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7th Edition

The Hasselblad Manual
A Comprehensive Guide to the System

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ISBN 9781138958623
Published May 19, 2016 by Routledge
416 Pages

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Book Description

Discover the great advantages and benefits of working in the medium film format or with the large digital sensor units in Hasselblad digital cameras and digital backs. Presented in an easily accessible format, this book shows the working and manipulation of the various cameras. Detailed illustrations dissect the equipment and provide insight into the ways in which these superb cameras and lenses are best utilized to create professional quality images.

This edition of the Manual will bring you up to date with the latest features available within the popular Hasselblad camera systems emphasizing that camera and lens are the most important tools for creating exciting images whether you work digitally or with film. The complete Hasselblad camera system is discussed by renowned author and Hasselblad insider, Ernst Wildi, who provides a solid foundation of both traditional photography and digital capture techniques. Inside you'll also find inspiring photographs from well-known photographers, illustrating a variety of photographic techniques using a Hasselblad camera.

Table of Contents

Hasselblad from Film to Digital; Image Size, Format and Image Quality; Digital Imaging with Hasselblad; The Hasselblad H Camera System; Creating the Digital Image; The Hasselblad 503 and Other V System Cameras and Components; Viewfinders and Focusing Screens; Selection and Use of Film Magazines; Operating 503 and Other V System Cameras; Operating the EL Cameras for Digital and Film Photography; The Superwide Cameras; Operating the 200 Cameras for Digital Imaging and Film Photography; Flexbody, Arcbody and PC Mutar for Digital or Film Photography; Lens Characteristics and Specifications; Achieving Perfect Exposures in Digital Imaging and Film Photography; Controls for Creating Effective Images on Film or Digitally; Understanding Light and Filters; Electronic Flash in Digital and Film Photography; Close-up Photography; The Hasselblad XPan Cameras; Projecting Medium-Format and XPan Transparencies

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Ernst Wildi is an independent writer and consultant to Hasselblad who has lectured all over the world on medium format photography. He has written several hundred articles on photography and filmmaking. His photographic work has won many international awards, and he is the recipient of the 1999 International Award from the American Society of Photographers.