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Hasselblad H4D-50 with 80mm lens

Examples with HC 100mm f/2.2

See shooting and processing notes on the 28mm page.

Depth of field

Depth of field was a continual challenge with the 100mm. Careful attention must be paid to the exact focus point one desires.

Fine detail

The 100mm f/2.2 is a very sharp lens over the central 1/2 of the frame, but doesn’t sharpen up out to the corners, even at f/8. Put simply, it is not even in the same league as the Leica S 120mm f/2.5 APO-Summarit-S.

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Hasselblad H4D-50 + HC 100/2.2, 1/40 sec @ f/8, ISO 50

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