An eyeopener...

Started Jun 8, 2009 | Discussions thread
Joe Sesto
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Brad...IMHO that's an apple-zucchini comparison
In reply to bfarwell, Jun 18, 2009

bfarwell wrote:

I just lived this scenario, shooting tourists in Times Square with
the hasselblad for a couple months and then shooting tourists in the
pantheon with the 5d2 over a couple days. The
digital shooting was infinitely easier (and more to choose from), and
the print quality is the damn same.

Seems to me that comparing a Blad to a 4fps dSLR in a PJ/street situation is like taking a knife to a gunfight. It's pretty obvious who the winner will be.

Hasselblads were never intended as street shooters...many aren't even used handheld.

We all know digital has advantages over film and vice versa.

If you are saying that it is easier to capture the shot with a machine gun trigger...that's cool...but don't blame the camera that wasn't designed to do that. And, yeah, it is inconvenient reloading. Though when I had mine I carried a loaded spare 220 back in a belt holster...and I preferred shooting 645 format.

However, when I was at the Acropolis there was a travel photog shooting with a 500 C/M. I often wish I still had the SWC/M body...talk about a welded to a tripod camera.

Don't get me wrong...I have the 1DIII for a reason...but that doesn't mean it is better.

It simply is designed for a different use...and it is cheaper to use.

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