Following up on the July 26 entry, there are now 5 photographers seriously interested in a group buy of a P20+ monochrome sensor digital back, plus another 2 “maybe”. Please contact me no later than August 5th if you are serious about purchasing such a unique photographic instrument (send email to 'monochrome' at diglloyd.com). Base price is approximately US$10,435 for the P20+ back (in monochrome), plus an upcharge of US$10,000 (divided by the number of backs purchased). With 5 backs, that’s US$2,000 each, with 10 backs US$1,000 each. It’s real, it’s possible, don’t miss this chance to get a rare tool built cost-effectively!!! (See July 27 entry on this subject).
If you’re unclear on what camera bodies can accept a PhaseOne back, please see the PhaseOne website, and see the specs on any of the P+ series backs. These include Hasselblad H1/H2, Hasselblad 500 series cameras, Mamiya 645AF and Mamiya RZ, view cameras, etc. For example, a PhaseOne P20+ back would go on a Hasselblad 503CW (my likely platform) and can also be used (without modification) on a view camera for stitching/shifting (with the appropriate view camera insert).
The PhaseOne P20+ backs are standalone (no tethering required), take Compact Flash cards, have a very nice screen and are built to very high quality standards (see Thirty Minutes With the PhaseOne P20+). They also have a tethered “Live View” mode for use with a computer.