Gizmodo Japan has spotted a design patent filed by DJI for a camera that looks remarkably similar to the Hasselblad X1D 50c. Of course, DJI essentially owns Hasselblad after becoming the majority stakeholder a couple of years ago, and DJI’s own Mavic 2 Pro contains a Hasselblad branded camera. But it seems now that DJI is going to be remaking Hasselblad cameras in their own image.
Twenty years, they have gone by fast. I can remember the first time I saw a camera with a screen on the back of it at a sporting venue, and now a camera without one is considered vintage. However, the look of modern cameras is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to changes. Spending time with the Nikon D1 to create the piece on it really opened my eyes to what it was to take a photo in 1999, and how different it is now. I recently took out a number of different cameras from multiple manufacturers to see if I could put into pictures and words the difference among them.
I’m seeing a little bit of speculation on social media after a new countdown timer has just appeared on the Hasselblad website. So soon after the announcement of the Fuji GFX 100, could this be the 100-megapixel follow up to the Hasselblad X1D? That’s what many believe Hasselblad will announce, although there is nothing specifically to suggest it other than the timing.
Should you switch from APS-C to full-frame? Or perhaps shoot large format? Does it matter? What will it change? Ah, so many questions. In this video, Jay P. Morgan and Kenneth Meryl have decided to test four sensor sizes side by side and give you the answers. They shot with a large format, a full-frame, an APS-C and a micro 4/3 camera. Here you can compare the images side-by-side and see for yourself how much of a difference there is.
Earlier this month, Calgary-based business The Camera Store was robbed for pricey Hasselblad X1D camera and three lenses, and a rare Leica MP Safari kit. Thanks to the fast reaction of the community and the police, the Hasselblad gear was returned to the store only 48 hours after the robbery. And now, just in time for Christmas, the rare $13,000 Leica found its way back to the store, too.
Since its launch, the Hasselblad X1D lens variety hasn’t been huge. It was initially announced along with the 30mm f/3.5, 45mm f/3.5, and 90mm f/3.2. Since then, four new lenses have been announced, but only one has shown up so far. The 120mm f/3.5 Macro. Aside from that, your only option is an adapter to use the H lenses of its beefier siblings.
Now, though, Hasselblad wants to give X1D owners fast access to three already existing lenses with a new XPan lens adapter. While XPan lenses haven’t been made for a little while, they’re still out there used. This adapter adds the ability to use your X1D with those 30mm f/5.6, 45mm f/4 and 90mm f/4 XPan lenses.
Hasselblad is officially introducing the “Rent a Hasselblad” service, which will be available across the globe. No matter if you need it for a special photoshoot, or you just want to try it out, from now on you’ll be able to rent medium format cameras and lenses straight from Hasselblad’s official service.
Just 20 days ago, Nikon D850 was crowned the best DSLR ever, according to DxO tests. It was the first camera to reach the overall score of 100, but now there’s a new winner. Hasselblad X1D-50c, medium format mirrorless camera, has won the overall score of 102. According to DxO, it’s now the best commercially-available medium-format sensor you can get. If medium format is what you’re looking for.
Thanks to cameras like the Hasselblad X1D and Fujifilm GFX 50s, there’s been a lot of fuss over medium format the last couple of years. And while those two cameras have helped to drive down the cost of getting into medium format, it’s still not cheap. So, is it worth getting into?
This video from LensProToGo looks at some of the advantages of medium format, and how they might be able to help you as a photographer and a business.