The Hasselblad 500 is perhaps one of the coolest film cameras you could ever own, and this one—which has been to the moon and back—is even cooler. Which perhaps explains why it just sold for a cool $910,00.
Hasselblad, a company known mostly for making professional medium-format film and digital cameras, announced its plans to release a small mirrorless camera meant to bring the coveted Hasselblad name to a broader market. The project is dubbed "Lunar," possibly because it costs as much as a moon rock.
There are murmurings in the tech word that eventually still cameras will be replaced with video cameras, and photographers will simply pore through thousands of frames to find the perfect shot. And curious if that day had already come, Fstoppers pitted a Red Epic against a Hasselblad H3D-22.
I can't put this Hasselblad 500EL in my pocket. And I can't use it to snap shots on a daily basis—it will cost a gazillion dollars on film and development. But I would love to have one at home. Just to look at it. It's a work of art. And it was used in the Apollo program. You know. On the Moon.
Some fancy Swiss/Germany capital fund has bought the Hasselblad company, and has big plans for its future—namely, that they want to open it up to new markets, most likely with cheaper ranges us civilians can afford. As CrunchGear says, this could be a simple rebadge of another company's point-and-shoots, similar to…
Hasselblad one-upped itself again with the H4D-200MS camera, a 200 megapixel monster that hit the market with a whopping $45,000 price tag.
When loaded with medium-format film (120mm), this cardboard pinhole camera can take long-exposure photos with quality you couldn't even dream about.
Those lucky few who've already booked tickets aboard the Virgin Galactic space-flight might be able to take a pretty photo of a flower, but what about something...higher up? Hasselblad's uploaded its old NASA astronaut's photography manual to its site, which is a valuable tome in learning how to use the Hasselblad…
Freelance photographer/journalist/comedian Gordon Lewis has published his hilarious observations of the various camera tribes, coming to several very funny conclusions. Those lacking senses of humor should probably not read on.
36 ultra hi-res photos taken with two Hasselblad cameras at this year's Glastonbury Festival in England were stitched together to create a 1.3-gigapixel image. Of the 70,000 people captured, over 7,000 dirty revellers have tagged themselves on Facebook.
A whopping 40-megapixel beauty from Hasselblad has been outed before the official February 10th launch. At $19,995, it'll only be within arm's reach for a few people, though as you know they're a big name in the pro-photography world.
Last year we drooled over the Hasselblad H3DII-50 and its 50 megapixel sensor, but now the line has gotten better with a multi-shot version of the camera. You'll be able to take pictures of your empty wallet so much faster.
Modern consumer cameras can manage almost anything you throw at them, but sometimes even the swankest DSLR just won't do. In photography, when the conditions get crazy, the cameras get crazier.
The new H3DII-50 from Hasselblad packs in Kodak's 50-megapixel sensor. This measures 36mm x 48mm, and is thus double the size of the largest 35mm DSLR sensors, and even more than double the sensors used in low-mid range DSLRs. The sheer size of the sensor means it takes about 1.1 seconds per frame, but clearly you're…
Let's go Digital has the scoop. While a $37K DSLR is out of the range of even most of our dreams, there is some tech here to be admired beyond the 39MP, 48x36mm sensor it shares with last year's v1.0 of the H3D. (So similar otherwise, it shares the same press photo, apparently.) Firstly, it gains a 3-inch LCD, a…
Ok, so it might cost you $25k, but Hasselblad's new shooter has what it takes to put all your Nikon and Canon-toting friends to shame. Aside from its massive megapixel muscle, the H3D-31 uses a 44 x 33mm sensor and boasts a higher ISO rating and faster capture rate (1.2 seconds per image to be exact) than its…