Making the jump from h6D to IQ3

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Making the jump from h6D to IQ3

Postby NNN635521441231359476 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:36 am

I rented an IQ350 last week for a job, mostly out of curiosity, and really fell in love with Capture One. The images just looked better. I have been using Capture One with my Sony for years, but I've never been able to use my Hasselblad files so I didn't really know what I missing. Using the IQ350 was like having the best of both worlds. The only drawback was what I'll refer to as an ignorance with the XF autofocus system. Meaning I'm not expereinced enough with it yet to make it work for me. So do I go H mount and use all of my H glass because I'm comfortabe with the system, or do I sell it all and make the full transition? My gut says there's going to be something clunky about the H mount combo system, but I rarely have AF problems with that system, so I'm curious to see if anyone has any experience. Thanks in advance for your replies.
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Re: Making the jump from h6D to IQ3

Postby ashayk » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:52 pm

I have been using Phase backs since the H25 version.
I have used them on all systems ranging from Mamiya / Hassie / XF

IMO best combination is Hassie H mount plus Phase backs if you shoot people and fashion.
If you shoot static things like product / architecture etc the XF has a lot going for it.. total integration.
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Re: Making the jump from h6D to IQ3

Postby C-M-B » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:46 pm

Keep in mind that you'll lose quite a bit if you switch to PhaseOne and buy all the LeafShutter lenses you're used to right now - and they don't have the best reputation compared to their Hasselblad counterparts (not my own experience).

I'd say get a PhaseOne back with H mount and enjoy :)
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