So as I sit having the morning coffee, I ponder the onehundredmillionpixel question – Do you need it?
First of all, why is it good?
- Tonal range- the is literally nothing like it, recover blown highlights and black shadows it’s a one shot HDR.
- Sharpness- you run out of slider before you get any sign of over sharpening.
- Colour- awesome color rendition.
- Lenses- so far the HC lenses are more than capable including the zooms. This is testimony to the original designs.
- Phocus 3- I know, it’s not capture one, but that’s the point. Fast workflow that delivers excellent files and easy to use, take a good look at yourself capture one- too slow, too complicated.
What it ain’t-
- Fast- a lot of data is being pushed around here and without cfast cards or the latest USB it is no speed demon.
- Easy to data wrangle- these files are big, everything slows down. Processed tiffs can get up to 600mb per file- buy a new hard drive immediately.
- Finalised- some things are not enabled yet but, to hasselblads credit the camera is glitch free out of the box and the files are sweet.
So who needs it?
- Anyone who makes big prints for fine art.
- Landscape photographers
- Portrait shooters
- Anyone who wants a point of difference and would like to stand out from the DSLR crowd.
- Anyone who has turned up to a job and had the client say “I have a DSLR like yours, why am I paying so much money for you to shoot?”
I have attached my first shots done last night but looking forward to getting it in the hands of some photographers.