This award-winning short film (embedded above) is a lovely three-minute story for photography geeks featuring an iconic camera.
It was shot using a Sony a7s with the Voigtlander 21mm f/4 Color Skopar through the viewfinder of a Hasselblad 500c/m. It is “[a] short story about how constantly looking to make that next great photograph can cause you to loose [sic] touch with whats around you.”
I think most photographers, at some point, can relate to the some of the looks the photographer in the film receives from his love interest.
Unfortunately, Corrina Van Hamlin, the film’s female lead passed away in July following a sudden stroke. She was an active part of the Lansing, MI arts community and “left a legacy of love.”
B&H has the Hasselblad X1D-50c medium format mirrorless camera for $6495 (reg. $8995). The X1D sports a 50MP CMOS sensor for capturing 16-bit color and 14-stops of dynamic range. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
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Pierre Angenieux was a French engineer and optician and one of the inventors of the modern zoom lens. He’s best known for introducing the Angenieux retrofocus, a wide-angle lens boasting an inverted telephoto configuration. Since 1935, Angenieux has been leading the pack in developing optimal cinematography lenses for the broadcast and film industries. The 16-40mm T2.8 PL (pictured) and 30-76mm T2.8 PL are lightweight lenses with 4K capacity, perfect for producing cinematic yet modern imagery. [Read more…]
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.
Is a surprising bit of news today, Hasselblad and DJI announced today that the drone manufacturer has acquired a strategic minority stake in Hasselblad. [Read more…]
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…]