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The Hasselblad Manual, 7th Edition

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

  1. Front Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Preface
  6. 1 Hasselblad from Film to Digital
    1. History of the Hasselblad Camera System
    2. The Updated Camera System
    3. Content in the New Hasselblad Manual
    4. Selecting the Shutter Type and Camera Operation
    5. Holding and Supporting the Camera
  7. 2 Image Size and Format in Digital Imaging and Film Photography
    1. Digital Image Quality
    2. Sensor Size and Focal Length of Lens
    3. Image Size in Film Photography
    4. Deciding on the Image Shape in Digital and Film Photography
  8. 3 Digital Imaging with Hasselblad
    1. Digital or Film
    2. Digital Imaging in the Medium Format
    3. Hasselblad’s Advantages in Digital Imaging
    4. Photography’s Two-stage Process
    5. Recording a Perfect Image in the Camera
    6. Helpful Computer Manipulations
    7. Hasselblad Digital Cameras and Camera Backs
    8. Hasselblad Digital Cameras
    9. The Different Hasselblad Digital Backs
    10. Hasselblad Film Cameras
    11. Recording the Digital Image in the Camera
    12. Lenses for Digital Recording
    13. Digital Recording Media
    14. File Formats
    15. Digital Black and White Photography
  9. 4 Operating the H Cameras for Digital and Film Photography
    1. The H Camera System Concept
    2. Removing the Bottom Plate
    3. Battery Operation
    4. Audio Feedback System
    5. Attaching and Removing Lenses
    6. Viewfinders and Focusing Screens
    7. Working with Film Magazines
    8. Camera Operation
    9. Photographing with the H Camera
    10. Focusing the H Camera
    11. Metering and Exposure Controls
    12. Other Operating and Image Creating Controls
    13. Custom Options
    14. New Options on H3DII Camera Models
    15. The User Button Functions
    16. Flash Photography
    17. The Use and Operation of Profiles
    18. The Global Positioning System
  10. 5 Creating the Digital Image
    1. Attaching and Detaching Digital Backs
    2. Sensor Units on Different Cameras
    3. Power Supply
    4. Shutter Delay, Exposure Time, and Capture Sequence
    5. Operating Controls on Digital Backs
    6. Making the Settings on the Camera’s Powergrip
    7. ISO and White Balance Settings on H3DII Cameras
    8. Evaluating the Tonal Range and Exposure
    9. Viewing Images
    10. Copying Images
    11. Deleting Images
    12. Cleaning the Sensor Unit
    13. The Phocus and Flexcolor Software Programs
    14. Working with Phocus
  11. 6 The 503 and Other V System Cameras and Components
    1. Digital Imaging with V System Cameras
    2. Hasselblad 500 Camera Models
    3. Hasselblad 503 Camera Models
    4. The Motor-driven EL Camera Models
    5. IThe Hasselblad 200 Camera Models
    6. The Hasselblad 2000/2003 Camera Models
    7. The Hasselblad Superwide Cameras
    8. The Hasselblad Flexbody and Arcbody Cameras
    9. Recording the Image in 503 and Other V System Cameras
    10. Checking the Camera Functions in 503 and Other V System Cameras
    11. Component Interchangeability in the V System
    12. Hasselblad Shutter Lenses On 503 and Other V System Cameras
    13. Working with the V System Components on 503 and Other V System Cameras
  12. 7 Viewfinders and Focusing Screens
    1. Viewfinders for Digital Imaging
    2. Focusing Screens
    3. Area Coverage on the Focusing Screen
    4. Viewfinders
    5. Suggestions for Accurate Focusing
    6. Selecting a Viewfinder
  13. 8 Selection and Use of Film Magazines
    1. The H System Film Magazines
    2. V System Magazines
    3. V System Rollfi lm Magazine Types
    4. Using V System Magazines
    5. Use and Application of the Instant Film Magazines
  14. 9 Operating 503 and Other V System Cameras
    1. Operating the 503 and Other V System Cameras for Digital Imaging
    2. Operating the 503cw Winder
    3. Setting Aperture and Shutter Speeds
    4. Distance Setting
    5. Releasing the 503 and Other V System Camera Models
    6. Pre-releasing the Cameras
    7. Producing Double or Multiple Exposures
  15. 10 Operating EL Cameras for Digital and Film Photography
    1. Batteries
    2. Operating EL Cameras
  16. 11 The Superwide Cameras
    1. Basic Camera Operation
    2. The Superwide for Digital Imaging
    3. Holding the Camera
    4. Viewing with the Superwide
    5. Leveling the Camera
    6. Focusing the Superwide Cameras
  17. 12 Operating the 200 Cameras for Digital Imaging and Film Photography
    1. Digital Imaging with 200 Camera Models
    2. Releasing the Camera
    3. Film Advance and Shutter Cocking
    4. Operation of Film Magazines
    5. Setting the Shutter Type and Shutter Speed
    6. Selecting and Operating Lenses
    7. The Metering System
    8. The Viewfinder Display
    9. Programming the Camera Functions
    10. The Metering Operation
    11. The Zone System Theory
    12. Electronic Flash
  18. 13 Flexbody, Arcbody, and PC Mutar for Digital Imaging and Film Photography
    1. FlexBody, ArcBody, and PC Mutar for Digital Photography
    2. Applications for the FlexBody, ArcBody, and PC Mutar
    3. Using the Tilt Control
    4. The Shift Control
    5. Close-up Photography with the Flexbody
    6. Viewing, Focusing, and Evaluating The Image
    7. Taking a Picture with the FlexBody and ArcBody
    8. The PC Mutar Teleconverter
  19. 14 Lens Characteristics and Specifications
    1. The Technical Part that You Must Know About Lenses
    2. Focal Length
    3. Covering Power
    4. Lens Quality
    5. Distortions
    6. Lens Design and Lens Names
    7. Wide Angle Lens Designs
    8. Telephoto Designs
    9. Internal Focusing
    10. H System CF Lens Adapter
    11. Characteristics and Use of Teleconverters
    12. Protecting Your Lenses
    13. The Creative Part that Helps You Produce Better Photographs
    14. Lenses for Area Coverage
    15. Changing Perspective
    16. Selective Backgrounds
    17. Effective Wide Angle Photography
    18. Correcting Verticals
    19. Effective Fish-eye Images
    20. Using the Zoom Lens for Creative Purposes
  20. 15 Achieving Perfect Exposures in Digital and Film Photography
    1. Determining Exposure in Digital Imaging
    2. Deciding on the Metering Method
    3. Metering Modes
    4. Metering Approaches with Built-in and Refl ected Exposure Meters
    5. Lighted and Shaded Areas
    6. Exposing Digital Images
    7. Using Different Metering Systems
    8. Bracketing
    9. Exposure with Filters and Close-up Accessories
    10. The Hasselblad Metering Systems
  21. 16 Controls for Creating Effective Images on Film or Digitally
    1. Aperture Control
    2. Controls for Creating Images
    3. Depth-of-field
    4. Photographing Groups
    5. Background Sharpness
    6. Creative Use of the Lens Aperture
    7. Selection of Shutter Speed
    8. Aperture and Shutter Speed Operation
  22. 17 Funderstanding Light and Filters
    1. Filters in Digital Imaging
    2. Reasons for Using Filters
    3. Partial Filtering
    4. Polarizing Filters
    5. The Color Quality of Light
    6. Exposure Increase
    7. Polarizing Filters Over Light Sources
    8. Quality of Filters
    9. Soft Focus Effects
    10. Visible and Invisible Light
  23. 18 Electronic Flash in Digital and Film Photography
    1. Electronic Flash Photography
    2. On-camera Flash
    3. Dedicated Flash
    4. Flash Photography with H Camera Models
    5. Dedicated Flash with 503 and Other V System Camera Models
    6. Flash For Photographing People Outdoors Digitally or with Film
    7. Producing Better Flash Illumination
    8. Some Technical Points
    9. Hasselblad Flash Units
  24. 19 Close-up Photography on Film or Digital
    1. Close-up Photography in Digital Imaging and Film Photography
    2. Lenses and Accessories in Close-up Photography
    3. Working with Extension Tubes
    4. Other Close-up Accessories
    5. Close-up Photography with all Hasselblad Cameras
    6. Close-up Photography with H Cameras
    7. Working with the V System Close-up Accessories
    8. Special Close-up Applications
    9. How to Use the V System Close-up Charts
    10. How to Use the H System Close-up Charts
  25. 20 The Hasselblad Xpan Panoramic Cameras
    1. Panoramic Images on Film and Digitally
    2. Producing Panoramic Images Digitally
    3. Camera-produced Panoramic Images
    4. XPan Camera Models
    5. Image Format
    6. Lenses For XPan Cameras
    7. Power Supply
    8. Film Loading
    9. Operating the Camera
    10. Viewing and Focusing
    11. Composition in the Panoramic Format
    12. Exposure Control
    13. Flash Photographys
  26. 21 Projecting Medium-Format Images
    1. Modern Digital Projection Approaches
    2. Medium Format Slide Projection
    3. Hasselblad Medium-format Transparencies
    4. Perspective Control
    5. Image Brightness
    6. Operating the PCP 80
  27. Index