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    Affordable Medium Format Digital!

    Now this is a Hasselblad V system digital back that I can afford!

    Hasselnuts

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    Re: Affordable Medium Format Digital!

    iPhone for a viewfinder, iPhone for a digital back, iPhone is everywhere now! How do I still not have a smartphone yet? Very clever idea though, not nearly as nuts as the loony cam.

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    Re: Affordable Medium Format Digital!

    $200+ for a device that lets your iphone take a picture of the grainy image on the ground glass? Nuts all right!

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    Re: Affordable Medium Format Digital!

    The least they could do is to make a version for one of the Nokia Lumia. That way, they'd at least get MF resolution.
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    Re: Affordable Medium Format Digital!

    Compared to the Lunar, this just might take off.

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    Re: Affordable Medium Format Digital!

    I LOVE the view through a waist level viewfinder. Sadly, the pictures seldom look as good...

    --Matt

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    Re: Affordable Medium Format Digital!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    The least they could do is to make a version for one of the Nokia Lumia. That way, they'd at least get MF resolution.
    LOL! That's truly funny.

    I see it as another way to have some fun with my Hassy cameras, and not too costly. Much more useful than a Polaroid back, and less expensive to use. Fun. I intend to get one and do a series of portraits with it.

    But then I do take some pleasure in putting a Zone Plate on my M9, and a Holga lens on my E-PL1. :-)

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    Re: Affordable Medium Format Digital!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    The least they could do is to make a version for one of the Nokia Lumia. That way, they'd at least get MF resolution.
    Harder to get a return on investment though, how many people own an 808 or 1020? If you gotta fart, pick the most crowded elevator!

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    Re: Affordable Medium Format Digital!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kolor-Pikker View Post
    Harder to get a return on investment though, how many people own an 808 or 1020? If you gotta fart, pick the most crowded elevator!
    I have the 808. That's enough for me

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    Re: Affordable Medium Format Digital!

    Well, I signed up. Somehow, I just cannot resist the notion of an iPhone 4S capture back for my Hasselblads with a capture triggered by the vibration signature of the Hasselblad shutter release system. It's a personal weakness. ;-)

    One of the questions I placed to them was whether Hasselnuts would work with the SWC, since the vibration signature is so different from the 500CM. In the most recent update sent out, they report to be working on the SWC compatibility, both on the triggering issue and, more importantly, on a revised rear projection screen in keeping with the SWC body/lens focal requirements. The SWC screen will be an optional purchase at extra cost.

    I think this gizmo is going to be lots of fun. Combine it with the Impossible Project gizmo that will take iPhone images and output them to Impossible Project SX-70 film and the possibilities are wacky and fun. :-)

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    Re: Affordable Medium Format Digital!

    I think it's cool even though it is basically an elaborate instagram filter. For all practical purposes.

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    Re: Affordable Medium Format Digital!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_R View Post
    I think it's cool even though it is basically an elaborate instagram filter. For all practical purposes.
    pardon me. That's "hasselgram filter"... ;-)

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    Re: Affordable Medium Format Digital!

    Clever idea. It deserves to succeed.

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    Re: Affordable Medium Format Digital!

    Well, the gods of camera craziness have smiled. It took a while: A box was delivered yesterday with the Bad *** Camera "Hasselnuts" back in it.

    First impressions:

    - Very nicely packaged with minimal but complete information.

    - Compatible with iPhone 4S and iPhone 5/5S. It would take some rework to bring it to iPhone 6 compatibility.

    - The back itself is lightweight but has a nice feel and very nice finish. The protective cap for the back is secured with magnets (very slick) and includes sleeves for the iPhone 4 and 5 generation phones. It fits my 500CM body very nicely. I haven't tried to fit it on the SWC yet.

    - The Hasselnuts app seems fully compatible with iOS 8.1.

    I might have time this evening to give it a first try. If it works as well as I hope, it should be a perfect match to also use with The Impossible Project "Instant Lab" to produce Hasselblad-captured Polaroid prints ... ;-)

    Fun fun fun!

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    Re: Affordable Medium Format Digital!

    When I saw the title I thought it was about CFV-50c in Japan.

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    Re: Affordable Medium Format Digital!

    Just got mine today, too, but have to borrow one of the kids' phones to try it out

    But where do we post the images? Fun with MF? iPhone? Abominations?

    --Matt

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    Re: Affordable Medium Format Digital!

    Quote Originally Posted by MGrayson View Post
    Just got mine today, too, but have to borrow one of the kids' phones to try it out

    But where do we post the images? Fun with MF? iPhone? Abominations?

    --Matt
    Abominations sounds cool, but perhaps Sunset Bar will do...! ;-)

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    Re: Affordable Medium Format Digital!

    Just some test shots to see that this thing actually works:







    All: Hasselblad 500CM + Zeiss Makro-Planar 120mm f/4 @ f/4
    Exposure: Hasselnuts back + iPhone 4S

    No modifications other than resize and add the border. :-)

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    Re: Affordable Medium Format Digital!

    Wow, Hipstamatic with DOF control. Cool!

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    Re: Affordable Medium Format Digital!

    Godfrey, I thought you are not buying any more cameras? :-)

    Say, how does it work with the SWC?

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    Re: Affordable Medium Format Digital!

    Quote Originally Posted by richardman View Post
    Godfrey, I thought you are not buying any more cameras? :-)

    Say, how does it work with the SWC?
    I haven't bought another camera. I bought a back for my Hasselblad 500CM... :-)
    It's not officially designed for the SWC, but I'll try it with the SWC too. ll

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    Re: Affordable Medium Format Digital!

    Here's the Hasselnuts fitted to my 500CM:








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