My Greenland photo sailing adventure for this year was completely booked out, but now I have two last minute spots available for that crazy, what the heck, impulse buy. You know you want to, check it out HERE>>
Image shot on the Phase One XF with the IQ3-100 digital back, Phase One 28mm lens.
Following directly on from the previous post Phase One Vs Hasselblad Part 3, talking about the decision process to buy either the Phase One XF-100 or the Hasselblad H6D-100…
Dealing with Shutter Speed Limitations – Hasselblad
One of the major differences between Phase One and Hasselblad had always been the maximum shutter speed. All the Hasselblad H series lenses have built in leaf shutters with a maximum shutter speed of 1/800sec. They have flash sync right through their speed range, which is great for studio work but very limiting for landscape or natural light action. Read the rest of this entry »
My Greenland photo sailing adventure for August 2017 is now fully booked, the last two places went yesterday. If you would like to know about future photo tours to Greenland drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Image shot on the Phase One XF with the IQ3-100 digital back and Phase One 28mm lens.
Following on directly from a previous post from some time ago… Phase One Vs Hasselblad Part 2
100mp CMOS Fantasy Becomes Reality.
In January 2016 Phase One finally announced the IQ3-100, the medium format digital back with the 100 megapixel CMOS sensor, the one I had been waiting for. I had heard that Hasselblad were only a short way off announcing their 100mp camera system, and I wanted to see that before making any decisions. Meanwhile I researched the Phase One system a little more.
Following straight on from a previous post… Phase One Vs Hasselblad Part 1… A few years back now I bought the Hasselblad H4D-60 and used it extensively and loved it. It had its limitations, such as the 1/800sec shutter speed and the primitive UI, but the image files were worth it and the camera itself behaved flawlessly. So why did I make the change to the new Phase One?
Last Year in August I spent 14 days travelling around the Southern Highlands of Iceland with my Phase One 100 Megapixel camera, the (relatively) newly released Phase One XF and the IQ3-100 back. Along with a range of Phase One, Schneider Kreuznach and Mamiya lenses it’s a very heavy camera bag! So is it worth carrying all that gear? Are the results really that good? Well, yes.
Scoresby sound in South East Greenland is the largest Fjord complex on Earth, it is also the least populated and has one of the most isolated communities on Earth…. Interesting stats, but the best bits are that it is completely unique and amazingly beautiful. Seeing Scoresby Sound by boat during the brief far Northern hemisphere summer is definitely one of the highlights of my career so far. To sail around surrounded by sheer rock walls hundreds of metres high in fjords that are hundreds of metres deep (I spent some time time watching the depth sounder on the boat completely awed), while massive ice sculptures that dwarfed the boat floated serenely past is truly something to behold.
Last year I went to Greenland’s Scoresby Sound for the first time… and it’s taken me this long to write about it. I think I am about 18 months behind in my processing right now, which has got to be some kind of record. I used to complain about being stuck in the gallery all the time without any time to actually get out shooting, now I have the opposite problem, I shoot so much I don’t seem to have the time to process at all! For example, I am writing this from a hotel (a rare night in a hotel to dry out the swag) while touring around Tasmania… More on this later.