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Fun with the Hasselblad 907x

SrMphoto

Active member
SrMphoto,

Which Arca Swiss L-bracket is that, I can't seem to find it in all black? So it connects via two of the threaded sockets on the bottom of the 907x or does it have an adjustable pin?

Kind regards,

Glenn
I ordered from B&H and got one full in black. I assume that B&H has the picture of an older version (silver/black), the latest version seems to be in black (link).

Here is how the plate bottom looks like (the pin is removable):

getdpi_plate.jpg
 

Godfrey

Well-known member
Now back to some "Fun with ..." photos! :)

I fitted up the Hasselblad 907x with the grip, the optical viewfinder, the XCD 21mm lens, and a neck strap, and then went for a two-three mile walk around the neighborhood with it to see how it fared as a "walk and shoot" camera.

Working ultra wide field of view always takes me some time to settle into, my brain and eyes can't swap between radically wide and other fields of view so quickly as it can with medium wide to normal to modest telephoto. I decided to concentrate on the surface textures of the streets and sidewalks, utilizing the incredible dynamic range and detail capabilities of this camera.


Surface: Soil and Root - Santa Clara 2020
Hasselblad 907x + XCD 21mm f/4
ISO 800 @ f/11 @ 1/60



Surface: Asphalt and Concrete Curb - Santa Clara 2020
Hasselblad 907x + XCD 21mm f/4
ISO 100 @ f/11 @ 1/45



Surface: Asphalt, Leaf and Drainage Grate - Santa Clara 2020
Hasselblad 907x + XCD 21mm f/4
ISO 400 @ f/11 @ 1/80



Surface: Asphalt, Access Cover - Santa Clara 2020
Hasselblad 907x + XCD 21mm f/4
ISO 200 @ f/11 @ 1/50



Surface: Concrete, Asphalt, Sewer Grate and Warning - Santa Clara 2020
Hasselblad 907x + XCD 21mm f/4
ISO 100 @ f/11 @ 1/45



Surface: Asphalt, Concrete Slab, Lawn - Santa Clara 2020
Hasselblad 907x + XCD 21mm f/4
ISO 200 @ f/11 @ 1/80

My assessment: The grip and OVF add substantially to the bulk of the 907x if not so much to the overall weight, particularly with this lens (which is not small...). It proves to be remarkably handy, nonetheless, and easy to hold steadily and get good, sharp images with, whether using the LCD for best critical focus or riding the extreme DoF provided by f/11 with this very short focal length lens. The control grip's options make using manual focus with AF-D spot focus on demand easy, and as long as you take the time to get a feel for what the OVF parallax is, the workflow is fluid and comfortable.

The lens performance, the quality of the raw .3FR files, and all that are just delightful. I rendered this set with Lightroom Classic and the adjustments from the defaults in all cases were very very minimal. :D

enjoy!
G
 
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spb

Well-known member
Parts of everyday functional life that we just walk over and take for granted! Pretty good test I would say.
 

scho

Well-known member
This little beauty arrived yesterday. A few quick test shots using the XCD 45/4 P on the 907x. I put on a B+W 486 UV/IR cut filter (hangover from my earlier M8 days) just for protection, but a little extra IR cut doesn't hurt. The houseplant shot was with camera on a tripod and the outdoor shots were handheld.







 

spb

Well-known member
I took my kit for a hike to a local viewing spot over Moke Lake near Queenstown. The 21mm handles this type of vista really well I feel. I was trialling my new H&Y drop in NDs and this was a ~6m exposure with the 16 stop drop in.
David that is simply STUNNING!
 

elm

Member
How long does the battery last in the field per charge? Any recommendations on the number of batteries one should have on hand for a day's worth of being out and about? (I know that when it is cold, the length of the charge diminishes.)

I assume shooting with 907x + CFVII 50c might differ from 5xx + CFVII 50c?

Thank you in advance for your thoughts and advice.
 

Godfrey

Well-known member
I've done up to about 170 exposures on a walk with only one fully-charged battery, and had plenty of juice left when I returned home (with the 907x). But I usually buy three batteries for any camera I'm going to use a lot anyway. Beyond that, well, it depends on what I discover using the camera.

G
 
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spb

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That seems about what I expect from my current X1D II. So pretty good for a camera battery. I usually have use 3 batteries too. Depends entirely on what I am doing. At the classic car meeting I go to, I am expected to get a mix of shots and get as many different cars and bikes as possible on the day. I suspect I would use 2 and a half batteries in that time.
 
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scho

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A few images from my first walkabout with the 907x/50CII + 45/4p, all handheld (my wife said NO TRIPOD, we are walking!). Site is the short trail along Enfield Creek leading up to the lower falls below the gorge where the creek is dammed up to create a very popular summer swimming hole.




 

spb

Well-known member
A few images from my first walkabout with the 907x/50CII + 45/4p, all handheld (my wife said NO TRIPOD, we are walking!). Site is the short trail along Enfield Creek leading up to the lower falls below the gorge where the creek is dammed up to create a very popular summer swimming hole.

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Lovely colours and I just have to say it makes me look forward to receiving my 907x/50CII + 45/4P
 

Godfrey

Well-known member
Lovely photos, Carl!
There's a wonderful dimensionality fo the photos I see made with the 907x and 45P.

G
 

Vilpo

New member
I use the CFV II 50c also with a Tech Camera (Silvestri Bicam III) and I find the electronic shutter very useful because you can use times not selectable in the prontor or copal. I also used the previous version of the back, but the liveview was much, much lower. Unfortunately I discovered a bug in Phocus that does not allow the use of scene calibration (lcc) which I hope Hasselblad will solve quickly, otherwise I can't work.
May I ask your experiences using CFV II 50c with SK35mm or SK45mm lenses? Is tech cam features shifting and tilting usable or do you easily end up colour cast and shift issues?
 

jotloob

Subscriber Member
I use the CFV II 50c also with a Tech Camera (Silvestri Bicam III) and I find the electronic shutter very useful because you can use times not selectable in the prontor or copal. I also used the previous version of the back, but the liveview was much, much lower. Unfortunately I discovered a bug in Phocus that does not allow the use of scene calibration (lcc) which I hope Hasselblad will solve quickly, otherwise I can't work.
PHOCUS 3.5.3 is out and might solve the problem . I have this version installed but could not test by now .
 
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