rrccad

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On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (470 comments in total)
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PVCdroid: Then why the double hockey sticks is DPR giving it a 91%? This is unacceptable. Either wait out all the fixes and then do the full review or rate it with all the broken crap.

for the same reason the A6300 got a gold for stating it has full 14 bit raw output.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 17:33 UTC
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zodiacfml: I can't stop thinking about that APS-H camera. I wonder what is the price premium. $100 over this is reasonable. Around $200 is quite hard to accept and I feel will be Sigma's strategy.

I wonder how bad the vignetting is for various lenses.

@zodiacfml .. ummm. no.

@lesnapanda .. that's really my guess as well.

also yeah .. depending how long the global impact of brexit lasts, it could have a impact on it for sure.

I'm sure we'll see new releases from canon and nikon start to jump up in MSRP over in NA.

then there's trump.. lol.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 15:17 UTC

this is alot less than I was expecting I was thinking more 1500 and 2500 for the asp-c and aps-h model respectively. especially considering that for sigma, it's foveon bodies are simply hobbies for their main lines of businesses.

while I'm not that interested in the APS-C model, this gives me hope that I won't have to sell a first born for the APS-H one.

at this price, it almost gets me interested in the aps-c model and something like the 17-70mm.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 15:15 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1180 comments in total)
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deep7: The rate of comments on this news story suggest Hasselblad may well sell a good number of these cameras - and they deserve to! Great design, competitive price, proven sensor. I really like what they have done.

The two current lenses fall into focal length "holes" for me, though I understand many people are happy with the field of view of that 45mm. However, I like the balance of size/speed they have chosen.

My own preferences run to smaller bodies with zoom lenses but I do like the idea of heading out for the day with one of these and a 60-65mm lens and just having fun. It will be interesting to see how lens development proceeds.

they'll probably sell one per comment

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:17 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1180 comments in total)
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Light Pilgrim: How will it fare compared to 5Ds?

I guess you entirely missed the point .. try reading that again Teila.

I'd love to know what system you shoot with that doesn't require optics.

right now that has two, and only two.

and if you blow whites on a full frame sensor, the problem is the photographer, the raw processor, and not the camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:15 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1180 comments in total)
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Dr_Jon: BTW I'm assuming it's the same sensor as the Pentax 645Z, so you can compare DR right now...
http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#Canon%20EOS%205DS%20R,Nikon%20D810,Pentax%20645Z

actually it should be less than the Pentax 645z since the sensor is running all the time, that will add some latent noise due to thermal conditions.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:13 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1180 comments in total)
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Johannes Leitner: So who is the first who builds an adaptor with integrated leaf shutter for Canon, Nikon, or Schneider tilt shift lenses ?

it's actually not a bad idea.

it's probably the ONLY way you'll get a 17mm prime on this sucker.

use the 17mm TSE with no movements and use it as a prime.

it should have a big enough imaging circle.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 20:03 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1180 comments in total)
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Light Pilgrim: How will it fare compared to 5Ds?

I bet the 5Dsr will look better when you are shooting above 200mm focal range and right now anything under 35mm.

The limited lenses and primes only, not to mention AF make the 5Dsr much more versatile.

the last time I checked .. the system is necessary to take the images.

I also like the D810a's chances too with the same analogy.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 19:59 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1180 comments in total)
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windmillgolfer: I guess this will appeal to those with a specialist, professional interest but, as ogl has already commented. This is of academic/technology interest only to most.

how future proof is this? the mount will most certainly not handle a 645 sensor.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:36 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1180 comments in total)
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wootpile: Whot?! No flipscreen?

:p

Nice size on it though!

it is an odd omission not having an articulated or tilting LCD. They would be very handy on this.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:34 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1180 comments in total)
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dbateman: This is very interesting. My only concern is it looks like the shutter is only in the lenses and there is no mention of an electronic shutter. So adapting my pentacon 6 lenses without leaf shutters would be an issue. If true the number of adaptable lenses goes down dramatically. I hope they add an electronic shutter that can do atleast 1/8000 like panasonic cameras.

electronic shutters won't work in all cases - since it's not a global shutter.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:31 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1180 comments in total)
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starwolfy: Hasselblad just created a medium format body with the size of a 24x36 FF Leica SL. Impressive.
Moreover the lenses are so small. I am now scratching my head at how Leica SL lenses can be so big...when Hasselblad of capable of making top notch medium format lenses for basically 1/3 the price ?

so small?

the pentax 67 45/4 was aruond 486g for a larger image circle.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:29 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1180 comments in total)
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kty: This is practically a universal digital back for all kind of medium format lenses!
Very promising indeed.

some are mentioning an electronic shutter may be in there.

however, it's not a global shutter so doing landscapes with slow shutter speeds won't work that well.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:04 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1180 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: The leaf shutter both gives and takes away. You get that nice 1/2000 sync speed, but you get a slow fps rate. The lenses are also slow (36/2.8 equivalent for the 45mm) and you can't adapt other lenses to the body because it doesn't have a shutter. And you can forget about doing other mirrorless tricks, like in-camera focus stacking or a hi-res mode. Right now, a lowly Olympus E-M5 II in hi-res would compete against it well for product photography.

I can see this for fashion photographers and well-heeled landscapers, but it appears to be boxed out of most other applications by those shutters.

except electronic shutter isn't perfect. especially at slower speeds.
rolling shutter effect.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:01 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1180 comments in total)
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eya1: Pricing is not much more than pro Canikon bodies and lenses but IQ is probably through the roof . Will this be a mirrorless game-changer? It will be interesting to see the long-term effect this technology has on the camera industry as a whole.

All I need is a whole lot of money; a whole lot of processing power and, a whole lotta Rosie!!!

those "pro canikon" cameras shoot the daylights out of this one and looking at that camera body are far more ergonomic and since this only mentions contrast detect AF, I suspect much faster and better AF too.

the comparable 5Ds or D810 are much cheaper and have a ton more lenses to choose from including tilt shifts.

Note this camera doesn't have a shutter. you can't just toss on any old lens and have it work.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 15:58 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1180 comments in total)
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kty: The prices for old medium format lenses are going to rise surely after this announcement.

except this is leaf shutter based and no mention of compatibility with other MF lenses.

electronic shutter (non global) will still produce odd image errors at times and isn't infallible.

then you have the crop factor and what really kills you is on the wide angles as any MF UWA is going to cost you a pretty penny, and you have a 1.3 crop on top of that.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 15:50 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1180 comments in total)
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rrccad: so how is this a game changer?

it's certainly well priced. it's a mirrorless camera with greater than full frame sensor, less than a 645 sensor size, no articulating screen, with difficult lens adaptability.

because it doesn't have a mirror it's a game changer?

umm why?

weight is a game changer? really? any MF kit the lenses are what kills you not to mention, tripod and accessory equipment and still will

unless of course you are only looking at specs.

not to mention there's NO mention of other lens compatibility with this.

hasselblad hasn't exactly been known for compatibility.

not to mention the throat diameter appears to be "just" for 1.3x 645 crop sensors, limiting it's growth as time goes on and "full frame' 645 sensors become more commonplace.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 15:48 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1180 comments in total)
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windmillgolfer: I guess this will appeal to those with a specialist, professional interest but, as ogl has already commented. This is of academic/technology interest only to most.

landscape with two supplied lenses?

and anything wider will cost you your first born child .. assuming they kept compatibility with other leaf shuttered lenses?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 15:46 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1180 comments in total)
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kalpeshmodi: Pentax K-01 ..... in MF

lol .. it does sort of look like it.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:29 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1180 comments in total)
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zakaria: Congratulations
Indeed a game changer to Hasselblad.
I think Sony will follow up with a cheap version.

yes, because sony needs another niche product..

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:25 UTC
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