I received my Hasselblad H4D-50 yesterday and now I will start to explore how far I can push this camera. I'm new to medium format so I really donīt know what to expect. I've read a lot and looked at lots of images to try to decide what digital back and maybe most of all, what lenses characteristics I like.
I have been shooting with a Nikon D3x for three years now, and I'm comfortable with how itīs handles. From what I have read about the limitations of medium format vs DSLR there where two that I was concerned about, AF speed and high iso. I do not shoot a lot of high iso, and I seldom go over iso 800 on my Nikon and that is the highest iso on the Hasselblad. First test image on iso 800 was this image of my dog Wilma. And Iīm amazed, this I did not expect! The Hasselblad handles high iso a lot better than I expected!
Next issue was the AF. Although I missed focus slightly in this image I most say it focus quickly and very exact. Based on this short experience I feel that focus is more accurate on the Hasselblad when I compare it to my Nikon D3x.
I think this is for me the beginning of a very interesting journey!