The Honeybee XF Upgrade Is A Gamechanger!
What we are looking at with the Honeybee XF upgrade is the first ever medium format camera body hardware component upgrade without committing to an entirely new camera body; and from Digital Transitions’ perspective, this is how a platform’s natural progression should be. As in-camera firmware updates move forward to assist many photographers’ technical needs, the next step is for the in-camera hardware update to keep up that trend as well.
All North American XF Honeybee Autofocus Platform hardware upgrades will be done in the United States. That means the turnaround time for the service will be shortened significantly since systems will not have to go to Denmark.
In case you are wondering whether your Phase One XF camera body needs this hardware upgrade, you are able to identify your current version of HAP sensor by upgrading your XF firmware with Feature Update #3 SR4 (CP3.09.3.fwp). After the update is complete, go to the XF camera body menu by pressing the bottom silver bottom, scroll down to the “About” menu and under “AF”, it should say whether your XF camera body has HAP1 or HAP2.
All in all, the Honeybee XF upgrade is more than a hardware upgrade service from Phase One: It shows that Phase One is trying to do right by their customers by providing a product that is long lasting with continual upgrades in software and hardware in conjunction with a service that is domestic to create expediency.