Today, Hasselblad released new sample photos taken with their latest medium format camera H6D-400c MS. And their test subject? A Ross HK-7 which is the first camera they ever produced. It’s a wonderful testament to how much the company has achieved in photography technology in the last 77 years.[Read More…]
Fulfilling its promise to release a new line of lenses before the end of 2018, Hasselblad has just announced that the XCD 21mm f/4 is now available for purchase. Priced at $3,750, this ultra wide angle lens is the fifth addition to the X-system lenses. Its focal length is equivalent to a 17mm. full frame lens, and is so far the widest the company has ever produced. [Read More…]
Hasselblad have just announced the new H6D-400c. A 400MP monster of a camera, but there’s a catch. All is not quite as it initially appears. Yes, it can produce 400MP images, but it’s not a 400MP sensor. It’s still a 100MP sensor, but it uses pixel shifting, taking multiple shots to form a single higher resolution image. Six shots this case.
As well as this, the H6D-400c offers a four-shot multishot mode which allows the camera to record full red, green and blue values from every pixel. A very cool technique that should (theoretically) yield Foveon-like quality from a Bayer sensor.
In recent tests from DxO, the camera of Google Pixel 2 takes the first place as the best mobile device camera they’ve tested so far. According to the sample images, it really does a good job, but how does it stack up against a professional camera? Tyler Stalman has decided to check it. In this video, he and photographer Jason Eng test Google Pixel 2 and a Hasselblad medium format system in different lighting conditions, and compare the results.
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.
It probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise that Hasselblad have updated their aerial camera system. Replacing the previous A5D 50 and 80 megapixel cameras, the new A6D 100C kicks things up one more notch.
Hasselblad do currently have a complete aerial drone platform in collaboration with DJI which contains the H6D-100C. This, more dedicated, aerial camera, though should help to extend flight time, though, due to being around 2/3rds of the weight.
My wife Sara and I used to have this running joke leading up to her birthday each year. Each year I’d say “Honey! What would you like for your birthday?”
and she would reply “I’d like a Hasselblad”. Usually with a big smile on her face, in a wink-wink-nudge-nudge kind of way.
Then I’d say “Ha ha, no, seriously, what would you like?” and we’d both laugh and move on to more serious things.
Hasselblad. The 500c/m. Man. That camera. It’s like the Rolls Royce of cameras. It would send shivers down our spines and we’d get all giggly any time we’d talk about it.
Hasselblad. We both wanted one. For me, the Hasselblad 500c/m is the perfect camera. It’s this beautiful, perfect melding of function and art mixed together. It really is a work of art; this little square box and can come all apart and attach to other things to make other types of cameras. If he was a Transformer he’d be the classiest one. He’d probably have a swirly moustache and wear a top hat and speak in an elegant accent.
I recently had a few prints made from some medium format negatives. The prints are for a specific purpose so I wanted them to be of the highest quality possible, this meant taking them to a local specialist where the film was scanned with a Hasselblad Flextight X1. The Flextight is about the best quality scan you can get, before moving up to dedicated drum scans that can be messy, time consuming, and expensive.
I realised I could use this as an opportunity to compare how good my Epson v700 scanner is to the Flextight scans, and also to try to improve the scans from my v700 by calibrating the workflow. You could also apply this to the v800 models of this scanner as they are effectively the same. Note that I’m not considering wet scanning, as I’m dealing with medium format film.