It’s not often that you get your hands on a Hasselblad, so when we received the Hasselblad X1D II 50C in the office, to say we were excited would be an understatement. According to Hasselblad, the medium format camera is described as compact, powerful, and enhanced, and we can attest to it.
Hasselblad has announced the new XCD 4/28P lens (buy here). This 28mm f/4 lens is extremely compact, as medium format mirrorless lenses go. The wide-angle lens offers a similar field of view to that of a 22mm lens on full-frame.
Measuring only 43.5mm in length and weighing 245g, Hasselblad says that it’s the lightest and smallest lens in the Hasselblad X System. It allows it to remain smaller and lighter for things like street and travel photography.
Well, I think this has to be the dumbest snake oil nonsense product I’ve seen so far this year. Being sold by the “Ding ding dong crazybtplay Store” on AliExpress, these masks claim to turn your Ricoh GR into a Hasselblad XPan.
Of course, the claim is ridiculous. But, the product aims to let you see and shoot ultra-wide format panoramic images with your Ricoh GR, GR II or GR III. It does this by placing a mask over your lens, essentially cropping at the point of capture.
The Hasselblad H system was introduced 21 years ago during Photokina 2002 in Cologne, Germany. According to a new post by Capture Integration, however – one of the largest sellers of medium format equipment – Hasselblad has ended its H system DSLRs. The Hasselblad H1 marked a shift in the company’s mindset going from 6×6 to 645 (4:3) format. The H1D was identical to the H1 but with a 22-megapixel back.
In the last 21 years, the system has come a long way. But it’s been a while since we’ve seen a new release. The H6D line was introduced in 2016, and the company was acquired by DJI in 2017. The last new camera in the H lineup was 2018’s 400-megapixel monster, the Hasselblad H6D-400C (buy here). It appears it will be the last, as the company sees success with its X mirrorless system.
Hasselblad has announced a new Lightweight Field Kit bundle for its X2D 100C medium format mirrorless camera. The Hasselblad X2D 100C was released in September 2022 at the cost of $8,199 for the body only. Three new f/2.5 lenses were also announced alongside the camera, although they’re not exactly lightweight. Hasselblad’s new kit includes two f/4 lenses to minimise weight.
The Hasselblad X2D 100C Lightweight Field Kit contains the X2D 100C camera body along with the XCD 4/21 and XCD 4/45P lenses. Bought separately, the camera with those two lenses comes out to around $13,050. As a bundle, though, there’s a little bit of a saving with a price tag of $12,759. When it comes to weigh savings, though, the whole combo, Hasselblad says, weighs only 1,810g.
Camera brand Hasselblad has closed all of its East Coast USA operations and customer services. According to an email posted on a photography forum, the company has relocated its headquarters and service work to Burbank, California, where it shares a center with DJI.
The company apparently first alerted customers in late November of the change. Now it will ship any items needing service or repair directly to California.
It’s December again, which means lots of us are sitting there wondering what to buy for ourselves or the photographer in our lives this holiday season. We’ve been saving up all year to get that something special, but we don’t want to deal with in-store queues – or maybe we’ve just slacked on our Christmas shopping this year. We want to stay at home where it’s nice and warm and see what we can find online that gets delivered straight to our door!
So, this means it’s time for the 2022 DIYP Holiday Gift Guides, and we’re kicking things off with cameras. These are some of our favourite cameras that have been released over the last year. Keep visiting back this week as we release our other guides, including lenses, lighting, tripods, sliders & gimbals, and accessories and gadgets.
Hasselblad recently launched its latest 100MP flagship camera, the X2D 100c. The camera is the third medium-format mirrorless camera that the company has produced and follows the success of the 50MP X1D-50c and X1D II 50C. The X2D 100C houses a 100-megapixel back-side illuminated CMOS sensor, delivering up to 15 stops of dynamic range with a 16-bit colour depth.
However, one thing was a bit puzzling. Hasselblad has removed all the video features. In this video, Sonder Creative asks Chris Cooze from Hasselblad for the reason behind this move.
Hasselblad has unveiled its brand new flagship camera the X2D 100C. With the camera release comes three completely new lenses that will join the XCD family: the XCD 2,5/38V, XCD 2,5/55V, and the XCD 2,5/90V. The camera is the third medium-format mirrorless camera that the company has produced and follows the success of the 50MP X1D-50c and X1D II 50C.
The X2D 100C houses a 100-megapixel back-side illuminated CMOS sensor, delivering up to 15 stops of dynamic range with a 16-bit colour depth. In a dark grey tone body of machined aluminium, this is a seriously sexy camera.
The OnePlus 10 Pro, launched in China back in January today sees its official global release. It boasts the second-generation Hasselblad Camera for Mobile, with the first having previously come in the OnePlus 9 Pro – part of Hasselblad’s 3-year deal with OnePlus that was announced in March of last year. It also features a 120Hz display with Dual Color Calibration (a first in smartphones) and “super-fast” charging.
The camera module retains essentially the same specifications (sensor size, resolution, etc) as its OnePlus 9 Pro predecessor, although it is a redesigned module able to shoot in full 10-bit colour, 125% sRGB coverage capture, and you can shoot 12-bit raw on all three rear cameras. The OnePlus 10 Pro also debuts a new “Movie Mode” allowing for full manual control over your videos along with LOG format.