shigzeo

shigzeo

Lives in Japan Chiba, Japan
Works as a Writer, Audio Critic
Has a website at http://ohm-image.net
Joined on Sep 14, 2010
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On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 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. :)

The point of this is that the world does NOT share your opinion of what [a hipster camera] is. Now, if by the pejorative _hipster_ you meant _expensive_ or unfair, the definition depends upon a person's exchequer, any argument is mooted upon how much you've got in it, and how much you're willing to part with.

But you can't just bandy about a word willy nilly and expect people to 'get' what you mean. This camera is decidedly modern, and expensive, two things that typically don't fit 'hipster' irony or moral superiority.

In fact, if I read the marketing material right, this camera was made in Sweden, very probably by a white person; in other words, by dint of its origin, it neatly (and fantastically) falls under the progressive definition of 'racist'.

It is not a hipster camera. It is a serious tool designed not for tools (progressives or hipsters), but for working pros with the dosh for it, and for serious amateurs.

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Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 06:34 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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LFPCPH: I have been thinking. The Hasselblad Xpan camera had 45mm 4.0 and a 90mm 4.0 lenses. Could the new 45mm 3.5 and 90mm 3.2 be the same lens designs ?

LFCPH:

45 and 90 are pretty typical medium format focal lengths. I own two 45mm lenses designed for medium format, neither Hasselblad. Coincidence is just that, coincidence.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 02:48 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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LFPCPH: I have been thinking. The Hasselblad Xpan camera had 45mm 4.0 and a 90mm 4.0 lenses. Could the new 45mm 3.5 and 90mm 3.2 be the same lens designs ?

They can't be. The flange distance is different. These are AF, cover different (probably smaller) image circles, have different apertures, and are central shutter lenses, rather lenses designed for focal plane lenses.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 09:50 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 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. :)

@ogl:

You said (emphasis mine): "I _feel_ that it's modern, stylish and fashion thing."

Again, your feelings make something hipster? If so, another person may _feel_ that another camera, which you _feel_ is a serious shooting device, is hipster. And again, you cannot define a product or an area by feelings.

That this camera is obviously modern puts your feelings into question, as from what I gather, _hipster_ is a diminutive slur denoting the items quaint or anachronistic.

Google disagrees with your definition of what a hipster camera is:
http://hipsterside.com/best-5-hipster-cameras/
https://ivanjoshualoh.com/2016/04/17/hipster-camera-system/

Go to images after searching "hipster camera systems" and almost ALL of them are either film rangefinders or SLRs, and modern digital cameras that look like something from the past. Interestingly, the 'serious' Fujifilm X camera system is overwhelmingly represented in a search.

Again, what about the X1D is 'hipster'?

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 02:55 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 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. :)

Which raises the question: what is a 'hipster camera'? Please describe one. And how does this one fit that image?

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 13:25 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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Toon Vogels: This is ugly, even my old 500C/M looks much better!

Kind of hard to compare _any_ camera to the beauty of the 500.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 09:06 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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qwertyasdf: Does it also have a focal plane shutter, or only in lens leaf shutter?

Indeed, that is a shame. Assuming they appear, shuttered adapters will be $$$.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 08:53 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 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. :)

Feelings don't describe the reality of a product or a situation. I happen to 'feel' that you're wrong about it not being a photo tool. I happen to 'know' that it takes photos with a great sensor and appears to be ready for prime time.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 08:51 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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arndsan: no external controls ?
I thought that would be trent.
Aperture and shutter speed set on the screen?
I guess there is a other way, or it will fail like the Leica T.

The next question would be: how has it failed? Do you know its sales numbers? Or, are you judging this based on enthusiast reaction to it?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 23:53 UTC
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yahoo2u: Why are you all surprised at the "looks". The Swedes designed the Volvo, lol.

I grew up in the 80s, partially in Sweden, so am used to seeing a bunch of Volvos. The 80s was fully of bad car designs. The 200 series I think is great though.

But nothing compared to the Amazon.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 23:52 UTC
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QQPOW: Good photography equipment, if coupled with power bank, even more perfect travel photography.

@Vit Adamek:

We've been spammed.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 13:52 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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yahoo2u: Why are you all surprised at the "looks". The Swedes designed the Volvo, lol.

That is a nice looking fighter for sure. A bit of a 1930's rocket look.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 06:40 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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arndsan: no external controls ?
I thought that would be trent.
Aperture and shutter speed set on the screen?
I guess there is a other way, or it will fail like the Leica T.

I would like to own an X1D, but it lacks a FPS, which is necessary for my work. If there is a work around I'd be very happy to purchase two and call it a day.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 06:32 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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LJ - Eljot: Why is the sensor so small?

I'm sure it's just down to price. And considering the focal lengths, my guess is that further X1D cameras will have different sized sensors, which more clearly match sensor size. The physical difference between the CFV-50c and CFV-50 (the latter being larger) isn't that great.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 05:10 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: >>were at pains to stress that the X1D was designed and manufactured in-house and that Fujifilm isn’t involved in any way.<<

Why the emphasis that Fuji isn't involved?

@historianx: the X100 has a leaf shutter. It follows a logical design evolution of the 500/200 SWC series, and unless you're ready to say that every camera looks alike, it shares as little in common with the X100 as does the A7 or a Horseman DigiWide.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 02:52 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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yahoo2u: Why are you all surprised at the "looks". The Swedes designed the Volvo, lol.

@Lars V:

Yeah, the Amazon is (or was) something else. The PV I've never seen in the flesh, and don't consider it beautiful like the Amazon.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 01:28 UTC
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Sunshine4784: What a nice camera. It is glad to have USB-C type for the first time which will be the future port. It is quite surprise that camera has Nikon hot shoe.

Just in time for me to divest myself of all my SB flashes and grab Canon-compatible ones. Bugger.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 00:39 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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Kelvin L: One thing that's desperately needed in the digital imaging world is a decent wide angle tilt shift solution. Hopefully Hasselblad will develop a modern Arcbody/Flexbody equivalent for the architecture and product photographer that's less clumsy than an Alpa or Sinar - something now possible with the short mount-to-sensor distance.

@Dianoda:

I thought the same, but this camera lacks an FPS. Alas, it may be stuck with native lenses for flash photography.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 00:37 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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zakaria: As some has mentioned before it is Pentax k01 like which dpr didn't like it.
Pentax would you please give the market your k02 with VF. The market mood is ready now to receive it with hail.

Not sure where the comparison comes from. This looks like a modern version of the 500/200 SWC series with a grip. That's it.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 00:36 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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yahoo2u: Why are you all surprised at the "looks". The Swedes designed the Volvo, lol.

1980s 7 and 8 series were hideous, but were made beautiful again in the 1990s with the 850, the C, etc. The 200 series is one of the all-time classics, but today's models, while not ugly, do not say 'Volvo' the way the 200 series did. Shame.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 00:35 UTC
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