This Could Be the Most Disappointing Lens Speed Booster

Recently, we looked closer at the Hasselblad’s XH 0.8 Converter.

Lens speed boosters give you more focal length range and extra light. They’ve been known to photographers for a while now. They’re also great tools for those who want more from their lenses. But unfortunately, they’re not all created equal. The Hasselblad XH 0.8 Converter is designed to give you a 645 format feel and look. And we discussed that in our recent episode of Pro Camera Reviews.

In This Episode:

What Are Speed Boosters? First Impressions of Hasselblad’s XH 0.8 Converter

What Are Speed Boosters? First Impressions of Hasselblad’s XH 0.8 Converter: Most photographers have heard about and know about teleconverters and what they do. However, far fewer photographers know about speed boosters and what they can do. In this episode of Pro Camera Reviews, we will take a quick look at what these converters are, what they do, and the pros and cons of them. We will also give a first impressions look at the new Hasselblad XH 0.8 converter (speed booster) that allows Hasselblad H lenses to be used on Hasselblad X mount bodies like the X1 D II and the 907X.

On the Next Episode

Tamron 17-70mm f2.8 Di VC Review: Tamron has created what’s arguably one of the most innovative lenses this year. APS-C cameras and lenses need to try much harder to keep our attention. But so much of it is the same out there. This lens, however, is not. We’ve been testing it on the Sony a6600 for a while. and overall, we’re very impressed. It’s more than good enough for professional work. But the best thing about it is the image quality. In fact, it made us very nostalgic. If you’re an old-school Sony lover, you’ll like this! We’re excited to talk to you about this lens.

Why Smartphones Have Rightfully Claimed Such A Large Chunk of The Camera Market: We’ve all seen the headlines that lament smartphones and their impact on the camera market. Just this week, Canon said that they expect camera sales to be only 8.2% of the sales from 2010 when 121.5 million cameras were shipped. There seems to be a lot of crying going on about this but not a lot of innovation that could bring the masses back to dedicated cameras and lenses. Just this week, a new company has announced some exciting new lens technology for smartphones. A single element lens that’s as good as muli element lenses when it comes to controlling CA, increasing sharpness, and contrast. Honestly, this level of innovation is why smartphones are in the position they’re in. Join us as we talk about this and why camera manufacturers should be scared.

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Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.