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Sorry to post this a month after, but I only recently started to play with Phocus and my 907X...I was experimenting with Phocus Mobile 2 yesterday, on my iPhone for the first time, and I noted that I could not get focus assist magnification to operate. Someone on the Hasselblad User Forum said it was working with his X1D using the older Phocus Mobile app, so I sent a note to Hasselblad Technical Support to ask if I was missing a setting.
Hasselblad Technical Support responded to me promptly, as always; unfortunately this functionality is not available in Phocus Mobile 2 at present. It is in their feature request list.
In subsequent discussion with the Hasselblad Tech Support representative, he suggested strongly that the update team for the camera/back firmware and Phocus app software listen carefully to all input when planning features and prioritize based on demand. If all the X1DII and 907x/CVFII 50c users who might want to use Phocus Mobile 2 and have the magnification focus assist function would send in a request to Hasselblad Customer Support, it would help quicken the process.
Use the Contact link on the Hasselblad website to send a message to Hasselblad Customer Support and request this feature for Phocus Mobile 2!
Lovely shot of the Scarlet Macaw! I love those birds, along with the Blue & Golds and the Hyacinth Macaws. Big, smart, raucous when they are in the mood, and about the same 1:1 link with a human as a German Shepherd.My CFVii50C arrived today, so I took it out for a walk around my neighbourhood. I paired it with my 501CM and the 100mm f/3.5.
My immediate thoughts:
- Damn the setup is heavy. My hands were aching after 30min.
- You are never going to get sharp images at 100% with V glass on anything that moves the slightest
- After using so many modern cameras with IBIS, camera shake is finally back! Yay!
- Feels amazing to fire off my 501CM without having to pay money for every shot taken (and processed and scanned)!
- I like the colors coming out of the CFV more than the Fuji GFX files.
This shot below is the only shot out of 10, with decent sharpness. It is soft at the eye on 100%. ...
WLF for me.Lovely shot of the Scarlet Macaw! I love those birds, along with the Blue & Golds and the Hyacinth Macaws. Big, smart, raucous when they are in the mood, and about the same 1:1 link with a human as a German Shepherd.
There's definitely a learning curve to getting the best out of the back on the reflex 'Blads. I'm at a reasonably satisfying point with it now, after six-seven months of messing about occasionally.
- Were you using a prism finder? They add substantially to the weight of the 'Blad cameras.
- What I've found is that I just have to have faith and pump the ISO up higher to get a usefully hand-hold able speed. What ISO were you shooting at? For walking about photos, I'm often at ISO 1600: the sharpness, noise, and DR seem quite good for hand-held work of things which are moving. I also use the lens shutter rather than the eshutter for anything moving. (500CM for me.) I try to stick to two-stops down and keep the shutter speed up over 1/2f.