In collaboration with Mamiya, PhaseOne updated the 645 SLR line this week with the new 645DF+. The camera features improved autofocusing, overall better reliability, and a battery system that can last for -- get this -- 10,000 photos!
Deplete that battery a dozen times and you're looking at a number of exposures that would start to break most consumer DSLR shutters! That's impressive.
These 645 bodies, including the new 645DF+, all accept wonderful leaf shutter lenses, including a new 28mm f/2.8 lens, that will allow for up to a 1/1600 flash sync. If you can spare an extra $6000 for the body and then again for the 28mm lens, you'll have one of the most versatile systems money can buy...assuming you then shell out another 15-50k for a digital back.
Read more at CNET.com.