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June 21, 2016
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Less than 24 hours left for the Hasselblad medium format mirrorless camera announcement….

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a teaser showing a part of the new Hasselblad mirrorless system camera

Preorders:
The Hasselblad X1D-50c at BHphoto, Adorama and Calumet.de.
Hasselblad 90mm F/3.2 XCD Lens for XD1 at BHphoto, Adorama and Calumet.de.
Hasselblad 45mm F/3.5 XCD Lens for XD1 at BHphoto, Adorama and Calumet.de.

Less than 24 hours left for the big Hasselblad announcement. You can follow the live videostream live tomorrow (June 22) at 14:00 Stockholm time. Why should we care about it?

  1. It’s likely to be the world’s first digital mirrorless (system?) medium format camera.
  2. It’s likely to feature the Sony 50MP medium format sensor.
  3. There is chance Sony is somehow involved in this. Sony may share their tech to Hasselblad.
  4. And…now I am dreaming…if Hasselblad is successful Sony could one day join the new system with their Sony branded cameras and lenses.

So let’s watch that new “thing” tomorrow :)

June 21, 2016
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(SR4) Sony is currently prototypeing Image Sensors based on “black silicon”.

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A source sent me that following info:

Sony is currently prototypeing Image Sensors based on SiOnyx  or better known as “black silicon”. Basically it uses a porous silicon etch on the front side to reduce reflectance. However, while this works well in reducing the visible light reflectance of bare silicon wafers with no backside layers or materials from 46 % to a few %. For image sensors a sensitivity invrease of 30% is estimated”

Thanks source for this!

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For more info: Scientific Papers about this:
United States Patent 6,080,683 Maria Faur, Mircea Faur, D. Flood, S.G. Bailey and Horia M. Faur June 27, 2000
“Room temperature wet chemical growth process of SiO based oxides on silicon.”
C. Vineis, M. Levy-Finklshtein, J. Carey, G. Knight, E. Wefringhaus and R. Harney, “Ultrafast Laser Texturing for Enhanced Solar Cell Performance and Lower Cost,”
http://www.sionyx.com/pdf/solarcellperformancewhitepaper.pdf
United States Patent 7,456,452 D. Wells and S. P. Leiphart Nov. 25,2008
“Light sensor having undulating features for CMOS imager.”

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June 20, 2016
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(SR1) Another set of almost impossible rumors

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Just for your fun. These are the “impossible” rumors I got from unknown sources:

(Source 1) Larger than FF camera:
Larger than FF Sony camera by end of June (UPDATE: Source recontacted me and said Sony camera is comign at photokina and not by end of June).

(Source 2)  Sigma FE:
Sigma will release FE lenses 70mm f/2.8 Macro, 85mm f/1.8, 100-300mm f/4-5.6

(Source 3) Telephoto:
Sony A mount is not dead. New telephotos coming for a and e mount. 150-490mm f5.6 coming

(Source 4) APS-C E-mount lens:
sony will add PZ to FE16-35 24-70 70-200

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June 18, 2016
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New image of the Hasselblad medium format system camera with Sony 50MP sensor!

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The image above shows you a part of the new Hassleblad camera that will be announced on June 22 at 14:00 Berlin time. It seems to be highly likely that Sony is involved into this project too. At least with the 50MP medium format sensor but probably also with some more tech. So the camera will be:

– First Hasselblad mirrorless system camera
– Sony 50MP sensor (twice the area an the FF sensor)
– Built-in viewfinder

It will be interetsing to see what kind of mount Hassleblad will use for this. And if Sony could “join” that system sometimes in the near future!

Hasselblad is teasing the event with the phrase “game changer in the world of photography”. Ming Thein also writes:

“let’s say I do have some knowledge about what this might be, and it’s at least twice as interesting as they promise:) Feel free to speculate away in the comments; I shall neither confirm nor deny…”

That sounds promising!!!

via Mirrorlessrumors.

June 17, 2016
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Hasselblad will make a surprise announcement on June 22 and you can follow it live!

The days of Sony clone camera like the Stellar and Lunar are over. And Hasselblad wants signal the new era by announcing a “game changer in the world of photography“. You can follow the announcement live on June 22 at 14:00 CET time (Berlin time). There is yet no clue about what camera they will announce. I am pretty confident that this might be a new mirrorless system camera. Not sure if it’s medium format. It will be also interesting to see how Sony is involved in this!

P.S.: My dream could become true soon?Hasselblad X-Pan (here on eBay) with 100MP sensor?

Hasselblad_Xpan

 

via Mirrorlessrumors.

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