Dating hasselblad bodies
The V1D 4116 Concept has a 75-megapixel, square medium-format sensor and modular system.The main body is machined out of a solid block of aluminum and photographers can attach lenses, grips, displays, or other accessories to it.The whole design looks thoroughly modern, but with a nod back to the classic cameras that inspired it.Hasselblad isn’t saying whether it will produce a camera based on the concept, nor how much it might cost.Weather and dust sealed to stand up to challenging conditions, delivering the revered image quality Hasselblad has pioneered since 1941.
If you don't know what Hasselblad is, let's get this out of the way: Hasselblad made the first camera on the moon and terrible cameras named after the moon.
_______________________________________________________ This has now changed forever. At Photokina in September 2002 Hasselblad announced the H1, the first in a new series of medium format cameras. The main ones are that it is Hasselblad’s first 645 format camera, and it features autofocus lenses.
In addition it is in large part manufactured by Fuji and it features Fuji made lenses.
With the exception of the Hasselblad XPan, which is designed and built by Fuji and marketed by Hasselblad everywhere in the world except Japan (more on this in a while), two things have defined Hasselblad and its products: the cameras are designed primarily for 2 ¼ square format and feature manual focus.
While every other maker of 35mm and medium format cameras has embraced autofocus (even Contax), Hasselblad alone has resisted the siren call.
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