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EasyClick: euh... What are their designers smoking? Can't they design something made for humans? Not to mention how ugly this thing is. I've let it slide on the Quattros since it was their attempt at something different but another one??? Can that thing stand on its own without a lens? Make it a proper box and put that viewfinder far away from the handgrip.

These cameras are more like the digital version (without the modularity) of film era cameras like the Mamiya Press or Koni-Omega Rapid.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 14:49 UTC
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nwcs: I'm a bit surprised they are pricing it there for a niche product. But I'm glad they did. I have used Foveon before and it's a cool tool. It isn't for every situation but it can do a few things that are more challenging for other systems.

Good strategy, since one is locked into Sigma SA mount lenses. But it's nice that the camera is reasonably affordable. Think of the asking price on some 1" sensor cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 14:46 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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fmian: For such a small sensor I would have expected them to debut it with faster glass.
Compared to what has come before it, this is quite disappointing.

These are medium fornat lenses.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 12:43 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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King of Song: Actually without reading any of the routine negative syndical comments, I instantly love this thing.

The only drawback for me is the speed of the lenses. Unless you are doing studio or landscape, most of the benefits of the large sensor will be lost by having to increase ISO by 2 or 3 stops in order compensate for the small aperture, in order to shoot environmental shots in the shade or subdued light.

Exactly. Top film speed was 400-800 and now so many are unhappy with several stops more.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 03:43 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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left eye: I'm surprised no one has commented on the small front and rear lens elements of the featured 45mm lens.

Does that mean light emerging from the back of the lens will be hitting the edges of the sensor at an oblique rather than perpendicular angle? - which isn't great in terms of light passing straight though a bayer filter matrix and straight down the 'tube' of a photo-cell. Hence lenses 'designed for digital'.

The rear element just seems so small in relation to the so large sensor. I would think designing the rear element to be a similar size to the sensor enables the possibility for light to enter the sensor much more directly/perpendicular.

How do you know that there aren't elements in the lens to do what you suggest?

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 03:41 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)

http://www.theverge.com/2016/6/22/12005978/hasselblad-x1d-mirrorless-medium-format-hands-on

https://blog.mingthein.com/2016/06/22/announcing-the-hasselblad-x1d-50c/

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 20:59 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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Tariag: Body specs look great, but... the lenses? What's that ridiculous aperture??

How many view camera lenses were f/2?
Those are excellent maximum apertures for the format size in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 17:47 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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jon404: Looks like a fine, fine camera... simple, well-thought out. Priced reasonably enough, for that market segment. Good to see Hasselblad back in the ballgame!

Oh, but, the lens isn't F1.4, says the "experts." Not every camera has be a 25 frames per second; 76 focus points; etc. camera.

I think the specs and contemporary features are exceptional.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 17:46 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)

We need a Hasselblad or Medium Format Digital forum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 03:37 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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fmian: For such a small sensor I would have expected them to debut it with faster glass.
Compared to what has come before it, this is quite disappointing.

Tiger1. You get it. This "if it only had X,Y,Z" gets tiring.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 03:33 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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Photoman: FINALLY Victor Hasselblad has stopped turning in his grave and now is resting in peace, knowing common sense has returned.

Yup. The interview with the new CEO on Luminous Landscape pointed the way to the Hasselblad we now see.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 03:31 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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attomole: I think they have done a great Job with packaging on this, the gains for medium format loosing the mirror box are bigger than 35mm, silly that others have not made this enginerring choice before (Pentax).

Like others, I am sceptical that given the ubiquitous DSLR has better, faster technology development, and better light gathering, fast lens options. This will struggle to find its place, but with some specialist focal plane adjustment lenses, a "super wide C" lens option, as a specialist studio and field camera, and it looks like it might even work as a street shooter. It might find its spot in the market none the less.

It does look a nice rig to use, it has an "I want one" appeal.

Same folks who would walk around and hand-hold a Mamiya 7, Mamiya Press, Konica Omega Rapid, Pentax 67, Pentacon 66, Fuju GW690, Plaubel Makina 6x7 in the film era.

I don't need an overwrought, way too many gitzmos camera for everything. If I could design a digital camera, I would simplify it even more. And many studio folks, on the other hand, will like having shutters in lenses.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 03:29 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)

Beautiful, neat camera. Why make that viewfinder surround a dust magnet???????????????????????

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 03:13 UTC as 157th comment | 1 reply
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)

A wonderful product. But please stop with the "iconic design heritage." It ain't there and needn't be.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 18:40 UTC as 111th comment
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)

Modern specs. Good show, H.

More than enough controls. Nice to see an advanced camera with less than 50 dials, buttons, levers, control wheels, etc.

Looks sharp.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 18:16 UTC as 119th comment

Just when you think nowhere else for PS to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 14:16 UTC as 40th comment
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.

Good idea. Modular camera.

http://www.alpa.ch/en/section/products/

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 01:31 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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Photo Pete: Completely justified complaint. Wi-Fi is a term which should only be used if the system adheres to standard interoperability protocols defined by the Wi-Fi Alliance (certainly if the Wi-Fi certified logo is used). Nikon has provided a bespoke WLAN and not Wi-Fi as far as I can tell.

I really don't understand why some camera manufacturers are so reluctant to offer good connectivity options... and they certainly need taking to task when they are marketing features incorrectly.

https://www.amazon.com/Nikon-Wireless-Mobile-Adapter-Digital/dp/B007VGGIB6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466194927&sr=8-1&keywords=Nikon+wifi+dongle

That's how Nikon "incorporated" WiFi in cameras for a while.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 20:22 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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Photo Pete: Completely justified complaint. Wi-Fi is a term which should only be used if the system adheres to standard interoperability protocols defined by the Wi-Fi Alliance (certainly if the Wi-Fi certified logo is used). Nikon has provided a bespoke WLAN and not Wi-Fi as far as I can tell.

I really don't understand why some camera manufacturers are so reluctant to offer good connectivity options... and they certainly need taking to task when they are marketing features incorrectly.

But at least Nikon has gotten past the add-on dongle!?

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 18:08 UTC
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john m flores: In recent years M43 IQ has increased and is now sufficient for my needs (I write and photograph for a motorcycle magazine). The 4k is icing on the cake. I now have two of these bodies and they'll get a good workout shootings stills and video as I ride cross country next month.

Tough job. Someone has to do it! Sounds like fun.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 20:21 UTC
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