dmanthree

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On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (784 comments in total)
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Deano255: This thing is dead on arrival. Only two very expensive lenses on a proprietary lens mount. SD card tech when everyone is moving to CFast or XQD for large sensors. Best the video can do is 1080p at 60fps which is embarrassing for mirrorless. And that arrogant, exorbitant price tag. In another couple months Sony will introduce a large sensor camera with twice the specs at half the price and will leave this camera in the weeds, and any potential market will move on, except for those nostalgic for the Hassy name.

Deano, it will support legacy lenses, and will do video. Just not 4K. But really, you don't think the guys who shoot the models for SI or any other fashion photographer will be drooling over this cam? Yes, it needs more legacy lenses, but this isn't the system where you need all kinds of zooms, super teles, etc. You just need a few basic and high quality primes. I lived off a Hassy 500 C/M with three primes for years.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 20:37 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (784 comments in total)
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Deano255: This thing is dead on arrival. Only two very expensive lenses on a proprietary lens mount. SD card tech when everyone is moving to CFast or XQD for large sensors. Best the video can do is 1080p at 60fps which is embarrassing for mirrorless. And that arrogant, exorbitant price tag. In another couple months Sony will introduce a large sensor camera with twice the specs at half the price and will leave this camera in the weeds, and any potential market will move on, except for those nostalgic for the Hassy name.

Yeah, this is NOT either a video cam or a PJ/Action cam. Sheesh...

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 17:11 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (784 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: I am glad Hasselblad is back in the game but seriously, how hard is to create camera like this? We landed on the moon in 60's! We are applauding something that should "normal and standard." We should have more choices when it comes to mirrorless system. Japanese are holding us by the throat. And I am not changing my mind!

Funny analogy. When they landed on the moon, they were shooting with Hasselblads! Those camera bodies are still on the moon, as well. Only the film magazines made the trip home.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 17:05 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (784 comments in total)
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Deano255: This thing is dead on arrival. Only two very expensive lenses on a proprietary lens mount. SD card tech when everyone is moving to CFast or XQD for large sensors. Best the video can do is 1080p at 60fps which is embarrassing for mirrorless. And that arrogant, exorbitant price tag. In another couple months Sony will introduce a large sensor camera with twice the specs at half the price and will leave this camera in the weeds, and any potential market will move on, except for those nostalgic for the Hassy name.

Sure, and then Sony can introduce another lens mount, another line of lenses, which is OK since their E mount collection is totally complete.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 17:04 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (784 comments in total)
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FD: Body is great design :-)
It reminds me of my old Hassy SWC.
Never going to buy this, but hey YOU can ;-)

I had an SWC! To date, the finest ultra wide I've ever shot. I used the ground glass back for framing and focus, but man, the results were impressive.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 17:03 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (784 comments in total)
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Alphoid: This camera makes me sad. Every town needs a jester. We seem to have lost ours today. At least based on the initial impressions, it's a plausible camera. From Hasselblad.

I really must say I was hoping for a rebranded Leica D-Lux (typ 109).

I agree that Hassy's "luxury" Sony efforts fell way short, but I used to shoot a Hassy 500 C/M, and back then there was nothing better. The old Hassys set the standard for mechanical cameras and image quality. It's only recently they lost their way, but this looks like they've found their way again. Good to see. I hope it handles as good as it looks and the IQ is "Hassy" again.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:31 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (784 comments in total)

OK, it has a Nikon-compatible flash shoe, but will the Nikon flashes be smart enough to be able to sync at 1/2000 without reverting to FP mode?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:29 UTC as 93rd comment | 1 reply
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)

Man, this thing looks nice! We'll see about usability, but they're headed in the right direction. Nice to see Hassy has fully recovered from their "luxury Sony" adventures.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:58 UTC as 150th comment
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (455 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: Leica is for some reason, constantly attacked and disparaged by DPR members for its pricing policy. I find it bizarre and rather demeaning personally.

I wonder if Hasselblad will be ridiculed in the same way? I didn't think much of the rebranding of Sony kit, but this looks interesting. It seems they have learned.

Both brands have a terrific legacy, great equipment and best in class lenses. Looking forward to their offering.

Yes, the EVF in their new cam is very nice, but really, if it's that good, when will we start seeing professionals using this camera? And rangefinders? Just a link to the past, nothing more. As far as the Audi/VW comparison goes, well, there are tangible differences between those two cars. But there is no tangible difference between images produced by a Leica and most other high-end cams. In face, in many cases the images produced by less expensive cams are better. I don't criticize Leica, I only say that the value simply isn't there.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 12:47 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (455 comments in total)
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Mrrowe8: Either way it is going to be pricy, as Hasselblad is like a neighborhood association that has over valued their neighborhood that long ago the real money has moved to another zip code .. Which is it really a game changer if it isn't accessible to the masses?

If you're right, and I think you are, it's not a game changer any more than a new Bentley is a game changer for the auto industry. I need Hasselblad to prove that they're capable of a true game changer, and not another hyper-expensive MF camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 21:55 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (455 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: Leica is for some reason, constantly attacked and disparaged by DPR members for its pricing policy. I find it bizarre and rather demeaning personally.

I wonder if Hasselblad will be ridiculed in the same way? I didn't think much of the rebranding of Sony kit, but this looks interesting. It seems they have learned.

Both brands have a terrific legacy, great equipment and best in class lenses. Looking forward to their offering.

It's not Leica's pricing, it's the value proposition. There's nothing special about their cameras. And when they introduce a digital camera and strip it of many of the advantages of digital you wonder what or who is making decisions at Leica. I could afford one, but just don't see the point. The value simply isn't there and I have no interest in "jewelry."

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 21:53 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (455 comments in total)

I'm guessing that a m4/3 camera is out of the question.

:-)

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 21:51 UTC as 30th comment
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noflashplease: Aerial photography has been greatly depreciated by the hobby drone phenomenon.

Depends where you are, of course. Nothing more irritating than helicopter tours through places like the Grand Canyon, along the Na Pali coast, etc. Copter-tours are a PITA. I do agree that amateur drone operators need to learn some etiquette. But I wouldn't call the videos low quality in general. I've seen some spectacular videos created by amateur drones.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 22:02 UTC
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noflashplease: Aerial photography has been greatly depreciated by the hobby drone phenomenon.

Yes and no. The overall quality has gone down a bit, but drones have opened the activity to millions who can't afford any other way. Drones are cheap, and can take 4K movies, as well as medium resolution stills, both of which are better than nothing. For me, I'd prefer my D810/24-104 and a helicopter.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 21:05 UTC
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Everythingis1: I guess it really puts perspective on just how much of a game changer the size and weight advantage of the Sony A7 + 35mm F2.8 or 28mm F2.0 really is.

JACS, compare a 17mm m4/3 lens to the Sony and let me know how that goes.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 13:59 UTC
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Everythingis1: I guess it really puts perspective on just how much of a game changer the size and weight advantage of the Sony A7 + 35mm F2.8 or 28mm F2.0 really is.

OK, compare one of the A7 bodies with a lens of similar angle of view and speed. While the A series bodies are small and light, the lenses are still governed by the laws of physics and are much, much bigger.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 12:29 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (256 comments in total)
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osan: And what is semi-pro about 5DIII? It's a ludicrous selection and the winner is...well you all know which one will win and will keep winning all the future roundups

Pete Souza might agree with you. :-) Then again, maybe being the president's official photographer isn't important to some.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 19:11 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (256 comments in total)

Uh...what about the ignored fact that you're buying into a system, not a single camera? The Sony is nice, but not if you need fast native teles, or numerous other lens options (native, not adapted).

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 13:45 UTC as 69th comment | 7 replies
On article Fast telezoom: Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 sample images (164 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: Cameras used? Only Canon and Sony? Why not Nikon (D7200)?

Nikon and Canon lenses mount in the opposite direction. Give it a good shove, turn it opposite to the Canon mount, and voila. You might hear some grinding and snapping noises, but that's normal.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 20:14 UTC

Sagar, I disagree. Creating a photo that pays homage to a classic portrait is a good challenge, and I look forward to seeing the results. I've got nothing to contribute, but there are some nice shots there so far.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 22:03 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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