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Advantages of Hasselblad medium format compared to the best 35mm systems (applies to most medium format systems): Larger lenses means sharper optics (when measured across the whole image circle). Higher resolution sensors currently available. Modularity, backs, viewfinders are interchangeable allowing you to upgrade independently. Hasselblad offers a few ...


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We've just figured it out. As Ben Rudgers correctly pointed out, the problem is caused by the lack of anti-aliasing filter on the Hasselblad sensor. It produces much sharper pictures, but with a lot more moiré. Knowing this, we've just used the moiré reduction feature in Lightroom. The feature is quite "hidden", but once we found it, it solved the issue ...


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Assuming you talk about the standard MF Planar 80/2.8 CF lens the filter is proprietary Bay 60. Most commonly used with a 67mm filter and an adapter. Older C lens used Bay 50, also proprietary.


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Hasselblad (250mm) lens was made for 120 or 220 roll film... if I successfully mount it to a full frame 35mm camera, how long is the lens? 250mm. What it's effective focal length? 250mm. That's because "effective focal length" is based on the angle of view obtained by a particular focal length when used with 36 x 24 mm full frame (a/k/a "35mm" 135 ...


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Theoretically if you keep the size of the entrance pupil and field of view the same then you will capture the same total amount of light regardless of the format. If your medium format sensor in 1.6 times larger (which is the upper end available today, the Leica S2 you mention is only 1.25 times larger), then to match your 35mm DSLR and 85mm f/1.2 lens ...


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Prestige, legacy or resolution: To show you can own something so expensive. In some market this will give you an edge to get clients to pay for the prices you ask for. To use your legacy cameras and lenses. This could be for sentimental reasons more than practical, I suspect, since if you can afford a Hasselblad, you can probably afford new gear too. The ...


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TwoThree Several important things Hasselblad brings vs Canon and Nikon are: Hasselblad uses a CCD sensor (instead of CMOS) which offers several quality improvements 16 bit image files (Canon and Nikon are 14 bit) No anti alias filter, this improves sharpness at the cost of increasing chance of moire (the Nikon D800e now has no AA filter though, so that ...


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It really depends on how you define image quality. Currently medium format digital cameras and backs off higher resolution (up to 80 megapixels) than 35mm cameras (up to 36 megapixels). In good light with equally "good" lenses more megapixels will result in a sharper picture. Additionally a larger format makes it easier to design sharper lenses (in terms ...


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The Hasselblad 500C/M is a single lens "reflex" camera. That means that the image you see in the viewfinder is a through-the-lens view reflected to the viewscreen by a mirror. When you adjust the angle of view by changing the lens focal length, this change is translated to the viewfinder because what is projected into the viewscreen is coming through the ...


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The Hasselblad X1D II has a 43.8mm x 32.9mm sensor. That computes to a diagonal of just under 55mm and an aspect ratio of 4:3 or 1.333:1. With the two lenses in question, and assuming you want to preserve infinity focus by using the lenses' designed registration distance of 44mm: You'd give up pretty much the possibility of any shift with the TS-E 45mm f/...


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If the camera was not properly cocked before the magazine was removed, you need to set the camera and magazine so that the indicator circles on the side of the camera and magazine are both white or both red. The magazine slide must also be fully inserted into the side of the magazine. These and other instructions can be found in the Hasselblad 500C/M ...


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There were several versions of the Zeiss 80mm Planar for the Hasselblad 500 series: C, CF, CB, CFI, CFE. All of them (as well as other Zeiss lenses) had a bayonet-style mount on the front of the lens for the filter. Depending on which Zeiss 80mm Planar you have, it might have either a 50mm or 60mm bayonet mount, a.k.a., Bayonet-50 or Bayonet-60. The original ...


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There is no separate viewfinder. It's an SLR. You are looking through the lens.


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I am not familiar with Hasselblad, but I shoot medium format IR with Bronica (different in detail, the same in principle). 1) you don't need extremely long exposure times with IR photography. The typical exposure times are in the area of "just not quite handholdable" - my typical exposure is 1/15 of a second at f 16. So you definitely want to use a tripod, ...


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Not a comparative answer, but Nikon has their current-generation PC-E lenses on their "recommended" list for the D800 in the Technical Solutions document. According to Nikon, the subset of lenses in this list offer maximum resolution of all the lenses they make. In other words, they are a top-notch choice. (To be honest, though, I also wonder if this list ...


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As far as I know, there's no Firewire-USB adapters available. Emulating Firewire over USB is quite difficult, as technology is so different. In USB, there's no guaranteed bandwidth available. In Firewire, there is (which is really important for streaming video) Firewire allows DMA (Direct Memory Access), while USB does not. That means special driver ...


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No. The score for different categories of cameras are independent of one another. They're not only on different scales, but some of the categories for which they are evaluated differ as well.


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Here is the geometry to determine how much shift you theoretically have: C is the diameter of the image circle projected by the lens; h is the height of the image sensor in landscape orientation (i.e., the short edge); w is the width of the image sensor in landscape orientation (i.e., the long edge); sh is the amount of shift (+/-) along the height ...


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After finding very similar pictures of leaks online, and talking to an experienced repair guy, I found out that the leak is caused by an improperly closing auxiliary shutter. The Hasselblad V series has two flaps on the back of the body, which need to make a proper seal together to prevent light that is coming through the viewfinder from reaching the film ...


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Things you need to consider is the change in DOF and FOV, just like when you convert crop frames to full frames. Lenses are built for a certain image circle and the performance of the optics is stressed more by having to project the rays into a smaller size. Medium sensors are large and makes easier to capture small details, and they collect more photons, ...


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Keep in mind that the sensor is much larger and thus much more light comes through for a given aperture due to the larger entrance pupil needed to produce an image circle that covers the sensor. All the low light advantages that a full frame sensor has over a crop sensor are much further compounded by the growth to a much larger sensor. Each pixel covers a ...


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You can buy the way over priced tool or use a dime. look at the top right of the image. turn the winding crank if it does not look like the image.


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The Hasselblad 5xx cameras are completely mechanical in operation. Every setting is set manually, mostly on the lens. The metering prism is completely autonomous - you have to set everything manually, even the speed of the attached lens. The ISO selector controls only the TTL flash, and only for a couple compatible Metz flashes with special connector ...


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From the manual, page 10: Phocus primarily fully supports Hasselblad 3FR and 3F files with more limited support for other format files. This is true for most RAW converters. Some do try to offer some/all options to JPEG as well, but since they lack the information that RAW files still have, it is a different algorithm that has to interpolate the ...


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In addition @JindraLacko answer There are actually two ways to get filters onto the 80mm Hasselblad lenses (and all 'blad lenses for that matter). The Bay 50 or Bay 60 mounts are the sizes for the internal mount for either the C/C T* or later CF lenses respectively. The lenses also have an option to mount an external bellows style lens hood which is ...


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No, it's equpped with USB-C, mini HDMI, audio in and audio out ports. I'm guessing that they don't see this as a studio camera as many might have expected from them, but rather a more portable medium format.


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Very, unlikely, unfortunately, without a update to your image manager. If the chips are of different generations or types (CMOS vs CCD), the data is typically recorded with different RGB primaries, mask pixels and other data. If the chips are the same, manufacturers still sometimes make changes in how the sensor is used to improve noise quality, or some of ...


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Cameras and cars retain resale value in the same way: badly. The good news is that second-hand cameras that are already a couple of decades old won't have much farther to drop unless something tragic happens: it breaks or film takes another significant hit to its availability. Buying new, of course, is a vastly different proposition that involves much ...


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