has the P30 (hasselblad H mount) been shipped to orders?

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has the P30 (hasselblad H mount) been shipped to orders?

Postby quentin1 » Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:26 pm

has the P30 (hasselblad H mount) been shipped to orders?
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Postby NN8878311 » Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:39 pm

Got mine four weeks ago

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Postby quentin1 » Sat Feb 04, 2006 4:52 am

i placed my order on December 27 last year but didn't get it yet, my dealer always says that it's on the way...

btw, are you satisfied with it? and do you think the screen mask will make the viewfinder too small?
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Postby NN8878311 » Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:00 pm

I placed my order november i think.

It works great! Tried the P25 before this and I was afraid that i would think that the P30 with its slighltly smaller CCD would be a drag. But with the mask in the viewfinder i hardly think of it. The speed over the P25 is also a big plus.

In the beginning i had some trouble with the whitebalance, but now i allways make a custom WB for each shoot and it looks really good.

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Postby quentin1 » Sat Feb 04, 2006 6:12 pm

thanks for getting back Kris.

as the WB things, why not shoot in auto mode every time and adjust it when back home using C1 pro?
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Postby NN8878311 » Sat Feb 04, 2006 6:38 pm

cmykphoto wrote:thanks for getting back Kris.

as the WB things, why not shoot in auto mode every time and adjust it when back home using C1 pro?


...or use a greycard on set and get a 99% good WB right away :D Then you won't have the hassle of trying to find the right WB in post ...

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P30 with the H1

Postby Danno » Sun Feb 05, 2006 2:50 pm

Hi,

My Hasselblad rep has been telling me that the P30 will not work well with my H1 (I am sure he would like me to purchase one of their backs), is there any bases for his point of view.

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Postby NN8878311 » Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:33 pm

What?!?

The back P30 H-mount is built for the H1 (and H2). It works great! You get a lot of the backinformation on the H1-display. He does not know what he is talking about.

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Postby Danno » Sun Feb 05, 2006 6:44 pm

Ya, I believe that it was do to the microlenses.

It looks like you have used the P30 and the P25. I am not sure if I should pick up a used P25 or a new P30. How do you feel about the inage quality between the two? Perhaps hard to say overall I know, but which back to like the best and why?

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Postby NN8878311 » Sun Feb 05, 2006 6:58 pm

Well, i'm absolutely no expert on the P25. I tried it over a weekend, that's all. But as far as filesize i think the P25 is enough. It's not often you need more, especially when the files are so good that they can stand some enlargment as well.
My choice was mostly for the speed and the pricetag ... If i'd come over a good used P25 i would have thought of that too. It has the advantage of the larger CCD.

But i must say that the P30 rocks.

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Postby damienlovegrove » Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:27 am

Hasselblad are under orders not to 'encourage' users of non Hasselblad backs. Hence the rediculous responce from them. The H1 is the perfect platform for the P30 and they know it.
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Postby Danno » Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:13 pm

OK, so here is my dilemma. A new P21, new P30 and a refurbished P25 are all close to the same price (10 to 12K pounds). I love the full frame (more or less) of the P25, but fearful of getting a refurbished unit. I only print up to 16X20, but I do like to crop a bit.

Any advice regarding going the refurbished route?

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Postby NN8878311 » Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:02 pm

I would say, if you want the full frame and can live with the slower P25 i would go for that. The filesize is more than enough!

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Postby Danno » Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:17 pm

Ya, I have been thinking the same thing. Just a bit concerned about the refurbished bit. I will need to talk with them a bit more regarding the history/process.

Has anyone out there done a side by side comparison between the P30 and the P25?

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Postby NN8878311 » Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:24 pm

Well, if it works it works i would say. If it is refurbished it has been to service and been checked up i guess?
I don't think there is much that would \"break\" on a P25. If you can try it over a weekend you could check it out ...

Would you get any warranty?

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