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On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (363 comments in total)
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Khairil: Sorry, IQ wise, still not impressed. With that kind of money I would buy a cheap secondhand D3200 with zoom lens (well, maybe couldn't reach 600mm) but with much much much better IQ (and still better when crop-zoom from apsc size, to reach 600mm)..

Who are you apologizing to?

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 06:45 UTC
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DVT80111: Giant dust magnet?

no

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 05:51 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (782 comments in total)
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BigOne: Now THAT is what we expect from Hasselblad - NO WOODEN GRIP! Compact is probably a strong word - that thing is barely smaller than Nikon D800 and the lenses will be huge, but still knowing that the body CAN be that small may encourage further development in that sector. So well done, Hasselblad. Congratulations.

"that thing is barely smaller than Nikon D800 and the lenses will be huge"

wrong

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 05:48 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (782 comments in total)
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Nicholalala: I used to shoot on the street with a Hasselblad, and medium format (and square) were always my preferred format. My perfect camera is probably an Alpa with a digital back. This is for all practical purposes that camera more refined. As somebody said on Luminous-Landscape, “If you don't see that as a breakthrough, then pick up a Phase XF body with an IQ350 back and three LS lenses and take a nice long hike or walk around a city for the day.” Just take the camera on a walk.

So, why would I buy a camera like this? Three things: It’s medium format and 50mp, so it has larger pixel sensors. It has 16 bit color depth. I’m sorry if color is not appreciated in photography. I look at my film images and am simply shocked by the color difference. The camera is reasonably priced for what it delivers in the package size. I paid $500 for 20x24" Cibachrome paper in 1990. Seriously, this camera will be useful for a decade.

I bet that I see a lot of these at weddings and environmental photo shoots.

...its $14k total for this with 2 lenses. The other members of dpreview are eating you alive brownie314. Give it up.

You can't justify your logic with the only valid argument being you claiming "I fail to see."

The only thing you are correct about is....YES you fail to see.

Don't buy it. Move on. Other consumers who DO see the value will buy it.

End of story.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 05:45 UTC
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Indohydra: I still do not understand why someone would choose this camera over any number of high end mirrorless full frame cameras already on the market. (i.e. Sony A7Rll, Canon, Nikon FF) The 50 MP in itself no longer seems compelling. What am I missing here? This is not like moving to mid format on film. The advantages are not there. No one has suggested that these images are capable of greater detail or range or ISO. Is there something about the larger frame size alone that is of interest to anyone here? How or why would you use it?

https://blog.mingthein.com/

he can explain it to you.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 18:36 UTC
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stormy_weather: Frankly, I have trouble believing much of what the Hasselblad man said. For all I know, Hasselblad is a very, very small company now and should have nothing like the resources needed to develop a new camera system. Also, Hasselblad has not designed lenses in the past, so why would they start now in an area where they never had expertise?
This "Made in Sweden" sounds much like marketing speech to me and my feeling is that in fact engineering and manufacturing were done elsewhere (on the other side of the globe), same as the business decisions leading to that camera were taken by the investment company owning Hasselblad now.

Which doesn't make the camera worse, for sure.

+1 to leonche64

wow.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 18:35 UTC
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CreeDo: Would be interested to see comparison shots of the same subjects with this vs. a 5DsR. It's gonna be less noisy and permit shallower dof in some cases... and I guess there's some intangibles about that nice sensor like color accuracy.

But are these things worth spending $5000 more, even for serious professionals? Especially since the AF isn't as good and the lens lineup will never be as robust. Even the weight savings doesn't sound like much of a selling point, it's a difference of like 15%.

This sensor has already been used in other Hasselblad products. Canon isn't even in the same ball park.

No point in a comparison. None.

The customer interested in a product like this don't consider Canon instead. They either have the money for both or they shoot MF exclusively.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 18:33 UTC
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Trubbtele: As a swede I think the price of this swedish handemade camera is on the lower side. Is worth to try it out :-)

what does "lower side" mean?

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 18:30 UTC
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razadaz: It's a nice camera but the cost involved by the time you buy a set of lenses for it puts it well out of my budget. What would be interesting is if someone like Canon could produce a similar design to work with their EF lenses. Perhaps they already have.

Every time another company innovates and pushed the envelope - Sony, Fuji, Olympus, Pentax, Leica, Hasselblad, Sigma - people long for Canon to do the same to make use of their vast EF lens lineup.

I get it, Canon makes great glass. But this longing for Canon to innovate has been going on for over half a decade now.

Competition is great for consumers so for your sake (and mine - I own Canon glass) lets hope it doen't take ANOTHER half decade for Canon to produce enviable products.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 18:29 UTC
On article Photographing surfers on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula (44 comments in total)
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QuarterToDoom: Sure there aren't that many surfing shots but either way great photos, colors and scenery.

Follow the link. Lots of surfing shots.

The point of the additional shots is obviously to tell a story about the adventure, the environment, the mood/vibe.

Its a great article.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 18:23 UTC
On article Photographing surfers on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula (44 comments in total)
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Marcelobtp: Must have been a sony sensor, by the lack of reds...

Jokes on you

Canon 80d

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 16:52 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (782 comments in total)
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brownie314: I think this is FAR too expensive for the type of photographer this camera will appeal to. If you shoot in the studio and need a MF sensor - you probably already have pro studio equipment and can switch out digital backs to get whatever you want. If you need to shoot on-site - well the camera is not the biggest piece of equipment you will carry out into the wild (reflectors, flash systems, stands, etc.). So I think this is aimed at the VERY well healed amateur. I don't know how many of those there are that can drop $9k and just get a body with no lenses. We will see.

I made a lot of money as a kid when a teacher told me to "price high and justify"

Hasselblad did just that. Fully justifiable the asking price.

Well done Hasselblad.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 07:57 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (782 comments in total)
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Nicholalala: I used to shoot on the street with a Hasselblad, and medium format (and square) were always my preferred format. My perfect camera is probably an Alpa with a digital back. This is for all practical purposes that camera more refined. As somebody said on Luminous-Landscape, “If you don't see that as a breakthrough, then pick up a Phase XF body with an IQ350 back and three LS lenses and take a nice long hike or walk around a city for the day.” Just take the camera on a walk.

So, why would I buy a camera like this? Three things: It’s medium format and 50mp, so it has larger pixel sensors. It has 16 bit color depth. I’m sorry if color is not appreciated in photography. I look at my film images and am simply shocked by the color difference. The camera is reasonably priced for what it delivers in the package size. I paid $500 for 20x24" Cibachrome paper in 1990. Seriously, this camera will be useful for a decade.

I bet that I see a lot of these at weddings and environmental photo shoots.

Its F3.2 or 71mm F2.5 in 35mm equivalent terms

and for MF users that isn't bad at all. If it is sharp wide open few people will complain. Remember that many 35mm lenses from the C and N companies are very soft wide open. So direct comparisons using the aperture alone are not valid.

MF users often bring strobes, leds, etc - they control the scene like a movie director and things are lit. And if not, this Sony sensor has proven itself to do very well at higher ISO settings if needed.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 20:31 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (782 comments in total)
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brownie314: I think this is FAR too expensive for the type of photographer this camera will appeal to. If you shoot in the studio and need a MF sensor - you probably already have pro studio equipment and can switch out digital backs to get whatever you want. If you need to shoot on-site - well the camera is not the biggest piece of equipment you will carry out into the wild (reflectors, flash systems, stands, etc.). So I think this is aimed at the VERY well healed amateur. I don't know how many of those there are that can drop $9k and just get a body with no lenses. We will see.

Don't agree.

Pros will purchase it - if anything its a stunning backup to their existing MF gear

People will rent this in droves. Its asking price is reasonable and the lack of moving parts and build construction will make it exceptionally durable for the rental market.

+ the well healed amateures as you mentioned.

Those 3 groups are enough to justify is price and existence.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 19:22 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (782 comments in total)
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ogl: http://www.theverge.com/2016/6/22/12005978/hasselblad-x1d-mirrorless-medium-format-hands-on

After this preview I feel that it's modern, stylish and fashion thing. Fun gear.
But I don't feel that it's photo tool. :)

"But I don't feel that it's photo tool."

You have feelings for something that isn't available, you have never tried, and have no idea what it is capable of?

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 19:18 UTC
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ms18: Charge more pay the extra money to adobe so they will support your RAWs and we can use the camera properly

Just tried some other Sigma raw files..... Nope. Bummer.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 13:53 UTC
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ms18: Charge more pay the extra money to adobe so they will support your RAWs and we can use the camera properly

How does C1 pro handle these files?

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 13:47 UTC
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matthew saville: Has the trial version 30 day period been reset? :-D

yes

which was very gracious of them as well. But the software is so good they know people will get hooked.

Export Tiffs and Compare those to that of C1 Pros competitors. Amazing quality.

Cheers.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 04:45 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (782 comments in total)
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Tee1up: Short of selling a kidney, this won't ever happen for me but i would love to take this out for a couple weekends. There's almost a cool steampunk thing going on....

Rent it. It will be available online for rental this summer.

Should be fun!

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 04:31 UTC
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Marksphoto: im not a big fan of the color off the sony sensor, it looks like the quality is high but just the hues turn me off

A7RMK2 color or RX1MK2 is stunningly good.

The color argument against that particular sensor is 100% without merit.

Dpreview: "Colors are generally pleasing, and well saturated, relative to high-end DSLR offerings from Canon and Nikon. Importantly, skintones are quite pleasing, striking a balance between the more magenta-shifted Nikon and yellow-shifted Canon - even in low light, where warmth is maintained rather than being over-corrected."

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 04:28 UTC
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