Review
#855. Hasselblad XCD 3.5/120 review – dealing in gentle absolutes!

#855. Hasselblad XCD 3.5/120 review – dealing in gentle absolutes!

Let me spoil you the end right away. This lens is ridiculously good, even by Hasselblad standards. While I will go into details further down this page, just know I couldn’t find fault with this extraordinary design. It’s not all good news, however. Ergonomics unfortunately lag far behind optics. At

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#850. 3 days in Paris with the Hasselblad XCD 4/21 (minimalist review).

#850. 3 days in Paris with the Hasselblad XCD 4/21 (minimalist review).

A 3 day review of the Hasselblad XCD 4/21 in Paris.

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#847. Hasselblad XCD 3.5/45mm review. The best all rounder ?

#847. Hasselblad XCD 3.5/45mm review. The best all rounder ?

The smallest lens in the Hasseblad XCD range may well be the most pleasant to use and the best optical all rounder.

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#846. The Voigtländer 40mm f:1.2 for Sony: the un-Otus.

#846. The Voigtländer 40mm f:1.2 for Sony: the un-Otus.

Lenses of similar specs on paper can turn out to have very different renderings in the flesh. Here’s the Voïgtlander 1.2/40mm, the un-Otus.

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#843. What’s in my Bag? (Adam)

#843. What’s in my Bag? (Adam)

  Late to the party (but always nice to be invited) it’s high time I shared with you the contents of my bag!   The obvious choice for me was the Billingham Hadley small. To me this bag has everything I need. The ability to cram in more stuff that

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#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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#809. GAS Strikes Again – Z 7 Vs D850

#809. GAS Strikes Again – Z 7 Vs D850

A month with the new Nikon Z7 has convinced me to switch to mirrorless for good, leaving my D850 permanently in the bag. Here’s why.

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