Falling prices mean it might not be too long before medium-format photography is back on the agenda for enthusiasts, but what can we expect from a digital medium-format camera?

Product Overview

Hasselblad H4D-40


Hasselblad H4D-40 review


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Still Life Shoot Mirror-slap

A quick look at my first few images confirmed my suspicions that the hefty clack of the mirror was introducing some shake and that mirror lock-up was required.

Although I had located the appropriate button for this feature, I had to check the manual to fathom out exactly how to use it. It turned out to be quite versatile and I set the camera to lift the mirror two seconds after I pressed the shutter release, then pause for a further two seconds before firing the shutter.

The result was blur-free images. My only frustration was that it doesn’t appear to be possible to set the camera to remain in this mode and the Enter (ISO/WB) and Save (AF) buttons need to be pressed between each exposure.

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Hasselblad H system
  4. 4. Medium-format options
  5. 5. Landscape Shoot
  6. 6. Landscape Shoot Handling
  7. 7. Landscape Shoot Image Quality
  8. 8. Landscape Shoot Conclusion
  9. 9. Studio Portraits Shoot
  10. 10. Studio Portraits Shoot Handling and Lightroom
  11. 11. Studio Portraits Shoot Conclusion
  12. 12. Still Life Shoot
  13. 13. Still Life Shoot Mirror-slap
  14. 14. Still Life Shoot Image transfer
  15. 15. Still Life Shoot Conclusion
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