deep7

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) New Zealand (Aotearoa)
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Joined on May 10, 2008
About me:

God makes it, I see it and photograph it. Sometimes that works well!

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On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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aarif: Finally my birding camera has been born

Leave it by a nest and trigger it from your iPhone. Do it right and you'll see the eyes on the mites on the feathers...

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 20:57 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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AC Wild Images: Hello all, I shoot with a Nikon D810 - normally for studio but also landscapes. I have been using it recently for wildlife (where i would usually use the D4) and have been amazed by the results in good light. As I am often in the bush i like the sound of the ISO capability of this camera but......am I correct in reading that the autofocus is 'slow' compared to DSLR'

Actually, some modern CDAF systems are quicker than PDAF systems...

I guess we will find out how fast this Hasselblad focuses soon enough. Obviously, no matter how clever they are, they still have to push around more glass than a micro four thirds camera has to move, so it's unlikely to be a record breaker. I'll bet it's pretty snappy though. I'd also bet most people who would use them would trade a few milliseconds for the reassurance of dead accurate focus!

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 20:51 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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Phileas Fogg: Interesting camera. Still pricey for me, especially with lenses. But it's time all 'pro-grade' cameras put at least flip up and down screen. My OMD EM-1 is imo a pro grade camera and I like the flip up and down screen options I have with it.

That would be at odds with the minimalist ethic. I have an EM1 and wouldn't care if the screen didn't flip. I had an E3 with a fully articulating screen and would have preferred a fixed screen. It's a matter of personal preference and maybe the inevitable models that follow will get weighed down with stuff like that anyway?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 20:32 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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The confusion of not using full names? On Luminous Landscape, I got similarly confused and discovered they meant focal plane shutter. If that's the case, no, it doesn't have one, which is actually a strength in terms of getting a steady image out of such a small body.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 20:28 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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Alex Efimoff: Why people are so excited about the camera and how many real professionals amongst those?

People are excited because it gives an option not available before (small, portable, interchangeable lens camera with better quality than all cameras of a similar size (provided you can use a focal length that suits) at a surprisingly reasonable price point. They don't actually have to be professional photographers to justify buying it. Some professionals will relish it - I've already seen some stating they've put orders in.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 07:19 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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capanikon: Looks great. Finally we can start moving away from the teensy so-called "full frame" format.

Just like suckers who buy 35mm format when APS-C will do? This is still bigger than either, though better described as medium format than large format. Hmm, could be people who buy this camera will be anything but suckers.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 02:06 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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Mike Ronesia: This is very intriguing. I have been shooting M4/3's for years and always considered MF as the only logical next level in my upgrade path. I'm not a full time pro, but I make about 30k a year shooting occasional evenings and weekends. I have never seen enough difference between FF and M4/3's to justify the move, and the Pantex MF did not impress, but this could finally be the system I've been waiting for.

I fully get this. All camera gear involves compromises - splitting between the advantages of a small format when its advantages matter and a large one when its features are preferable just got to be that little bit easier.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 23:23 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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deep7: The rate of comments on this news story suggest Hasselblad may well sell a good number of these cameras - and they deserve to! Great design, competitive price, proven sensor. I really like what they have done.

The two current lenses fall into focal length "holes" for me, though I understand many people are happy with the field of view of that 45mm. However, I like the balance of size/speed they have chosen.

My own preferences run to smaller bodies with zoom lenses but I do like the idea of heading out for the day with one of these and a 60-65mm lens and just having fun. It will be interesting to see how lens development proceeds.

I hope they sell far more than that!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:55 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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capanikon: Looks great. Finally we can start moving away from the teensy so-called "full frame" format.

I have m4/3 cameras and I'm very happy with that. No need for sympathy, I love being able to choose for myself, thanks anyway.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:53 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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Nixyz: No built-in selfie pod for this price point?

It's okay - you've been saved! WiFi plus iPhone for selfies. Phew.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:13 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)

The rate of comments on this news story suggest Hasselblad may well sell a good number of these cameras - and they deserve to! Great design, competitive price, proven sensor. I really like what they have done.

The two current lenses fall into focal length "holes" for me, though I understand many people are happy with the field of view of that 45mm. However, I like the balance of size/speed they have chosen.

My own preferences run to smaller bodies with zoom lenses but I do like the idea of heading out for the day with one of these and a 60-65mm lens and just having fun. It will be interesting to see how lens development proceeds.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:07 UTC as 77th comment | 6 replies
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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Marksphoto: not so game changing imho. If i have f1.4 lenses I am in the same boat as these 3.5 and up lenses... with less weight and I dont have to break the bank...

Careful, peterwr, you'll be pushing some pretty touchy buttons! I sort of agree with you though. The concept is just physics but it's become religion here...

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 20:54 UTC
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Halina123: The problem is what this lens offers for the price.
The way for the m43 format, both cameras and lenses, to survive and thrive is to undercut FF in pricing.

Relax! You made your point!

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 04:40 UTC
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Halina123: The problem is what this lens offers for the price.
The way for the m43 format, both cameras and lenses, to survive and thrive is to undercut FF in pricing.

There are cheaper 12mm lenses available for m4/3, no need to stress over it! If you can't afford to shoot m4/3, there are cheaper systems too. There's no need to bag someone who wants to buy a real nice lens to suit a camera he/she is really happy with.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 03:14 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (457 comments in total)
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Bettencourtd a Camara: Maybe a camera that can update the sensor, by replacing it when new ones come in market. In real medium format and mirorless .

Flip, about time someone did that! Though, ironically, that's been the preserve of medium format photography in the digital age.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 11:02 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (457 comments in total)
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DenWil: Exactly whose game is it going to change? Mine? Highly unlikely.

The hobbyists/ enthusiasts who are wowed by Micro Four Thirds ? No.
APS-C or 35mm ML? No.
The folks with their APS-C small 35mm cameras? No.
The folks with full sized 35mm cameras? No.
Certainly not the phone users.

Nothing H can release that is small enough and affordable enough to appeal to any of these folks will have all the bells and whistles and auto functions that they demand.

Which brings us back to people already shooting H cameras, other digital MF and collectors. Not exactly the largest target audience. The sixth version of the Fifth Element Blu-Ray would sell more units.

I never understand why marketing insists on shooting themselves in the foot with pointless twaddle. Why not just announce "The new Hasselblad" and leave it for us to decide where it fits in. They might be surprised to find that without the hype it is far better received.

It may change the game for people who's situation precludes carrying cumbersome gear but who want something special when they get to their destination. Some of these people may be willing to pay hefty money for the right solution. When I say "some", I think that could actually be more than a small handful. It's an easy situation to understand, after all and has a precedent with film cameras.

I can't imagine it would even have to be one percent of professional or enthusiast photographers to make this worth doing. Let's see what actually gets produced before we call it a failure, shall we?

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 20:18 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (457 comments in total)
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deep7: I know this shows the nastiness in me but I'd love this to be a compact, interchangeable lens camera with a big sensor - just to show how silly the term "full frame" really is.
"My Sony is full frame."
"Great, my Hasselblad is even fuller frame..."
"Wot, how can you be more than 100% full??"

A quick check on the rumour mill quoted the Hasselblad CEO as saying:

"Portability will be key – but how and which ways it will be portable is yet to be announced – it’s better to scream about something when you have something to say, and our ambition towards that direction is there. The good thing is that more people will come to medium format, and people are much more interested in quality.”

So maybe my guess is close?

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 02:29 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (457 comments in total)
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deep7: I know this shows the nastiness in me but I'd love this to be a compact, interchangeable lens camera with a big sensor - just to show how silly the term "full frame" really is.
"My Sony is full frame."
"Great, my Hasselblad is even fuller frame..."
"Wot, how can you be more than 100% full??"

Part correct. I use several different formats, some small, some larger than 35mm. I very rarely use 35mm, not that I have anything against it, it's just that the lens/body combinations available don't suit me at all.

I love m4/3 gear. And my 4/3 gear. It's also full frame.

Having said that, I note how utterly predictably Ethanp99's comment was. Someone was bound to miss the irony!

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 02:15 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (457 comments in total)

I know this shows the nastiness in me but I'd love this to be a compact, interchangeable lens camera with a big sensor - just to show how silly the term "full frame" really is.
"My Sony is full frame."
"Great, my Hasselblad is even fuller frame..."
"Wot, how can you be more than 100% full??"

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 21:31 UTC as 195th comment | 4 replies
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mpgxsvcd: A 1000mm F4.0 telescope costs about $650 and weighs about 25 pounds. This lens has a lot of cool history but no way it will be worth the price it finally sells for.

No. The buyer on the day sets what he/she think the value is. If that highest bidder agrees to sell at a later date for significantly less, then the "worth" of the lens on the subsequent day is less. The worth of such an item is by no means set in stone, and especially not by armchair experts who likely know almost nothing about it (an assumption it is reasonable to make about the first poster!).

To know the real value of this sort of item requires a lot more information! If it is optically excellent and usable on a current camera body, one should expect a very high value as the options are severely limited.

If, however, it is, optically, no better than adapting a cheap telescope, well....

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 05:43 UTC
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