Today I had the opportunity to have a play with the Hasselblad X1D for ~ 15 minutes so not really a chance to fully investigate the cameras potential, but saying that the proof is in the pudding as such and below are just a few pictures that were what I took hand held…………All have had one auto pass through ACR with no sharping
Raw Files for the above can be found HERE
First impressions were “This is a very nice camera to hold and look at” Do I want or need this camera…………my heart is saying YES but my head is saying NO. Okay if you know me you know that I like new toys so that takes care of the “Yes” If you also know me you will know that I already have the Leica S007 system with 3 amazing S lenses 30, 70, and 120mm (I dont see the above files looking any better than the ones I can get from the Leica S system)
I have also recently just bought the Leica SL system and that system with my four M lenses (Noctilux 0.95, 35mm Sumerlux, 50mm collapsable Elmar 2 and the 21mm SEM) gives me the perfect walk about system so I will probably give the X1D a miss.
So in short below is what I thought of the Hasselblad X1D
- Looks amazing
- Feels amazing
- Great looking files
- Nice menu with large font
- Very light for a medium format camera
- This camera is Slow………very deliberate when taking a picture
- Formatting a new SD card took a full minute
- Moving the focus point will be a chore having to use the front and rear dials (can use the touch screen as well)
- No built in GPS
Overall if someone is looking to get into the MF camera system then this would be a great little camera to buy at probably half the price of the rest of the competition that are on the market right now.
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By the way it was cold and raining so that is why my beautiful wife was looking pissed off………lol
When I was at home last month me and my wife Nuk went to Hue Vietnam for a 5 day holiday with Mr Bean and his crew. Mr Bean is an amazing contact for anyone “especially photographers” who want a five star holiday at a three star price. He can take you to all the places that tourists go but better still he can take you to all the places that the tourists DON’T go……..
Vietnam has changed so so much since I was there in 1992. The people of Vietnam are so so friendly and the photo opportunities are endless
Below are a selection of pictures from my trip;
I’ve been looking back on my files from my trip to Tanzania in January this year and I have quite a few files that have turned out to be keepers. Below are a few that i’ve found amongst the many thousand that I took.
Ive got myself a new Stamp/watermark for my pictures…..what do you think??
I’m taking Nuk to Tanzania in Feb 2017 so that she can experience the amazing Tanzania savannah’s.
Well here I am over halfway through my annual holidays and today has been really the first day when I have had a chance to sit down and look at the pictures I have taken so far.
Scotland was a washout as it basically rained everyday, Zurich was so hot 30 + degrees it was not comfortable being out in that kind of weather for any amount of time. When we hit Northern Italy we still had many days with constant rain so most of that was also a washout.
Yesterday we arrived in Venice and if anyone reading this hasher been to Venice they will know what it is like, thousands and thousands of tourists (me and Nuk included) plus a guarantee to get lost………yes we got lost and today we nearly got lost.
Below are some pictures so far, once I get back home and I have had a chance to pick the best of the bunch I will add them to the various galleries within my website…………..enjoy 🙂
Dolomites from a Chair Lift
Here are a few more pictures that I have been working on from the same trip……………….enjoy