Jared Willson

Joined on Jul 27, 2012

Jared Willson's recent activity

  • The camera bodies are made by Hasselblad themselves, just as they always have been.  The lenses are outsourced, just as they always have been (Zeiss, Fujifilm, and now Nittoh).  No change to that ...
  • No question that Fujifilm is a much larger, much healthier company financially, but characterizing Hasselblad as anything other than a camera company isn't accurate.  The bulk of their business ...
  • I certainly agree that the two companies are very different in size and in overall markets, however, I think the GFX and the X1D are competing for essentially the same customers.  Hasselblad may ...
  • Replied in X2D
    I hope they learn a little from the launch of the X1D.  There were too man bugs at launch, and they really struggled to forecast and meet product demand.  If DJI has made a significant capital ...
  • Replied in Ouch!!!
    Oh, I certainly agree with that.  I'm still quite happy with my decision to purchase the X1D over the GFX--it was the better match for my specific requirements and still is.  That assumes, of ...
  • Sharper than a Fujifilm GF 250mm f/4? Sharper than the Zeiss Sonnar 250mm? That is quite a claim. I suppose it's possible and very hard to prove. In general, though, this sort of claim is kind...

  • Actually, this would likely be a moderately difficult shot to do focus stacking.  Clouds probably wouldn't be an issue--they wouldn't need to be in more than one layer.  Cliffs, no problem.  The ...
  • There is no single correct answer for this.  It depends a bit on your requirements.  I’ll ignore ways to solve this problem that involve other equipment or formats.  I’ll also ignore the ...
  • Replied in Ouch!!!
    I actually like the camera a lot, even with its quirks and flaws.  I get the image quality I want.  I enjoy using the camera immensely.  While I wouldn't recommend it as a general purpose camera, ...
  • Replied in Ouch!!!
    Good to hear from a Fuji owner who doesn't wish for the demise of Hasselblad!
  • Replied in Ouch!!!
    Yes, I am hopeful that DJI sees value in Hasselblad continuing to design and build medium format cameras, not just cameras for drones.  There is much more to them than just the history and the ...
  • Replied in Ouch!!!
    :)
  • Replied in Ouch!!!
    A few important points regarding that review... 1) Characterizing Hasselblad as "just a name" is simply not accurate. Ownership has changed in recent years, perhaps a couple times, but the cameras ...
  • No mystery or magic on this.  A medium format camera is going to have some clear benefits in terms of image quality: (1) At a given megapixel count, you won't be pushing medium format lenses as hard, ...
  • Don't think I would want that in a cell phone unless the chip size is quite a bit larger than typical.  When the pixels get that small (even with the typical f/1.7 aperture you get in cell ...
  • A little out of context.  When I said, "only so much one can achieve with a really small format" I was speaking explicitly about depth of field control.  I'm certainly not knocking cell phone cameras.
  • Very interesting.  My own testing of my XCD lenses suggests that diffraction is not noticeable up to about f/8.  I can see a difference between a perfectly focused f/5.6 image and an f/8 image, ...
  • Good to know just when the effects of diffraction start to become visible for a given lens and sensor.  I have had similar results to yours.  While f/11 does, indeed, cover minor focusing errors, ...
  • Chris is a good photographer, and I don’t doubt that he is being intellectually honest and sees a “look” in medium format (or, perhaps, certain medium format cameras or certain camera and lens ...
  • That’s the catch, though.  I don’t see a difference when I look at photos taken in the same style.  And now you are saying it’s not a “medium format” look but a “Fuji GFX” look which I find even ...
Activity older than 12 months is not displayed.
Total messages 549
Threads started 13
Last post 4 weeks ago
Total comments 5
Total likes 18
Last post 4 weeks ago
Total reviews 0
Entries 0
Votes cast 0
Photos uploaded 78
Last upload Jan 26, 2014