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The article seems to imply Nittoh made the Hasselblad X-Pan/ Fuji TX-1 cameras and not just their lenses ?
Nittoh is an optical company involved in things like satellite imagery. I certainly found the old TX-1 lenses to be superb. The quality control level seemed at a higher level than the subsequent Canon and Nikon lenses I've owned which often seem to have basic centering and tilt alignment issues.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 00:56 UTC as 1st comment
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (146 comments in total)
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Tiefenunschärfe: If I could afford it, I would buy it.

Wild Light: Hasselblad introduced focal plane shutters in 1948
http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Hasselblad_1600_F
The 2000 series in 1977 which predates the Contax 645 by many years.
All these focal plane Hasselblads had shutter shake in comparison to the totally smooth and reliable mechanical leaf shutter Zeiss lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 12:40 UTC
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lacikuss: I don't understand this move from Fuji unless they want to lead the MF market. Obviously they can't lead in the MFT, APSC and FF so they choose to focus on MF. Let's see how that pans out.

Well, most of the time they have had a selection of MF cameras available in the market. The G690 came out in 1968

http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Fujica_G690

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 11:04 UTC

Good aesthetics here:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/m444uk/hasselblad-x1d-camera-v1d-concept-03-960x640.jpg

http://petapixel.com/assets/uploads/2016/06/X1D_Lifestyle_InHand-800x420.jpg

The Fuji seems more technical, optional swiveling VF and tilt screen.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 10:52 UTC as 13th comment
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Steve Photographer: This is the first (digital) medium format camera that I am seriously considering purchasing when it becomes available. Very pleased that Fuji is developing this and hope that the more "affordable"* MF segment expands with even more manufacturers coming on board. Like the fact that Fuji has already published its intentions with respect to lens development. Personally, in the coming years I would like to see a 150mm f/4 or 200mm f/4.

*Appreciate that this is a very relative term, but I'm comparing with Hasselblad and Phase One.

The Hasselblad with 50Mp back but no lens is $35,000

http://www.adorama.com/hsh5d50ms.html

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 10:24 UTC
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FD: What about Tilt and Shift lenses for studio and architecture work ?
I'm very happy with my 17/24/90 TS-E lenses from Canon but there is no such set for other brands and certainly not in the medium format.
It doesn't make sense to use f32 on a 100MP camera to get a product sharp in the studio from front to back.
Same in architecture; why waste those pixels to correct perspective in software.

They make one. The 120 TS

https://www.phaseone.com/en/Products/Camera-Systems/Lenses/Schneider-Kreuznach-120mm-TS.aspx

Schneider also used to make the 55 PCS tilt-shift lens for 6x6

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 19:28 UTC
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iudex: Maybe it´s too early to judge just by this pictures but it seems to me the camera is pretty big (thick) for a mirrorless. I am sure it will be much smaller than SLR like the Pentax 645Z (not that sure about Leica S), but Hsselblad showed how a mirrorless camera should look like (or how thin it can be) despite having MF sensor.
And the price surprised me too (in a negative way): well under 10000 USD can be 9000 USD. I was hoping for "under 5000 USD", given the Hasse is 9000 USD.

The Pentax is large compared to mirrorless. See
http://petapixel.com/assets/uploads/2016/06/x1dcomparison4-800x377.jpg

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 11:50 UTC

Presumably, that bulge on the back is so the tilting screen can clear the EVF ?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 11:46 UTC as 134th comment | 1 reply
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King of Song: I agree that it doesn't look as good as the new Hasselblad X1D, but it may very well be the superior camera?

For me personally, I care far more about the images my camera gives me, rather than the image my camera gives me. I'd rather show off my photography, than show off my camera.

The Hasselblad is really small

https://photofocus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Levi_Sim-Hasselblad-X1D-cover-1-1280x720.jpg

http://static.highsnobiety.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/19223930/hasselblad-x1d-camera-v1d-concept-03-960x640.jpg

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 11:34 UTC
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Wild Light: LOL. No frills for $45K inc. back, body and one lens - With this current aggressive march of technology and pricing from other brands I see Phase One lasting another 5 years at the most.

Shouldn't you have said 'typical of the UK industry right now', what percentage of Phase One sales are in the UK ?
According to Leica the MF market is circa 6000 cameras a year Worldwide.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 11:10 UTC
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noflashplease: Not a big surprise after that Hasselblad. Much like the X-Pan, which as produced by Fujifilm, and also sold under the Fuji name, there's nothing mysterious about this Fujifilm medium format body. I welcome competition in the tiny MF segment and I'm infinitely more likely to buy a Fujifilm body, made by Fujifilm, than something from a Private Equity Firm that just happens to own an old-line name. So long Hasselblad.

Interestingly, the old Hasselblad X-pan lenses (Fuji Tx-1), which were excellent, were made by this company not Fujifilm

https://www.nittohkogaku.co.jp/

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 20:43 UTC
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great Javier: What can you do with MF that you can't do with FF?

Have 8256 x 6192 pixels with larger photosites and cleaner images than miniature formats.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 20:07 UTC
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FastGlassLover: Dear DPR Staff,

Please review this lens and include good insight into the oft side-lined attributes such as field curvature, performance shifts from MFD - Infinity and mechanical feel.

This lens is pretty exciting for people who are into night photography and manual lenses.

Thank you!

See if this translation works

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cyberphoto.se%2Finfo.php%3Farticle%3Dirix15blackca

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 21:07 UTC
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BeefCoffee: I didn't see anything, but was there any mention of the zooms being parfocal? Or is it safe to assume they wouldn't be?

I worked as a focus puller for some time and can't recall a zoom that didn't hold focus unless faulty. Cooke, Zeiss, Leitz-Panavision.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 00:21 UTC
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keepreal: There must be a lot of idiots out there. Otherwise we would not see lenses from Cooke and other manufacturers as such ridiculous prices. I am sure they are nowhere near worth anything, even a lot less than the asking prices.

I would be a lot happier if people with more money than they know what to do with gave it to help those in the poverty trap get educated and motivated to better themselves. Some do of the own accord, but not that many can see how. The divide between the rich and poor has widened since the 2008 credit crunch, the wealthy mostly escaped the consequences but the mostly innocent less well off have faced the brunt of it.

If I thought there would be any chance of success, I'd like to see a worldwide boycott of Cooke, Meyer and other manufacturers behaving like this - not just in optics or photography, by the way.

The image circle wouldn't cover.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 20:12 UTC
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HMF70: The official price on the lens have been out for about a month now, so that is old news. Here is a review (swedish) https://www.cyberphoto.se/info.php?article=irix15blackca on the lens, where they explain that Irix 15mm is overall better lens compared to 14-15mm primes from Samyang, Canon, Nikon and Zeiss, and almost as sharp as Canon 16-35/4L, Nikon 14-24/2,8 och Tamron 15-30/2,8. The only thing the article doesn't tell is how the lens handle coma, and that is crucial if you want to use the lens for astrophotography.

I almost forgot... It doesn't work on Sony e-mount with Metabones adapter.

Surely a modern prime should be sharper than a zoom....

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 18:56 UTC
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Vobluda: Company without full address and VAT number on its www claiming that is Swiss is a joke.

PB Swiss make superb screwdrivers and small tools. Per capita I bet Swiss precision manufacturing is higher than the US.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 18:54 UTC
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keepreal: There must be a lot of idiots out there. Otherwise we would not see lenses from Cooke and other manufacturers as such ridiculous prices. I am sure they are nowhere near worth anything, even a lot less than the asking prices.

I would be a lot happier if people with more money than they know what to do with gave it to help those in the poverty trap get educated and motivated to better themselves. Some do of the own accord, but not that many can see how. The divide between the rich and poor has widened since the 2008 credit crunch, the wealthy mostly escaped the consequences but the mostly innocent less well off have faced the brunt of it.

If I thought there would be any chance of success, I'd like to see a worldwide boycott of Cooke, Meyer and other manufacturers behaving like this - not just in optics or photography, by the way.

A set of the new Leica cinematography Primes cost $250,000. I don't know any DOPs who own those but many cameraman have acquired Cookes over the years. Indeed 50 year old samples are re-cased and given new leases of life and used on films you have watched.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 23:36 UTC
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barrym1966: 7000 for a piece of glass made in Leicester, no thanks

During your lifetime you have watched hundreds of hours of productions shot with Cooke primes and zooms. They have been used for decades.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 23:22 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV added to studio scene comparison (363 comments in total)
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Stepanfo: Sharpness in not measured with monetary value of the lens. When stopped down, lenses used in the studio shot comparison are equally sharp.

Lack of details is the problem of this camera. Live with it.

http://www.lenscore.org/ test all lens on a specially built device with a 200MB sensor.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 22:59 UTC
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