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 (803 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 (803 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 (803 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
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (803 comments in total)
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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 (803 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 (803 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 (803 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
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (803 comments in total)
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ragmanjin: It seems to me like they've shot themselves in the foot again by running on the assumption that they'll never have to — or want to — make it work with a larger (i.e. real 645) sensor. You'd think they would have learned from the whole viewfinder masking fiasco years ago. From the size of the mount, it doesn't look like there'll be much of any room to use those new lenses with anything aside from the current 33x44mm size they've got in there now.
Not saying it's bad, it is impressive what they've done here. It'll just be a pain if someone else decides to launch a medium format mirrorless with a real 54x40mm CMOS that they want to compete with.

It seems obvious that they won't be using this mount for 54mm sensors, but the CFV-50 size sensor, with a 1,1 crop, would fit, though be a bit snug. If the lenses are designed properly, it should be no problem and would be far less of a shoehorn than the Sony FE mount and FF sensors.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 00:33 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (803 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 (803 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 (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.

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 (1190 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 (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 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 (1190 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 (1190 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 (1190 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 (1190 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 (1190 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 .

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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
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