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Hasselblad F glass

snikolaev

Well-Known Member
2.8/50 Hassy F. Old good design. Nothing special. $550 at ebay. And here we go:

From my amateur's point of view this 1.2kg thing does it all. I should probably compare it face to face with C/Y 1.4/50. I think I already know which one is the winner...
 

rpnagel

Well-Known Member
Hi, interesting car picture. usually a 50mm 6x6 lens compares to 28mm in 35mm. Did you adapt? which aperture used etc. cheers, rainer
 

snikolaev

Well-Known Member
This is "true" 50mm, bacause it's adopted to Canon 5D. Shot made wide open @f2.8, handheld (they don't allow to use tripods in their museum), ISO 800. This might seem to be overkill to attach MF glass on 35mm cameras, but imho results show that this old glass has its own advantages.
 

wang

Well-Known Member
I would believe C-Y 50 1.4 on 5D is better than 2.8/50 Hassy on 5D. I agree that the shot above is good, but if you use C-Y 50 1.4, you would get even better image quality.

I agree that most medium format cameras outperform 24X36 only because the format is larger and not because the lenses are optically better. Indeed, most medium formats lenses are optically not as good as the small format lenses.

2.8/50 Hassy lenses might be better in the way that it is heavier and gives a better handheld shot, but certainly not better in the optics.
 

rpnagel

Well-Known Member
I would not worry too much, as soon as it is handholded quality cannot be challenged/scratched anyway.
at least the 6x6 2.8/50 gives round bokeh rings...

There was a whitepaper on the Markins Ballhead website, actually comparing heads with and w/o Mirror Lockup MLU. If you have to handhold you have 10x more shake/movement than with a tripod (20 mikrometer vs 200 mikrometer)

"sharpness" of the lenses under ideal conditions would be 5 mikrometer... (100 LP/mm) which cannot nor need to be reached in real world :)

another idea off topic to this contaxinfo forum would be to adapt the hassy lens to a Minolta/Sony Alpha 100 body with super steady shot...
 

wang

Well-Known Member
The bokeh of the Hassy 2.8/50 is not ideal. It has a rim rather than being even and diffuse. If you use it as a wide angle, it is not a problem.

I am afraid its handheld quality can be challenged.
 
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