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Medium Format Magazine

Articles written for MediumFormat.com..

Fujifilm GFX 50s

Fujifilm skips full-frame to go from APS-C to to medium format..

Fujifilm GFX 50R Operational Aspects

Experience, reader insights, etc..

Fujifilm GFX 50S Image Quality

Image quality assessments..

Hasselblad H6D-100C

How does the very best perform in the field?.

Hasselblad HC 50mm f/3.5 II

High performance moderate wide angle.

Hasselblad HC Macro 120mm f/4 II

High performance all-arounder macro lens.

Hasselblad X1D II 50C

Mirrorless large format with leaf shutter lenses, 2nd generation..

Optimal Images from Hasselblad X1D II 50C

Tips on Getting the Best Results..

Hasselblad X1D

Mirrorless large format with leaf shutter lenses..

Hasselblad X1D Imaging Quality

Performance both in the field and controlled conditions..

Optimal Images from Hasselblad X1D

Tips on Getting the Best Results..

Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4

18mm equivalent..

Hasselblad XCD 30mm f/3.5

25mm equivalent..

Hasselblad XCD 35-75mm f3.5-4.5

Normal lens equivqlent to 53mm..

Hasselblad XCD 45mm f/3.5

37mm equivalent..

Hasselblad XCD 45mm f/4 P

Moderate wide angle..

Hasselblad XCD 65mm f/2.8

Normal lens equivqlent to 53mm..

Hasselblad XCD 80mm f/1.9

Moderate telephoto..

Hasselblad XCD 90mm f/3.2

Medium format telephoto lens, 74mm equivalent..

Hasselblad XCD 120mm f/3.5

Telephoto macro lens, 99mm equivalent..

Hasselblad XCD 135mm f/2.8

Moderate telephoto..

Hasselblad H4D 50 Megapixel Medium Format DSLR

How does Hasselblad’s 3rd generation medium format entry measure up?.

Nikon D800E

36 megapixels in a compact full-frame DSLR..

Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Distagon

Autofocus extreme wide angle for Sony full-frame mirrorless..


Blog posts, reverse chronological

2020

2020-06-28 Reader Comment: Hasselblad X1D-50C II vs Fujifilm GFX100 and Lenses for Each System

2020-06-21 Hasselblad XCD 80mm f/1.9 Aperture Series: Bristlecone Graveyard, Dusk

2020-06-17 Lenticular Clouds from Alabama Hills — Panoramic View

2020-06-15 Lenticular Clouds from Alabama Hills

2020-06-15 Hasselblad XCD 65mm f/2.8 Aperture Series: View Over Brushy Desert to High Peaks, Very Late Dusk

2020-06-15 Hasselblad XCD 65mm f/2.8 Aperture Series: View Over Alabama Hills Formations, Last Light on High Peaks

2020-06-15 Hasselblad XCD 65mm f/2.8 Aperture Series: View Over Alabama Hills Formations to Mt Whitney Range, Dusk

2020-06-15 Hasselblad XCD 65mm f/2.8 Aperture Series: Sagebrush Nook, Alabama Hills

2020-06-14 Hasselblad XCD 65mm f/2.8 Aperture Series: Lichenized Rock Formations at Dusk, View to Lone Pine Peak

2020-06-14 Distortion and Distortion Correction for Hasselblad XCD 65mm f/2.8, Hasselblad XCD 80mm f/1.9, Hasselblad XCD 135mm f/2.8, Hasselblad XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5

2020-06-13 Hasselblad XCD 80mm f/1.9 Aperture Series: Alabama Hills Formations, Late Dusk

2020-06-12 Hassleblad or Hasselbad: Hasselblad X1D II Usability Issues and Bugs (updated with more reader comments)

2020-06-12 Hasselblad XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5 Aperture Series @ 75mm: View over Alabama Hills Granite Formations to Last Orange Light on Mt Whitney

2020-06-12 Hasselblad XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5 Aperture Series @ 35mm: Last Orange Light on Mt Whitney from Alabama Hills Lichen-Covered Formations

2020-06-10 Hasselblad XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5: Veiling Flare with the Sun Outside the Frame

2020-06-10 Hasselblad XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5 Examples with Focus Stacking (and without)

2020-06-10 Hasselblad XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5 Aperture Series @ 35mm: View Past Rock Formations to Main Alabama Hills

2020-06-07 Hasselblad X1D II Firmware Update: Same Bugs

2020-06-05 Arriving Tomorrow for Testing: Hasselblad XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5

2020-06-04 Hasselblad Releases Firmware Updates for Hasselblad X1D II 50C and Lenses, Focus Stacking Support

2020-06-03 Hasselblad XCD 80mm f/1.9 Aperture Series: Meltwater Flowing Over Lichens on White Granite (Hasselblad X1D II 50C)

2020-06-03 Hasselblad XCD 65mm f/2.8 Aperture Series: Meysan Lakes Meadow (Hasselblad X1D II 50C)

2020-05-28 Reader Questions on Hasselblad X1D II: Leaf Shutter Vibration vs Electronic Shutter

2020-05-28 Reader Question on Hasselblad X1D II: Overheating?

2020-05-28 Reader Question on Hasselblad X1D II: Dust vs Fujifilm GFX100 and Fujifilm GFX-50S

2020-05-27 Hasselblad XCD 80mm f/1.9 Aperture Series: Granite and Pines View Down Canyon Watershed (Hasselblad X1D II 50C)

2020-05-27 Hasselblad XCD 65mm f/2.8 Aperture Series: Survivor Pine on Rock Outcrop (Hasselblad X1D II 50C)

2020-05-27 Hasselblad XCD 65mm f/2.8 Aperture Series: Forested Mountains and Clouds (Hasselblad X1D II 50C)

2020-05-26 Hasselblad XCD 135m f/2.8 + TC 1.7x Aperture Series: View Down Canyon to Owens Lake Facility (Hasselblad X1D II 50C)

2020-05-25 Hasselblad XCD 135m f/2.8 Aperture Series: Lichen-Covered Granite Slab (Hasselblad X1D II 50C)

2020-05-25 Hasselblad XCD 135m f/2.8 + TC 1.7x Aperture Series: Lichen-Covered Granite Slab (Hasselblad X1D II 50C)

2020-05-24 Hasselblad XCD 80mm f/1.9 Aperture Series: Lichen-Covered Granite Slab, View to Owens Lake (Hasselblad X1D II 50C)

2020-05-24 Hasselblad X1D II 50C: White Balance and Tint in Adobe Camera Raw, Mid-Day High Altitude Sunlight, DataColor SpyderCHECKR

2020-05-24 Hasselblad X1D II 50C: Operational and Focusing Bugs

2020-05-23 Hasselblad XCD 65mm f/2.8 Aperture Series: Lichen-Covered Granite Slab, View to Owens Lake (Hasselblad X1D II 50C)

2020-05-21 Testing Started: Hasselblad X1D II 50C with Hasselblad XCD 65mm f/2.8, Hasselblad XCD 80mm f/1.9, Hasselblad XCD 135mm f/2.8

2020-05-15 Slightly Delayed Testing: Hasselblad X1D II 50C with Hasselblad XCD 65mm f/2.8, Hasselblad XCD 80mm f/1.9, Hasselblad XCD 135mm f/2.8, maybe Hasselblad XCD 45mm f/4 P

2020-05-10 On the Way for Testing: Hasselblad X1D II 50C Hasselblad XCD 45mm f/4P, Hasselblad XCD 80mm f/1.9, Hasselblad XCD 65mm f/2.8, Hasselblad XCD 135mm f/2.8

2020-02-28 FOR SALE: Hasselblad XPAN II with 30mm f/5.6, viewFinder and center filter, case plus 45mm f/4 with polarizer, Sony A7R III, Leica M Lenses, Leica M240

2019

2019-06-26 Fujifilm GFX-100: Review Coming Soon

2019-06-19 Hasselblad XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5 Zoom Lens Announced

2019-06-19 Announced: Hasselblad X1D-50C II, all-new Hasselblad CFV II 50C Digital Back and Hasselblad 907X

2019-06-19 Announced: Hasselblad CFV II 50C Digital Back and Hasselblad 907X V Camera Body

2019-05-23 Fujifilm GFX-100 Announced, Review Planned (updated with comments)

2019-02-05 Hasselblad Discontinues the Hasselblad X1D

2018

2018-12-01 Hasselblad HC 120mm f/4 II Examples: Cottonwood Basin, White Mountains

2018-11-24 Challenging Exposures with the Hasselblad H6D-100C

2018-11-21 Ice Skating the Eastern Sierra

2018-11-21 Hasselblad H6D-100C + Hasselblad HC 50mm f/3.5 II: Twenty Lakes Basin + More White-Tailed Ptarmigan

2018-11-18 Hasselblad H6D-100C on Really Right Stuff Gear

2018-11-17 Hasselblad HC 50mm f/3.5 II Examples: Lundy Canyon

2018-11-17 Hasselblad HC 120mm f/4 II Examples: Lundy Canyon

2018-11-17 Hasselblad H6D-100C Image Quality

2018-11-17 Hasselblad H6D-100C Dynamic Range

2018-11-16 REVIEWED (started): Hasselblad H6D-100C

2018-11-07 Hasselblad H6D-100C Reader Interest?

2018-08-31 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 E Examples: Rock Creek and Yosemite

2018-08-31 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 Aperture Series: Sawdust Under Rotting Tree

2018-08-31 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 120mm f/3.5 Aperture Series: Flowering Riparian Plant, Late Summer, Rock Creek Area

2018-08-31 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 120mm f/3.5 Aperture Series: Aspen and Pine Forest, Rock Creek

2018-08-30 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 120mm f/3.5 Aperture Series: View Over Trees To High Peaks, Rock Creek High Country

2018-08-29 Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 Firmware Bug: Shows 35mm Equivalent as 94mm (looks like general bug affecting all lenses?)

2018-08-29 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 White Balance and Tint in Mid-Morning Sunlight with Adobe Camera Raw

2018-08-29 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 Aperture Series: Ellery Lake

2018-08-28 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 Aperture Series: Rock Creek, Upstream View

2018-08-28 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 Aperture Series: Rock Creek, S-Curve

2018-08-28 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 120mm f/3.5 Examples: Mules and Horses

2018-08-27 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 Aperture Series: Contemplating Rock Creek

2018-08-27 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 120mm f/3.5 Aperture Series: Bleached Log in Creek in Green Forest

2018-08-22 Summited Mt Whitney, Headed Home

2018-08-16 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 Aperture Series: Low View Up Alpine Creek

2018-08-16 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 Aperture Series: Dark Log in Alpine Creek

2018-08-15 Back in 2001 the Nikon D1X Went to Mt Whitney; Here in 2018 the Hasselblad X1D Gets Its Shot

2018-08-13 Hasselblad XCD 120mm f/3.5 Arrived

2018-08-08 Coming Soon for Review on Hasselblad X1D: Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 and Hasselblad XCD 120mm f/3.5

2018-07-20 Mono Lake from Mt Dana, Pre-Dawn

2018-06-20 Hasselblad to Announce a 100-Megapixel X2D Soon?

2018-05-04 Is 100 Megapixels Coming to Fujifilm GFX and Hasselblad X Line?

2018-01-26 Reader Comment: Hasselblad X1D Adapters

2017

2017-11-26 What Would the Arrival of a 100-Megapixel Fujifilm GFX and/or Hasselblad X1D Mean for the DSLR and Mirrorless Options?

2017-08-29 Hasselblad X1D Firmware Update Adds Electronic Shutter Option, Spot Focus Points

2017-08-26 Nikon D850: Evaluating Noise Properly

2017-05-24 Update to High ISO Highlight Destruction with Hasselblad X1D Raw Files (Adobe Camera Raw 9.10.1 bug fix)

2017-05-24 Adobe Camera Raw Updated to 9.10.1, Fixed Hasselblad X1D High ISO Highlight Loss and Fujifilm GFX Exposure Issue

2017-05-18 Reader Comment: Hasselblad X1D Buy/Sell Decision Process

2017-05-15 Really Right Stuff Panorama and Gimbal Heads, Plus New “Shorty” Tripod

2017-05-06 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 90mm f/3.2 Aperture Series: Green Barn

2017-04-25 Reader Comment: Hasselblad X1D

2017-04-17 Reader Perspectives on the Hasselblad X1D and Fujifilm GFX

2017-04-13 Observations on Image Quality: Fujifilm GFX vs Hasselblad X1D, Canon 5DS R, Nikon D810

2017-04-02 Hasselblad X1D: Autofocus Errors with Hasselblad XCD 90mm f/3.2 Update: Confirmed, Hasselblad Working On It

2017-03-26 Hasselblad X1D: Unacceptable Autofocus Errors with Hasselblad XCD 90mm f/3.2 (Update)

2017-03-25 Really Right Stuff Panorama and Gimbal Heads, Plus New “Shorty” Tripod

2017-03-25 Hasselblad X1D: Unacceptable Autofocus Errors with Hasselblad XCD 90mm f/3.2

2017-03-25 Hasselblad X1D Highlight Discrimination and Nuanced Detail Example: Mission Mural

2017-03-17 Thoughts on What Constitutes Being Worth a Switch to Medium Format vis a vis Hasselblad X1D, Fujifilm GFX

2017-03-14 Optimal Exposure via ETTR Can Deliver More Noise Benefit than Medium Format vs 35mm

2017-03-13 Hasselblad X1D: Better to Use Camera ISO or Push Base ISO 100 to Equivalent Higher ISO?

2017-03-12 Hasselblad X1D: ISO 3200 Highlight Destruction in ACR vs Iridient Developer and Hasselblad Phocus (Dolls)

2017-03-11 UPDATED: Hasselblad X1D ISO Series from 100 to 25600

2017-03-11 Fujifilm GFX ISO Series from 100 to 12800

2017-03-03 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 30mm f/3.5 Aperture Series: Mosaic

2017-03-03 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 30mm f/3.5 Aperture Series: Mosaic

2017-03-03 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 30mm f/3.5 Aperture Series at Night

2017-03-01 Hasselblad XCD 30mm f/3.5 vs XCD 45mm f/3.5: Frosty Picnic Table.

2017-02-28 What Zeiss Has Not Done, Hasselblad in effect Has Nailed: Relatively 'Slow' Lenses for High-Grade Performance and Portability

2017-02-28 Announced: Four New XCD Lenses for the Hasselblad X1D Over Next 12 Months

2017-02-24 Fujifilm GFX 50s: General Review Pages, Waiting For the GFX to Arrive

2017-02-23 Fujifilm GFX 50s: Shipping Feb 28

2017-02-22 Hasselblad XCD 30mm f/3.5 Aperture Series: 'Bare Tree Along Alpine Creek' + 'First Spring Blooms'

2017-02-20 Hasselblad XCD 30mm f/3.5 Evaluation at MOD (Minimum Object Distance)

2017-02-16 Hasselblad XCD 30mm f/3.5 Coming Soon

2017-02-16 Hasselblad Updates X1D Firmware to 1.15.0

2017-02-15 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 90mm f/3.2 Aperture Series: View to Tower at Dusk

2017-02-14 Hasselblad XCD 90mm f/3.2: Unusual Bokeh for Out-of-Focus Blurs

2017-02-14 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 90mm f/3.2 Aperture Series: Colorful Bicycle

2017-02-14 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 45mm f/3.5 Aperture Series: Mosaic Detail

2017-02-14 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 45mm f/3.2 Aperture Series: Mosaic Detail

2017-02-13 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 90mm f/3.2 Aperture Series: Mosaic Detail

2017-02-12 Is This the Year of Cool New Cameras?

2017-02-12 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 45/3.2 SHOOTOUT vs Nikon D810 + Zeiss 35/1.4: Flowers with 4-stop Underexposure + Push

2017-02-12 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 45/3.2 SHOOTOUT vs Nikon D810 + Zeiss 35/1.4: Flowers

2017-02-11 Hasselblad X1D with XCD 90/3.2 Aperture Series: White Anthurium

2017-02-09 Hasselblad X1D: Dynamic Range

2017-02-09 Hasselblad X1D REVIEWED: Operational Usability, EVF, Flash Support, etc

2017-02-09 Hasselblad X1D Example with Rich Color, Dark Tones, Mixed Lighting: Flowers at Russian Ridge

2017-02-08 Hasselblad X1D: 3FR Raw-File Conversion in Adobe Camera Raw

2017-02-08 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 45mm f/3.5 Aperture Series: Storm Drain Signs

2017-02-08 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 45mm f/3.5 Aperture Series: Pomegranates on Picnic Table

2017-02-07 Hasselblad X1D: Long Exposures

2017-02-07 Hasselblad X1D REVIEWED: Overview and General, ISO Series from 100 to 25600, 90/3.2 Aperture Series

2017-02-07 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 90mm f/3.2 Aperture Series: Yellow House Viewed Across Green Meadow at Dusk

2017-02-07 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 90mm f/3.2 Aperture Series: Baseball Diamond

2017-02-03 In My Hands: Really Right Stuff L-Plate for Hasselblad X1D

2017-02-03 Hasselblad X1D En Route for Review

2017-01-31 Reader Comment: Medium Format vs Nikon D810 and Future Nikon

2017-01-31 Reader Comment: Medium Format vs Nikon D810

2017-01-31 Reader Comment: Hasselblad X1D “no electronic shutter” vs Fujifilm GFX Shutter Modes

2017-01-30 Reader Question: Hasselblad X1D Leaf Shutter and Fill Flash (and Ricoh GR)

2017-01-27 Hasselblad X1D-50C “Shipping in Quantity”

2017-01-26 Really Right Stuff L-Plate for Hasselblad X1D

2017-01-25 Hasselblad X1D-50C has begun Shipping to USA Customers

2017-01-21 Leica S2 Revisited, 6 Years Later, with Hi-Res Images in New Medium Format Section

2017-01-20 Hasselblad H4D-50 Revisited, 6 Years Later, with Hi-Res Images in New Medium Format Section

2017-01-14 Medium Format Hasselblad X1D and Fujifilm GFX vs Leica S & M and Leica SL

2017-01-13 Hasselblad X1D-50C: Communication and Delivery Concerns

2017-01-12 Hasselblad X1D-50C vs Fujifilm GFX-50S Lens Lineup (UPDATED 13 Jan)

2017-01-11 Hasselblad X1D-50C or Fujifilm GFX?

2017-01-11 Fujifilm GFX: Might a Zeiss Otus Image Circle Fill Most of the Sensor?

2016

2016-12-07 Reader Comment: Hasselblad X1D Delay

2016-12-01 Hasselblad X1D-50C: Delayed Again

2016-11-18 Hasselblad X1D-50C: Coming Soon

2016-09-30 Hasselblad X1D-50C: Delayed 2+ Months

2016-09-20 Fujifilm GFX 50S: Reader Comments/Questions

2016-09-19 Thoughts on the Fujifilm GFX 50S

2016-09-19 Fujifilm GFX 50S Disrupts the Medium Format (and 35mm) Marketplace

2016-09-12 Hasselblad X1D-50C: Coming Soon (Update: Delayed)

2016-07-26 Hasselblad X1D-50C To Ship Sept 15

2016-07-05 Hasselblad X1D-50C: Sensor Size and Pixel Quality in regards to Aspect Ratio

2016-07-01 Hasselblad X1D-50C: Sensor Size and Pixel Quality

2016-07-01 Hasselblad X1D-50C: Reader Comments

2016-06-22 Hasselblad X1D-50C: 50-Megapixel Mirrorless Medium Format

2014

2014-03-03 Autofocus Done the Right Way

2010

2010-10-28 Reviewed: Hasselblad H4D-50

2010-10-05 Back from Yosemite (Hasselblad H4D, Leica M9, Nikon 85/1.4G)

2007

2007-07-21 Hasselblad H3D-39

2006

2006-01-07 Comments on the newly-announced Hasselblad H2D

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