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Fun with the Hasselblad 907x

dierk

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Dierk,

Beautiful shots - how are you mounting the Laowa 15mm shift onto the Hasselblad 907x?

Kind regards, Glenn
I am sorry, Glenn, I missed your question
I have the Canon TS-E lenses 17mm and 24 mm and for these lenses I got the TECHART TCX-01 adapter from Canon FE to Hasselblad X.
Therefor I ordered the Laowa with Canon FE mount too.
For me it works fine, a tripod mount would be better, but it works like this. Laowa offers a separate tripod mount for the 15mm, if you need one.
I use the Laowa 15mm on the Cambo Actus too and there it is no problem.
The Laowa shift mechanics are much easier to use than the Canon shift.
Regards
Dierk
 
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dierk

Well-known member
today I have been in Schloß Eutin, North Germany

all images with 907X and Laowa 15mm on tripod and stitch of two images shift left/right or up/down
with so much wide angle you get severe distortion of 90° corners close toe edge of the picture, for severe architecture photographs will will be too much

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shift up/down
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regards Dierk
 

Godfrey

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Okay, a few more 907x photos from recent days experimenting with the XCD 90mm lens.


Leaves - Santa Clara 2021
Hasselblad 907x + XCD 90mm f/3.2
ISO 400 @ f/5.6 @ 1/180



Leaf Sprig - Santa Clara 2021
Hasselblad 907x + XCD 90mm f/3.2
ISO 1600 @ f/3.5 @ 1/180



Bananas and Knives - Santa Clara 2021
Hasselblad 907x + XCD 90mm f/3.2
ISO 1600 @ f/4.5 @ 1/8

Can't think of anything bad to say about it... :D

enjoy! G
 

Godfrey

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The XCD 65mm lens I purchased arrived two days ago so I had to go make some photos with it... :)

I configured the camera with my cobbled up, left-side grip and went out on a walk with it yesterday. I made a couple of dozen exposures, getting the feel of the XCD 65 lens. It's not much bigger than the 45P lens, a little shorter than the 90mm, but it's a heavier than either, I can feel the weight of the lens elements as it focuses. The camera as configured proves a bit bulky but comfortable to carry with the strap across my body, and it's quick to pick up and make a casual photo with.

I stopped in a cafe to get some lunch and a drink of water ... warm out and I'd been walking for about 2 miles or so. I connected up my iPhone to the 907x to review the photos in Phocus Mobile 2 ... a bit more screen real estate to play with ... and was diddling about with the camera control features when I saw the table across from me with an older man and his grandson. They were deep in conversation. I made the exposure and quickly cropped away about 40% of it, then took it around to show them on the iPhone. They were very pleasant, had been discussing the young man's school work—he's a college student. I emailed the photo to them on the spot. I later re-rendered the photo at home in Lightroom Classic with the same crop and a bit of modest cleanup to the lighting. I didn't even bother looking at noise reduction as I like the feel of the lightly grainy appearance, barely visible at this resolution.


Grandfather and Grandson - Santa Clara 2021
Hasselblad 907x + XCD 65mm f/2.8
ISO 3200 @ f/5.6 @ 1/250

I have to say, this is a wonderful lens! It's heavy but quick in use, a bit noisier than the other XCDs I've got, and the imaging is superb. Very glad I went for it! More soon...

enjoy,
G
 

Godfrey

Well-known member
More monochrome renderings from my walk with the 907x + 65mm lens combination:


Islands - Santa Clara 2021
Hasselblad 907x SE + XCD 65mm f/2.8
ISO 100 @ f/6.8 @ 1/750


Borders - Santa Clara 2021
Hasselblad 907x SE + XCD 65mm f/2.8
ISO 100 @ f/4.8 @ 1/750


Rafters - Santa Clara 2021
Hasselblad 907x SE + XCD 65mm f/2.8
ISO 100 @ f/4.8 @ 1/125


Pavement - Santa Clara 2021
Hasselblad 907x SE + XCD 65mm f/2.8
ISO 400 @ f/5.6 @ 1/160


Path - Santa Clara 20201
Hasselblad 907x SE + XCD 65mm f/2.8
ISO 100 @ f/5.6 @ 1/640

Enjoy! G
 

Godfrey

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Time for a little color. :) More walking photos...


A Grand Victorian - Santa Clara 2021


Beware of the Dog - Santa Clara 2021


Bush - Santa Clara 2021


Fence - Santa Clara 2021


Bony Ears - Santa Clara 2021


Pavement Adornment - Santa Clara 2021


Fence in Red - Santa Clara 2021


Between Garages - Santa Clara 2021


Almost Mondrian - Santa Clara 2021

All with Hasselblad 907x + XCD 65mm f/2.8
Various settings

Enjoy! G
 

Godfrey

Well-known member
I bought the miniscule MS Optics Aporia 24mm f/2 lens to use with my Leica CL ... A matter of compactness to make the CL handier and easier to carry when bicycling and walking. It works remarkably well for something the size, basically, of Leica M body cap. :)

My next adventure with it is to see what it does fitted via a Leica M to Hasselblad X adapter using the Hasselblad 907x camera. The Aporia 24 is almost laughably tiny compared to the XCD21 lens! It weighs about 1/3 what the lens mount adapter weighs... :D






The Hasselblad sensor is 33x44 mm, the lens was designed for 24x36 format, so the image circle should cover the sensor adequately when cropped to square format.

Photos and shooting impressions soon... :)

G
 

Godfrey

Well-known member
Some test photos using the Aporia 24mm f/2 from my daily walks:


Methodist Church Under Repair - Santa Clara 2021
Hasselblad 907x + MS Optics Aporia 24mm f/2
ISO 100 @ f/5.6 @ 1/400
Lightroom defaults - no edits.



Art and Missiles - Santa Clara 2021
Hasselblad 907x + MS Optics Aporia 24mm f/2
ISO 100 @ f/5.6 @ 1/250
Lightroom defaults - no edits.



Direction - Santa Clara 2021
Hasselblad 907x + MS Optics Aporia 24mm f/2
ISO 100 @ f/5.6 @ 1/60



Shadow on Tiled Path - Santa Clara 2021
Hasselblad 907x + MS Optics Aporia 24mm f/2
ISO 100 @ f/5.6 @ 1/500



Water Distribution - Santa Clara 2021
Hasselblad 907x + MS Optics Aporia 24mm f/2
ISO 100 @ f/5.6 @ 1/125



Pickets - Santa Clara 2021
Hasselblad 907x + MS Optics Aporia 24mm f/2
ISO 100 @ f/5.6 @ 1/125



Siding, Sun, and Shadows - Santa Clara 2021
Hasselblad 907x + MS Optics Aporia 24mm f/2
ISO 100 @ f/5.6 @ 1/180



Light Beam on Surface Texture - Santa Clara 2021
Hasselblad 907x + MS Optics Aporia 24mm f/2
ISO 100 @ f/5.6 @ 1/100

There are several issues using this lens on the Hasselblad:*

- Electronic shutter only, with a scan time of 300milliseconds. So moving subjects are nearly impossible.

- A 24mm lens, even with full viewfinder magnification for focus assist, proves hard to judge the best focus point. Normally I'd just set the lens by scale, but the focusing scale on the Aporia is way off the mark and needs to be fully re-calibrated to get the best out of it.*

- Luckily, a 24mm lens at f/5.6 has so much DoF on this format, you can focus pretty approximately and still get usable sharpness. I made a mark for 7 foot distance… that covers 3.5' to infinity.*

- The camera naturally wants to ride nose up on a strap as I walk, which invites dropping dirt and garbage onto the lens, so I carried it in a bag.*

It's fun stuff, however, and is sure amusing. You can see in the first two shots (which are directly out of the camera, resized only) there is a bit of color shifting across the capture field but it's fairly subtle.*

Enjoy!
G
 
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