Hartblei creates medium format camera with 35mm lens mount
Germano-Ukrainian specialist lens maker Hartblei has announced a medium format camera designed with a 35mm lens mount. The Hartblei CAM can mount any digital or film medium format back up to 4.5x6cm and will be available in Canon EF, Nikon F or Sony Alpha mounts. The company is working to develop the EF-mount version so that it can electronically control the apertures on Canon EOS lenses including the latest 17mm and 24mm TS-E lenses. Mounting the Nikkor 14-24mm F2.8, either on the native Nikon version on the EF mount version with an adapter, gives a viewing angle of 135°.
Focusing can be conducted via live view, the built-in TTL prism finder, using a focusing screen or by fitting an optional external viewfinder to a second accessory shoe that will be mounted above the optical axis of the lens (not featured on the pictured camera).
The camera is designed to offer an inexpensive studio system that allows the use of a vast range of lenses. Many lenses designed for DSLRs, including the Zeiss 100mm F/2 Macro, Nikkor 17-35mm ED and 14-24mm G-ED produce large enough image circles to illuminate larger format sensors (though their performance will only have been optimized for their native formats). The system is particularly useful for wide-angle shooting and with Hartblei's own medium-format-derived tilt-shift lenses.
The company also plans to introduce other lens boards (front plates), with medium format mounts, allowing adapters for Mamiya 645, Contax or Hasselblad lenses. CEO Stefan Steib says he sees it as 'a lifesaver for old backs that lose their systems - but not a one-way street - as we'll offer a later rebuild to a new back if needed.'
Munich/Kiev, September 2009: German-Ukrainian manufacturer Hartblei presents the revolutionary Medium Format Camera "Hartblei CAM". For the first time on the world market we offer a 35mm mount (Canon EF or Nikon F) on this kind of camera. You can adapt ALL Medium Format Back on the market - no matter if Analogue or Digital. Combined with the built in Blade shutter which offers shutter speeds from 30sec to 1/2000sec (and Bulb), this offers usage of many lenses on the world market, no matter if 35mm or MF.
Especially designed for super-wideangle lenses, the Hartblei CAM extends the range of short focal length lenses down to 14mm (Giving an angle-of-view of about 135° with a Phase One p65+ back). Many other lens types not available MF, such as large aperture super-teles, Fisheyes or other specialty lenses (Canon's new 17+24mm TS-E for example) can now be used with high quality professional backs. (Hartblei recommends Adapters made by Novoflex e.g. Hasselblad to Canon, Leica to Canon, Contax to Canon etc.)
Used with our well-known Hartblei TS Superrotators "Optics by Carl Zeiss" and using our new tripod collar for the 2,8/80mm and 4/120mm Makro, or with the built in Collar on the 4/40mm IF, the camera is capable of parallax-free stitching by offering a freely moving camera. For this application, Hartblei and Novoflex have co-developed the micro-geared "Hartblei Support-Stand" for precise and ergonomic operation.
Additionally the electronic interface of the camera, either by foil keyboard or or remote computer usage is available without any extra accessories.
The camera-back is moved back and forth by a motor slider with electronic position-sensor, a Spot TTL Prism Finder is included in the package.
In co-operation with German software company Nurizon, Hartblei has worked on the new Acolens image correction software version 2.0 Supershift, available directly from Hartblei. This is a relief for usage of super-wideangle lenses doing small wonders, also on the Hartblei CAM. Additionally we have new profiles for our 80mm and 40mm lenses, Hartblei also offers a profiling service for 3rd party lenses on the Hartblei-CAM.
Hartblei CAM with all its features is nearly 70% less expensive than any comparable competitor (if there is such a thing). This saving may even be increased, the more lenses you need to adapt.
The camera is available immediately and will be sold for €4985 net + shipping and taxes. All prices, information, image materials and creative hints will be available through our dealers, on our website and during the Canon Promotion Tour 2009 in Germany, which will showcase new products in 8 cities in Germany and Austria that runs from 27.10.09 to 19.11.09.
Sep 14, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
|And I'm feeling all fingers and thumbs by Dutch Newchurch|
from Your City - Coffee Break
|Stitch that - macro by Beatsy|
from Household objects- Macro only
|Fiddling Around by garyjb|
from Concert musician playing
|wet red by George Veltchev|
Meet the HP ZBook x2. The so-called 'world's most powerful and first detachable PC workstation,' it was built with creative professionals in mind, and is being debuted at Adobe MAX.
PDN sat down with Ahmed Fakhr, director of photography at RollingStone.com, to talk about how the famed publication is adapting to the changing photo and video needs of the modern era and how he 'evaluates the skills of potential contributors.'
Kudos to Canon. Earlier today, the camera giant announced that it had produced its 90 millionth EOS camera and 130 millionth EF-series lens.
The ROV Slider is a portable, motorized slider that promises to bring 'beautiful cinematic video and time-lapse' shooting to anybody with a smartphone, GoPro or DSLR that weighs less than 5lbs.
The new Surface Book 2 laptops come with Intel's 8th generation quad-core processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and 1060 GPUs. In other words: they pack a serious punch.
Leica is resurrecting a portrait lens from the 1930s: the Thambar-M 1:2.2/90. This lens features just 4 lens elements, and was famous for its spherical aberration that creates extremely soft images.
Google's Visual Core is an Image Signal Processor designed to power and accelerate HDR+ processing and other imaging tasks in the new Pixel 2 devices (and beyond).
The Google Pixel's camera is among the best we've reviewed, and its successor has already been hailed as class-leading. With expectations set high, the Pixel 2 has nonetheless left a very good first impression on us as we shot some initial sample images.
Leica is one of the oldest names in photography, and has long been one of the most prestigious. Recently, we had the opportunity to visit Wetzlar, to see for ourselves how Leica's lenses are put together.
Canon went and put an APS-C sensor in a G series compact. The result is a mighty tempting camera for travel.
Google Photos is adding a few pet-friendly features that will make it easier to find photos of your favorite pooch. Now, you can organize your pet photos by facial recognition, and you can even search your library by breed.
Colorful tripod maker MeFOTO has launched a new tripod... and a whole new brand name. Meet the GlobeTrotter travel video tripod, the first product to be released under the MeVIDEO brand.
If you own a Moto Z, you'll soon be able to attach a Polaroid instant printer to it. Check out the unreleased Moto Mod, which was leaked earlier today.
DJI has developed a technology called AeroScope that allows law enforcement to identify and track airborne drones that are breaking UAV regulations, while simultaneously addressing privacy concerns.
The Nikon D850 is a 45.7MP full-frame DSLR with an autofocus system lifted wholesale from the pro-sports focused D5. 4K capture, continuous shooting at 7 or 9 frames per second make it sound like the ultimate all rounder. Is it all that these specs suggest?
The Mate 10's Kirin 970 chipset with integrated AI processing allows for object recognition, motion detection and automatic scene selection in the camera app.
DxO has announced version 3.0 of the iOS app for its 'One' connected camera. It adds support for multi-camera Facebook Live broadcasting and both time-lapse still and video capture. Android users will be pleased to hear that a One for their platform is on the way, as well. Several new accessories are available, including a battery pack.
Canon has introduced the PowerShot G1 X Mark III, which borrows the 24MP APS-C sensor and Dual Pixel AF system from the company's recent mirrorless and DSLR cameras, adds a 24-72mm equiv., F2.8-5.6 lens and puts them into a lightweight body – but it'll cost you quite a bit.
It's not often that we see a genuinely interesting compact camera, and the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is one such beast. We've pulled out the top features of the camera and tell you why they matter – and put the Mark III up against the competition.
Apple's HDR effect in the iPhone 8 Plus is on by default and more aggressive than in previous generations. It's also good enough to convince DPR contributor Jeff Carlson to leave it on all the time.
Canon's 28mm F2.8 IS USM may be small in size, but it's big on fun. We wrote about our experience using it as our only lens in Big Sur, California, but in case you missed out on our full gallery, take a look to see what this little lens can do.
Travel photographer Elia Locardi tells the story behind this gorgeous (and rare) panorama of the Dubai cityscape draped in fog.
Bison, drift cars, horseback riders, antelope – from the beach to the race track, the Sony 100-400mm G Master is one versatile piece of kit.
"Wildlife photography in Yellowstone National Park is an incredible opportunity, yet some bad photographers are giving all photographers a bad name by not following the rules."
Casio's bionic-looking new action camera, the GZE-1, is built with extreme sports in mind. The little camera is drop-proof, freeze-proof, dust-proof, and waterproof to 50 meters.
Yashica recently released the digiFilm Y35: a camera that tries to simulate the "experience" of shooting film... and it's just the worst.
Western Digital has revealed some interesting new technology that, it claims, will allow them to develop 40TB hard drives by the year 2025.
Photographer Micael Widell wanted to see just how affordable it could possibly be to get into digital photography—so he bought a full DSLR kit with battery grip and 50mm lens on eBay for just $80.
Confused about DxOMark's scoring system? This straightforward video by Marques Brownlee breaks down how DxO gets its scores, and why you should always look beyond that "overall" number.
It's not exactly a revolutionary device, but the iPhone 8 Plus does promise some evolutionary updates in the camera department. DPR contributor Jeff Carlson has been putting the 8 Plus to the test in some everyday shooting situations – take a look at how it fared.