The Hasselblad H2 has a focal plane shutter, as did the Contax 645 and the
still current Mamiya 645 AF-D. The old 6x6 hasselblads had leaf shutters but
the one Fuji makes that is so popular for fashion is a 645 camera.
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On 8/20/07 11:56 PM, "Moose" <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Bill Pearce wrote:
>> Even a Canon loyalist like reichmann appreciates the file qualities of a MF
>> back. I am amazed at the way the Hasselblad digitals have taken hold in
>> fashion photography, where one could question the necessity.
> Isn't high speed flash sync still a big deal in fashion photography? I
> assume they they still have the in-lens shutter 1/500 synch option?
> I also wonder if it has something to do with color. Fashion and the
> related clothes catalog photography are about the fussiest branch of pro
> photography for accurate color.
> The 5D may win Will's portrait color tests, but people change color and
> the original isn't there anyway. But clothes, shoes, etc. are right
> there for comparison and inaccurate color can cost big money. Ask a
> catalog merchant about returns. It may also not just be about accuracy,
> in the simple sense, but fineness of tonal graduation. I've read what
> the researchers say about how many colors we can distinguish, but some
> of those folks in the fashion trade aren't normal that way.
> I notice the 1Ds III goes to a 14 bit color depth internally, up from
> the 12 C has always used. Could that be to better compete in those markets?
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