The Hasselblad Manual

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Taylor & Francis, 2008 - Photography - 415 pages
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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.

*Stay on the cutting-edge with completely updated information on the latest digital cameras and digital backs as well as lenses and accessories for digital imaging and film photography
*Make the most of these sophisticated cameras with expert instruction on flash and close-up photography, digital imaging, and effective use and operation of lenses in any type of photography
*Produce high quality images by following the detailed operational instructions while learning the most effective use of the different camera models
*Includes full color portfolios from some of the most renowned Hasselblad photographers in the world

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1 Hasseblad from Film to Digital
2 Image Size and Format in Digital Imaging and Film Photography
3 Digital Imaging with Hasselblad
4 Operating the H Cameras for Digital and Film Photography
5 Creating the Digital Image
6 The 503 and Other V System Cameras and Components
7 Viewfinders and Focusing Screens
8 Selection and Use of Film Magazines
13 FlexBody ArcBody and PC Mutar for Digital Imaging and Film Photography
14 Lens Characteristics and Specification
15 Achieving Perfect Exposures in Digital and Film Photography
16 Controls for Creating Effective Images on Film or Digitally
17 Understanding Light and Filters
18 Electronic Flash in Digital and Film Photography
19 CloseUp Photography on Film or Digital
20 The Hasselblad XPan Panoramic Cameras

9 Operating 503 and Other V System Cameras
10 Operating EL Cameras for Digital and Film Photography
11 The Superwide Cameras
12 Operating the 200 Cameras for Digital Imaging and Film Photography
21 Projecting MediumFormat Images

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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.

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