and performance alongside video-quality LiveView, for any camera system;

• 16 Bit Color Depth – true 16-bit Raw file capture;

• 15 Stop Dynamic Range – exposure control and flexibility capturing extreme shadow and highlight detail.

You can read more about  the IQ1 100MP Digital Back at:

Two New Schneider Kreuznach Blue Ring Lenses
The introduction of two new Blue Ring lenses is designed to offer a complete lens range in both wide-angle optics and telephoto lens speed, Phase One said.

The new Schneider Kreuznach 150mm LS f/2.8 IF is now the fastest Blue Ring telephoto lens with extremely shallow depth of field, which is suited for portrait as well as landscape photography.

The new Schneider Kreuznach 45mm LS f/3.5 is designed to provide edge-to-edge sharpness in a nearly distortion free wide-angle design, Phase One said, making it suited for landscape photography as well as interior and architecture applications. 

You can read more about the new Blue Ring lenses at:

Availability and Pricing
The IQ1 100MP Digital Back goes on sale this month at the below pricing.

IQ1 100MP Digital Back (XF or H mount) – $32,990 USD

The Schneider Kreuznach Blue Ring lenses are available now at the below pricing.

Schneider Kreuznach 150mm LS f/2.8 IF – $6,990 USD

Schneider Kreuznach 45mm LS f/3.5–  $5,990 USD

All Phase One IQ3 Camera Systems are available now with a choice of one Schneider Kreuznach Blue Ring prime lens valued up to $6,990 USD.