#840. Hasselblad XCD 3,5/30mm review

#840. Hasselblad XCD 3,5/30mm review

This lens is responsible for 70% of my photographs with the Hasselblad X1D, so it seems like a good starting point for a review of that camera’s now rapidly growing lens system. It isn’t an easy review to write.   The lens is technically excellent and a systematic review of

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#837. Caesar takes on Thor (Zeiss C-Sonnar 1.5/50 ZM on Hasselblad X1D)

#837. Caesar takes on Thor (Zeiss C-Sonnar 1.5/50 ZM on Hasselblad X1D)

Is a tiny retro lens on a modern digital modern format a waste of pixels or a copacetic match ? Zeiss and Hassy duke it out.

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#835. When Audrey met Mjölner (Zeiss Distagon 1.4/35 ZM on Hasselblad X1D)

#835. When Audrey met Mjölner (Zeiss Distagon 1.4/35 ZM on Hasselblad X1D)

They are named Novoflex, but should really call themselves the match makers. When cameras and lenses have Romeo and Juliet upbringings and their parents refuse to see them wed, Novoflex swoop in and make the romance happen. This post is the story of an unlikely and forbidden love between my

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#826. The Hasselblad X1D. Take 2.

#826. The Hasselblad X1D. Take 2.

Few cameras have disrupted my worflow as much as the Hasselblad X1D. Or made me as happy. Here’s why.

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#814. Hasselblad X1D. Black to the future.

#814. Hasselblad X1D. Black to the future.

There’s a new kid on my block. It’s black, it’s Swedish and it scares the poop out of me.     After many months of pining and making co-author Philippe’s life misreable with my constant grumbling about my A7r2’s colours, it was time to man up and put my dollars

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#806. Monday Post (7 Jan 2019) – Nah! (Nutella, Apple and Hasselblad)

#806. Monday Post (7 Jan 2019) – Nah! (Nutella, Apple and Hasselblad)

Last year, French citizens fought over discounted pots of Nutella. And my MacBook Pro screen started to lose its antireflection coating in patches. So I’m hoping for a cheaper Hasselblad X1D. Umair Haque explains.     How to become super rich. It’s actually easy.   Bill Gates became the world’s

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#792. Interviewing Hasselblad about Image Quality

#792. Interviewing Hasselblad about Image Quality

Image quality is a difficult topic to define or strive for. But I recently asked Hasselblad how they achieve their legendary IQ and got the answers below. Before jumping to them, I’d like to thank Philipe Liljenberg (Brand & Content Manager), Mathias Elmeskog (Image Quality Specialist) and Ove Bengtsson (Product

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#769. Monday Post (17 Sept 2018) Of landscape photographers but landmark cameras. Why the Hasselblad X1D is a landmark camera!

#769. Monday Post (17 Sept 2018) Of landscape photographers but landmark cameras. Why the Hasselblad X1D is a landmark camera!

There are good cameras, there are remarkable cameras, and there are landmark cameras. For example, the Nikon D850 does everything very well indeed, at levels unthinkable just a couple of years ago. It is a remarkable camera, as DS contributor Dallas can attest to. That said, it is not a

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#751. The Hasselblad X1D. Digital photography home at last ?

#751. The Hasselblad X1D. Digital photography home at last ?

Some say our childhood centerfolds stick with us for the rest of our lives. Mine were the Mamiya 7 and the Rollei SL66. The Bret Sinclair and Danny Wilde of film photography, if you will, and a darn sight easier to explain to my parents than Anna Nicole, Pamela and

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#844. Monday Post (15 April 2019) – 100Mp mirrorless cameras, at long last …

#844. Monday Post (15 April 2019) – 100Mp mirrorless cameras, at long last …

More pixels don’t mean better pixels. Rant – and counter rant – on.

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