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| p.5 #9 · Hasselblad to launch 50MP MF camera using CMOS sensor |
Tariq Gibran wrote:
What would you be willing to pay for it out of curiosity? I would love such a camera but I suspect I would have a hard time forking out 5-6K plus for a fixed lens, MF digital camera.
Yes, in a heart beat... well, it will depends on the IQ from it. I would pay $5k for an oversized RX1 with this sensor. That is actually cheap, considering the quality that I would get. Many people are willing to pay $3-10k just for a Leica lens, but that expensive lens and an M camera can never match what you can get with digital medium format. $5k for camera with a perfectly matched Zeiss lens? I might not touch any of my other cameras if I had this mythical camera. I'm actually fine with just a single fixed lens. When I shot with Hasselblad, I mainly shot with an 80mm lens. I had other lenses, but 95% of my shooting was with the 80mm. I could live with a fixed normal lens. I would guess it would be around a 60-70mm for this sensor. Make it f/2.8. It would not be super compact, but maybe they can get it down to size since it would be perfectly matched to the sensor with no mirrorbox.
I want to further add caveats to the IQ dependency. If the images look like what comes out of CCD medium format cameras, then yes. If it looks like what I'm getting from my A7R, then I'll just wait for the 54mp FF A7R. It's all about the look of the image. I'm curious to see how this sensor performs. In the interview video on LuLa's site, Phase One claims they can match the CCD look.