Lenses for Arca-Swiss

X-SHUTTER

Developed by Phase One Industrial, the X-Shutter is a robust electronic leaf shutter designed for durability and reliability, and is rated for over 500,000 shutter actuations. The X-Shutter features a sturdy housing and can be used as a replacement for Copal 0 leaf shutters. It is available when ordered with a new Rodenstock lens and can also be retrofitted to a selection of existing lenses from Rodenstock or Schneider.

The X-Shutter provides strobe syncing for high shutter speeds to 1/1000, lens metadata transfer to the IQ4 150, and additional features of the IQ4, such as auto bracketing, 1/3 stop aperture increments, aperture or shutter priority modes, opening the lens for live view and more.

The X-Shutter is powered and controlled directly by the Phase One IQ4 150 digital back, eliminating the need for an external power source. When using X-Shutter on ARCA-SWISS cameras, a 12 pin to 12 pin cable is required to provide communication and power between the shutter housing and the digital back, allowing the shutter speed and aperture to be controlled from the IQ4.

The X-Shutter is specifically designed to be compatible with Phase One IQ4 digital backs or newer. If you are looking for a lens that supports the X-Shutter or want to convert an existing lens to X-Shutter on ARCA-SWISS cameras, please refer to the accompanying documentation below. Depending on the type of camera used, X-Shutter lenses can be mounted to an R-bayonet mount for R-Line technical cameras or to a flat lens board for M-Line or F-Line view cameras.

X-Shutter

Compatible lenses

  • Rodenstock 32, F4.0 HR Digaron W
  • Rodenstock 40, F4.0 HR Digaron W
  • Rodenstock 50, F4.0 HR Digaron W
  • Rodenstock 70, F5.6 HR Digaron W
  • Rodenstock 90, F5.6 HR Digaron SW
  • Rodenstock 180, F5.6 HR Digaron S
  • Schneider 47, F5.6 Apo-Digitar XL
  • Schneider 60, F5.6 Apo-Digitar XL
  • Schneider 72, F5.6 Apo-Digitar XL
  • Schneider 80, F5.6 Apo-Digitar M
  • Schneider 90, F4.5 Apo-Digitar N
  • Schneider 100, F5.6 Apo-Digitar N
  • Schneider 120, F5.6 Apo-Digitar

Converting a lens to X-Shutter

ARCA-SWISS offers lens conversions to X-Shutter. All conversions are delivered with a Phase One IQ4 to X-Shutter 500 mm cable. However, for certain view camera applications or when using long lenses, the provided cable might be too short. In such cases, we recommend the longer 800 mm cable. Please keep this in mind when placing an order for a new or retrofitted lens with X-Shutter.

To ensure a smooth process, your lens will be shipped to ARCA-SWISS USA and then transferred to ARCA-SWISS International in Besançon, France for the service. Please contact us to coordinate a schedule and receive shipment details.

The estimated service time is 4-6 weeks. However, if a lens requires conversion to an R-bayonet mount or needs additional optical service, extra time may be needed.

The Rodenstock HR Digaron SW 138mm float lens is available in the X-Shutter configuration when ordered as a new lens. However, existing 138mm lenses cannot be converted to X-Shutter.


Rodenstock HR Digaron W
50403202 32 mm, F4.0 X-Shutter, including lens board $11,589
50404002 40 mm, F4.0 X-Shutter, including lens board $8,511
50405002 50 mm, F4.0 X-Shutter, including lens board $8,363
50407002 70 mm, F5.6 X-Shutter, including lens board $6,419
Rodenstock HR Digaron SW
50429002 90 mm, F5.6 X-Shutter, including lens board $10,173
50421302 138 mm float, F6.5 X-Shutter, including lens board $15,701
Rodenstock HR Digaron S
50411802 180 mm, F5.6 X-Shutter, including lens board $7,576
Rodenstock Lenses in X-Shutter for R-Line Cameras
Rodenstock HR Digaron W
50403232 32 mm, F4.0 X-Shutter, R-bayonet mount $12,177
50404032 40 mm, F4.0 X-Shutter, R-bayonet mount $9,167
50405032 50 mm, F4.0 X-Shutter, R-bayonet mount $9,023
50407032 70 mm, F5.6 X-Shutter, R-bayonet mount $7,121
Rodenstock HR Digaron SW
50429032 90 mm, F5.6 X-Shutter, R-bayonet mount $11,173
50421332 138 mm float, F6.5 X-Shutter, R-bayonet mount $16,578
Rodenstock HR Digaron S
50411832 180 mm, F5.6 X-Shutter, R-bayonet mount $8,634
X-Shutter conversion for existing lenses
(Transport costs to ARCA-SWISS, Lens board or R-Mount conversion excluded)
50910002 X-Shutter MK-II ASSY (Cable - IQ4 to X-Shutter, L=500 mm included) $4,010
R-Bayonet conversion for existing lenses (additional service)
Valid for any lens, Rodenstock or Schneider, focal lengths 23 mm - 210 mm. Call us if you have questions. Transport costs to/from ARCA-SWISS in Besançon France excluded.
50991130 Focal length = 23 mm - 80 mm $1,034
50992130 Focal length = 90 mm - 210 mm $1,426
X-Shutter Cables
50300314 Original Cable - IQ4 to X-Shutter, L = 500 mm / 19.7" $118
50300340 Original Cable - IQ4 to X-Shutter, L = 800 mm / 31.5" $142

Ordering an X-Shutter Lens

The X-Shutter is specifically designed to be compatible with Phase One IQ4 digital backs or newer. If you are looking for a new lens with X-Shutter or want to convert an existing lens to be used with X-Shutter for ARCA-SWISS cameras, please refer to the accompanying documentation above and the price list below.

Please note that prices for lenses from Rodenstock or the X-Shutter from Phase One are subject to change. Call us to check pricing, check delivery schedules or to place an order.

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