Teila Day

Teila Day

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Joined on Apr 5, 2005

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On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (793 comments in total)
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Joe Pineapples II: Wow - I love it. This looks like the digital successor to my old Mamiya 6 medium-format rangefinder. I reckon Hasselblad have knocked one out of the ballpark here. This could be destined to become a digital classic.

No doubt!

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 00:59 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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Light Pilgrim: How will it fare compared to 5Ds?

Got your point(less) the first time. Two lenses. The fact of the matter is that many of us shooting the Pentax are keeping the 28-45 affixed to the camera most often... and donning a 120 or 90mm as the next most applicable lens. Many others shooting Hasselblad are using the 80 or 100mm (a Hasselblad fav of mine). Sooooo.. a 45mm and a 90mm are the first two Hasselblad lenses and that's odd to you? (chuckle) Yeah, it seems to me like someone at Hasselblad is actually using common sense for once... especially since today many are using the shorter focal lengths as an alternative for the long-in-the-tooth vanilla approach to portraiture and since for many people who'd buy the system, those two lenses are just fine at the start. The point is simply that if such puts you off that much, then the camera isn't for you and just drive on. I doubt it will put portrait shooters off much ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:26 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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Light Pilgrim: How will it fare compared to 5Ds?

rrccad, no, the 5sr (while a fine camera) is not really a competitor in this arena, the colour range (blown whites and lack of colour) just doesn't cut it. In many landscape shots the colour deficit will be obvious from reasonable viewing distances. Medium and large formats are just a different facet of photography and thankfully, more available to the general public than in years past. A MF film body can be had for cheap.

The difference in out of focus progression is also something that I find different with MF. Let me be clear, there are areas where it doesn't make sense to shoot MF any longer in general (catalog work, etc.) but for fine art, portraiture, etc... medium and large format are the only game in town as far as I'm concerned.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:12 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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ScanSpeak: So is this a full frame sensor?

Lars V the terms are used relatively as they relate to film and are reasonable denotations. MF sensors less than FF (compared to MF film) are common in MF digital cameras. Even so, this latest mirrorless offering is a strong contender it seems. The best MF news I've seen since the debut of the Pentax 645Z.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 20:42 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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Badbatz: Paid $700 for a 500 C/M kit ( body, WLF, 80/2.8, A12 magazine) in 1972. That's approx $4000 in today's dollars.
The new stuff is WAY overpriced. A kit in the $6000 range would sell like hotcakes if the camera is any good.

There's a reason why 500 series are flooding eBay, etc.. "Overpriced" is also a relative term. It's only overpriced when it's not being purchased due to the price. If Hasselblad could sell these for $20k and get $20k, then it wouldn't be "overpriced" even at that price.

There's no way I'd compare this thing to using a 500 series Hasselblad (great cameras... but..). The older camera's are just less relevant today. The last thing I want to do is have to buy film, load film, shoot film (unless it's large format offering more detail as opposed to a *comparatively* grainy fuzzy detail with the smaller formats..) and then having to find someone competent to develop the film. We're talking about over $400/month in film costs (minimum) for many photographers. That's $5k/annum or a new 50mp mirrorless Hasselblad paid for in less than 2 years just in film costs alone. Can shoot twice as much with the digital cam and by the time it dies, I'm ready for a new body anyway.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 20:22 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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Mrrowe8: Blah blah blah blah blah .. Yes it's nice ,yes it's super expensive, so not really a for the masses camera, to bad .. The biggest question is it possibly to little to late to be relevant to the already solid cameras out there with solid image making pedigree.. Feel free to leave a snotty snobby response at the beep .....BEEP

(1) Newsflash... eh.. $9k isn't "super expensive". It's less than the cost of many 2nd-hand-ratty-bass-boats.

(2) Hasselblad isn't marketing to the 'masses' (no matter what they say).

(3) What cameras 'out there' with "solid image making pedigree" are you talking about? If you're not talking about a camera with a like-sensor size, then zip.. because it's not relevant.

(4) Unless you have your head in the sand, MF is going to be the new general standard because the smaller sensors for less specialized work (e.g. portraiture), don't cut it as-well-as larger sensors do. You're looking dead in the face of the future. Larger sensors in a smaller form factor. Surprised? You shouldn't be... no more than anyone should've been surprised that Nikon finally got around to going FF or *finally* offering up more than a paltry 12mp.

For pete's sake.. there are lenses that cost more than this camera...

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 19:44 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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stevo23: Same sensor size, Mp and price as the Pentax 645Z? (Lenses not withstanding...)

This camera is putting the Pentax over a barrel somewhat, because it offers things that the pentax doesn't have. tilt/shift lenses (adapter), leaf shutter lenses, 1/2000 sync speed... all the stuff that many working folks expect to see in a MF *system*. Pentax dropped the ball and hopefully this Hasselblad will spank some sense into Pentax which seems oblivious to what should and shouldn't be available to MF photographers. That said, the 645Z is a wonderful camera, the 28-45 stabilized 28-45 and 90mm lens + tilt screen, etc., are a definite plus... but that sync speed (shakes head). I'm giving Hasselblad the nod on this camera. It's a game changer for MF.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 19:35 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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Retzius: is "handmade in sweden" a good thing? I can't think of anything else that is supposed to be good because it is "handmade in sweden"...

Personally I don't care if a 50,000lb robot put the camera, car, or printer together as long as it has an attractive price, works, and doesn't cause me an unreasonable amount of maintenance. I just don't get all wrapped up into "handmade" or even "hand dipped ice cream"... I don't care if a machine dipped the d___ cone! ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 19:27 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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left eye: 645Z - £6799 / 1550g
is undercut by the
X1D - £5990 / 725g

I'm not normally an advocate of EVF - and it's 'hurry up take a picture you're draining my battery!!', and do wonder what the battery life will be if taking one's time eyeing up shots on a tripod. Anyway a great addition to the camera world for sure, I'm tempted by it's hubris.

... Actually the Pentax is FAR less of a deal with this camera on the market. The 28-45 f/4 (stabilized) lens alone is about $4,500 for the Pentax and almost as much again for the 90mm f/2.8 macro. There are legacy lenses which could be had for great deals but the bottom line is that the Pentax has a glaring shortcoming which is sync speed / no modern leaf shutter lenses which is absolutely, irrefutably ridiculous in 2016 for a medium format system.

Hasselblad *has* put a monkey wrench in the system with this camera and has hit back hard, and will woo a lot of people who would've otherwise purchased the Pentax over to Hasselblad. I don't fancy mirrorless, but I'll be keeping an eye on this camera. Hasselblad did a fine job with this from what I can tell thus far.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 19:18 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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Potemkin_Photo: I will most likely skip my next car purchase to get this "game-changer." NOT!

Well... if you're in the market for a car costing as much then you're probably not the intended market demographic. ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 19:10 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: Well... the sample shots are nothing my Sony A7 with the Zeiss 35mm cannot handle.

Shoot medium format for a week, then go back to the Sony.... and report back here.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 19:09 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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Jonathan F/2: What slow lenses! Micro Four Third prime lenses are faster, smaller and cheaper! F/3.5 and F/3.2 is still F/3.5 and F/3.2!

Why are teeny-tiny sensors even being mentioned in this thread? Why would anyone looking at this camera care if M4/3 lenses are faster when the results of the camera/lens combo aren't in the same league?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 19:07 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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n3eg: Wow! It has ABSOLUTELY NO EQIVALENCE! f/3.2 is like, what, f/zero-point-nothing on micro four thirds? And DOF of a butterfly wing! Ooooh, I can't wait to shoot this at f/256!!!

All I know is shooting a 100mm f.2.2 lens on this camera or a 50mm f/2.8 on a Pentax, wide open, from a typical portrait distance(s) isn't going to be that big of a deal, and will easily give you enough depth to keep the important stuff in focus.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 19:04 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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ScanSpeak: So is this a full frame sensor?

No, which is no different from most MF cameras or backs that have ever been produced.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 18:59 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.

villagranvicent... finally, someone who gets it.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 17:21 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (455 comments in total)
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williams359: I would like them to bring out something for the wedding photographer. When I started 16 years ago lots of wedding photographers used Hasselblads. Now I don't know any, Im sure there are some but none I know.

16 years ago? That's practically 2 decades ago when there was an actual advantage to using a Hasselblad or any other medium format *film* camera.
Most digital cameras back then couldn't even generate a decent 8x10 and most service bureaus didn't facilitate quality printing from digital cameras anyway.

Today, the advantage just isn't there for weddings. There's a decisive advantage for using MF digital for bridal shots, yes, but that's just another form of portrait work. Few couples will care (or more importantly pay for) the difference between the run-of-the-mill wedding shots taken with a Hasselblad 503 or H6D compared to anyone shooting a wedding with a Canon 5D3 or Nikon D4.

Using a MF camera (film or digital) for (most) weddings today, offer an extremely poor ROI compared to whipping out your 5D2 or whatever common dslr and decent lenses you happen to have on hand.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 17:20 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (455 comments in total)
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Tal Shachar: to sell more Hasselblad, you need to create the same cameras but smaller sensors and lenses (like APS-C sensors and like canon EF/S STM lenses).
So you end up with the same camera quality and back privilege but smaller sensor and lenses. Also you should have regular video formats with sound and not just RAW video.

imaging buying Hasselblad camera with back and two lenses kit for $2,000 and to know it's a real Hasselblad and not a Sony with Halloween costume.

lowering your medium format cameras by 10-15 percent will not do much to your sells, just like if Ferrari lowered car prices by 10-15 percent we wouldn't rush to spend $500,000 to buy one.

Hasselblad lowering their MF cameras by 65% would definitely increase their sales, just like a Ferrari 458 selling for $10k *less* than a 12c McLaren and less maintenance issues can be a selling point for many people who actually buy such luxuries. The problem with their current 50c, is that it doesn't offer a ROI that I, and many other photographers, can get with a Pentax that costs $20,000 less.

What I'm curious to see is whether Hasselblad actually came up with a product that propels the photographic offerings forward, or some half-baked gimmicky piece of junk that doesn't offer anything above and beyond the garden variety camera that I can get from Best Buy or any other big box store.

My assertion is that unless Hasselblad is offering a digital medium format type of sensor in a mirrorless or rangefinder-like body, the product is dead before it hits the market. Another small sensor attempt isn't going to cut it. Period.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 16:44 UTC
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mydpname: The negative comments amaze me. Here's a portrait studio that survived for 176 years in a cool old building, and the "experts" here are bashing the place based on their own distorted opinions. Wow.

Suntan's comment(s) on this topic may not be popular, but they are 100% correct. It's not about whether or not a studio has been in business 100 + years, because for most of that time, there wasn't any competition from the general public. Comparatively speaking, it was easy street ;)

The only thing that matters is whether or not a studio distinguished itself enough to stay in business **after** about the year 2000, because that's about the time competition started heating up in a big way; when studio's in general and the use of film death certificate was written... studios that survived that and are still going strong with a notable steady income stream, are the studios most worthy of mention in my opinion.

That said, I'm glad the Indian studio had good years. I love the building and I hope they keep the historics of the studio alive for people to savor in the years to come!

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 02:14 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (474 comments in total)
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Lisa Kiehls: I'm wondering why anyone is willing to buy a small sensor camera for $2000 in the first place

Lisa, actually your original post painted with a large brush when you said "I'm wondering why *anyone* is willing to buy a *small sensor camera* for $2000 in the first place.." You didn't mention the D500 specifically.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 01:19 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (474 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: So, basically, what this German consumer should really be complaining is that Apple does not comply with Bluetooth open standards, making pretty much life difficult for their users and brand's software developers.

By slowing turning this logic on things - it is now the "outside world" that has to comply with "walled-garden" approaches such has crippled Bluetooth - Apple users are slowly starting to crystallize their spoiled-brat-everyone-must-do-what-I-want attitudes, I see.

PhotoKhan tell me what I'm missing. "In the case of the D500, you need to use a compatible Android device with Bluetooth LE and the Snapbridge app to enable Wi-Fi..."

Yeah, that's exactly what I expect when I buy something that can connect via wifi (sarc). Android (or only Apple for that matter)? Bluetooth LE? Snapbridge app? That's definitely *not* what I expect out of a pro or semi-pro camera body costing several thousand dollars. Again, what exactly did I miss other than this ridiculous feature by Nikon?

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 01:14 UTC
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