Hasselblad X1D update

Coming soon..... the X1D II

Image: Hasselblad

Image: Hasselblad

Thoughts on the X1D II

It's almost exactly two years since the X1D was launched, at the time I described it as an "iPad moment"... the product nobody knew they wanted and then before you know it there are medium format mirrorless cameras everywhere. Well it hasn't quite gone the way I expected, only Fuji has a medium format mirrorless camera in their portfolio, the GFX50S and now the GFX100 has arrived. Sony has upped the DSLR game with the introduction of their latest AR7 with an incredible 61 megapixels crammed on to a 24 x 36 mm sensor.

Meanwhile back in Sweden the X1D II has been refreshed

Medium format digital camera

A guide to the medium format digital cameras

Ever thought about getting a medium format digital camera? Here’s my guide on the history of these cameras and whether you still need one.

Before the arrival of digital cameras, two companies dominated the medium format photographic market, Hasselblad and Mamiya. The Swedish manufacturer Hasselblad produced a medium format digital camera that took 120 film with just 12 exposures per roll. Meanwhile, while Mamiya’s most popular camera was the RB67 and then the RZ67. Both cameras used the same 120 film, but because the negative size was 6 x 7cm took less frames per roll.

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