The new Hasselblad and

Started Oct 1, 2022 | Discussions thread
Erik Kaffehr
Erik Kaffehr Veteran Member • Posts: 7,593
Re: The new Hasselblad and

JimKasson wrote:

Gandolphi wrote:

The 38mm are getting some pretty heavy testing thanks to Jim our hard working MOD.

Not all the results seem overwhelmingly positive so the question is:

Can the new XC 2, with the new 38mm lens, take decent photographs?

Of course it can!

I have decent photographs shot with my 2005 generation 6 MP APS-C camera:

2006, 6 MP APS-C CCD sensor.

Eleven years later, 42 MP 24x36 mm CMOS sensor. Obviously better image quality but not obviously a better image.

I used to have an A2-size print of the first image on the wall, later I replaced it with an A2-print of the second image.

No discussion, the second image has better image quality. Still the first one was quite OK and may actually be a better image.

I would suggest that more is more. But it may be that once it is good enough, better may matter less.

There is also an observer dependence. A normal viewer may prefer the first image, because light is better. A pixel peeper may prefer the second one, because it has much better detail.

I could go back to that place, with my most decent gear. But light will be different. Also, the main subject happens to be the guy with the hat and the camera in both images.

Happens to be my best friend. He is no longer with us, he fought a fight with cancer and came out #2. We cannot rely on things coming back. So, it makes sense to shoot with the best gear we have and trying to make the best of it.

Just to say, my great friend worked at Hasselblad, once upon the time. He actually built his own camera, while working at Hasselblad.
Best regards


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