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:

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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
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?

No FPS?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:17 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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Calvin Chann: Is this the same sensor that is in the Pentax 645Z?

It's used by Phase One, by Leaf, by Hasselblad, by Pentax. Any reason why you [honed in on] Pentax? Poison pot, maybe?

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Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:17 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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LJ - Eljot: Why is the sensor so small?

I own the CFV-50c, which utilises the same sensor. Today, in shooting an image for a review, I shot accidentally in 6400 ISO (tethered problems in Phocus cause this), and the noise levels are incredibly small.

Amazing sensor.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:16 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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RonHendriks: Basicly....If you can afford to buy a car, you can buy this! A matter of priority's.

Unless you're a race driver, you won't earn a dime with your car. Cameras are made to produce; cars take you from point A to B. Irrelevant comparison unless you're also prepared to talk about high-end refrigerators, bicycles, barber scissors, etc.

Every tool has its use. And every tool has its price. That any two prices match up mean nothing more than that: that their prices match up.

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

Same as above: the factory doesn't matter as long as the quality control and design are good.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:12 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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AshMills: Presumably now they have the shorter back focus one could use a suitably designed speedbooster with this camera, adapting 6x6 lenses to cover the 1.5 crop chip, giving proper MF subject isolation, sharpness etc. Come on metabones.

That would be interesting.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:11 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (457 comments in total)
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The Davinator: Looks superb. Cue all the whiners who cant afford it so feel the need to bash instead.

No need to cue them. They're triggered. They're loud. And they've got pockets full of superior market morals that have violently exploded all over this comment section.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 07:12 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (457 comments in total)
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Archiver: Four to one odds that it's a Sony A7R II priced at $12,000. Oh goodness, my cynicism is showing.

@villagranvicent: it's no use pointing out facts when rage in general suffices.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 13:14 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (457 comments in total)
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Matsu: There were some interviews with Hasselblad's new CEO and LuLa staff just a short while ago, where they politely acknowledged the Sony rebrand mistakes. I think they know how foolish and cynical that approach was, and are keenly aware of the damage it does to the brand.

I expect something that plays into the format's strengths, so whatever it is, it will probably mount Hasselblad's older lenses. Expect more resolution, more dynamic range and better shutter and sync timing at least. Perhaps better AF is in order as well, and maybe a redefinition of medium format size/integration - a la Leica S - either with a new mount, or with the existing.

I wouldn't mind seeing something like a medium format rangefinder sized package, with an authentic medium format sensor and not the "double frame" crop.

And, if going for a new mount, maybe a rangefinder styled body that keeps the overall package size similar to a D800/5Ds/K1 DSLR.

I just hope that the teaser doesn't morph disappointingly into another anachronistic design. Leica' SL, while certainly idiosyncratically attractive, a beautiful re-imagining and simplification of a concept that has become so complicated, bristling with buttons and focusing too much on user-programmability whilst sacrificing a good standard operating model.

I own the CFV-50 and CFV-50c. The latter is drop-dead gorgeous, but its buttons are mush and several important interface elements have been replaced or re-worked and are actually HARDER to use than before.

I hope that whatever this camera is, it forgoes tired, design-to-the-past ideals and focuses instead on simple, repeatable user interfaces.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 12:24 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (457 comments in total)
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Matsu: Looking carefully at that picture, here's a bit of "speculation"

Mirrorless Medium Format with a unique "throat-less" mount. The camera itself is sort of a rear film board with integrated sensor recessed just behind a rectangular port with rounded corners. Maybe it has focal plane curtain shutter just in front, or perhaps it relies exclusively on leaf shutter lenses.

That smaller ovoid port is one of four - one at each corner of the main lens entering port. The design effectively has no set flange depth. Lenses are not mounted via typical bayonet. Rather, they have the equivalent of an integrated lens board that snaps to the body.

Such a design has virtually unlimited degrees of freedom in designing lenses, and arrangements of lens groups and adaptors, especially designs with movements, and folding "travel" optics like some Fuji fixed lens medium format rangefinders.

In which case I misread your post. Apologies.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 12:20 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (457 comments in total)
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TN Args: It won't be a game changer unless it enters at a more affordable price point than the current range. If you want to change 'the world of photography', as the hype says, then you have to affect a reasonable proportion of that world.

Fingers crossed.

Or, where medium format cameras are generally used, in studios, where photographic boundaries are pushed. I don't see how a camera that _may_ be marketed at professionals and priced accordingly can't be a 'game changer' simply because it's not priced at any old schmuck.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 06:17 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (457 comments in total)
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Matsu: Looking carefully at that picture, here's a bit of "speculation"

Mirrorless Medium Format with a unique "throat-less" mount. The camera itself is sort of a rear film board with integrated sensor recessed just behind a rectangular port with rounded corners. Maybe it has focal plane curtain shutter just in front, or perhaps it relies exclusively on leaf shutter lenses.

That smaller ovoid port is one of four - one at each corner of the main lens entering port. The design effectively has no set flange depth. Lenses are not mounted via typical bayonet. Rather, they have the equivalent of an integrated lens board that snaps to the body.

Such a design has virtually unlimited degrees of freedom in designing lenses, and arrangements of lens groups and adaptors, especially designs with movements, and folding "travel" optics like some Fuji fixed lens medium format rangefinders.

There are myriad of these cameras out there already, Alpa, as pointed out above, being one. I own two such cameras, one from Linhof, and one from Sinar. You can get them from Horseman, from Cambo, from Arca Swiss, etcetera etcetera.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 05:00 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (457 comments in total)
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Archiver: Four to one odds that it's a Sony A7R II priced at $12,000. Oh goodness, my cynicism is showing.

Knocking low hanging fruit is hardly cynicism.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 04:58 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (457 comments in total)
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TN Args: It won't be a game changer unless it enters at a more affordable price point than the current range. If you want to change 'the world of photography', as the hype says, then you have to affect a reasonable proportion of that world.

Fingers crossed.

[Or, you change the market in which you compete]. That can be anything from price, to attractive points in size, reliability, optics, ease of use, ergonomics, or the employment of unique/new technologies to solve old problems.

If this camera employs an EVF in lieu of an OVF and reduces shock, or even goes the Leica/Pentax route of removing modular elements to keep down costs: any and/or all of that could potentially change the game for Hasselblad's market.

Hasselblad don't have to have the same market as Fuji or Pentax. Competing for the same market as entrenched competitors often is suicidal, as has been proved for decades and decades. Like evolution, there are far, far more camera/lens companies out of business today than there are extant and/or relevant makers in it.

Why people think that every company should compete for the same users boggles my brain. Hasselblad have their market. Nikon have theirs.

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Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 04:57 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (457 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: Marketing Lesson for Hasselblad:

Entice and tease the the public when you are well respected and well regarded.

When you have lost all credibility in announcing new products, you will only invite hecklers and scoffers...

Like what is happening now, in this forum.

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@kelstertx:

I'm interested in knowing which Hasselblad camera (or system) costs 50.000$. And even if you found one (you won't), 50.000$ systems are until the smallest percentage point, used by high-end pros.

We have no idea what is coming. It could change photography for its intended market. It could just be a marketing term.

But let's be clear: every company rely on marketing, much of it silly, some of it outrageous.

I for one will WAIT to see what they debut BEFORE judging it based on what I think they should be doing with their money and for their market.

Geez.

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I should add that Hasselblad's market isn't the Fuji/Pentax/Sony/Nikon/Canon market and hasn't been consumer or enthusiast for a long time.

Another thing: many markets are changed or invigorated from the top down. Bicycles: expensive bicycles push bleeding-edge tech down. Same with cars. Computers. We could go on. Cameras are no different.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 01:45 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (457 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: Marketing Lesson for Hasselblad:

Entice and tease the the public when you are well respected and well regarded.

When you have lost all credibility in announcing new products, you will only invite hecklers and scoffers...

Like what is happening now, in this forum.

.

Hasselblad have released far more interesting, high-end, professional cameras than they ever have released re-badged Sony cameras in the same time frame. The problem with these forums is that they attract idiot commenteurs that have NO idea about anything but consumer products.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 10:02 UTC
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mosc: $1,368 for a glassless pass-through adapter?!? Even by Leica standards...

@MartinDixon:

Of course you are aware that in MF digital, Leica is almost entry price. An S body costs about what a middle-of-the-road back does, and it, too, has trade in value. I shoot on technical cameras only, so I understand the problems inherent with a non-modular design. But the S also does live view and you can tether it to a variety of output devices. The SL can only currently tether to tablets, but that too is a viable tool for creative direction.

The point is this: if it's price you insist on attacking, don't. Leica have no disadvantage in the MF world apart from a non-modular design. And you can shoot both Leica and Hasselblad centra shutter lenses, so it is as much a part of the general work flow of a pro as any medium format system.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 01:16 UTC
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mosc: $1,368 for a glassless pass-through adapter?!? Even by Leica standards...

It's a smart adapter. Every smart adapter costs significantly more than dumb adapters. And so do high-qualy dumb adapters. This is a smart adapter made by a company whose primary focuses are mechanical quality and brand image. But if another brand made an adapter with the same functionality, you can expect it to cost a lot. If another brand made an adapter with the same functionality to the same mount, and made it to the same standards as Leica make theirs, you can be sure it would cost a lot.

Leica are not a fly-by-night operation. And they are priced not only to match that image, but to match their own understandings of who their market is.

I happen to now several studios that run only Leica S cameras, some of whom use three S cameras with backup lenses of each focal length. I very much doubt those studios are charging 800$ for a wedding, or 150$ for head shots.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 00:35 UTC
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io_bg: How about a 5" flagship? Not everyone wants a phablet.

For some (I'm one), being compact is important.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 13:16 UTC
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