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
About me:

utterly impressionable

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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?

Probably because of prior manufacture relationships shared between the two. There is a sort of nativist move among European manufacturers now that have been decades behind in electronics. I think they are trying very hard to catch up and to prove that they can, sometimes by severing old ties, sometimes by creating new ties based on different relationships.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 00:31 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: "That yellow shutter button just ties the whole thing together." - The DUDE

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I'm not keen on it.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 00:29 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 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.

Um... no. The T can be controlled by the screen or by other, external controls. I don't see why you critique it on points that don't apply to it. I may be true that it is failing, but that can have nothing to do with your critiques.

Finally, surely you saw the external controls on the X1D. I can't imagine how anyone could miss them.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 00:18 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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starwolfy: Hasselblad just created a medium format body with the size of a 24x36 FF Leica SL. Impressive.
Moreover the lenses are so small. I am now scratching my head at how Leica SL lenses can be so big...when Hasselblad of capable of making top notch medium format lenses for basically 1/3 the price ?

@PrakticaB:

As the OP was about size, I don't see where we're going. But I'll indulge: Balpro T/S: 900g. Digital back: 530g. Lens: 220g. 220mm of macro extension with tilts and shifts (not concurrent swing and tilt) for 1600 grams. Of course it's a system designed with a different photographer in mind, but that's not the point.

You can't just willy nilly compare lens weight and size without first taking into account design constraints and market.

We have no idea how large or heavy the X1D's zoom lenses will be. The only lenses we can directly compare to Leica are slow primes. If/when Hasselblad release a 50mm 1,4, we can talk. Or an equivalent 2,8-4 24-90 lens.

Otherwise, it's silly to talk size and weight.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 23:12 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 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 only thing failing here is your understanding of how to use the Leica T.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 23:00 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: How hard is it for a camera manufacturer to produce decent sample images. I mean seriously....this is the release of the most significant product Hasselblad has put out in years and these are the 8 images they chose???

@theprehistorian: thank you for that update.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:36 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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starwolfy: Hasselblad just created a medium format body with the size of a 24x36 FF Leica SL. Impressive.
Moreover the lenses are so small. I am now scratching my head at how Leica SL lenses can be so big...when Hasselblad of capable of making top notch medium format lenses for basically 1/3 the price ?

And my Rodenstock 120/5.6 casts a 125mm circle and is even smaller and lighter. So what?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:33 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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Akpinxit: I'm surprised on how many people here jumped strait in to discussion on poor lens range offer but seemed to overlook the star-high price tag . As if not for the lenses , there would be already line , waiting to pre order the camera .

You are assuming that because you have to actually buy this thing with real money that nothing will change. Gosh man, do all revolutions wait on the market? There are a variety of things with this camera that ARE revolutionary and absolutely game changers.

1. smaller than a pro 35mm dSLR
2. priced like a high-end 35mm dSLR
3. EVF rather than OVF
4. weight in line with medium-sized 35mm dSLRs
5. central shutter flash sync speeds

None of this has been done before in a camera with a sensor of this size. Absolutely this marks a revolutionary step for digital medium format.

By your logic, a Canon 5D wasn't revolutionary because it was way more expensive than the latest smartphone camera was. Price has nothing to do with it. Opportunities afforded by its size, weight, and tech, are revolutionary among cameras with this size of sensor.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:30 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: How hard is it for a camera manufacturer to produce decent sample images. I mean seriously....this is the release of the most significant product Hasselblad has put out in years and these are the 8 images they chose???

@theprehistorian:

Ming Thein now works for Hasselblad, or Hasselblad have hired him for some stuff? Do you have examples of this? I'm a fan of his work.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:08 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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Akpinxit: I'm surprised on how many people here jumped strait in to discussion on poor lens range offer but seemed to overlook the star-high price tag . As if not for the lenses , there would be already line , waiting to pre order the camera .

...

Do you know ANYTHING about MF cameras? Hasselblad represent the most economical of all modular MF cameras and offer the least expensive modern digital back.

My guess is that you are new to MF or have no idea about Hasselblad. They never were an expensive maker. They were never cheap. They pretty much always strode the middle to upper middle class.

But even Leica are cheaper than Phase One or Leaf or Mamiya when comparing modern MF digital designs.

If you're going to air out opinions, by all means, vet them.

My guess is that for you, Hasselblad began and ended with Lunar, etc., which were aberrations for the company.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 15:51 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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Howard: From mirrorless to penniless ...

@InTheMist: the problems with anecdotes is that they prove nothing. I also know a lot of mirrorless users. dSLR users still outnumber them among my acquaintances. A few have gone back. But overall, the field strongly supports EVF cameras.

But unlike dSLR (and I'd be happy to put my teeth where my mouth is) enthusiasts, I'd reckon that mirrorless users vacillate from brand to brand and model to model far more often. Until very recently, and even now, mirrorless cameras still feel and act like glorified P&S cameras, which is a problem about which many people comment.

That assessment stems from everything to OFF-ON cycles, to poor EVF display quality or refresh rate, to sound, to hold quality, to flimsy build quality. Like it or hate it, the Leica SL changed a lot of that, but of course, kept the size strictly dSLR.

I'm interested to see how flimsy (or not) the interface and card doors on this new Hassy are. I'd be happy to sink my $$$ into it, but my uses are strictly still life.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 15:41 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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Richard Schumer: Perhaps I missed it, but what type of shutter does it use? The high sync speed leads me to believe it is not a focal-plane curtain, while the slow apertures tends to hint at a leaf shutter -- but where? In each lens, or in the body?

Does anyone know?

@Wild Light:

It's just talk for now. And then there's strobe support. I use strobes almost exclusively and would love to get this in lieu of the FPS _plus_ a back.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 15:00 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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rustdream: Great camera.

Like: Weight, size and finish.
Dislike: Contrast or Manual focusing only, limited exposure metering options, and price.

(Lack of FPS shutter?)

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:56 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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ekaton: Leica, what were you doing in the last 5 years? Designed, developed and made in Sweden is the new standard.

Basically, high-end digital is either Viking or Kraftwerk.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:56 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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JCVG: I'm an Hasselblad user (H system) for many years and I love the "made by fuji lenses". I've never heard about Nitto though and they will be the new lens manufacturer. I googled it and there's not much information about this company. They have made lenses obviously but I can't find any information about recent models or lens review. Anyone know them?

I wonder if this is Nitto. https://www.nittohkogaku.co.jp

If so, they've been around.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:48 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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azeg: I´m really exited about this approach. Despite the fact that i assume i will never buy one i am a bit disappointed about the Displays. A perfect picture is depending on the composition and if´i´d shoot with a capable system like that i´d expect more than a viewfinder with XGA Resolution and a 3" Display with less than 1 Mio pixels.

And how would they be? That resolution is the highest available today outside of Leica's cameras. What if Leica had a corner on high-resolution EVFs for the short term?

Very possible.

If Sony still use the same resolution EVFs you can be damn sure that Hasselblad (a low volume company) aren't in good company to push the envelope.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:46 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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azeg: I´m really exited about this approach. Despite the fact that i assume i will never buy one i am a bit disappointed about the Displays. A perfect picture is depending on the composition and if´i´d shoot with a capable system like that i´d expect more than a viewfinder with XGA Resolution and a 3" Display with less than 1 Mio pixels.

If you've gotten on until today with the same, you'll get on with this. Compromises had to be made.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:26 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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spunksters: The XGA viewfinder is interesting. That's 1024x768, or 2.37Mdot. I guess this camera is all about the mainstream. I think that's a good way into the market. I'm assuming it's got the same awesome dynamic range we see on other 50MP MF cameras these days. Cool. Here's hoping for a 120mm f2.2 portrait lens.

@AshMills: many tilt-shift lenses fully cover much larger digital sensors, but with very little space for movement. Usually, wide-angles have more coverage than telephotos, but more shading.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:25 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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Akpinxit: I'm surprised on how many people here jumped strait in to discussion on poor lens range offer but seemed to overlook the star-high price tag . As if not for the lenses , there would be already line , waiting to pre order the camera .

"Star-high price tag', really? In comparison to what?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:24 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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Howard: From mirrorless to penniless ...

Truer than you know. Most enthusiastic camera people I know buy MANY more mirrorless cameras than they ever did dSLRs. There seems to be a built-in and constant upgrade engine that inherent to mirrorless cameras. Either you buy and wish for better, or ... I have no idea.

This one at least empties three silly cameras in one fell swoop. You'll have no choice but to use it.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:22 UTC
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