New 50MP Hasselblad digital back

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Grimace, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    Behold, the H3DII-50!

    36 X 48mm Kodak sensor, which is twice the size of full-frame DSLR sensors. Each file is 300MB files and the camera fires at ~ 1FPS.

    The 39 was only $37,000 when it launched :D and Hassy says that if you buy a 39 now, you can upgrade to the 50 for the difference in cost, when it comes out in October...(I'm guessing the 50 will be around $45,000) That's a hot deal!!

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  2. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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  3. The3nd macrumors regular

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    im still thinking of getting a 31 ii at 17,9 but then i at least want a 50-110 which is another 4k new or 2.4 used
     
  4. brendanryder macrumors 6502a

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    :eek::eek:
    maybe we can get chase jarvis to give some away :D
    hahah ya right. 45,000 is a littl over my budget
     
  5. mikeyPotg macrumors 6502

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    wow... so is that just for crazy huge posters?
     
  6. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    Pfttt, just one frame per second? My XTi does better than that. :rolleyes:

    Seriously, this is awesome. Just for the sake of interest, does Hasselblad make macro lenses? I'd love to have a 50 Mp shot of a dragonfly's compound eyes. :D
     
  7. brendanryder macrumors 6502a

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    ya... like huge.

    you would go through sooooo many memory cards, they need like HDD attachments haha
     
  8. Everythingisnt macrumors 6502a

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    Hassleblad doesn't seem to give its competitors a break... PhaseOne must have something like this brewing..
     
  9. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    I think memory cards are out of the question an attached FireWire drive is needed or you shoot tethered in the studio.
     
  10. mikeyPotg macrumors 6502

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    Pardon my ignorance... but aside from huge posters, will a regular Nikon D300 or something around that range give similar pictures? I'm just trying to understand the price.
     
  11. macworkerbee macrumors 6502

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    So this camera isn't meant for snapshots of the kids at x-mas? :D
     
  12. Grimace thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It's not just about the MP. It's like the difference in quality between P&S and full-frame -- although this is from full-frame to 2x full-frame.
     
  13. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    I think you're forgetting the ability to crop because the resolution is so high.
     
  14. TimTheEnchanter macrumors 6502a

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    Damn, that's like the GDP ($$$$$) of a small country!

    You better be a top-end photographer and rich....or just rich works too! :p
     
  15. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

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    DPReview Editorial + Press Release from Kodak

    I saw this over at DPReview:
    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0807/08070902Kodaksensor.asp

     
  16. andym172 macrumors 6502

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    Noises coming from Phase seem to suggest that they will be releasing a 60mp 'back soon.
     
  17. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    No. 50MP does not blow up that much larger than 24MP. You can do the math and see that when you double the number of pixels the print size goes up by the square root of two. So the 50MP Hasselblad can make prints only 1.4 times larger than a 24MP camera. Hardly "huge".

    If you have a 12MP Canon SLR the 48MP hasselblad is only 4X more pixels so the prints can by only twice as large (at same DPI) When comparing the MP counts of two camera you need to take the square roots of the MP counts and compare those.

    What you gain is a "smoothness", "snap", color accuracy and the elimination of noise or grain. Really it is the same thing as with film. The difference between hasselblad's 6x6 cm film frame and Nikon/Canon's 36x24 mm frame. I have both 35mm and medium format film in my file. The MF has dramatically better image quality then the film I shot with my Nikon equipment. I don't make larger pprints but I make much better prints.

    Yes, this Haselblad costs a lot of money. But I work as a software developer in the area of rocket and spacecraft telemetry processing. The equipment I use every day to earn a liveing cost many times what this haselblad system sells for. My Uncle (in law) is a plumber. The equipment he uses to earn his living costs much more then a haselblad. Even the garbage man who take my trash is given the use of equipment that costs four to five times the price of the Hasselblad. As profesional tools go $50K is not bad. You would expect capital cost of equipment on most professions to START at about 1/2 yearly income. One would hope a pro photographer would be grossing over $100K if not his "take home is below median income
     
  18. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Yup... Have you ever watched "America's Next Top Model". This is what they do all the time. It is pretty cool to see some of the behind the scenes work with the photography etc.

    If you have ovation channel, they do alot of stuff on photography and alot of guys use type of setup for fashion etc....

    I could not afford one now, but man I would love to shoot with one for an afternoon or something!
     
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    With 6 micron pixels, you'd think that the ISO could be pushed past ISO 400.
     
  20. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    It can do 800 iso with the bundled software. I also think that this type of camera will be used in a studio setup so the demand for such a sensitive sensor is tiny. Not a lot of people would use it as a walkabout lens shooting in low light, a few people over here in Europe still shoot with film because its for more durable, cheaper and serviceable compared.
     

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