I write all this to counter so many people's assertions here that "MF is better than Canon". Yes, in some circumstances, it is, if you're on a tripod, or if you've got 2400 W/S of Profoto behind you, in a dark studio. But if you think you can just grab that H2, throw it over your shoulder, and walk around handheld and shoot at 1/60th or 1/125th handheld in available light, you'll find that you have 31 or 39 or 50MP of glorious, blurred megapixels. Whereas with the Canon or Nikon or other CMOS camera, the ASAs are vastly different, the lenses are faster, and the mirror is smaller. And with low ASAs of a CCD camera, and slow lenses, there are many occasions when your meter tells you to shoot at 60th or 125th (or slower). So to that Hasselblad accessories page, I'd add a new flash, but also a new Carbon Fiber Tripod, 'cause you're going to need it, if you want sharp megapixels.
Hello everybody !
that's funny, I've just come back from Death Valley ( and from Yosemite) where I met the podas group (a group with girls .. hmm models ...lol) and Michael Reichman. As I'm just a photographer with an H3D31, I didn't mix in hostile territory (joke, yes, Michael, I was the guy next to you at breakfast the last morning). I do photography alone and those workshops are not for me.
Just to say, I was wondering all those days : "but for what reason all those guys, specially those with Nikon/Canon cameras are shooting with tripods ?". At night, ok ! But, in the middle of Death Valley with lot light available, I don't see the reason why. I do landscape photography, and at the best, I use a monopod, but no tripod. All my photos are hand held and they are all sharp !
At Yosemite, at 9 am, you have a photographic tour (1hour !) from the Ansel Adams Gallery. I met the group at the lower Falls, everybody with a tripod (ouuuuh too funny) and I can tell, I was the only one with my Hasselblad without a tripod
I read here someone also saying that the rich people are the market of podas and that they are very demanding in hardware but that they have no artistic needs. That's nonsense, who can tell for everybody artistic needs ? We can see here a lot of good photographs from professional photographers, but very few with artistic quality. A girl (sorry, a model) with a strong flash in the face, a beautiful haircut and a makeup that looks like a plastic doll is not what I call "artistic photography". Just modeling and commercial photography.
My conclusion ?
"please, speak from your experiences, not from prejudices !"