Hasselblad just made the mirrorless format very interesting....
That looks pretty interesting. Love my mirrorless but this thing looks a class above. The $9k price is pretty off-putting for a mirrorless though and so it the f3.5 being their widest lens.
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Last edited by Hamster; 24-06-2016 at 8:51am.
F/3.5 is actually fast for a MF.
While you can get f/2.8 lenses for MF(eg. Pentax) .. the 135 format equivalent f/stop(in dof terms) for a f/3.5 lens is something like f/2. That's plenty wide enough.
The 135 format Sony A7's are notorious for battery killing power requirements .. it'll be interesting how this thing handles(real world) battery life(as opposed to claimed CIPA figures).
Prices seem strangely low tho!
While the prices seem high if you just take them on face value, compared to historical HB pricing policies, these prices are cheap!
It uses one of the smaller MF sensor formats so after applying the crop factor, you're looking at around 70mm f2.5 and 35mm f2.8 FF equiv for the 90mm f3.2 and 45mm f3.5 lenses respectively in terms of FOV and DOF.
I don't think shallowest DOF or lowest light capabilities were ever the main focus for this and other MF formats.
But for a wide range of moderate to good light shooting conditions, this will likely offer the best IQ possible in a far more manageable size and price.