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Hasselblad X1D II Firmware Update: Same Bugs

The new Hasselblad XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5 was IN STOCK (as I wrote this). PLEASE order Hasselblad gear through links on this site.

High winds have it difficult to impossible to make photos most of the day the past few days.

After initial work, I took a bit of a breather on my Hasselblad X1D II 50C system, admittedly it was frustrating to use due to fat, hanging a dozen times a day and I have never been able make a picture taking 16 seconds or longer.

The version 1.2.0 firmware just out doesn’t fix anyth of these bugs.

Last night, the X1D II destroyed (never recorded) all attempts to make any image with 16 second or later exposure. So the X1D II destroyed all my best images. The X1D II hangs and cannot be woken up and must be forcibly powered off, same as with the older firmware.

X1D II autofocus cannot be trusted—no improvement—the X1D II will still sometimes confirm focus in dim light when it is badly out of focus. And the rest of the time it won't focus, even when there is plenty of light for me to focus manually. The X1D II is easily the worst low-light focusing I have ever seen in any camera for years.

The X1D II continues to hang/lock up regularly in ordinary use, requiring it be forcibly powered off and back on again.

Many thanks to B&H Photo for making the XCD 35-75mm available on loan. I implore you to use my links to buy your Hasselblad gear and other gear, so that B&H Photo can continue to generously loan gear like this.

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