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Hasselblad H4D-50 with 80mm lens

CCD Artifacts

CCDs are prone to overload when including the sun in the frame, causing long streaks in some directions. I first observed this with the Leica M9, and the H4D-50 is no exception.

I suspect that no CCD-based medium format DSLR is free of this issue.

This is a real bummer, because I like to be able to include the sun in my images.

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Hasselblad H4D-50 + HCD 28/4, 1/800 sec @ f/8, ISO 50

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