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.Read More
Subject: Hasselblad CFV-50c
I’ll admit it: the biggest impetus behind the purchase of a 13.000$ USD Hasselblad 500cx/CFV-50c bundle was looks. Gosh they really look good together. The previous CCD-based CFV-50, which I also own, does not. Neither its curves nor its ports fit the 500-series aesthetic. Its compact flash door was transplanted from the H-series.Read More
The decidedly technophile/consumer Sony A99 at its base belies Hasselblad's marketing thrust of style, spirit, and soul. But beside Leica, there simply isn't a premium camera maker out there anymore. Japanese camera manufacturer's killed the concept. Still, I can't shake the feeling that Sony were the wrong choice.
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