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Hanging Out.

Hanging Out

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE.

The Hasselblad X1D.

Prosophos - Hasselblad X1D

Image courtesy of Hasselblad.

I’m not sure if this is accurate, but the following may be of interest to you:

“The camera is not fast, however. It takes a long time to boot up, a long time to write images to its dual SD cards, and navigating the interface isn’t exactly smooth. The autofocus system is slow and ponderous, and you can hear the lenses cranking away as they rack back and forth trying to lock focus. This is definitely not a camera for sports photography or any fast action.

But for portraiture, landscapes, still life, or any other slower photography discipline, the X1D promises to provide a level of image quality you can’t get with smaller format cameras. We’re looking forward to spending more time with the camera and evaluating the image output from a final production version when the camera hits stores later this summer.”

The Verge.

This is the first hands-on report I’ve read that goes into any detail about the handling of the Hasselblad X1D.

It’s what I feared, but expected.

As long as photographers understand that the main draw of the X1D is that it is lighter than any other digital medium format camera, then “it’s all good” as they say.

Who knows? Maybe the final production version will be more speedy.

Just don’t bet on it.

—Peter.

Intense.

Intense

↑Nikon D810 + Nikon 300mm f/4E PF ED VR.

Dark and Light.

The scene last night.

—Peter.

Dark and Light

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE.

Self-Portrait.

For posterity.

Self-Portrait

Leica M240 (CMOS Lives!) + Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE.

 

Glow.

Glow

↑Nikon D810 + Nikon 300mm f/4E PF ED VR.

Midday Cowboy.

Midday Cowboy

Leica M8 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH.

My favourite contemporary “street photographer”.

Tibor Budai, who has been featured on this site, is my favourite contemporary street photographer.

Check out his latest post of images on dpreview.

He is a photographer’s photographer.

—Peter.

Triumphant.

Triumphant

↑Nikon D810 + Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR AF-S (@ 145mm).

Clarifications.

Regarding the new CCD-sensor M-mount camera (see recent posts here and here):

  1. The camera is not made by Leica.
  2. The camera is not made by Hasselblad.
  3. Although the camera is curved, the sensor is not curved.

Than you.

—Peter.

Sketches…

…of the new M-mount, CCD sensor (> 24 MP), uniquely-shaped camera.

More to come as events unfold.

—Peter.

Sketches CCD Camera Prosophos

CCD… announcement coming soon!

Prosophos - CCD coming soon!The announcement is coming very soon.

Unique Shape

Greater than 24 MP

M-mount

…uncompromised image quality.

—Peter.

 

 

 

Leaps and Bounds.

Baseball ballet.

—Peter.

\Leaps and Bounds

↑Nikon D810 + Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR AF-S (@ 200mm).

The Love of the Game.

The Love of the Game

↑Nikon D810 + Nikon 300mm f/4E PF ED VR.

Blue/Moon.

Blue, Moon

↑Nikon D810 + Nikon 300mm f/4E PF ED VR.

Totally Safe.

…except he was called out😦

At least I had this photo to show him afterwards.

On another note, this is the first image taken with the newly acquired Nikon 70-200mm f/4G.

—Peter.

Totally Safe

↑Nikon D810 + Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR AF-S (@ 145mm).

Crossed Up.

Crossed Up (Prosophos)

Leica M8 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH.

Latte.

Courtesy of De Mello Palheta.

The best latte I’ve had anywhere.

—Peter.

Latte

Leica M9 (CCD Lives!Prosophos Open Letter to Leica) + Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE.

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