Hasselblad has downsized medium format cameras with the introduction of the new Hasselblad X1D. With the same 50MP 43.8mm x 32.9mm CMOS sensor we see in the much more expensive Hasselblad H5D, the X1D shaves size, weight and price for a formiddable medium format package that could be a sign of the future for photography pros and enthusiasts. [Read more…]
The grossly overpriced Hasselblad Lunar and Stellar cameras are on sale in the same price range as their Sony counterparts.
The Hasselblad Lunar is available for $1299 with the kit 18-55mm lens (reg. $6999). The Hasselblad Stellar is on sale for $799 (reg. $2195). Check out all the variations here at B&H Photo.
Hasselblad has a history of making incredible cameras and lenses; however, some of its recent digital models have simply been knockoffs of Sony’s Cyber-shot and Alpha products – and ridiculously overpriced knockoffs at that.
One such camera is the Hasselblad HV, which is sold as a kit with a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens for a whopping $12,000 retail price tag.
Well, it’s no longer overpriced thanks to a recent $8,000 price cut, bringing the camera kit down to $3,999. This includes the Hasselblad HV body, Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 T* lens and a custom hard case with foam interior cutout.
The Sony A99 on which the Hasselblad HV is based runs $2,000 on its own and so does the Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, which puts the camera and lens at $4,000 – and Hasselblad throws in the custom hardshell case.
While the Sony A99 is long in tooth, it’s still a solid full frame camera and, who knows, maybe the Hasselblad clone will become a collector’s item some day…
Hasselblad’s new A5D series of aerial cameras are available with CCD sensors at 40MP (A5D-40) and 60MP (A5D-60), or with a 50MP CMOS sensor (A5D-50c). The new A5D range is designed with no moving internal parts, which will prevent unintentional movement from aircraft vibration. Special Hasselblad aerial lenses will also be available with locking mounts. [Read more…]
The first Hasselblad camera and Zeiss 80mm Planar f/2.8 lens carried into orbit by Wally Schirra on Mercury-Atlas 8 will be up for auction on November 13 at RR Auction’s Boston Gallery. [Read more…]
Hasselblad has announced an upgraded H5D-50c will be available with WiFi in November. The new function allows users to control the camera and browse images using the Hasselblad Phocus Mobile app for iPad and iPhone.
Additional new features for the updated H5D-50c include the following: [Read more…]
Hasselblad has announced its new H5X camera body, which is compatible with Hasselblad H System lenses and backs, as well as film backs and most third-party digital backs.
The H5X is largely intended to serve as a backup body for H5D users. It retails for €4,595 without viewfinder and €5,795 with viewfinder.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]