The above is an image that didn’t make it to draft. Typically, I rush review imagery, and rarely bother matching an object to the right sort of light. Bad images are par for the review. This time, I failed to return Hasselblad Phocus to ISO 100, resulting in my CFV-50c shooting at its live view setting, ISO 6400.
Because there was so little noise, I assumed that its bright exposure was do to the aperture being kept open. I was wrong.
Which is to say: for magazine or review work, ISO6400 is on point.
And, it can be further pushed. Below is a 100% crop of the above, and the same image with both blacks and shadows pushed by 50 in Lightroom.
Assuming that Hasselblad's optimisations in the new X1D-50c EVF medium format camera are good, it is logical to expect even better noise performance. That is to say: hot damn!