Conrad567

Joined on Feb 3, 2012

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flashcactus: For those who might automatically rate the Hasselblad over the Fujifilm, it's important to remember that Fuji have had more serious and useful camera innovations, especially in the days of film, than Hasselblad's paltry record of rejigging their old leaf-shutter dependent box- a bit like the Porsche 911, having inbuilt limitations. Fuji : GX 680, brilliant. Best studio camera ever, conceptually. All the MF roll-film rangefinder variations, the Fuji/Hasselblad X-pan. This new MF mirrorless leapfrogs the opposition in the traditional Fuji way. Their way. Can't wait to try one.

I don't think Zeiss makes lenses for Hasselblad anymore. Schneider makes some optics for Mamiya I think.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 19:22 UTC
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flashcactus: For those who might automatically rate the Hasselblad over the Fujifilm, it's important to remember that Fuji have had more serious and useful camera innovations, especially in the days of film, than Hasselblad's paltry record of rejigging their old leaf-shutter dependent box- a bit like the Porsche 911, having inbuilt limitations. Fuji : GX 680, brilliant. Best studio camera ever, conceptually. All the MF roll-film rangefinder variations, the Fuji/Hasselblad X-pan. This new MF mirrorless leapfrogs the opposition in the traditional Fuji way. Their way. Can't wait to try one.

I have owned a Hasselblad HD3II and all three lenses that I used with it were Japanese. Fujinon.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 00:14 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: If you would have shown me this gallery without telling me what camera was used, I would have never guessed it's a MF camera. They look like pictures from any other camera.

I disagree, the depth of field in the portrait photos have the Medium Format feel to them.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2016 at 23:39 UTC
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Conrad567: Well I for one, wasn't even interested in this $8k lens...but now that it is red? Well that changes EVERYTHING! LOL

I no more have 8k to spend on a lens than I have a house on the Riviera. Red, Black, Purple, Green....whatever. I will make do with my FujiFilm gear.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 06:22 UTC

Well I for one, wasn't even interested in this $8k lens...but now that it is red? Well that changes EVERYTHING! LOL

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 17:02 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
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cxsparc: One of the frustrating things about humanity is that Apple will continue to find buyers for their product, regardless how they milk their customers or detached ignorance of their needs.

As long as it is "cool" to own an Apple product, they will sell it to those in need of that.

Logically, upping the price of the MBP by 200 USD, dropping all current port standards except for the headphone, requiring the "Pro" customer to hang a set of expensive dongle on each USB-C port just to get SD/USB/ext HDD/HDMI connectivity should result in raising a finger to Apple and boycotting.

And that status bar thing is a joke compared to the added functionality of a touchscreen - and even that isn't even included in the 200USD raise.
Jeeezzz...

During my last encounter with an Ipad I learned that NO you can't quickly share pictures from your camera or another smartphone over bluetooth with an Apple product.

Apple has run its course. Overpriced junk manufactured using what amounts to slave labor. They are lowering their prices, because people aren't paying the outrageous cost for Apple products anymore.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 14:08 UTC
On a photo in the Hasselblad X1D real-world samples (pre-production) sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Typical Hassy, amazing skin tones, and perfect contrast for portraiture.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 07:04 UTC as 1st comment
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (270 comments in total)

Wow..could be just the lens, but I am in love!

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 21:38 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)

1/2000 flash sync, would make using lenses wide open out doors a possibility. Anything faster than f3.5 would seem a waste in bright sunlight. I really think this was designed with wedding photographers in mind.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:55 UTC as 217th comment | 1 reply
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)
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Steven-T: Just watched the Hasselblad live presentation. This X1D is not for me. The sensor size is 1.68x FF 35mm. A Hassy V 6x6 film is 3.63x times FF 35mm film size. I want at least a 6x45 sensor size, 24mp is fine with me. The two XCD lenses are extremely slow, considering the much smaller image circle coverage. I want at least f/2.8 or faster. I am using three f/2.8 V lenses for my film Hassy V, covering a much larger image circle. Bokeh? What's Bokeh! Guess I need to wait longer for the next "whatever brand" . . .

It should translate into a 26mm f2.0 approximately. Not the worst wide angle lens. But the 53mm f2.8 seems a bit slow. I wonder if it has some sort of Macro Ability. Anyway, I am sure Hasselblad can create faster lenses for this format, I will reserve judgement until I begin to see what else they come out with.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:54 UTC

I wonder how fast it will autofocus on a canon.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 20:58 UTC as 24th comment
On article Bolt-on 21: Fujifilm WCL-X70 sample images (52 comments in total)

Actually, that appears to be a pretty impressive converter. Corner sharpness is pretty good, and even the distortion is rather low. Nice job FUJI!

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2016 at 13:41 UTC as 19th comment
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Lars V: I sympathize with the sentiment behind this product idea - no on location review certainly forces one to be a bit more contemplative.

However, disabling the display and shooting raw only could be (and is ) controlled by settings in many cameras.

The novelty here, then, is forcing oneself not to review images on location. This could be accomplihed by taping over the display with black tape.

Product idea - screen protector made of black glass.

Laptop?

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 20:14 UTC
On article Hands on with the Hasselblad H6D 50c/100c (267 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: Just when you thought cameras were getting smaller and pocketable...

Along comes a Lazarus to change your mindset and your biceps.

Huge is not dead. It was just hibernating.

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Yes the 50-110...I think it weighs like 6 pounds. I shoot mostly location portraiture, and like most location guys I like to walk around with my camera. The old Hassys were heavy but nothing like the digital ones of today.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 03:26 UTC
On article Swirly bokeh: Lensbaby announces Twist 60 lens (122 comments in total)

This kind of bokeh gives me a headache...

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 18:23 UTC as 8th comment
On article Hands on with the Hasselblad H6D 50c/100c (267 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: Just when you thought cameras were getting smaller and pocketable...

Along comes a Lazarus to change your mindset and your biceps.

Huge is not dead. It was just hibernating.

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The camera may not be so heavy, but that zoom lens of their is a MONSTER.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 17:14 UTC
On article Hands on with the Hasselblad H6D 50c/100c (267 comments in total)
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Ayoh: Aesthetically this looks like it was designed in the early 1990's. The tacky gray rubber along with the embossed "H" on the lens really sums up the cheese

@ Wild Light...That is Hasselblad's haulmark. My Hassy from the eighties looked like it was designed in the 50's...oh wait... it was!

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 17:13 UTC
On article Hands on with the Hasselblad H6D 50c/100c (267 comments in total)
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Wild Light: I hope it sells well for Hasselblad. I can't help but feel Medium Format is doomed though.

Well it is probably time for me to foray into the world of MF again...but truth is, my arms aren't as strong as they used to be! But I do miss the DOF and crop-ability of of the MF.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 17:11 UTC
On article Hands on with the Hasselblad H6D 50c/100c (267 comments in total)
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Wild Light: I hope it sells well for Hasselblad. I can't help but feel Medium Format is doomed though.

I have owned a couple of digital Hassys, and part of the problem has been Hasselblad. They were putting archaic sensors in their cameras and then charging $30k for the things. Low light was abysmal, and given that these need faster shutter speeds for any hand held work made them a real pain in the rear. It seems to me that most of us "professionals" decided to go FF 35, because Medium Format just wasn't a real option for location shooting. That is unless you have at least two assistants and a bunch of location lighting...in other words you do glamour. Price point and poor technology have been the death of MF! I hope this changes things, but it may be too late.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 12:01 UTC

Since wide aperture lenses tend to work well as portrait lenses, this would be a welcomed edition for the APS format cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 23:25 UTC as 71st comment
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