BY GREG SCOBLETE DIGEST STUDIO + EQUIPMENT GUIDE
STUDIO + EQUIPMENT GUIDE 2016
WALLETS AT THE READY! A NUMBER OF MAJOR NEW
MEDIUM-FORMAT RELEASES HAVE HIT THE MARKET.
You can call a medium-format cam-
era many things, but before the
X1D, “compact” likely wouldn’t be
the first word rolling o; your lips.
Hasselblad’s head-turner squeezes
a 50-megapixel medium-format
image sensor into a camera body
that’s smaller and lighter than many
full-frame DSLRs. You’ll be able to
capture 16-bit images with 14
stops of dynamic range while enjoying a native ISO of 100-12,800
that’s expandable to 25,600 in a
pinch. Shutter speeds will range
from 60 minutes to 1/2000 of a
second, with flash sync available
throughout the range. Frame rates
clock in at between 1. 7 and 2. 3 fps
in continuous shooting, and you can
record HD video at 25p/24p. The
camera features built-in Wi-Fi and
GPS, a pair of SD card slots, an EVF
and a 3-inch touch-screen display.
There will be a new family of XCD
autofocus lenses to accompany the
X1D—a 45mm f/3.5 and a 90mm
f/3.2 initially, with a 30mm f/3.5 fast
on their heels. An adapter will also
be sold so you can use existing
H-mount lenses on the X1D.