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Comparing FF MF to cropped sensor MF is the equivalent of going from FF to APS-H in 35mm terms. Yes it's smaller but the crop factor is less that going from a A7RII to an A6300. Both can produce outstanding results in the right hands.
It sure didn't stop him from trying to sell me, "what I know now to be aren't "real" MF," IQ140/Credo 40 a couple years ago when I was seriously considering moving to MF. I suspect if this camera had a Phase One label on it then he'd be pushing it all over the MF, Leica, and Sony forums.
There's a time and place to check brand loyalty and passion. Sometimes you gotta give credit where it's due. It all comes across as disingenuous on the part of him representing Digital Transitions IMO. That's unfortunate because I'd like to think of them as one of the premier MF dealers (along with Capture Integration - where I bought my Leica M9-P from)...
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Who cares what dealers of other brands think? Although Doug usually gives fairly unbiased/technical advice, I don't think it's a good policy to trust a dealer's opinion on the equipment of competitors (or his own brands for that matter).
New gear is always marketed against the competition's, nothing will change this time. Phase One just needs a little more time to come up with a fitting strategy, apparently.
Doug doesn't have to chime in here. Seems you all have brought him here all by yourselves. Looks like you're more interested in a fight than the new camera.
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What happened? The new cam isn't a medium format system?
It could also be that Hassi got a new generation of Sony 50Mpix MF chips. It has been a while now since Pentax got the 645Z out. So it may well be that Sony has done some upgrades to their detector.
Perhaps Pentax will also get a 645Z II out at the Kina.
We will know soon enough :-)
Thank god it has started. If I heard "Jasmine trees, Jasmine leaves" one more time, I'd throw something at the wall.
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Sensor size is hardly indicative of actual performance, so you simply have to rely on the facts, and the fact is that the Sony 33x44 sensor is arguably more than 99% of photographers can truly make use of. Would there really be more value in having used a larger sensor? There's a lot of stuff they can still work into this format as it is, like IBIS. Going bigger might just hurt usability by upping the lens size requirements and such.
30mm lens coming for Photokina...
Smaller than I expected. Looks great.
I don't care what gear I have.
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I was impressed. What many of us have been waiting for. 725 g weight. Nice. Loved the screen and scrolling for the most immediate, important items.
Adapter for HC lenses. Not too keen on the EVF - time will tell, might be a deal-breaker for many. The Leica SL EVF is state of the art at the moment, it will have to be equivalent or better (preferably better). I'm sure they'll sell a bunch of them due to size and portability more than anything else. Feedback from some of the big name shooters should be most revealing.
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Don't get me wrong, it's a great camera and right for lot's of people, I'm just not one of them.
Are the full specs available? Is there a focal plane shutter?
Great to see Hasselblad clearly back in the picture! Glad I stayed with them over the years. Perhaps now, finally, no more Lunar (Lunacy) comments.
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great camera !
but i will get the cfv-50c for felxibility - i have to use tilt shift options - using a tech camera is the way i go
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hm, not one word about AF, strange..
However, while I think it will disappoint many people on forums like this, I'm not sure if it was the wrong thing to do. I think the regular user won't mind a leaf shutter and limited third party compatibility. In fact if you're only going to use Hassy stuff anyway, a leaf shutter is preferred.
Sensor type : CMOS, 50 megapixels (8272 × 6200 pixels, 5.3 × 5.3 μm)
Sensor dimensions : 43.8 × 32.9mm
Image size : Stills: RAW 3FR capture 65MB on average. TIFF 8 bit: 154MB; Video: HD (1920 x 1080p)
File format : Stills: Lossless compressed Hasselblad 3FR RAW + JPEG /Video: H.264 Compressed (25 fps)
Shooting mode : Single shot stills, Video
Colour definition : 16 bit; Dynamic range up to 14 stops
ISO speed range : ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 & 25600
Storage options : Dual SD card slots
Colour management : Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution
Storage capacity : 16GB card holds 240 images on average
Capture rate : 1.7 - 2.3 frames per second
Display : 3.0 inch TFT type, 24 bit colour, 920K pixels;
Touch functionality : Yes, full support Live View: On camera, host and iOS device with high frame rate (30 fps)
Histogram feedback : Yes (on rear display)
IR filter : Mounted in front of sensor
Acoustic feedback : Yes
Software : Phocus for Mac and Windows. Compatible with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® and Adobe Camera Raw®
Platform support : Macintosh: OSX version 10.10; PC: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 (64 bit only)
Host connection type : USB 3.0 (5 Gbit/s) Type-C connector
Additional connections : Mini HDMI, Audio In/Out
Operating temperature : - 10 ̊C to + 45 ̊C / 14 – 113 ̊F
Wi-Fi & GPS : 802.11a, b, g, n, ac (depending on region)
Dimensions : Camera Body only: 150 x 98 x 71 mm
Weight : 725g (Camera Body and Li-ion battery)
Camera type : Mirrorless Large Sensor Medium Format
Lenses : Hasselblad XCD lenses with integral lens shutter
Shutter speed range : 60 minutes to 1/2000 sec with XCD Lenses
Flash sync speed : Flash can be used at all shutter speeds
Viewfinder : 2.36MP XGA Electronic Viewfinder
Focusing : Autofocus metering via contrast detection; Instant manual focus override
Flash control : Automatic TTL centre weighted system. Nikon™ compatible hotshoe . Output can be adjusted from -3.0 to +3.0 EV
Exposure metering : Spot, Centre Weighted and CentreSpot
Power supply : Rechargeable Li-ion battery (7.2 VDC/3200 mAh)
No focal plane shutter. It is only usable with LS lenses.
Congratulations to Hasselblad. For this camera and getting back to what and who they are.
Were I in the thick of doing work for pay like just a few years ago, I'd be on this in a New York heartbeat.
Most any H shooter has to be considering this as a supplement since they can use existing H lenses on it.
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The launch and website are pretty slim on good information, i.e. autofocus and weather sealing, if any. Looks like a good camera, but it's got a lot to live up to if it's to equal my trusty old Mamiya 7ii as the best MF (film) camera for reportage / documentary work, etc. I hope to hear good user reports soon!
For anyone currently using HBs H system, this looks like a great addition. If I was buying a MF DSLR, then the option of being able to easily mount my lenses on this MF mirrorless body would push me towards HB.
P.S. I like the LS option - makes the body shallower and more suitable for using as a 'digital back' - but obviously, with no FPS it means that lenses such as the Canon EF range can't easily be adapted. That said, if there's enough room maybe someone can create an adapter with a built in shutter (I know, unlikely). Alternatively, a shutter could be mounted to the front of a lens (e.g. Packard).
I might have one soon for trial so I cross my fingers to not having it by the end of the year. I think this one, at this price (7900€) kill the leica and the Pentax. Fuji might jump with an even cheaper product (probably fixed lens).
But indeed, although no FPS seems to be the big disappointment on the forums where odd body/lens combinations are common I think leaf shutter will serve the major market well. After all, if you have the right lenses, leaf shutters are preferable.
I'm a bit worried that this new camera series will mean the end to the CFV backs, but we'll see....
I understand why they have pitched the price where they have, but I still think it's too high. Fuji (or Sony) will significantly undercut them at Photokina.
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Sure I would like a lower price if I would buy it for myself, but putting myself into Hasselblad shoes I would myself chosen a price point at that level, it seems like good judgment unlike the previous leadership with the Lunar disaster...
A personal Question: Who will be the consumers.... Landscape Photographers, Commercial Photographers,.....?
Okay great danamic Range is nice to have but a lot of people will want to have 50MP.
For most of my work 25MP are too much (maybe i have the wrong clients)
I don´t want to have a such a camera for Street photography or in generall for the "Quick" Photography - therefore 50MP are too much.
I always liked to have something in my hand ;-) Setting the complicated equipment up - Give the Client a show ;-) (even with the TSE Lenses from Canon)
Sorry for that but I love to impress also my clients with big cameras ;-)
(Remembering the last Client when i was working with my 5DIII - Ah - You work with such a Camera - I bought it also my daughter last christmas....)
By the way - This is a great Cam!
But I´m not sure if it is the right Equipment for Commercial-assignments/Commercial Photographers.
And for the quick photos, for the normal People it will be too much.
But maybe i have missinterpreted something; sorry for that.
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It's a leaf shutter maximum is 1/2000 with full sync right to it
Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.
No focal plane is a big disappointment at least for me !
Using third party TS lens (Canon) or other MF lens would have been so nice. Plus 1/2000s Leaf shutter for my portrait work...best of both world for a "kind" of limited budget.
A "may be" Actus DB adapter seems to be the only way to go for TS stuff. Wait and see.
It is a niche camera indeed, but I think the niche is quite large. Actually I think more people will think that 50MP is a bit low rather than unnecessarily high. The thing is that the megapixel race is far from over, and 135 is already at 50MP with the 5Ds.
Low pixel count medium format gear simply doesn't sell. Each time I see the reaction to a new resolution king, like the IQ180 once was and now recently the IQ3 100MP, it's so very obvious that resolution is very important to sell medium format gear. Even if it's not strictly needed for your work, people need to feel that they have distanced themselves to the 135 format.
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On the plus side, without the FPS the camera is much simpler - the only moving parts will be the buttons, dials and battery door.
I wonder what the ICs of the new lenses are ? Since it can accept H lenses, I can see this as a platform for the 100MP chip ~18 - 24 months from now (assuming the bigger sensor will fit).
AF speed is now all I need to know before purchase.
For those Saying Sony / Fuji have one coming. Do they? This has a Sony sensor but nothing to do with Fuji whatsoever. You could be waiting a while.
I'd of liked it to be focal plane too but hey, nothing wrong with Hasselblad glass and used HC lenses are very good value.
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It's still up in the air on Fuji, but if was to bet, they will have a product at kina. There has been way too much "leaked" info.
You can be assured, it will have a FPS and an electronic, more than likely PDAF, and a few more modern features.
Check out Fujirumors.com, they have a lot of material on this camera. BTW, the owner of the site, is usually 95 to 97 percent correct, it's not as much a rumor site as a "preannouncement" site.
361 Zimbabwean dollars says Fuji has one at Photokina.
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If anything will annoy me it's if the adaptor for the HC glass is in the hundreds of bucks. I might not actually buy into the system if that's the case as initially at least I'll be relying on HC glass.
There's an 80mm 2.8 and 100 2.2 with my name all over it.
I mean can you imagine how frickin' sexy that 2.2 will look.
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IQ-wise, with the 35-90mm, it would be pretty sweet.
A bit front heavy though
Hmm, having had a play around with the image of the front of the X1D in P/S, I don't see any way the 100MP sensor (at least not one that's 53 x 40) would work with H lenses mounted via an adapter.
Since the H adapter will move the lens further away from the sensor, the current 100MP sensor would be obscured behind the bayonet on the body.
I guess the 100MP sensor is reserved for the H6D line.
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This would be a great replacement for Pentax and Leica (to get rid of the weight).
Any thoughts as to whether or not CF lenses would be compatible with an adapter? Would the existing CF Adapter work on top of the H Adapter? Not ideal perhaps but I have a lot of CF/CFE lenses which might come in useful with this from time to time - as they do with my H camera.