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Hasselblad H6X Body

Hasselblad H6X Body

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Versatility comes to the fore again from Hasselblad by offering a body that uses H5 technology, with all its advantages, together with the opportunity of exploiting HCD 24mm, HCD 28mm and the HCD 35-90mm lenses with film magazines and 3rd party digital backs.

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“Every Back Deserves the Best Partner”

Versatility comes to the fore again from Hasselblad by offering a body that uses H5 technology, with all its advantages, together with the opportunity of exploiting HCD 24mm, HCD 28mm and the HCD 35-90mm lenses with film magazines and 3rd party digital backs.

Although aimed primarily at current H1, H2, H2F and H4X users wishing to upgrade to H5 capabilities, the H5X can naturally act as a backup for H5D users too. For 3rd party digital backs, the H5X offers the same functionality as the H4X.

Wide range of high performance lenses

The H5X lens program is designed and engineered by Hasselblad to meet the highest optical performance specifications. The HC and HCD lenses cover a wide spectrum of focal lengths and feature the fastest and most precise auto-focus system there is today. The unique HCD 24mm wide-angle lens, the HCD 28mm and the HCD 35-90 Zoom lens have been tailored for digital use with a 36×48 mm sensor, and only a slight drop in performance is experienced at the edge of the image when working with larger sensors. The integral lens shutters allow for flash sync down to 1/800 second. The lens shutter also provides silent and vibration- free operation.

Superior Viewfinder program

The viewfinder is the most important interface between the photographer and the subject. The large and bright viewfinder of the H5X camera shows the image crisp and clear, letting you work even in dim lighting with perfect result. The HV 90X viewfinder covers the full area of the HC lens line. It also offers near 100% image view and eyesight dioptre correction. The large eyepiece also allows full image view even when wearing glasses. The HVD 90X has been optimised for digital work with the digital sensor size of 36×48mm. A waist-level viewfinder, HVM, is available as accessory.

Advanced exposure control

The exposure can be controlled either by sophisticated exposure automation or with full manual control.

Programmable

To make the camera suit specific requirements its design includes 35 functions that can be tailored by the user. The camera features four buttons than can easily be programmed as short-cuts to the most used functions of the camera. In this way you can instantly reach your favourite function just by clicking a button.

Profiles for simplicity and safety

With the numerous functions that can be set by the user for optimal use, a demand for a fool-proof way of controlling these changes arose – and thus the “Profiles” function was born. A profile stores all the settings of the camera and can be recalled at one click of a button. This allows for quick switching to a given mode of photography, it eases set-up time, and perhaps most important, it prevents mistakes from happening. Using profiles is now even better and easier with 7 different profiles in the camera and the function to create and manage profiles directly in Phocus.

Built-in fill flash

The viewfinder also features a compact flash. Though primarily intended to be used as fill flash it can also be used as main flash in some cases. The flash has a metric guide number of 12, but when used as fill flash with -2 stops adjustment it is equal to guide number 24.

Automatic flash

With the SCA 3902 flash adapter, any flash compatible with the SCA3002 system defined by Metz can be used. This means that you can choose from small and compact flashes for extremely portable use as well as larger and more powerful flashes when so required.

Flash metering system

The built-in flash metering system is designed to be used when working with manually controlled flashes, such as studio flashes.

Interchangeable film magazines

The film magazines for the H5X camera features inserts than can handle both 120 and 220 film. If you use Bar coded film (defined by FUJIFILM) the setting of both film type and ISO value is automatic. Film wind-on and wind-off is also automatic with all films.

Dot-Matrix displays

The grip LCD and the viewfinder LCD is of dot-matrix type. This means that the camera is able to present clear and easy-to- understand information and messages instead of fixed and sometimes not so obvious symbols.

H5X with HTS 1.5 tilt/shift adapter, the H5D Sensor unit and a HCD 28mm lens.
Six H System lenses including Extension Tubes can be used with the HTS 1.5: HCD24,  HCD28,  HC35,  HC50,  HC80 and the HC100.

True Focus and Absolute Position Lock

True Focus helps solve one of the most lingering challenges that faces serious photographers today: true, accurate focusing throughout the image field. Without multi-point auto-focus a typical autofocus camera can only correctly measure focus on a subject that is in the centre of the image. When a photographer wants to focus on a subject outside the centre area, they have to lock focus on the subject and then re-compose the image. In short distances especially, this re-composing causes focus error, as the plane of focus sharpness follows the camera’s movement, perpendicular to the axis of the lens.

The traditional solution for most DSLR cameras has been to equip the camera with a multi-point AF sensor. These sensors allow the photographer to fix an off-centre focus point on an off-centre subject, which is then focused correctly. Such multi-point AF solutions are often tedious and inflexible to work with. Due to the physics of an SLR-camera, the off-centre focus points that are offered are all clustered relatively close to the centre of the image. To set focus outside of this centre area, the photographer is still forced to focus first, and then shift the camera to reframe, with the resulting loss of focus as a result.

To overcome this problem, Hasselblad has used modern yaw rate sensor technology to measure angular velocity in an innovative way. The result is the new Absolute Position Lock (APL) processor, which forms the foundation of Hasselblad’s True Focus feature.

The plane of focus changes when the camera is tilted for composition.

The APL processor accurately logs camera movement during any re-composing, then uses these exact measurements to calculate the necessary focus adjustment, and issues the proper commands to the lens’s focus motor so it can compensate. The APL processor computes the advanced positional algorithms and carries out the required focus corrections at such rapid speed that no shutter lag occurs. The camera firmware then further perfects the focus using the precise data retrieval system found on all H System lenses.

The middle image shows the result when not using True Focus. While this image looks relatively sharp, the rightmost image where True Focus has been used, is razor sharp.

 

Photo: Marcel Pabst

Full H1 and H2 functionality – and more

  • The H5X is designed to provide the same extensive functionality as the H1 and H2 cameras. It also adds a number of new functions such as:
  • True Focus
  • HCD lens compatibility
  • HVD 90x viewfinder optimised for 36×48 mm format
  • HV 90x-II viewfinder optimised for the film and 40.2×53.7 mm format
  • High power AF illumination
  • Number of Profiles increased to from 4 to 8
  • More programmable button options

All these new features are available regardless if you are working with film magazines, the CF/CFH back or a compatible 3rd party digital back.

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