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My medium format digital journey - The Bad News

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My medium format digital journey
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Where do I stand now
The experience
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;-( The bad news ;-(

Yeah, there are some bad news. One is the crop factor. The P45+ has a crop factor of 1.1 and that is not too bad. Problem is that the crop factor applies to 6x4.5 format, on full rame 6x6 it is much longer. So my 50/4 is essentially a an 35 mm and the 40/4 is more like 28 mm. The 40/4 is the widest lens for the Hasselblad V, except the 35 mm fisheye.

The other bad news is that contrary to P45+ manual the P45+ cannot be mounted vertically on 5XX EL bodies, the battery/motor compartment blocks the release key.
Statement above wrong, there is an alternate release for vertikal but it only engages one of the locking hooks. Should be good enough and has no play. Great work Phase One!

Tripod head

I normally use an Arca Swiss D4 head. It works just fine. Working with a ball head causes nausea for me. I was surprised at the difference, it may vary between people, but side inverted viewing looking down the viewfinder hood on a ball head is not for me!

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 August 2013 12:38  


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