Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hasselblad H5D System & HCD 24mm f/4.8 Ultra-Wide

For Photokina 2012, Hasselblad has announced the H5D system, consisting of a brand new body with improved weather-sealing, enhanced ergonomics, an updated True-Focus II system, and a new series of redesigned digital backs in 40, 50 and 60 megapixel versions, as well as multi-shot 50MS and 200MS versions. The 50MS will also do a multi-shot stitch to eliminate colour moiré and increase colour resolution, still giving a 50 megapixel file and the 200MS, which can do additional sub-pixel movements, will give you a whopping 200 megapixel final image size.

There is also a new ultra-wide-angle lens, the HCD 24mm f/4.8. This gives an extremely wide field of view, roughly equivalent to a 17mm lens on a 35mm full-frame camera. This will be the widest AF lens available for a medium format system. In addition, I don't have many details yet, but Hasselblad has also announced a macro converter to be used on their wide-angle lenses that will allow much closer focusing than normal.

Expect more details to emerge as we approach the opening of Photokina next week. For now, here is a link to Hasselblad's press-release page...

Click "READ MORE" below to see a few more images of the new H5D-60...

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