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My medium format digital journey - The experience

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My medium format digital journey
raw images for download
Where do I stand now
The experience
Color Profiles
Resolution Tests
Real World Samples
Color rendition
Dynamic Range
Moiré & aliasing
DoF and diffraction
More real world images
Three format comparison
Diffractio series
The lenses
Fcousing
The Bad News
Capture One or LR 4.4
Some comments on Phase One business model
The Ultimate Platform?
All Pages

The experience

It is a very nice camera. In a way it is not that much different than using a DSLR on a tripod. I have no zooms for the Hasselblad and that means moving around the tripod a lot more than with the DSLR and the zooms. Other than that it is not that different. I focus both manually, the DSLR using live view at actual pixels and the Hasselblad using my Hartblei focusing hood, which is workable. 

Using essentially waist level viewing makes the tripod quite low and a bit top heavy, as I have both a leveling plate and a pretty heavy Arca Swiss D4 head. It seems I don't need a light meter, just guess the exposure and adjust until I get a decent histogram, pretty similar to the DSLR experience. Still, using the DSLR is less work, of course. The DSLR kit (10.5 kg)  seems to be more heavy than the Hasselblad kit (8.5 kg), but DSLR kit offers more flexibility.

Using classical equipment and the nice haptics of the Hasselblad is kind of a pleasure. 

Putting the stuff into use

I needed to sort out some things but I was up and shooting within a hour. 

One thing I missed was a viewfinder mask, but I made my own, you can download it here, print it on overhead film, cout out and insert as suggested in the P45+ manual. 




Last Updated on Thursday, 08 August 2013 12:38  

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