Two Days with the Hasselblad X1D

I thought I’d be sensible for once and try before I buy so I headed out to East London to my new friends at PearTreePhoto and rented a Hasselblad X1D for the weekend. The wait for my own X1D has been longer than expected and this seemed like the perfect way to sate my lust for new gear and to verify the X1D fits into my workflow and the type of photography I do. Meaning, this was a practical field testRead more

Hasselblad X1D: First Impressions

Just back from my X1D demo at the Classic Camera Store in London and I want to share my first impressions with you. Overall I am impressed and I want it! Holy moly what a great looking camera. As expected it was a pre-production unit so a few units were rather temperamental, but one was fairly solid so I made sure that was the one I got my hands on. They had a model in place with some strobes whichRead more

The Case for the Hasselblad X1D

I admit I find the Hasselblad X1D immensely attractive, its appearance is almost reason enough to want it. If Apple made cameras this is what it would look like, and probably have a similar price as well. The X1D is a camera begging me to hold it, use it, press its button all while quietly whispering ‘my precious’ to yourself. Jokes aside it looks like a fabulous piece of engineering and I really look forward to trying it out inRead more