tkpenalty: People comparing this to a D800 are just silly.
@Petka.. I have used both of them and the D800 does not have as good or better IQ..
Leica S glass in extremely good,better than anything you can stick in front of your D800E and try syncing with strobes at 1/1000th sec with a D800... the IQ from the Leica S is superb,if you can't afford it or don't want to pay for it then buy something else but it wont change the fact that it produces super images...
agentul: finally, Panasonic expands into medium format... just that it's not "medium format" in terms of size, because it's a smaller sensor than the standard.
the company making the Leica logo stickers is surely happy.
"Panasonic"?? You don't know what your talking about..
peevee1: "photojournalists who use the Leica M"
Are they delusional?
Many PJ's favour the M for it's super Quiet shutter..
dougster1979: This is very worrying. What if Apple, Dxo....do the same. The worlds economy is going down the pan, businesses can`t be sustained. Hence the introduction of compulsory subscriptions. This is a very bad president. It wouldn`t surprise me if Adobe is the first of many.
Apple is a hardware company...
A lot of people will switch to capture one pro now or DXO optics elite,Adobe have no respect for the customer's so the user's should take their custom somewhere else... PhotoNinja is another very good alternative..
SRT3lkt: Ireland is lovely, so I can live with odd composition and tilted horizon.
@Juck,I have been to Ireland and I can assure you there are tree's there,google Wicklow forests for an example.. the west coast is also quite stunning...
They don't call it the Emerald isle for nothing..
Love this...beautiful colors and nicely framed..
Scorpius1: I Bought the latest elite version,I like it a lot but it needs DNG support and also profoto RGB colorspace,Autohide of tools would also be nice,apart from that it's a very good raw converter..
Thanks.. will you be adding Leica S ??
I Bought the latest elite version,I like it a lot but it needs DNG support and also profoto RGB colorspace,Autohide of tools would also be nice,apart from that it's a very good raw converter..
Bart Aldrich: Customer profile: largely the same people who spend wads on Leicas and high end Canon and Nikon pro bodies and haven't a clue why they would need it or how to benefit from having one.Go on one of the photo storage sites and see the crap most Leica owners fill their galleries with.I have a friend with an eight thousand dollar canon body and he doesn't even know if it's full-frame or DX! Nor does he know what a polarising filter is.
It's the more money than brains crowd.
What a crock of rubbish... TRy Wayne Fox's website.. he is a Zeiss Fan.. is he just a wannabe with too much cash? Lloyd Chamber's is also a big fan of Zeiss.. is he just an ignorant rich person ?? hell no.. you sound bitter
dpLarry: In USA years ago you used to lose a wallet and somebody will return it with the cash intact. I think those days are gone unless the people who picked up the wallet are senior citizens.
I lost a wallet with $2000 in Miami in 2003 and got it back with every cent still in it.. ;-)
Scorpius1: Great images and a nice idea.. Hasselblad's give beautiful image quality.. I love the color from them..
@oomomo,It's simply a promo video which showcases a photographer's use of the camera,demonstrating color accuracy would require a different approach to this,really the best way to do that is to provide downloads of raw's which hasselblad does on their website.as a video it's a bit of fun and the shoot is interesting....
@oomomo... Color is always manipulated,raw files are almost always a little flat and need the Raw converter to bring out the best in colour,unless you shoot jpeg like Ken Rockwell... ;-)
Plakanina: about three decades ago now on a pool fashion shoot a model and photographer were killed when one of the strobes hit the surface of the water. I am very surprised that the equipment was secured in that way. They were very lucky!
Yeah dude..she should have worn a life jacket..
apiza: A lot of $ and production for pointless images.
Wel thats just your opinion dude...
Vlad S: I have quite a few issues with Hasselblad's promotion:
1. I do not see the value in this video. It does not show how the scene was lit, and what settings on the camera were used.
2. HB comments how important the color fidelity is and tout their 16 bit files. I do not see anything in this image that implies color fidelity. Especially when they then talk about tweaking colors in postproduction.
3. They talk about shadow areas - but the hair has lost all detail above and to the right of her head. We are not talking about capture with a high dynamic range, it's simply an image exposed for shadows. Even the current 4/3 sensors have enough sensitivity to expose like this in shallow water, and possibly even smaller sensors. So what exactly are they advertising in this case?
It's a promo video not an instructional video,and it would would be very difficult to see the benefit of 16Bit MF color in a highly compressed mpeg you tube video...
Armadal: Please, what is the music?
Dawn by Michael Brun
Great images and a nice idea.. Hasselblad's give beautiful image quality.. I love the color from them..