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How impressed were you when you first saw Hasselblad IQ?

Discussion in 'Meet other MF users' started by Beadyeye, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. Beadyeye

    Beadyeye New Member

    Dec 12, 2012
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    OK, so you have just bought your first film 'blad. Did the IQ blow you away when you saw the images? What format had you been shooting before and how are you now processing your images - wet process or scan and inkjet?

    Do you ever look at the images and think 'digital would probably be just as good now - and cheaper and easier?'.

    I'm trying to do a cost/benefit analysis on what is a fairly big purchase for me! Your experiences could be very helpful indeed!

    Thanks to all who reply.
  2. Hass451

    Hass451 Member

    Feb 2, 2013
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    Although I shot film for many years (used to own a commercial lab, so processing and printing were available 24/7) I have recently moved to a digital back (Leaf Aptus 80MP). The image quality is outstanding, and I can go directly from a shoot to the computer. There is a luminance with the MF digital that I don't see with my Nikon D800, but that might be me trying to rationalize the cost of the digital back. Bottom line: the current digital back (the Leaf Aptus) allows me to be more creative because I can be totally relaxed--knowing that the exposure is dead-on. With film I used to bracket even if I knew my meter technique was good, but with digital I can see the histogram immediately. Hope this helps you make an informed decision.
  3. Tinker

    Tinker Member

    Jan 17, 2011
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    I agree with the previous author; although there is some 'magic' in shooting film, which isn't there in working with a digital back, the advantages of digital are plenty... For me, the combination of an old school V with a digital back gives me a lot of satisfaction. It takes away the 'point and shoot' mentality I usually have when working with my Nikon, and makes me think much more about composition, lightning, etc.

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