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The Hasselblad Manual / Edition 7

The Hasselblad Manual / Edition 7

by Ernst Wildi


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The Hasselblad Manual / Edition 7

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780240810263
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

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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Ernst Wildi named 2003 American Society of Photographers International Award Recipient

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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