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    hasselblad H back on a tech camera - options?

    Dear All

    I tried to get an answer to this question on the Luminous Landscape forum, but sadly not much from that source as yet.

    I am considering what the best options might be for using my Hassy H5D 200MS back on a technical camera in the field (i.e. not the studio). I will need tilt, shift and some stitching capability.

    I have tried and failed to grapple with the HTS 1.5. Therefore, disregard this a an option, because I will not use it.

    Hasselblad have published their own paper on tech cam / digital lens compatibility, and I link their note (in PDF format) to this message.

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...ctivity-12.pdf

    My requirements are

    1. Minimum weight. This is for backpacking.

    2. To use multishot, I appreciate i will have to shoot in to Phocus - which means carrying a lightweight laptop around with me. That is not an issue per se.

    Any thoughts, or better still, actual user experience with a similar setup? What is the best solution? I am liaising with Hassy UK, where I am based.

    I am familiar with all the obvious stuff; my concerns are to choose the right path - minimum weight, high quality, relevant movements, ease of use. Within reason, price is not an issue. I note Rodenstock and Schneider use different systems for their lenses to synchronise the digital back and lens. I am not familar with their latest generation digital LF lenses, so this is an area where input would be appreciated. Wide angle only.

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    Re: hasselblad H back on a tech camera - options?

    Good question
    Have you spoken to Paula at Linhof studio?
    Did you need tilt on both standards?

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    Re: hasselblad H back on a tech camera - options?

    Quote Originally Posted by bab View Post
    Good question
    Have you spoken to Paula at Linhof studio?
    Did you need tilt on both standards?
    Linhof UK supply Silvestri kit and I have been looking at the Flexicam as one option. However it is not mentioned in the Hasselblad PDF. The Flexicam has an H back sliding panel which appealed for composition purposes.

    Seems there is a fair amount of choice.

    Front tilt/shift is fine.
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    Re: hasselblad H back on a tech camera - options?

    Tried to pull down the PDF but it hangs will try later.

    In my first response at Lula i thought you were asking for info on the various tech lenses available. These are all Digital Schneider or Rodenstock that I was referencing. I read the post as needing information on shift and tilt capabilities of the various Rod and Schneider Digital lenses.

    I don't know enough as how your back will interface. However you referenced Tech camera so I assumed you were looking at selections from either Cambo Arca or Alpa all of which use the various lenses I mentioned. Cameras like the rm3di or STC.

    These cameras/lenses all work with Copol 0 shutters or the more limited electonic shutters. Either shutter solution should work with the back in single shot mode if the interface cables exist.

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    Re: hasselblad H back on a tech camera - options?

    I'm guessing an electronic shutter would make multi-shot a TON easier with a tech camera.
    I'd go with something like an Alpa Max, and get the lenses installed with electronic shutter. That, or a Linhof Techno if you don't mind using GG focusing. Depends on what you wan to shoot. I have a Techno and absolutely love it, but the GG does put some people off.

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