nathantw

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sh10453: Question for studio portrait photographers in particular:

"... This new NIKKOR lens is ideal for professional and advanced enthusiast photographers, especially those capturing portraiture, from in-studio fashion to a golden hour engagement session on the beach"

How often to you shoot portraits at f/1.2 or f/1.4?

"How often to you shoot portraits at f/1.2 or f/1.4?"
Since a 105mm f/1.4 hadn't existed until now I'll confidently say never. However, I haven't really shot at f/1.4 in the studio with any of my lenses. ;-) I have, though, shot f/1.4 at other places, even outdoors, so that aperture isn't going to waste.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 17:18 UTC

Since this lens is a E with FL elements I expect all their f/1.4 lenses to get updated to this configuration. It does differentiate the lenses from the f/1.8 counterparts.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 06:01 UTC as 99th comment | 1 reply
On article Bentley creates a 53 billion pixel car commercial (189 comments in total)
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nathantw: They could have just hired me and saved all that money on airplane fare and stuff. I already own the equipment he used, like the Gigapan Pro (and a Gigapan Epic 100). Oh well.

I know, you're right. I'm lousy at marking myself and my skills.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 21:02 UTC
On article Bentley creates a 53 billion pixel car commercial (189 comments in total)

They could have just hired me and saved all that money on airplane fare and stuff. I already own the equipment he used, like the Gigapan Pro (and a Gigapan Epic 100). Oh well.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 04:36 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies

It's good to see Hasselblad getting its name out there for good, new technology and not sneers, jokes and laughter over rare wood grips or ugly, outdated camera designs.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 05:20 UTC as 25th comment

I remember microwaving a print to dry it.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 02:11 UTC as 23rd comment
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jadot: Would/Could Hasselblad introduce a digital x-pan now, to bridge the gap towards a more 'enthusiast' market segment? Lots of talk about getting to a larger market - this is one way they could do it.

However, in this way you have it both ways. My Nikon D810 can crop to DX thus making my 24mm into a 35mm lens. I don't do it though because...why? I guess it would be the same if you tried cropping the aspect ratio of the X1D, then you'll say the same as I do, why?

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 04:11 UTC
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nathantw: It bothers me a little that the lens won't have an image circle that will cover a larger sensor. This means that Hasselblad is limiting their new lens line to some rather "small" sensors that may not last for a long time. For example, the 16 MP sensor disappeared to make room for 24 MP, 48 MP, 80 MP and 100 MP cameras. Each one of those new sensors had a different sensor size. So, Hasselblad should hope that Sony (or whoever) will make sensors that will cover the new X1D's 50 MP sensor diameters for years to come even when new sensors are introduced.

I hear you. Well, I've seriously thought about selling my old legacy Hasselblad and some of my old analog stuff (darkroom, cameras, some lenses) and buy the new X1D. It really sounds like a nice camera and one that would definitely take the place of the V-series since it's so compact. However, no PC plug, but can use Nikon flash accessories. We'll see though. Maybe when the X2D comes out.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 03:02 UTC
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nathantw: It bothers me a little that the lens won't have an image circle that will cover a larger sensor. This means that Hasselblad is limiting their new lens line to some rather "small" sensors that may not last for a long time. For example, the 16 MP sensor disappeared to make room for 24 MP, 48 MP, 80 MP and 100 MP cameras. Each one of those new sensors had a different sensor size. So, Hasselblad should hope that Sony (or whoever) will make sensors that will cover the new X1D's 50 MP sensor diameters for years to come even when new sensors are introduced.

Okay, but one of the lasting things about Hasselblad (and Nikon and Pentax) is that you can use lenses from a long time ago. The way it is with this new camera is that it joins the disposable equipment crowd. When a new sensor and design is made, throw out your old stuff and buy all new. That's basically what you're saying.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 02:29 UTC
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jadot: Would/Could Hasselblad introduce a digital x-pan now, to bridge the gap towards a more 'enthusiast' market segment? Lots of talk about getting to a larger market - this is one way they could do it.

According to Mingthein's site he stated that there's an option for square photos and 2.6:1 ratio photos (about the same as an X-Pan).

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 02:10 UTC
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Eleson: Anyone else than me that is a bit surprised with the flange diameter?
(I hesitate to use the word disappointed as I'm not even close to being in the market for this one.)
But it seems to be designed around the sensor size, which leaves no or very little room for a camera with a larger sensor at a later stage.
To me, it seems a bit shortsighted from an MF manufacturer.

But people will need to buy all new lenses. It's not like the CB lens line when we had the 500 c/m that was a cheaper alternative to the more expensive CF line. They covered the 6x6 format as well as the CF line. The new lenses sound like they'll cover 43.8x32.9mm and not much more.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 01:13 UTC

It bothers me a little that the lens won't have an image circle that will cover a larger sensor. This means that Hasselblad is limiting their new lens line to some rather "small" sensors that may not last for a long time. For example, the 16 MP sensor disappeared to make room for 24 MP, 48 MP, 80 MP and 100 MP cameras. Each one of those new sensors had a different sensor size. So, Hasselblad should hope that Sony (or whoever) will make sensors that will cover the new X1D's 50 MP sensor diameters for years to come even when new sensors are introduced.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 01:06 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies
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AlanG: Considering their latest camera system is mirrorless, what could they mean by stating, "mirrorless is 'probably' the future?" Isn't it definitely, without any doubt, their future?

Not just yet because, as he stated, the mirrored camera has better low-light AF performance and some people like the optical viewfinder. He also stated the electronic viewfinder in mirrorless needs to get better.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 01:02 UTC

I like the white.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 15:23 UTC as 69th comment
On article Video: Canon EOS 7D versus leaf-cutter ants (47 comments in total)
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Pitchertaker: Thankfully, ants weren't made as big as rats, otherwise we'd be fetching food for them.

Funny thing is that if ants were as big as elephants they wouldn't be able to walk because of gravity. The ant's legs would need to be much, much thicker to hold their weight.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 15:02 UTC
On article Video: Canon EOS 7D versus leaf-cutter ants (47 comments in total)
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Pitchertaker: Thankfully, ants weren't made as big as rats, otherwise we'd be fetching food for them.

THEM! -- if you don't know that title, just look it up. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 02:26 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1984 comments in total)
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nathantw: When people shoot these comparisons why don't they use the same darn lens on all the cameras? There are adapters for all of them and there has to be one lens that will fit them. I personally would use a Hasselblad V-series lens on each camera since it will fit on all of them. It would make them all consistent.

You're the one that doesn't understand. It appears you want to be right. I already granted you that you are, but no, you must now say that I'm stupid on top of that. You're a real work of art.

You're playing with theory and I've actually done it. By the way, yes, I have used other lenses.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 00:22 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1984 comments in total)
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nathantw: When people shoot these comparisons why don't they use the same darn lens on all the cameras? There are adapters for all of them and there has to be one lens that will fit them. I personally would use a Hasselblad V-series lens on each camera since it will fit on all of them. It would make them all consistent.

So, let's analyze this. You first say that adapters cause vignetting, distortion and flare. I give you examples that are contrary to this. Then, because I proved that it had none of those exist, you say "well, it was done on a smoggy day" or "it was done on a low pixel count camera," both of which have no bearing to what we're discussing. I gave you clear, blue skies that are notorious for showing vignetting. Now you're saying that "oh, well, a built in shutter in the lens isn't the way to go" like it has ANY bearing whatsoever considering the shutter is never used at any point or time in the exposure.

At this point, I think I've proven my point. You have your beliefs and I have mine. We could both be right. I just know that f/4, f/11, f/16 are the same with my Hasselblad/adapter/Nikon full-frame as it is with the Hasselblad on a Hasselblad camera. I'll stick with my original remark that he should have used one lens on all the cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 23:14 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1984 comments in total)
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nathantw: When people shoot these comparisons why don't they use the same darn lens on all the cameras? There are adapters for all of them and there has to be one lens that will fit them. I personally would use a Hasselblad V-series lens on each camera since it will fit on all of them. It would make them all consistent.

Oye. No satisfying people like you. I can show you a photo taken on a bright sunny day and you'll say "look the buildings are distorted" and it would be because of the heat from the mid-day sun. Well, no reason to keep this up. You're set in your ways. By the way, because you don't seem to understand that with medium format lenses you're using the center of an image circle that's much, much larger than a full-frame DSLR lens, so not much distortion or vignetting, if any.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 13:48 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1984 comments in total)
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nathantw: When people shoot these comparisons why don't they use the same darn lens on all the cameras? There are adapters for all of them and there has to be one lens that will fit them. I personally would use a Hasselblad V-series lens on each camera since it will fit on all of them. It would make them all consistent.

Hmm, haven't experienced what you've said with my Hasselblad lens and my Nikon D700 or D810, but hey, I guess you know best.

Here are a couple examples with the 180mm lens. You can zoom in if you want.

http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/182678
http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/157193

If the lens vignettes then you'll see it on the individual frames, but since you seem to know all about lenses and adapters, I guess it's my imagination that there's no vignetting in the Gigapans. Maybe you'll see some in this photo: http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/130363

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 04:56 UTC
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