Conrad567

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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 (269 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 26th comment | 1 reply
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 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 214th comment | 1 reply
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 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 22nd comment
On article Bolt-on 21: Fujifilm WCL-X70 sample images (54 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 (121 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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(unknown member): OMG, I thought they'll release a silver edition coping machine not this....camera. LOL

Ummm...it was a joke.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 22:33 UTC
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(unknown member): OMG, I thought they'll release a silver edition coping machine not this....camera. LOL

WOW! They are just like Leica now!

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 15:55 UTC
On article Framing fashion with Dixie Dixon (46 comments in total)
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Bakman_29: This is called glamour photography, borderlining on "cheap" fashion. Then talking about "keeping everything real" while photoshopping the hell out of it.
"fashion" is a different level.

Would like to see some of your expert work.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 21:13 UTC
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sneakyracer: Colors are awful in these sample images. I guess that has nothing to do with the lens but still. Ugly. The lens however seems to have very nice bokeh and is sharp. Very promising.

Is that CA or is it from a purple colored light used for background lighting?

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 17:16 UTC
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sneakyracer: Colors are awful in these sample images. I guess that has nothing to do with the lens but still. Ugly. The lens however seems to have very nice bokeh and is sharp. Very promising.

you might want to get your monitor checked out...colors look great to me. I use a 10 bit color monitor with color correcting software.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 21:02 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2487 comments in total)
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ChuckTa: It's a bit hefty price for the spec.
With 24mp, I can see a Fuji do away the xtran and just make one without the filter in the future. It will certainly make the image a bit sharper.

The X-trans filter has to do with how color is interpreted, Fuji removed any "MOIRE" filter with the original X-trans cameras.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 10:55 UTC
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