The big selling point for Lenovo's Moto Z is its ability to take custom modules to enhance and extend its functionality. One of the more exciting developments in this area is the rumour that Hasselblad is working on a camera part that could transform the Moto Z into an excellent shooter — a rumour that's looking more and more confirmed by the second.
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Honestly, there's going to come a time when cameras in the same vein as Hasselblad's new X1D will be able to take photos of infinity. I'm not sure what infinity looks like, but we're inching closer if these images from photographer Ming Thein are anything to go by.
Hasselblad just made a very exciting announcement for very rich, very enthusiastic photography nerds. And I have to admit, that even a not-so-wealthy nerd like me is aching at the site of the new X1D mirrorless camera. The selling point (if something this expensive can be said to have selling points) is that it has big medium format camera guts in a lightweight mirrorless body.
The Hasselblad 500 is perhaps one of the coolest film cameras you could ever own, and this one — which has been to the moon and back — is even cooler. Which perhaps explains why it just sold for a cool $US910,00.
Hasselblad, best known for its professional medium-format film and digital cameras, announced its plans to release a small mirrorless camera with the intention of bringing the coveted Hasselblad name to a broader market. The project is dubbed "Lunar" — possibly because it costs as much as a moon rock.
There are murmurings in the tech word that eventually still cameras will be replaced with video cameras, and photographers will simply pore through thousands of frames to find the perfect shot. Curious if that day had already come, Fstoppers pitted a Red Epic against a Hasselblad H3D-22.
The fancy Hasselblad camera company has been bought by an even fancier Swiss/Germany capital fund that has big plans for its future—namely, that they want to open it up to new markets, most likely with cheaper ranges us civilians can afford.
Hasselblad one-upped itself again with the H4D-200MS camera, a 200MP monster that hit the market with a whopping $US45,000 price tag.
When loaded with medium-format film (120mm), this cardboard pinhole camera can take long-exposure photos with quality you couldn't even dream about.
Those lucky few who've already booked tickets aboard the Virgin Galactic space flight might be able to take a pretty photo of a flower, but what about something... higher up? Hasselblad's uploaded its old NASA astronaut's photography manual to its site, which is a valuable tome in learning how to use the Hasselblad 500EL/M film camera, but also crucially how to use it in space.
A whopping 40-megapixel beauty from Hasselblad has been outed before the official February 10 launch. At $US19,995, it'll only be within arm's reach for a few people, though as you know they're a big name in the pro-photography world.
Last year we drooled over the Hasselblad H3DII-50 and its 50-megapixel sensor, but now the line has gotten better with a multi-shot version of the camera. You'll be able to take pictures of your empty wallet so much faster.
In the latter half of the 20th century, photography technology entered a golden age. The age of the medium format camera. Mamiya. Bronica. Pentax. Few would argue the very pinnacle of design in this class of camera was the Hasselblad. So highly regarded was this maker's cameras they were chosen by NASA to be taken to the moon.