Anthony Bogucki Photographs Beautiful Flowers with a Hasselblad 500C/M

All images by Anthony Bogucki. Used with permission.

My name is Anthony Bogucki. I’m 22 years old and I am a strobist photographer from the Greater Detroit area. I had always felt photography was about capturing a moment. As soon as I started experimenting with off-camera lighting, my perception of photography suddenly shifted to being about creating a moment. Flash photography has given me greater freedom in materializing the vision I see in my mind by allowing me more granular control over my final image. There’s no need to be chasing that golden hour light when you can create your own. I have done a large photo series on flowers but recently have branched off into portraits and other still subjects. I was drawn to floral subjects because I think they enforce the idea of creating a moment, flowers are frequently picked and taken out of their environment to be experienced on their own in another.

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The 10 Best Camera Sensors According to DXOMark for March 2019

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Cameras are moving and shaking once again now that DXOMark are back from their extended nap.

Yes, we know: DXOMark rankings are not the be all and end all when it comes to camera performance. There are so many things to take into consideration when it comes to how well a camera performs.Ergonomics, lens choices, ease of use, and hundreds of features that set cameras apart from one another. All of these play a role in how good a camera is, but sensor performance is an important metric, one that many photographers look at when choosing a camera. The top 10 performing cameras in regards to sensor output has changed since the last time we looked at DXOMark, so it’s time for a refresher. Continue reading…

The Top 10 Cameras for Photographers Ranked by DXO Mark (1/2019)

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Take a look at the top 10 cameras in terms of sensor performance before you buy your next camera.  

The camera market is a minefield these days due to the sheer number of quality choices we have from manufacturers. Everyone on the web has their opinions about different camera bodies and what they can do, but if you want to make your next purchase based solely off of overall sensor performance, the top 10 cameras according to DXO Mark that are listed below are the ones you should check out. After the break we’ll share with you the top 10 cameras that DXO Mark have carried out their tests on.

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Brush up on Your Hasselblad History With This Quick Video

Whether you’re a Hasselblad fan or not, you’ll appreciate the quick lesson on the iconic brand’s history and what makes its optics still one of the most trusted today.

Hasselblad remains one of the best known photography brands today. But apart from the premium price tag, it actually has a pretty colorful history and an outstanding track record in optics. If you’re not yet familiar with it, advertising and fashion photographer and Hasselblad ambassador Karl Taylor makes a brief mention of it in his short video.

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Inside the Photographer’s Mind: Lois Greenfield

Dance Photographer Lois Greenfield told us she’s been shooting more or less the same way since she started.

On our latest episode of Inside the Photographer’s Mind, Lois Greenfield graced us with her presence, knowledge, and overall creative thought process. Lois started out in photography as a photojournalist in theaters, but then she decided to do a different type of work in studios. Of any modern dance photographer, Lois is truly one of a kind. I reference this heavily in our interview. While Lois started out in film, shooting with a Hasselblad camera and Broncolor Lights mostly with black and white film, since moving to digital, she’s been able to do much more.

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This Machinist Built His Own Hasselblad X-Pan and It’s Mind-Blowing

This guy beat all our weekend projects the moment he decided to build his own Hasselblad X-Pan. Yep, you read that right!

Still don’t have the camera of your dreams? Saving up for it is the usual route, but definitely not the only route. You might want to follow the example of photographer and cinematographer Casey Cavanaugh, who took matters into his own hands and built his own Hasselblad X-Pan. If that sounds amazingly cool, we assure you — it is!

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Here’s How Bokeh-licious the Hasselblad XCD 80mm f1.9 Images Get

If you’ve been wondering how the Hasselblad XCD 80mm f1.9 performs in actual shoots, this quick video is worth a watch.

In case you missed it, Hasselblad introduced last month three new additions to the XCD lens family, one of them the XCD 80mm f1.9, pegged as the company’s fastest lens ever. That, of course, also means that the mind-blowing wide aperture brings the bokeh-licious aesthetic to the X1D-50c, along with increased light-gathering ability. If you’re toying with the idea of grabbing this lens for your mirrorless medium format camera, you’re surely curious about how it performs during an actual shoot. We got just the right video for you to check out.

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Hasselblad Adds Three New XCD Lenses to X1D Lens Lineup, Including XCD 80mm f1.9

The newest XCD lenses include Hasselblad’s fastest lens ever, the XCD 80mm f1.9.

Hasselblad has expanded the XCD lens family with three new additions to make the X1D-50c an even more powerful mirrorless medium format camera. These are comprised of the XCD 65mm f2.8, XCD 135mm f2.8 telephoto lens with X Converter 1.7, and the XCD 80mm f1.9, the largest aperture ever in a Hasselblad lens. With these releases, the XCD lens lineup now covers nine different focal lengths.

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This Rare Dallmeyer Super Six 125mm f1.9 Lens Converted to Hasselblad V Mount Is Up for Grabs on eBay

If you’re looking for a rare, bokeh-licious, vintage lens to pair with your Hasselblad V-Mount camera, you might be interested in this Dallmeyer Super Six lens we spotted on eBay.

It’s time once again for us to share our latest vintage find from the depths of eBay! This one is a treat for owners of select Hasselblad V-Mount cameras especially: a rare Dallmeyer Super Six Anastigmat 125mm f1.9 lens, which has been converted for Hasselblad’s 200 and 2000 series cameras. It’s all yours if you have a $17,640 to spare.

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How Modern Day Documentary Photographers Use Medium Format Cameras

Digital medium format photography has experienced quite a change in the past few years.

How many of you photographers out there have studied the work of some of the greats and were in awe of the medium format look? If you’re reading this article, I’m positive that a number of you have. When it comes to documentary photography though, smaller formats have always dominated the scene. Why? Well, it’s easier to capture more critical moments with smaller formats due to how the laws of physics and depth of field work. But that doesn’t mean medium format fails to work. Lots of fantastic projects were done on medium format, and I’m positive that in the hands of the right photographers, digital medium format can do the same.

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What We Know About the Leaked DJI Mavic 2 Line So Far

The DJI Mavic 2 launch event set for July 18th was postponed indefinitely, but recent leaks have brought us some pretty pertinent info anyway.

Excited fans who were looking forward to the July 18th launch of the DJI Mavic 2 may still find some useful information from recent leaks of the upcoming drone. In early July, Photo Rumors reported a leaked picture plus a video about the new Mavic 2 from Drone DJ. They followed it up these past couple of days with more leaks; a new product catalog showing the Mavic 2 ahead of the launch, and a high-res copy of what is most likely an official image.

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Hasselblad Shows Differences Between 35mm and Medium Format in Comparison Videos

Curious about what makes medium format different from 35mm format? These comparison videos by Hasselblad will serve as a technical and unbiased primer.

Because there’s now more to the distinction between 35mm and medium format than the frame size and shape, it’s worth knowing their differences given today’s technologies and applications. With the help of photographer and technical expert Karl Taylor, Hasselblad has created a series of comparison videos that put both formats to the test, and shows the advantages of medium format in an unbiased manner.

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This Gorgeous Silver Fujifilm TX-1 Rangefinder is Your Not-So-Secret Hasselblad XPan

By snagging this sleek and modern film rangefinder, you get to own a popular camera born out of a collaboration between Fujifilm and Hasselblad.

It’s time once again for us to indulge your GAS tendencies and grow your collection with another ebay find! Today, we tip you off about an analog beauty that is without a doubt one of the most popular and coveted rangefinder cameras of all time. If you’ve long had the gorgeous Fujifilm TX-1 on your wishlist, now is your chance to grab one if you’re prepared to shell out close to $3,000 for it. If you’ve had your eye on this piece for a while, you most likely know why it’s going for that much!

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Are Camera Companies Playing Too Fast and Loose with Their Camera Launches?

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Are camera makers taking advantage of early adopters; effectively using them as third-party QA testers?

We have seen many products over the last several years, across many manufacturers, launch with unacceptable malfunctions and issues. Probably the most egregious example in recent memory was the [amazon_textlink asin=’B074HMSK15′ text=’Hasselblad X1D’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’7dfefbbc-31ee-11e8-b202-6585418ad9c2′], with its barely useable firmware. But to a somewhat lesser extent on other bodies as well, for example Fujifilm’s new X-H1 (which is being patched), and do I need to mention Nikon’s somewhat recent past with launch issues after launch issues?

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The Hasselblad XCD 21mm f4 Lens Renders a 17mm Field of View for $3,750

The new Hasselblad XCD 21mm f4 lens could be perfect for landscape photographers

Photographers who choose to pay the seriously high price tag of the Hasselblad X series cameras and lenses will be delighted to know that more of their hard earned money can potentially go to the Hasselblad XCD 21mm f4. This lens delivers a 17mm full frame in 35mm field of view, and is the widest lens to be delivered to the Hasselblad mirrorless system so far. What you need to know is that the lens can focus as closely at 32cm and that they’re targeting it at landscape and interior photographers. The press release is after the jump.

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This Very Rare Hasselblad MKWE Was Apparently Made for NASA

This rare Hasselblad MKWE is waiting for a very serious collector to snag it on ebay.

Once in a while our hunt for the coolest photography gear on ebay leads to some intriguing results. Today is one of those days. Our latest find is a Hasselblad MKWE, which has earned the nickname NASA Hasselblad for one special feature in its design.

The Hasselblad MKWE (or Metric Kamera, Wide angle, Electronic winder) listed by breguetcamera is in excellent condition, with the 38mm f4.5 Biogon Lens clear of scratches, haze, or fungus. The package comes with the lens front cap, viewfinder, case, film back with cap, and box. The description says it was made for NASA, and is one of the only 20 units in the world. This makes its NASA Hasselblad nickname pretty obvious.

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Medium Format Digital Photography is in a Weird Place Right Now

Medium Format Digital Photography is at an evolutionary place right now

Photography in and of itself is in a spot where all digital sensors are incredible and it’s very difficult to tell apart a photo shot on APS-C from one on full frame. So to that end, medium format digital photography is also in a weird spot. For the first time, we’ve got some really amazing autofocus systems in a number of cameras. On top of that, we’ve got the obvious medium format quality that is available from these sensors. If you really pay attention though, you can see that the writing is on the wall–medium format is about to fundamentally change in big ways.

How big?

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Is the Hasselblad 500cm the Medium Format Film Camera for You?

Here’s why the Hasselblad 500cm may or may not be a great choice for you.

Want to give medium format film a go? Hasselblad cameras are among the most recommended and coveted cameras for this, especially the Hasselblad 500cm. If you found Aidan Moneyhon’s long term review of the Contax T2 helpful, you might also want to watch this one to find out if the Hasselblad 500cm is the right choice for you.

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The Hasselblad H6D-400C Can Shoot Up to 400 Megapixels

With the Hasselblad H6D-400C, you can get 400MP images using the multi-shot feature.

Though you may rarely need it, the new Hasselblad H6D-400C multishot camera is claiming to have some really big tech inside. For starters, it’s a camera body using the Hasselblad full frame 645 100MP sensors with 16 bit RGB color readout and 15 stops of dynamic range. If you shoot in TIIF multishot with 6 images to create a 400MP photo, your photos can be up to 2.4GB in size. Additionally, it had flash sync up to 1/2000th. When you’re in the studio, you’ll be able to utilize the USB 3.0 C readout when you’re tethered. What’s more, it also shoots 4K video and has a 3″ touchscreen LCD.

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The Next GFX And X1D Cameras May Feature 100MP Sony Sensors

The GFX and XD systems could be getting a huge resolution upgrade in their next generation cameras

Fujifilm and Hasselblad made some big waves in the photography community when they announced their [amazon_textlink asin=’B01MZARM64′ text=’GFX’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’faf96017-c96b-11e7-8533-29c15446708c’] and [amazon_textlink asin=’B074HMSK15′ text=’X1D’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’044dd4fc-c96c-11e7-84ca-3d96ec6272c8′] mirrorless medium format systems. But at 50MP there was not a huge boost in resolution over some of the higher resolution 35mm cameras. Many posed the question of what the point was in moving to one of these systems when the boost in image quality was negligible to most eyes.

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