shigzeo

shigzeo

Lives in Japan Chiba, Japan
Works as a Writer, Audio Critic
Has a website at http://ohm-image.net
Joined on Sep 14, 2010
About me:

utterly impressionable

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On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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Richard Schumer: Perhaps I missed it, but what type of shutter does it use? The high sync speed leads me to believe it is not a focal-plane curtain, while the slow apertures tends to hint at a leaf shutter -- but where? In each lens, or in the body?

Does anyone know?

@Wild Light:

It's just talk for now. And then there's strobe support. I use strobes almost exclusively and would love to get this in lieu of the FPS _plus_ a back.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 15:00 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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rustdream: Great camera.

Like: Weight, size and finish.
Dislike: Contrast or Manual focusing only, limited exposure metering options, and price.

(Lack of FPS shutter?)

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:56 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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ekaton: Leica, what were you doing in the last 5 years? Designed, developed and made in Sweden is the new standard.

Basically, high-end digital is either Viking or Kraftwerk.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:56 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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JCVG: I'm an Hasselblad user (H system) for many years and I love the "made by fuji lenses". I've never heard about Nitto though and they will be the new lens manufacturer. I googled it and there's not much information about this company. They have made lenses obviously but I can't find any information about recent models or lens review. Anyone know them?

I wonder if this is Nitto. https://www.nittohkogaku.co.jp

If so, they've been around.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:48 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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azeg: I´m really exited about this approach. Despite the fact that i assume i will never buy one i am a bit disappointed about the Displays. A perfect picture is depending on the composition and if´i´d shoot with a capable system like that i´d expect more than a viewfinder with XGA Resolution and a 3" Display with less than 1 Mio pixels.

And how would they be? That resolution is the highest available today outside of Leica's cameras. What if Leica had a corner on high-resolution EVFs for the short term?

Very possible.

If Sony still use the same resolution EVFs you can be damn sure that Hasselblad (a low volume company) aren't in good company to push the envelope.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:46 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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azeg: I´m really exited about this approach. Despite the fact that i assume i will never buy one i am a bit disappointed about the Displays. A perfect picture is depending on the composition and if´i´d shoot with a capable system like that i´d expect more than a viewfinder with XGA Resolution and a 3" Display with less than 1 Mio pixels.

If you've gotten on until today with the same, you'll get on with this. Compromises had to be made.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:26 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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spunksters: The XGA viewfinder is interesting. That's 1024x768, or 2.37Mdot. I guess this camera is all about the mainstream. I think that's a good way into the market. I'm assuming it's got the same awesome dynamic range we see on other 50MP MF cameras these days. Cool. Here's hoping for a 120mm f2.2 portrait lens.

@AshMills: many tilt-shift lenses fully cover much larger digital sensors, but with very little space for movement. Usually, wide-angles have more coverage than telephotos, but more shading.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:25 UTC
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Akpinxit: I'm surprised on how many people here jumped strait in to discussion on poor lens range offer but seemed to overlook the star-high price tag . As if not for the lenses , there would be already line , waiting to pre order the camera .

"Star-high price tag', really? In comparison to what?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:24 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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Howard: From mirrorless to penniless ...

Truer than you know. Most enthusiastic camera people I know buy MANY more mirrorless cameras than they ever did dSLRs. There seems to be a built-in and constant upgrade engine that inherent to mirrorless cameras. Either you buy and wish for better, or ... I have no idea.

This one at least empties three silly cameras in one fell swoop. You'll have no choice but to use it.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:22 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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Richard Schumer: Perhaps I missed it, but what type of shutter does it use? The high sync speed leads me to believe it is not a focal-plane curtain, while the slow apertures tends to hint at a leaf shutter -- but where? In each lens, or in the body?

Does anyone know?

No FPS?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:17 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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Calvin Chann: Is this the same sensor that is in the Pentax 645Z?

It's used by Phase One, by Leaf, by Hasselblad, by Pentax. Any reason why you [honed in on] Pentax? Poison pot, maybe?

[edit]

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:17 UTC
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LJ - Eljot: Why is the sensor so small?

I own the CFV-50c, which utilises the same sensor. Today, in shooting an image for a review, I shot accidentally in 6400 ISO (tethered problems in Phocus cause this), and the noise levels are incredibly small.

Amazing sensor.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:16 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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RonHendriks: Basicly....If you can afford to buy a car, you can buy this! A matter of priority's.

Unless you're a race driver, you won't earn a dime with your car. Cameras are made to produce; cars take you from point A to B. Irrelevant comparison unless you're also prepared to talk about high-end refrigerators, bicycles, barber scissors, etc.

Every tool has its use. And every tool has its price. That any two prices match up mean nothing more than that: that their prices match up.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:14 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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JCVG: I'm an Hasselblad user (H system) for many years and I love the "made by fuji lenses". I've never heard about Nitto though and they will be the new lens manufacturer. I googled it and there's not much information about this company. They have made lenses obviously but I can't find any information about recent models or lens review. Anyone know them?

Same as above: the factory doesn't matter as long as the quality control and design are good.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:12 UTC
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AshMills: Presumably now they have the shorter back focus one could use a suitably designed speedbooster with this camera, adapting 6x6 lenses to cover the 1.5 crop chip, giving proper MF subject isolation, sharpness etc. Come on metabones.

That would be interesting.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:11 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (455 comments in total)
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The Davinator: Looks superb. Cue all the whiners who cant afford it so feel the need to bash instead.

No need to cue them. They're triggered. They're loud. And they've got pockets full of superior market morals that have violently exploded all over this comment section.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 07:12 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (455 comments in total)
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Archiver: Four to one odds that it's a Sony A7R II priced at $12,000. Oh goodness, my cynicism is showing.

@villagranvicent: it's no use pointing out facts when rage in general suffices.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 13:14 UTC
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Matsu: There were some interviews with Hasselblad's new CEO and LuLa staff just a short while ago, where they politely acknowledged the Sony rebrand mistakes. I think they know how foolish and cynical that approach was, and are keenly aware of the damage it does to the brand.

I expect something that plays into the format's strengths, so whatever it is, it will probably mount Hasselblad's older lenses. Expect more resolution, more dynamic range and better shutter and sync timing at least. Perhaps better AF is in order as well, and maybe a redefinition of medium format size/integration - a la Leica S - either with a new mount, or with the existing.

I wouldn't mind seeing something like a medium format rangefinder sized package, with an authentic medium format sensor and not the "double frame" crop.

And, if going for a new mount, maybe a rangefinder styled body that keeps the overall package size similar to a D800/5Ds/K1 DSLR.

I just hope that the teaser doesn't morph disappointingly into another anachronistic design. Leica' SL, while certainly idiosyncratically attractive, a beautiful re-imagining and simplification of a concept that has become so complicated, bristling with buttons and focusing too much on user-programmability whilst sacrificing a good standard operating model.

I own the CFV-50 and CFV-50c. The latter is drop-dead gorgeous, but its buttons are mush and several important interface elements have been replaced or re-worked and are actually HARDER to use than before.

I hope that whatever this camera is, it forgoes tired, design-to-the-past ideals and focuses instead on simple, repeatable user interfaces.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 12:24 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (455 comments in total)
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Matsu: Looking carefully at that picture, here's a bit of "speculation"

Mirrorless Medium Format with a unique "throat-less" mount. The camera itself is sort of a rear film board with integrated sensor recessed just behind a rectangular port with rounded corners. Maybe it has focal plane curtain shutter just in front, or perhaps it relies exclusively on leaf shutter lenses.

That smaller ovoid port is one of four - one at each corner of the main lens entering port. The design effectively has no set flange depth. Lenses are not mounted via typical bayonet. Rather, they have the equivalent of an integrated lens board that snaps to the body.

Such a design has virtually unlimited degrees of freedom in designing lenses, and arrangements of lens groups and adaptors, especially designs with movements, and folding "travel" optics like some Fuji fixed lens medium format rangefinders.

In which case I misread your post. Apologies.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 12:20 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (455 comments in total)
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TN Args: It won't be a game changer unless it enters at a more affordable price point than the current range. If you want to change 'the world of photography', as the hype says, then you have to affect a reasonable proportion of that world.

Fingers crossed.

Or, where medium format cameras are generally used, in studios, where photographic boundaries are pushed. I don't see how a camera that _may_ be marketed at professionals and priced accordingly can't be a 'game changer' simply because it's not priced at any old schmuck.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 06:17 UTC
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