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    H4D-50 on order

    After some soul searching, I have just placed an order for a Hasselblad H4D-50. HC 120mm macro and HC 50mm lenses.

    My wallet now feels so light, it might float away...

    The decision was taken after testing the camera out at the Pro Centre in London, AKA Hasselblad UK. I thought it would be good but this is beyond good, even just messing around using one strobe.

    2-3 weeks quoted for delivery of the H4D-50 here in the UK. Time to sell a kidney to help pay for it all

    I would in due course like to get the HTS 1.5 tilt shift adapter and 28mm lens when funds allow. I tried the HTS 1.5 out hand-held and it works as advertised. Used with the 28mm, it should be a killer combination for landscape and architecture.

    When it arrives, naturally expect to see some shots taken with it posted here.

    Now I have to go lie down....

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    Re: H4D-50 on order

    The wait is the worst part: two weeks of wondering if you've made a mistake. It should be better once the camera arrives. Good luck.

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    Re: H4D-50 on order

    Quote Originally Posted by stephengilbert View Post
    The wait is the worst part: two weeks of wondering if you've made a mistake. It should be better once the camera arrives. Good luck.
    You may be right. However, I am pretty sure I have made the right decision based on the demo.

    I was against Hasselblad's "closed" system approach when they first introduced it, but it does have some significant advantages compared to open architecture alternatives.

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    Re: H4D-50 on order

    Congrats Quentin. Go take the nap than post all your gear for sale , once you go MF it's all over bud. You CAN'T go BACK
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: H4D-50 on order

    Congratulations Quentin, once you start to use your new gear the pain of purchase evaporates. It certainly did for me. The closed system is a real differentiator for me. Long exposures with no dark frame, and all the other corrections are brilliant. Hasselblad certainly had someone with vision and then the courage to go that way. Every piece of new gear shows the value of the integration.
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    Re: H4D-50 on order

    Jeff, Guy, I and my bank manager hope you are right
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    Re: H4D-50 on order

    Hi Quentin
    Congratulations on the big jump (wanna sell your zees 85 f1.4 cheap?).
    It's about time you did it, your photography yells for it.

    Personally I'm not rigorous enough (or enough of a perfectionist) so I'll stick with my little cameras.

    All the best

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    Re: H4D-50 on order

    Congrats!

    Can't wait to see some stuff.

    -Marc

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    Color me jealous

    I can't wait to see some of your work with it! Congrats Quentin.

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    Re: H4D-50 on order

    Quentin,

    congratulations to this wonderful camera and lenses. I would definitely go for the 28, it is such a great lens! Also the HTS as you said for landscape and architecture a really great tool.

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    Re: H4D-50 on order

    Update: there is a delay on delivery of 50mp chips to Hasselblad (this is a delay in manufacture, as I understand it, not due to recent air traffic restrictions). The delivery date to me has therefore been moved back to ealry/mid May, but this seems to be guesswork by Hasselblad UK. Frankly no one seems sure.

    I think this is ridiculous. The H4D-60 seems to be vapourware, and the H4D-50 is subject to interminable delay, at least here in the UK (they seemed to be "in stock" last I checked at B&H in the US). So beware if you order one and are given a delivery date of "2-3 weeks" because it might well be a lot longer.

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    Re: H4D-50 on order

    Quentin
    Welcome to the club
    It took me about 9 months to finally decide to jump in the MF world and so far i have zero regrets. I'm saving up my pennies for the HTS 1.5
    good luck
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    Re: H4D-50 on order

    Congrats Quentin! As guy indicated, all of the "purchase pain" will evaporate as soon as you start working the files, and honestly you'll probably wonder why you didn't take the step sooner
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    Re: H4D-50 on order

    It has arrived... Just unpacked, battery charging Some images, I hope, over the weekend in a seperate thread.

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    Re: H4D-50 on order

    Quentin
    Just an FYI the batteries take about 5/6 cycles before coming up to full capacity.
    Nick-T

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    Re: H4D-50 on order

    Hi Nick

    Duly noted, thanks

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