Hasselblad h6d-100

So as I sit having the morning coffee, I ponder the onehundredmillionpixel question – Do you need it?

First of all, why is it good?

  1. Tonal range- the is literally nothing like it, recover blown highlights and black shadows it’s a one shot HDR.
  2. Sharpness- you run out of slider before you get any sign of over sharpening.
  3. Colour- awesome color rendition.
  4. Lenses- so far the HC lenses are more than capable including the zooms. This is testimony to the original designs.
  5. 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-

  1. Fast- a lot of data is being pushed around here and without cfast cards or the latest USB it is no speed demon.
  2. 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.
  3. 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? 

  1. Anyone who makes big prints for fine art.
  2. Landscape photographers
  3. Portrait shooters
  4. Advertising
  5. Anyone who wants a point of difference and would like to stand out from the DSLR crowd.
  6. 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.

One thought on “Hasselblad h6d-100

  1. Well all these technical characteristics are very nice and customer said his WOW about the look of this camera. But the most important part is still the result and too high tonal range is also nice but unnecessary in many situations. Yesterday i reviewed portfolio of one local photographer – she work with Hasselblad (not this new one, some previous ver) but all the food photographs, portraits and events are out of every aesthetic and there is a lack of composition everywhere.

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