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Hasselblad H series medium format cameras

Hasselblad H series cameras:

  • newer AF cameras but 6cm x 4.5cm
  • built in Japan by Fuji
  • requires a CF adapter to allow C-type lenses designed for V-series to be used.
  • H1 (2002)
    • H1 + 80mm + film back + prism finder new $A10890 (2005)
    • H1 Kit + HC 2,8/80mm + HM 16/32 Mag. + HV-90x Prisma $A7000 (2005 shipped from Germany via EBay)
    • H1+ Digitalback Ixpress H 96 C + HC 2,8/80mm+ HV90x Prisma $A22,000 (2005 shipped from Germany via EBay)
    • cannot use the newer digital backs such as Ixpress CFH or the Ixpress CF.
  • H1D:
    • 1st fully digital medium format camera; $A34,000 2004. uses Ixpress 132C digital back; 56x42mm film;
  • H2:
    • adds power supply & “instant approval architecture” to support Ixpress CFH digital backs (can't use these on H1)
  • H2D:
    • 22mpixels, 4080×5440, 16-bit - 132Mb or 8-bit 66Mb file; save as DNG; Flexcolor color management; 1.5sec per image; 2.2“ color display; 2.2kg;
  • H2D-39 (2006):
    • 39mpixels;
    • Digital APO Correction using highly detailed mapping of each lens to reduce moire.
    • Hblad Natural Color Solution using a new 3F RAW (3FR) raw file format which is optimised to allow capturing 35 images per minute with support for conversion to Adobe's DNG file.
  • H2F:
    • “The H2F can be used either as a film camera or as a digital camera when mated with a Hasselblad CF31, CF22, CF22 MS, CF39, or CF39 MS back. It is completely identical to the H2, but this camera was created to “lock out” other digital back providers from the H-series platform. The H2F is compatible with all of the H lenses, including the HC28, and the new HC 35-90mm zoom lens.”
  • H3D (2007):
    • 1st double-35mm sensor camera ie. 48mmx36mm in either 22mpixel or 39mpixel sensors.
    • also available in a 31mpixel 44x33mm sensor with microlenses to minimise vignetting and 1 stop increase in sensitivity to ISO800, this version is priced at $US25,000.
    • Digital APO Correction
    • built around a brand new digital camera engine, providing a new standard of image sharpness, ‘Ultra-Focus’.
    • interchangeable, waist-level viewfinder for the H system cameras
    • 60Mb/s write speed
    • no longer supports third party backs, only Hasselblad's own backs.
    • new 28mm lens, the H3D allows photographers for the first time ever to take wide angle shots on a 36 x 48mm sensor.
  • H3DII (2009):
    • as for H3D but 1fps 50mp back with 6 micron pixels (down from 6.8 micron in the 39mp sensor), but same noise levels & dynamic range.
    • new red pigment in Bayer layer to improve colour accuracy.
    • optional new HTS 1.5 tilt-shift adapter enlarges the image circle by 50% to bring the benefits of tilt/shift photography into medium format DSLR cameras
    • H3DII-31: 31mp
    • H3DII-31MS: 1st integrated multi-shot Hasselblad camera
    • H3DII-39:
    • H3DII-50: 50mp Kodak KAF-50100 image sensor with new dyes, quick flush technology for longer battery life; $40,000
  • H4D (2009):
    • adds True Focus with Absolute Position Lock
    • H4D-50 - camera with 50mp back = Euro 20,000
    • H4D-60 - camera with 60mp back = Euro 29,000
    • H4D-50MS - multi-shot version of H4D-50
    • H4D-40 (2010) - 40mp 33x44mm sensor; new low noise color filters; US $19,955 incl. 80mm lens
    • H4D-31 (2010) 31mp; €9,995 incl. CF-lens adapter for V-system lenses
    • H4D-40 limited edition stainless steel model (2010)
    • H4D-200MS (2011) - 6 images using 1/2pixel sensor shift, slightly offset images to create 200mp images; €32,000 plus tax
  • H5D (2012):
    • improved focus features, True Focus II, Immediate Focus Confirm
    • brighter, larger viewfinder
    • updated user interface, larger buttons
    • improved weathersealing
    • new sensor unit safety lock
    • improved jpeg images
    • 40,50,60mp models plus 50 and 200mp multi-shot models
  • *H6D (2016):**
    • new, faster processor
    • 1/2000sec shutter speed
    • 3” 920k-dot touchscreen monitor
    • dual card slots, built-in Wi-Fi
    • USB 3.0
    • mini HDMI and audio I/O ports
    • 4K H.264 video
  • H6D-100C:
    • 100mp CMOS sensor
    • 15 stops of dynamic range
    • ISO to 12,800
    • 1.5fps burst
    • $US32,995
  • H6D-50C:
    • 50MP CMOS sensor
    • 14 stops of dynamic range
    • 2.5fps burst
    • $US25,995

Hasselblad H series lenses

  • these can be used in full AF, aperture functionality via a Leica-S adapter on the Leica S medium format digital camera system
  • on a 48x36mm sensor, these lenses will exhibit an effective 0.69x crop factor compared with 35mm full frame sensor which is half the size
  • HCD 24mm f/4.8
    • introduced late 2012, equates to 17mm on 35mm full frame
  • HCD 28 mm f/4
    • compared to 35mm full frame FOV and DOF, equates to 19mm f/2.8
  • HC 35 mm f/3.5
    • compared to 35mm full frame FOV and DOF, equates to 24mm f/2.4
  • HC 50 mm f/3.5 II
    • compared to 35mm full frame FOV and DOF, equates to 35mm f/2.4
  • HC 80 mm f/2.8
    • compared to 35mm full frame FOV and DOF, equates to 55mm f/1.9
  • HC 100 mm f/2.2
    • compared to 35mm full frame FOV and DOF, equates to 69mm f/1.5
  • HC Macro 120 mm f/4 II
    • compared to 35mm full frame FOV and DOF, equates to 83mm f/2.8
  • HC 150 mm f/3.2
    • compared to 35mm full frame FOV and DOF, equates to 104mm f/2.2
  • HC 210 mm f/4
    • compared to 35mm full frame FOV and DOF, equates to 145mm f/2.8
  • HC 300 mm f/4.5
    • compared to 35mm full frame FOV and DOF, equates to 207mm f/3.1
  • HC 50–110 mm f/3.5–4.5
  • HCD 35–90 mm f/4–5.6
  • Macro Converter “for superb close-up performance with wide angle lenses”
photo/hasselbladh.txt · Last modified: 2016/06/22 20:58 by gary1