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hasselblad drops h6d-50c price again, now $11,000 off original price


this past june, hasselblad dropped the price of the 50mp medium format h6d-50c by a whopping 30% from an original price of $25,995 to just $17,995. but if that's not enough, hasselblad told us this morning that they're dropping the price even further, from the current $17,995 all the way to $14,995 (€11,900 // £10,800 )—that's $11,000 off the original retail price. this new price isn't being reflected through online retailers yet—hasselblad still has the model listed at june's $17,995 on amazon, for example—but the official announcement went live this morning so we'll expect to see that change take effect soon. as with the last price drop, there's no indication of whether or not this 'special promotion' is temporary, but if you've been looking to make the jump into medium format, no






hasselblad launches 'rent a hasselblad' service


camera maker hasselblad has launched the ‘rent a hasselblad’ camera equipment renting program, aiming to give enthusiast and professional photographers easier access to its medium-format photography products. ‘rent a hasselblad’ is a global online service and allows you to book hasselblad cameras and lenses for a selected period of time, making it an interesting option for special photoshoots, when shooting while traveling, or for those who'd simply like to try the hasselblad system without spending tens of thousands of dollars. “owning a hasselblad medium format camera system is a significant investment even for a successful high-paid photographer,” said bronius rudnickas, hasselblad marketing manager. “consequently, many professional photographers and enthusiasts haven’t had the o






hasselblad launches rental service


camera maker hasselblad has launched the ‘rent a hasselblad’ camera equipment renting program, aiming to give enthusiast and professional photographers easier access to its medium-format photography products. ‘rent a hasselblad’ is a global online service and allows you to book hasselblad cameras and lenses for a selected period of time, making it an interesting option for special photoshoots, when shooting while traveling or for those who'd simply like to try the hasselblad system. “owning a hasselblad medium format camera system is a significant investment even for a successful high-paid photographer,” said bronius rudnickas, hasselblad marketing manager. “consequently, many professional photographers and enthusiasts haven’t had the opportunity to see what they’re able to create w






hasselblad knocks 30% off price of the h6d-50c


swedish medium-format manufacturer hasselblad has dropped the price of its flagship camera by a third in its latest promotion. the 50mp h6d-50c medium format dslr camera has been reduced from $25995/£22,680 to $17995/£15,900 making a saving of $8000/£6780. hasselblad has announced the price drop in a newsletter, describing it as a promotion, but in the past such promotions that have appeared to be temporary have actually marked the moment the product price changed permanently. previous promotions of the h5d-50c came around the christmas period and offered similarly dramatic permanent price reductions, and there is no end-date for the promotion mentioned in the communication. for more information on the h6d-50c see the hasselblad website.hasselblad newsletter information h6d-50c spe






the medium format hasselblad x1d is the highest rated camera on dxomark


after the nikon d850 became the highest rated camera on dxomark with a score of 100, the sensor testing and software company promised to start reviewing medium format cameras again very soon. today, they fulfilled that promise and unseated the former-champion nikon d850 all in one fell swoop. the new dxomark champion is the mirrorless medium-format hasselblad x1d-50c, which came "crashing through the 100-point barrier" with an overall sensor score of 102. "the x1d-50c excels in all three of our measurement categories, achieving either the top-ranked or a podium position result in each," explains dxomark. in fact, the camera received the highest low-light iso score dxo has ever doled out, and it ties for 1st place with the nikon d850 in the color depth category. you can read t






hasselblad x1d-50c first impressions review


the hasselblad x1d-50c is a 50mp mirrorless medium format camera and is an important product for the storied swedish company. hasselblad is a company with a long history of making high-end cameras. its boxy 6 x 6 format cameras (latterly dubbed the 'v' series) were beloved of generations of photographers and perhaps reached their apogee when used to capture man's first ventures to the moon. the ravages of history, the decline of film and changes of both management and ownership have seen the company make sporadic attempts to expand beyond its core, high-end professional medium format market, but the x1d is the move that best fits with the brand's strengths and history. the first camera in the 'xcd' system, the x1d is built around 44 x 33mm medium format sensor (or 'cropped' medium f






new firmware brings usb-power and more to hasselblad x1d-50c


hasselblad has released a firmware update for its 50mp x1d compact mirrorless medium-format camera. firmware version 1.17.0 adds a number of new functions to the camera, including power from usb, an added overlay for the spot metering area, a visual overexposure warning, a grid overlay in video live view and recording, and a clickable white balance icon in live view. bug fixes cover a front focus issue that could occur in certain situations, an incorrect “no card” indication has been fixed, improved usb stability and tethered performance and more. to install the update, make sure to use a fully charged battery and be prepared for the procedure to take up to 12 minutes to complete. x1d users can download the update on the hasselblad website after logging on with their credentials.






hasselblad's 100mp h6d-100c digital back is now available to buy on its own


hasselblad has announced that its 100mp medium format h6d-100c digital back is now available as a standalone product. the h6d-100c, which was first announced in april 2016, offers a 100mp 53.4 x 40mm cmos sensor capable of shooting up to 3840 x 2160p 4k/uhd footage with an iso range from 64 to 12800. joining that large sensor is a 3in 920k touch display, usb-c connector, mini hdmi, and both sd and cfast card slots. talking about the new launch, hasselblad product manager ove bengtson said, "the launch of the h6d-100c digital back is an answer to photographers wanting to use the power of the 100c on third party technical cameras." according to hasselblad, the unit features an interface capable of working seamlessly with both large format and technical camera systems. other features i






hasselblad launches its own online store, offers 5% off for a limited time


iconic medium format manufacturer hasselblad has opened its own online store, allowing users all over the world to skip the third-party vendors and local dealer and buy direct from the manufacturer itself. following in the footsteps of hasselblad's first brick-andmortar stores in sweden, china, and japan, the online 'hasselblad store' will be open to resident of the usa, china, uk, germany and france. currently, the hasselblad store is selling both x1d and h6d cameras, as well as a limited number of lenses. opening offers include 5% off some x1d kits and the body-only price, while h6d buyers can get a free hard case with their purchase. these discounts will last until december 7th. the company's hope is that an official online store will broaden the availability of its products: the






dxomark republishes pentax 645z results and it's as good as we always suspected


in a move likely to completely silence all whispers of chicanery, dxomark has finally published its results for ricoh's pentax 645z. the camera just misses out on being hailed as the best stills camera sensor ever (as it would have been, when data was first published for the camera back in 2015), but it still scores a very impressive 101 points. and, as we know, points mean... er... several years after its release, the 645z still holds its own in the company of some excellent cameras built around similar sensors. the results themselves are very similar to those of the hasselblad x1d 50c, which itself is based around a very similar sony cmos sensor (albeit for at least $3000 more). how much of the difference can be ascribed to better readout circuitry, how much to the hasselblad's






dxomark republishes pentax 645z results and it's as good as we always suspected


in a move likely to completely silence all whispers of chicanery, dxomark has finally published its results for ricoh's pentax 645z. the camera just misses out on being hailed as the best stills camera sensor ever (as it would have been, when data was first published for the camera back in 2015), but it still scores a very impressive 101 points. and, as we know, points mean... er... several years after its release, the 645z still holds its own in the company of some excellent cameras built around similar sensors. the results themselves are very similar to those of the hasselblad x1d 50c, which itself is based around a very similar sony cmos sensor (albeit for at least $3000 more). how much of the difference can be ascribed to better readout circuitry, how much to the hasselblad's






hasselblad’s x1d puts other medium format cameras on notice


 back in june of last year, i previewed the hasselblad x1d. then, it was a pre-production model, which i had hoped would launch and become the powerful mirrorless medium format camera that it is now. read more






sony's sensor roadmap includes a 150mp medium-format chip for 2018


the sony semiconductor solutions corporation, the sony division that is responsible for design and manufacturing of the japanese company's image sensors, has published its image sensor roadmap up to 2018 and the document includes some rather exciting news for medium-format photographers. sony's plans include the launch of 100mp 44 x 33mm and 150mp 55 x 41mm medium-format sensors in 2018. both sensors will be backside-illuminated. the former is the same format as sensors currently used in the fuji gfx or hasselblad x1d, and the latter would fit into the phase one 100xf. the roadmap also includes a 150mp 55 x 41mm monochrome bsi sensor to be launched in 2018.  according to sony the new sensors will allow for a much higher degree of cropping or image magnification than with c






hasselblad x1d final production sample gallery


of the recent digital medium format releases, one could argue the hasselblad x1d carries the most-revered name. based around a similar 44 x 33mm sensor found in the pentax 645z and fujifilm gfx-50s, it offers the most 'portability' of the three, especially when coupled with its smaller leaf shutter lenses. does the image quality live up to the name? check out our samples to find out. view our hasselblad x1d sample gallery view our hasselblad x1d beta sample gallery $(document).ready(function() { samplegallerystripv2({"galleryid":"4234210046"}) })






hasselblad x1d final production sample gallery


of the recent digital medium format releases, one could argue the hasselblad x1d carries the most-revered name. based around a similar 44 x 33mm sensor found in the pentax 645z and fujifilm gfx-50s, it offers the most 'portability' of the three, especially when coupled with its smaller leaf shutter lenses. does the image quality live up to the name? check out our samples to find out. view our hasselblad x1d sample gallery view our hasselblad x1d beta sample gallery $(document).ready(function() { samplegallerystripv2({"galleryid":"4234210046"}) })






hasselblad reveals the winners of the 2018 masters awards


$(document).ready(function() { samplegalleryv2({"containerid":"embeddedsamplegallery_5419437314","galleryid":"5419437314","isembeddedwidget":true,"selectedimageindex":0,"ismobile":false}) }); eleven lucky photographers will be receiving a hasselblad medium format kit after winning their categories in the hasselblad masters awards 2018 competition. the company says the number of photographers that entered the contest increased by 175% this year, and a total of 31,500 images were submitted. ten categories were set with a generally open brief, with an additional section for photographers 21 years and younger. for the first time an aerial category was included, which was won by jorge de la torriente, a photographer from the usa. the usa produced three winners—the most from any one country—with






alpa silex unit offers electronic control of canon and nikon lenses on digital m


swiss camera and adapter manufacturer alpa has introduced a new device that allows nikon and canon users to mount some of their lenses on digital medium format backs and have access to aperture controls. the alpa silex control unit works with the company’s 12 series bodies and brings aperture control to electronically operated lenses from canon and nikon, as well as contax, hasselblad and rollei. all canon ef lenses can be controlled but only nikon e lenses, with electromagnetic diaphragm mechanisms, will work. with a silex in place compatible lenses can be used to record images on a wide range of digital medium format backs. the a12 cameras accept digital backs of a variety of ages, so users don’t necessarily need the latest, and the image area will depend on the size of the sensor






hasselbad’s x1d puts other medium format cameras on notice


 back in june of last year, i previewed the hasselblad x1d. then, it was a pre-production model, which i had hoped would launch and become the powerful mirrorless medium format camera that it is now. read more






hasselblad x1d gets electronic shutter and resizable af points via firmware upda


swedish medium format camera maker hasselblad has added electronic shutter and resizable af points to its x1d mirrorless camera via a new firmware update: version 1.17.2. the newly added electronic shutter can operate between 68 minutes and 1/10,000sec—extending the short exposure range of the camera from 1/2000sec. it also takes away the vibrations of a mechanical shutter, which should reduce the risk of shutter shock in moderate exposures, and the silent nature of the electronic shutter makes it possible to shoot without disturbing your subject. these benefits don't come without some drawbacks, though. hasselblad acknowledges that the 300ms it takes the sensor to read from top to bottom could have an impact on the way moving subjects are recorded, and might lead to banding under f






hasseblad x1d gets electronic shutter and resizable af points via firmware updat


swedish medium format camera maker hasselblad has added electronic shutter and resizable af points to its x1d mirrorless camera via a new firmware update: version 1.17.2. the newly added electronic shutter can operate between 68 minutes and 1/10,000sec—extending the short exposure range of the camera from 1/2000sec. it also takes away the vibrations of a mechanical shutter, which should reduce the risk of shutter shock in moderate exposures, and the silent nature of the electronic shutter makes it possible to shoot without disturbing your subject. these benefits don't come without some drawbacks, though. hasselblad acknowledges that the 300ms it takes the sensor to read from top to bottom could have an impact on the way moving subjects are recorded, and might lead to banding under f






expect twice the resolution and speed from the next fuji gfx and hasselblad x1d


it's hard to say much about the next generation mirrorless medium format cameras at this point—even the rumor mill has been quiet—but if you look at sony's recently updated sensor roadmap, you can confidently assert one thing: the next-gen fujifilm gfx and hasselblad x1d models will contain a 100mp backside illuminated sensor with twice the readout speed of the current models. this is a big deal. it seems like just yesterday (it wasn't) sony released the a7r ii, the first camera with a full-frame bsi sensor. but they're already planning to scale that tech up to medium format in 2018. in fact, their 2018 sensor lineup includes two new mf sensors: a 100mp bsi 44x33 sensor and a 150mp bsi 55x41mm sensor. these sensors first appeared on the roadmap back in april, but they






how does the google pixel 2's camera compare to a $20k hasselblad?


of course a hasselblad is going to outperform a smartphone camera. but unless you zoom way in, the pixel does a great job.






hasselblad unveils xpan lens adapter for the mirrorless medium format x1d


hasselblad has announced an adapter that will allow owners of its xpan film camera to mount their old lenses onto the mirrorless medium format hasselblad x1d. the new adapter’s launch coincides with yesterday’s v1.2 firmware update for the x1d, which introduced an xpan crop mode to the viewfinder and rear lcd. the adapter is purely mechanical and transfers no data to the camera. it is designed to accept hasselblad’s 30mm, 45mm and 90mm xpan lenses, but will of course also take the lenses of the fujifilm tx-1 and tx-2. all lenses in use will need to have apertures manually adjusted; focus is manual too, of course. interestingly, the company that manufactured the xpan lenses also manufactures the lens for the x1d, and the covering circle of the xpan models is slightly wider t






video: shooting with a $63,000 100mp monochrome medium format camera


ted forbes—photographer and inspirational educator behind the art of photography—recently got a chance to try out the phase one iq3 100mp achromatic digital back, and man did it ever leave an impression. in his short video overview above, he dives into the images he captured with this bayer filter-free, monochromatic medium format beast, explaining why he feels this camera is a true 'gamechanger.' if that word triggers your gag reflex, you're not alone, but forbes isn't one to throw hyperbole around and he gives good reason (and plenty of examples) for why he believes this digital back is something special. pay particular attention to what forbes is able to do using filters and the sensor's ability to pick up light outside of the visible spectrum. check out the full video above to see the






hasselblad to introduce 120mm macro for the x1d with three more lenses to follow


medium-format camera manufacturer hasselblad has announced that it will introduce four new lenses over the next twelve months for its x1d mirrorless model. the new lenses will be a 22mm wideangle, a 65mm moderate wide, a 120mm macro and the system’s first zoom – a 35-75mm. the first lens to arrive will be the xcd 120mm f3.5 macro that will have a maximum image scale of 1:2 and a closest focus distance of 0.43m from the camera sensor. the focal length on the x1d sensor will deliver the angle of view we’d expect from a lens of just longer than 90mm on a 135 format system. as you’d expect, the lens has an integrated shutter and will be able to achieve synchronisation with flash at shutter speeds of up to 1/2000sec. the lens uses 10 elements in 7 groups and an internal floating focusing






dji and hasselblad launch 100mp photography drone


dji and hasselblad team up to launch the ultimate high-res drone for photographers.






world’s first 100-million-pixel drone launched by dji and hasselblad


chinese drone manufacturer dji has announced that it is to launch a new drone later this year that will be fitted with a 100-million-pixel hasselblad h6d-100c camera. the dji m600 pro will be aimed at those who need precise and detailed aerial pictures, as it will not only produce extremely high resolution images but users will be able to position the drone with what the company describes as ‘centimeter-level’ accuracy using the d-rtk gnss navigation system. the h6d-100c will be attached to dji’s ronin-mx gimbal and will be carried by the m600 drone’s six-rotors, with images streaming back to earth via the lightbridge 2 system. the drone is set for release in the third quarter of the year, with a price no doubt as spectacular as the promised image quality. for more informatio






hasselblad unveils 135mm f2.8 for x1d, promises 80mm with fastest aperture yet


medium format camera and lens maker hasselblad has released its xcd lens roadmap for 2018, revealing the nine total lenses that will be available for x1d-50c shooters by the end of next year. mainly, the company has added two new models to the system in the shape of a 135mm f2.8 with a built-in teleconverter, and what it is describing as an 80mm with the widest aperture hasselblad has ever produced. in addition, hasselblad has altered the spec of its already announced 22mm wide lens. it will now come to market as a 21mm f4 after a slight change of plan in what hasselblad says is a response to feedback from customers. the new xcd 135mm f2.8 is due to arrive in the first half of 2018, and will come with a built-in 1.7x converter that will transform the lens into a 230mm f4.8. with th






the new hasselblad x1d field kit gets you an x1d and three lenses for cheap(er)


hasselblad has released a new discounted field kit that offers the x1d-50c medium format mirrorless camera with three xcd lenses and a collection of accessories. the field kit includes the x1d, the 30mm f/3.5 lens, the 45mm f/3.5 and the 90mm f/3.2 all packed into a specially tailored pelican case. it also includes a spare battery, a hand strap and shoulder strap, usb cable, a blower brush and lens cleaning pen. the kit will sell for €14,900/$17,495/£13,250 plus tax, representing a discount of just over 7% on the price of the body and lenses purchased individually. the case and accessories add approximately $300 to the value of the kit on top of the discount, so in total you're getting a saving of about $1,700 for the whole package. the hasselblad x1d-50c field kit will begin






download of the day: format factory


our daily pick the best free windows software – a conversion tool to banish file format fiascos.






how one photographer 3d printed this beautiful medium format camera


it's named pk-6142016, aka the 'cycloptic mustard monster,' and is a 3d printed medium format camera with a kreuznach 90mm f/8 super angulon lens attached. photographer paul kohlhausen has created what he calls a 'really precisely engineered box,' the pk-6142016 'cycloptic mustard monster' medium format analog camera. kohlhaussen designed the camera himself using autodesk fusion 360 and produced it via a 3d printer and sls polyamide material. the cycloptic mustard monster utilizes 120mm film and produces 6x14 cm negatives. kohlhausen detailed the camera on his website, where he explains that he used a schneider kreuznach 90mm f/8 super angulon lens designed for 4x5 cameras, with focusing being possible via fixed spacer brackets. camera features include a






fujifilm gfx 50s review


the fujifilm gfx 50s is the first camera in the company’s new medium format gf series. it uses a 51.4mp medium format cmos sensor with a bayer filter array. like its smaller sensor x-series siblings, it offers retro-styling and direct controls in a well-balanced (albeit large) mirrorless body. at 43.8 × 32.9mm, the sensor in the gfx 50s is smaller in surface area than film medium format. however it is identical in size and pixel count to those offered in the current crop of medium format digital cameras on the market (with the exception of the phase one xf and the hasselblad h6d). the sensor is 1.7x the surface area of full frame. notable features 51.4mp medium format cmos sensor (43.8 × 32.9mm) with bayer filter array 3.69m-dot oled removable evf 3.2" 2.36m-dot touch lcd tilts hor






modern mf: fujifilm gfx 50s review


the fujifilm gfx 50s is the first camera in the company’s new medium format gf series. it uses a 51.4mp medium format cmos sensor with a bayer filter array. like its smaller sensor x-series siblings, it offers retro-styling and direct controls in a well-balanced (albeit large) mirrorless body. at 43.8 × 32.9mm, the sensor in the gfx 50s is smaller in surface area than film medium format. however it is identical in size and pixel count to those offered in the current crop of medium format digital cameras on the market (with the exception of the phase one xf and the hasselblad h6d). the sensor is 1.7x the surface area of full frame. notable features 51.4mp medium format cmos sensor (43.8 × 32.9mm) with bayer filter array 3.69m-dot oled removable evf 3.2" 2.36m-dot touch lcd tilts hor






fujifilm gfx 50s review: modern mf


the fujifilm gfx 50s is the first camera in the company’s new medium format gf series. it uses a 51.4mp medium format cmos sensor with a bayer filter array. like its smaller sensor x-series siblings, it offers retro-styling and direct controls in a well-balanced (albeit large) mirrorless body. at 43.8 × 32.9mm, the sensor in the gfx 50s is smaller in surface area than film medium format. however it is identical in size and pixel count to those offered in the current crop of medium format digital cameras on the market (with the exception of the phase one xf and the hasselblad h6d). the sensor is 1.7x the surface area of full frame. notable features 51.4mp medium format cmos sensor (43.8 × 32.9mm) with bayer filter array 3.69m-dot oled removable evf 3.2" 2.36m-dot touch lcd tilts hor






fujifilm broadens gfx system with two new lenses and accessories


fujifilm adds lenses to its medium-format gfx system for landscape and portrait photographers.