Hasselblad expands X1D lens line up with three new XCD lenses including fastest lens ever

High-end Swedish camera company Hasselblad is increasing the capabilities of its X1D-50c mirrorless medium format camera with three new lenses: the XCD 1,9/80, with the largest aperture of a Hasselblad lens ever, the XCD 2,8/65 and the XCD 2,8/135 telephoto lens with X Converter 1,7. The three new lenses and one dedicated teleconverter expand the…

Hasselblad reveals its H3DII-50 DSLR – with staggering 50megapixel sensor

OK, technology. Listen up. You’ve gone too far. There’s no need to keep evolving. You can stop getting better each year. There’s no way anyone needs a 50megapixel camera. Anything above 10 is already frankly rather unnecessary.

But a 50megapixel sensor is what supreme specialist maker Hasselblad has indeed stuffed, somehow, into the body of its new H3DII-50. The resulting image files are a Photoshop-breaking 300MB each in size, although the camera does at least have a 3″ LCD so you don’t have to spend a weekend copying all the rubbish ones over to your PC.

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It shoots at a mighty 1fps, which is fair enough given the amount of data the poor thing has to stuff…

Don't go taking pics of spotty-faced friends with this Hasselblad H3D II, it has 39-megapixels

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Oh. My. Goodness. 39-megapixels. I think I’m hyperventilating. Someone slap me, quick!

Hasselblad are obviously aiming high with their latest D-SLR, the H3D II which shoots photos using a shocking 39-megapixels. That’s not a typo – that’s thirty-nine megapixels. Just what users are supposed to do with SUPER HI-RES photos of that size,…