I am a commercial photographer specializing in food advertising. I shoot national and international campaigns for well known companies. I am working with Canon, but every few months the MF bug bites me. I got burned quite heftily with the Leaf AFi, which lost me a lot of money and a few pissed off clients, still i can't get me hands off those huge cameras.
This time I did a test comparing the Canon 1DS mk3 & 90mmTS-E with the Hasselblad H3D-50 with the HTS1,5 and the 80mm.
both lenses were tilted at their max, no shift.
The subject matter is just my groceries, but I tried to duplicate a couple of problems I am facing in daily shooting.
I am not telling how I postprocessed them, not do I care that people will moan that one cannot compare resized sRGB jpgs. I am happily and comfortably supporting me and my family with my work which nearly all end up either in CMYK on billboards or in magazines or on the web, so no one sees them in 100% on calibrateded Eizos, usually not even my clients who pay for them.
I had big troubles focussing the H. Live view is the joke we all know from MF, and with food one cannot run the model lights too high, so I got out a hotlight and lit the ceilling of my studio when I tried to focus that thing. Still the plane of focus is not equal in these shots, so beware when you compare sharpness.
Phocus is nice to work with, I just could get going without any delay, very well done. much nicer than that shitty EOS capture I am stuck with.
My server is seeing a lot of traffic recently, so I put those files (27MB) on rapidshare.
please let me know what you think, I will post the solution in a couple of daysDOWNLOAD FILES HERE