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    Official MFD Owner - Hassy on the way!

    Pretty excited. I've been toying with the idea of MFD for a few years now, but could never quite bring myself to make the purchase. I was close to purchasing a Leaf Credo 40 at WPPI (and HUGE thanks to the guys at CI for chatting with me and walking me through the system) but couldn't quite swing the full purchase price and didn't like the idea of financing.

    Always keeping an eye on the Phase One/Mamiya combos but they all seemed to run at least $8-9k for a somewhat passable setup.

    Got a fantastic deal on a Hasselblad H3dII-31 + 80HC kit and it's on it's way here. Looking forward to a season of portraits with it and seeing what I can do.

    Sure I will have a few questions here and there, but just wanted to say thanks to the group for all the info I've read.


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    Re: Official MFD Owner - Hassy on the way!

    Congratulations Mario!

    Not long ago, I exited the Hasselblad H system because I'm easing into retirement and no longer do the commercial work I once did.

    However, I can say, despite all the advancements in H4Ds and H5Ds … one of my favorite H cameras was the H3D-II/31. I think you will LOVE it.

    Give yourself some time to get the controls down pat and that camera will reward you many times over.

    If you need any assistance feel free to PM me and if I can help, I will.

    Best of luck!

    - Marc

    (P.S., as soon as you can see fit, secure a HC100/2.2 lens … it is the "people shooters" star lens in the whole H system).
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    Congratulations! ....and welcome to the inferno, I mean, club!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdphotography View Post
    Congratulations! ....and welcome to the inferno, I mean, club!

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    Nominated for : Best comment ever

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Congratulations Mario!

    Not long ago, I exited the Hasselblad H system because I'm easing into retirement and no longer do the commercial work I once did.

    However, I can say, despite all the advancements in H4Ds and H5Ds … one of my favorite H cameras was the H3D-II/31. I think you will LOVE it.

    Give yourself some time to get the controls down pat and that camera will reward you many times over.

    If you need any assistance feel free to PM me and if I can help, I will.

    Best of luck!

    - Marc

    (P.S., as soon as you can see fit, secure a HC100/2.2 lens … it is the "people shooters" star lens in the whole H system).
    Marc,

    Thanks so much for the help! The seller says it has a rechargable CR2 battery cartridge... is there any way I can get this system onto a Lithium-Ion like the H4d/H5d?

    And yes on the HC100!! Looking to buy one in the next month or two so will be keeping an eye out. Cheers!

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    Congratulations! ....and welcome to the inferno, I mean, club!

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    I feel like 2014 is going to be a money pit for gear.
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    Thanks so much for the help! The seller says it has a rechargable CR2 battery cartridge... is there any way I can get this system onto a Lithium-Ion like the H4d/H5d?
    The seller is wrong. The H3DII comes with a Lithium-Ion rechargeable. You can get more batteries if you want, they are generally compatible across the Hasselblad cameras.

    BTW: if your battery has a very short life, there is a way to reset them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerome_m View Post
    The seller is wrong. The H3DII comes with a Lithium-Ion rechargeable. You can get more batteries if you want, they are generally compatible across the Hasselblad cameras.

    BTW: if your battery has a very short life, there is a way to reset them.

    Mario, by "seller" do you mean a dealer? End user? eBay seller?

    When purchased new, HXD cameras come with a lithium rechargeable battery grip. If you are buying used, that is at the discretion of the seller, whoever that might be. They should be transparent, but whatever they include is their decision.

    FYI - CI provides all new standard accessories with every digital back we sell, (which accessories will depend on whether you are upgrading, what you are upgrading from, etc). Can't speak for any other sellers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jerome_m View Post
    The seller is wrong. The H3DII comes with a Lithium-Ion rechargeable. You can get more batteries if you want, they are generally compatible across the Hasselblad cameras.

    BTW: if your battery has a very short life, there is a way to reset them.
    Awesome! I was reading in the manual that it said to disconnect the back, push/hold a few buttons and that resets the memory on them.

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    Mario, by "seller" do you mean a dealer? End user? eBay seller?

    When purchased new, HXD cameras come with a lithium rechargeable battery grip. If you are buying used, that is at the discretion of the seller, whoever that might be. They should be transparent, but whatever they include is their decision.

    FYI - CI provides all new standard accessories with every digital back we sell, (which accessories will depend on whether you are upgrading, what you are upgrading from, etc). Can't speak for any other sellers.


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    Private purchase Steve. If for some reason it doesn't include the lithium battery grip, which purchase would be the correct one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario View Post
    Awesome! I was reading in the manual that it said to disconnect the back, push/hold a few buttons and that resets the memory on them.



    Private purchase Steve. If for some reason it doesn't include the lithium battery grip, which purchase would be the correct one?

    If you want a new in the box lithium battery grip, (which I would recommend) the current unit is 2900mAh and is $249. It would require the charger as well (if you don't have that), however less critical (IMO) that this be new. But a new charger is $186.

    We have chargers in stock, can drop ship a grip.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Hendrix View Post
    If you want a new in the box lithium battery grip, (which I would recommend) the current unit is 2900mAh and is $249. It would require the charger as well (if you don't have that), however less critical (IMO) that this be new. But a new charger is $186.

    We have chargers in stock, can drop ship a grip.


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    Steve,

    Awesome. So the 2900mAh is what is advertised as the H5d/H4d battery but works on the H3dII correct. And then 1850 is what is advertised for the H1/H2, but also works on the H3dII?

    As soon as I verify what's been included I may reach out for that purchase. Much appreciated!

    -Mario

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario View Post
    Steve,

    Awesome. So the 2900mAh is what is advertised as the H5d/H4d battery but works on the H3dII correct. And then 1850 is what is advertised for the H1/H2, but also works on the H3dII?

    As soon as I verify what's been included I may reach out for that purchase. Much appreciated!

    -Mario

    Correct - 1850 will work on H3D/H4D (and H1/H2) fine. The 2900mAh will work fine on H3D-II 31, but will last considerably longer than the 1850mAh battery, especially if it is new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Hendrix View Post
    ... will last considerably longer than the 1850mAh battery, especially if it is new.
    It will last considerably less longer for the first 10 charges or so than it should. After that it holds its charge very well and indeed lasts longer than the 1850mAh battery. Both types of batteries somehow seem to need some form of conditioning.

    As most have already mentioned, make sure you get the rechargeable batteries.

    Have fun with the 31, pretty sure you will enjoy it.

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    Congrats! You will love it. You won't get as many shots per charge with the Hasselblad batteries compared to Nikon/Canon batteries so I would definitely plan on getting a couple. Get ready to increase your print budget too...ever since my switch I just want to make larger and larger prints.
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    The newer 2900 mAh battery probably won't work in your H3D31ll without a camera body firmware update. You have to check out the Hasselblad.com site for details. I had to up date my H4D40 firmware to accept the new batteries. The update also needs to be installed using Phocus software. It's also free on the Hasselblad website. Hope this helps!

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    Check to see if you have 2.3.1/16.0.7 firmware. It's the same update for the H4D40.

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    I am about to make a similar leap to an H1 and a Leaf or Phase back. Is it worth it for me to purchase one or more rechargeable grips, or should I be fine with the CR123 holder? Do the rechargeables even work with the H1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfish007 View Post
    Check to see if you have 2.3.1/16.0.7 firmware. It's the same update for the H4D40.
    Thanks! The camera arrives tomorrow night so I'll be sure to check the firmware. Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by med View Post
    Do the rechargeables even work with the H1?
    The rechargeables work with the H1.

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    Got the camera! Came with the 1850mAh battery and charger. Going to try to reset it to see if it helps tomorrow.

    The firmware is 2.3.1 and R259.

    On a side note... this thing shoots amazing portraits at ISO1600 inside!

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    Congratulations!

    I still remember how i was very happy when i got H3DII-39 as my first ever digital medium format or say medium format at all, after this camera i bought film medium formats and later i traded in for H4D-60.

    Enjoy it as long you can and let's see your works from it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario View Post
    On a side note... this thing shoots amazing portraits at ISO1600 inside!
    Actually, it does, but when you open the files with Phocus (Hasselblad's own software). Phocus comes with a very good noise reduction function.

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    I just downloaded Phocus right before you said that to see if their raw rendering is any better. I'm a major LR user and have dabbled in C1.

    First hiccup is my flash trigger (RadioPopper) doesn't fit on the camera. The pin doesn't slide easily, and when it does it doesn't slide on all the way. Debating on whether I can get a riser (basically a hotshoe to hotshoe adapter) or just switch to something else.



    When I finagle the pin with a screwdriver:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario View Post
    First hiccup is my flash trigger (RadioPopper) doesn't fit on the camera. The pin doesn't slide easily, and when it does it doesn't slide on all the way. Debating on whether I can get a riser (basically a hotshoe to hotshoe adapter) or just switch to something else.
    Use the PC Sync port.

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    Thanks! Tried the PC sync port (labeled as Flash Out on the back). The remote flash triggers when the transmitter is plugged in indicating some sort of charge going through, however when I try to take a photo it never fires. Am I missing a menu setting to force it to use that port?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario View Post
    I just downloaded Phocus right before you said that to see if their raw rendering is any better. I'm a major LR user and have dabbled in C1.

    First hiccup is my flash trigger (RadioPopper) doesn't fit on the camera. The pin doesn't slide easily, and when it does it doesn't slide on all the way. Debating on whether I can get a riser (basically a hotshoe to hotshoe adapter) or just switch to something else.

    When I finagle the pin with a screwdriver:
    Mario, IMO, take a look at the Profoto AIR Sync Transceiver set. Due to its' proprietary triggering protocol, it is the only radio system that'll allow you full leaf shutter sync at 1/800 on the Hasselblad (I also use up to 1/1000 on my Leica S2-P)

    Do not know what lights you use, but you do NOT have to be using Profoto lighting to use the AIR system.

    $420 for Profoto AIR Sync Kit with 2 Transceivers and cables, mounting accessories.

    Profoto Air Sync Kit with Two Transceivers 901035 B&H Photo

    Here are a couple of shots showing AIR in use. Another Photographer asked me to do a portrait session and we had fun equipping her with my gear … the Hassey shot of her holding the S2-P was using the HC210/4 (great lens!) … the Leica shot of her holding the Hasselblad & 210 was using the Leica S120 Macro (before I upgraded to the CS leaf-shutter version of this lens).

    Note the Hassey shot showing the grip that frees up the hot shoe for TTL fill flash … it is a Kirk Grip with a ARCA QR. AIR is plugged into the side of the Hasselblad via a PC cord.

    If you do not have a mono-pod, I suggest you get one. The RRS HD MonoPod head works great with the H camera.

    BTW, LightRoom has all the Hasselblad HC and HCD lens profiles that were provided directly by Hasselblad. Phocus software is great, but I only used it for really "color critical" work usually when tethered in studio. I preferred LR for most everything else because the corrected files remained in the Library as RAWs … output of files in Phocus are tiffs.

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    Marc,

    Great to know! Can't say thanks enough for the extended post. Will definitely check out the Profoto Air kit. Right now I am using AB Einsteins but would eventually like to switch to something like the Profoto B1 for my location work since I hardly work in the studio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario View Post
    Thanks! Tried the PC sync port (labeled as Flash Out on the back). The remote flash triggers when the transmitter is plugged in indicating some sort of charge going through, however when I try to take a photo it never fires. Am I missing a menu setting to force it to use that port?
    Use the PC connection on the left side of the camera body, hidden behind a captive rubber cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Mario, IMO, take a look at the Profoto AIR Sync Transceiver set. Due to its' proprietary triggering protocol, it is the only radio system that'll allow you full leaf shutter sync at 1/800 on the Hasselblad (I also use up to 1/1000 on my Leica S2-P)
    Profoto certainly builds nice flashes, but I would suggest to use the correct PC port to get the radiopopper transceiver to work first. Getting a little less than "full leaf shutter sync" is not a very big deal, you may just lose a bit of flash power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario View Post
    Thanks! Tried the PC sync port (labeled as Flash Out on the back). The remote flash triggers when the transmitter is plugged in indicating some sort of charge going through, however when I try to take a photo it never fires. Am I missing a menu setting to force it to use that port?
    I do not recall any special menu setting required.

    Just to be remedial about it … are you connecting the PC cord to the camera body (not the back) … the PC port connection is located on the left side of the camera body and is covered by a captive round rubber plug when not in use. (see attached image)

    There is a flash out port on the back also, but that is for when the back is used on a view camera by itself … which does require some menu settings.

    If that still doesn't work, just to be safe … I'd check the PC port on your camera by directly hard wiring it to your strobe. Also try different shutter speeds … it should fire and sync at all shutter speeds up to and including 1/800.

    I suggest you register as a Hasselblad owner on their site. It'll give you access to a lot of instructional videos and "Tips & Tricks" PDFs.

    For example, here is a link to a PDF on the battery Handling:

    http://www.hasselblad.com/media/3374...20handling.pdf

    Don't be a "typical guy" and avoid reading the manual … these cameras are wonders of engineering and do a lot of stuff that is VERY useful.

    Here's the on-line manual for your camera:

    http://www.hasselblad.com/media/1621...nual_uk_v6.pdf

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    Thanks guys. Was referencing the wrong port.

    Reading the manual now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerome_m View Post
    Profoto certainly builds nice flashes, but I would suggest to use the correct PC port to get the radiopopper transceiver to work first. Getting a little less than "full leaf shutter sync" is not a very big deal, you may just lose a bit of flash power.
    Yes, use the right PC port …

    Again Profoto AIR radio doesn't have to be used with Profoto strobes.

    Full flash sync to 1/800 is pretty helpful in knocking back brighter backgrounds when working outdoors … especially since the H3D-II/31's lowest ISO is 100 and requires stopping down unless you can increase the shutter speed.

    However, IF the Radio Poppers will sync at 1/500 with leaf-shutter, then you are right, the difference isn't much. I know nothing about Radio Poppers, or whether HHS is available on anything other than Canon or Nikon … or what they do with LS cameras.

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    Got the trigger on the hotshoe with a bit of force and it's working great.

    Looks like everything is syncing cleanly at 1/800s. Gonna do a few test portraits on location in a bit to give it a whirl.

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    Had a great time with the camera. Looks like it may have been damaged during shipping as the aux shutter is giving me some issues. Love the files. Tough time processing them and definitely going to take some work to get them where I want. But loving the look and loving the experience so far!



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    Since you already have the Einsteins, you should have no problem with wireless flash sync using the CSXCV transceiver for the Einstein, which runs a whopping $29 each, and the CST transmitter to trigger from the hotshoe. (Phase DF and IQ180 works fine up to 1/1600). Profoto B1s have their obvious advantages of being totally wireless with the internal battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Mario, IMO, take a look at the Profoto AIR Sync Transceiver set. Due to its' proprietary triggering protocol, it is the only radio system that'll allow you full leaf shutter sync at 1/800 on the Hasselblad (I also use up to 1/1000 on my Leica S2-P)

    Do not know what lights you use, but you do NOT have to be using Profoto lighting to use the AIR system.

    $420 for Profoto AIR Sync Kit with 2 Transceivers and cables, mounting accessories.

    Profoto Air Sync Kit with Two Transceivers 901035 B&H Photo

    Here are a couple of shots showing AIR in use. Another Photographer asked me to do a portrait session and we had fun equipping her with my gear … the Hassey shot of her holding the S2-P was using the HC210/4 (great lens!) … the Leica shot of her holding the Hasselblad & 210 was using the Leica S120 Macro (before I upgraded to the CS leaf-shutter version of this lens).

    Note the Hassey shot showing the grip that frees up the hot shoe for TTL fill flash … it is a Kirk Grip with a ARCA QR. AIR is plugged into the side of the Hasselblad via a PC cord.

    If you do not have a mono-pod, I suggest you get one. The RRS HD MonoPod head works great with the H camera.

    BTW, LightRoom has all the Hasselblad HC and HCD lens profiles that were provided directly by Hasselblad. Phocus software is great, but I only used it for really "color critical" work usually when tethered in studio. I preferred LR for most everything else because the corrected files remained in the Library as RAWs … output of files in Phocus are tiffs.

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    Re: Official MFD Owner - Hassy on the way!

    Marc-
    You said the Profoto Air radios sync to 1/800 on leaf shutters. The description on the BH link you provided says in two places that they sync with leaf shutters at 1/500. That's still better than my Elinchrom Skyports, but not 1/800. Am I missing something? Nice thing about the Skyports is that they allow me to manipulate strobe power on my Quadras and controls the modeling lights. I suppose I could carry one of the Skyports in my pocket for that purpose.
    Thanks, by the way, as always for you mini tutorials. I can't tell you how much you have taught me over the years.
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    Marc-
    You said the Profoto Air radios sync to 1/800 on leaf shutters. The description on the BH link you provided says in two places that they sync with leaf shutters at 1/500. That's still better than my Elinchrom Skyports, but not 1/800. Am I missing something? Nice thing about the Skyports is that they allow me to manipulate strobe power on my Quadras and controls the modeling lights. I suppose I could carry one of the Skyports in my pocket for that purpose.
    Thanks, by the way, as always for you mini tutorials. I can't tell you how much you have taught me over the years.
    tim
    Hi Tim,

    You press and hold the mode button for 7 seconds and the Profoto AIR transceiver goes into fast transmit mode for very short sync speeds … up to 1/1000 with leaf-shutters. It stays that way until you turn off the unit. It then reverts back to normal up to 1/500. Obviously, you have to have a camera that offers leaf shutter speeds that high. Hasselblad H is 1/800 and Leica S is 1/1000. Phase One claims up to 1/1600 with their DF+ camera using the grip and LS lenses, but I do not know how they exceed the 1/1000 limit claimed by Profoto.

    If using any strobe gear equipped with AIR Remote receiver, the Profoto AIR Remote transceiver allows control of the levels and modeling light from the camera. I have D1s with AIR built-in and my Hensel Porty 1200L has it built in also (Hensel makes a number of strobe solutions with Profoto AIR built-in). I can control a mix of Profoto and Hensel strobes with the AIR Remote Transceiver.

    If the Profoto pack says it has Profoto AIR-S built-in, then it is sync only. The Profoto Acute 600B AIR-s Lithium is sync only because the controls are analog knobs. To trigger that pack, all that is needed is the Profoto AIR Sync unit … which doesn't have all the levels controls, and is less expensive.

    BTW, thanks for the acknowledgment!

    - Marc

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    Hey Mario!
    I recently went the same route and moved to H3DII-31. The camera is just wonderful to work with, and the files are fantastic! Feel free to get in touch if you need anything. One little item that may help with synch as you use strobe on location too - there is a camera custom menu function called true exposure. It makes small adjustments in the priority modes based on lens selection and shutter speed to offer fine tuned exposures and works well. The only trouble is when this feature is enabled, your top synch speed flash exposures will be underexposed even in manual mode. Seems to not allow the full strobe light in at speeds above 500th. It's mentioned in the manual in a really small place! When I do daylight balance at top speed I just disable the feature and all is well at any speed!
    Enjoy!
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    On a related note, I just wanted to give a huge Thank You to Marc who has taken time out to answer with detail and experience so many questions from all of us newbies! His insight made the transition so much easier for me, and bolstered my confidence in making the move. Now that I've had some time with the system (2 months so far) I could not be happier! My Canon gear is seeing less use weekly
    Thank You Marc!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wavecrestphoto View Post
    Hey Mario!
    I recently went the same route and moved to H3DII-31. The camera is just wonderful to work with, and the files are fantastic! Feel free to get in touch if you need anything. One little item that may help with synch as you use strobe on location too - there is a camera custom menu function called true exposure. It makes small adjustments in the priority modes based on lens selection and shutter speed to offer fine tuned exposures and works well. The only trouble is when this feature is enabled, your top synch speed flash exposures will be underexposed even in manual mode. Seems to not allow the full strobe light in at speeds above 500th. It's mentioned in the manual in a really small place! When I do daylight balance at top speed I just disable the feature and all is well at any speed!
    Enjoy!
    Kevin

    Kevin, what transmitter are you using? FYI, most top out at 1/500 sync with leaf-shutter lenses.

    If it is the Profoto AIR, to go above 1/500 you have to set the transceiver to "Speed-Mode" by pressing and holding the mode button for 7 seconds.

    - Marc

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    Hey Marc! Have been using the Air transmitter on D1 heads - oddly have not noticed any flash loss with the transmitter in standard mode. When I ran through a test set of images at top speed the Air performed well in both standard and high speed mode. Turning off the True Exposure on the body was the big influence at top speeds.
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    Kevin,

    Congrats on your purchase as well! And thanks for the heads up on the True Exposure. I never use the priority-modes when shooting (especially with strobes and my style of shooting) but it's great to know. I feel like I glanced through the menu settings but must have missed that one. Great shot btw!

    Recent favorite shoot. Had a great time balancing strobe with ambient all the way up to 1/800s.



    f/2.8 | ISO100 | 1/500s
    AB800 / Westcott 50" Apollo / Vagabond Mini



    f/4.0 | ISO200 | 1/200s
    AB800 / Westcott 43" / Vagabond Mini



    f/2.8 | ISO400 | 1/640s
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    Hey nice work btw Mario.

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    Thanks Nick - had a great time browsing your portfolio this evening!

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    Hi Mario, "True Exposure" has nothing to do with priority modes. It's just a way the camera compensates for exposure inaccuracies that could occur, when shooting with a fast shutter speed and wide aperture. As far as I understood, the shutter blades need to travel a longer distance when the aperture is wide open to completely uncover and cover the opening. Therefore the camera reduces the shutter speed internally to get the exposure you want. So at f2,8 and a speed of 1/500th it might use a speed of something like 1/410th instead.

    Check out page 83: http://www.hasselblad.de/media/91f12...ser_manual.pdf
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