Hasselblad Tag

Remember the Megapixel Wars*? When each new camera model from the major manufacturers with the megapixel count jacked up to overtop their compettors. And CHOICE magazine jumping up and down on the side urging the fight...

Following on from our previous blog about a disaster averted, here is one that deals with the situation when disaster arrives, unpacks its bags, and sets up a deckchair and an esky - in short when things really do go wrong.If you have a camera/lens/flash that becomes wet/crushed/scratched/full of sand/abused...

Okay, that's a bit dramatic. I'm not an industrial spy as such. I'm a guy who works in a camera shop who goes to other people's camera shops when I am on holiday in Melbourne. Not so much evil as sad...

As the owner of a perfectly good set of digital cameras and lenses ( Fujifilm, as it happens.)it might seem foolish of me to complain of what might have been in other times. Let's face it, when the photography world rolled round from silvered plates to glass sheets to flexible films to little weeny electric sensors there were a lot of things that could have happened, but didn't.The two I mourn were the film cassette-shaped digital converter that was promised and the cheap 4" x 5" digital sensor.The first came out as a mock-up and set of promises at an America photo and electronics show and got into the American photo press at the time. Apparently it was going to allow us to make digital cameras out of our 35mm film cameras. It sank without a trace and none of the lifeboats have yet washed up on shore. Our senior technician has assured me it would never have worked but that is little comfort - I WANTED it to work.The promise of a cheap digital sensor for the 4" x...

We have just opened the till, workshop, and refrigerator ( Whewww - shoulda eaten that boiled sardine cake two weeks ago...

Yes, here it comes again.Our friend Dale Neille has just alerted us that the Fremantle International Portrait Competition is on again for 2015 - with some bouncing rewards for the best photos. $ 12,000 in cash and material prizes. You can bounce pretty darn good for $ 12,000...

We've been asked to mention that there will be an interesting Photo Night Out with Peter Coulsen at the Hotel Northbridge on Tuesday 11th of November, 2014.The hotel is at 210 Lake Street in North Perth with parking on streets surrounding it. As yet, the people at C.R. Kennedy have not told us the start time, but when they do we will send out more information.This will be a good chance to see Peter use the new LED Light Cubes....

Looks like Hasselblad have released a new camera designed to get a higher ISO going for the medium format world. Called the Hasselblad H5D-50C.It uses a new CMOS sensor with a range of ISO from 100 to 6400. And a whopping 14 stop dynamic range! Which beats every camera I have ever owned all hollow.The shutter can go from 12 minutes to 1/800 of a second and if you are in a hurry to stack more images in it can zip through at 1.5 FPS. Thats a lot of data writing onto a big sensor so this thing hustles.It matches H series lenses and all the other viewing accessories. and works with all the normal Hasselblad software....

I am a father. I had a father. He had a father. We're trained and qualified in fathering - it has been a family business. We know what we are talking about.I know what I look like*. I know what my father looked like. I know what my grandfather(s) looked like. I have seen the pictures - in the case of my father's picture, I took many of the images during his last 20 years.What do you look like? When you're gone what will you look like? You'll look like your pictures, that's what you'll look like - you children will see that as you. Wouldn't it be a good idea if what they saw was good-looking?You're a photographer - you wouldn't be reading this if you weren't. This is not a blog about liverwurst sandwiches. So...