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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

An Interesting Opportunity for Comparison

Ming's got a video up, with still embedded in it, from this year's Thaipusam shoot.

I think the pictures he shoots at this thing every year are among his most compelling, I genuinely feel a sense of what it might be like to be there.

But anyways. Watch the video, on the highest quality setting you can render, and compare the footage (shot with a small-sensor Olympus EM1 II, which has a Micro 4/3 sensor, i.e. quite small) with the embdded stills (shot on medium format, ginormous sensor). This thing is supposed to show off How Awesome the Giant Sensor in Hasselblad's 100 megapixel thingy is, and how it totally creates a different look and feel, and how you should totally spend $33,000 on a new camera body.

The camera used to shoot the video is under $2000 for the body, and is quite nice.

I can see differences, for sure. And we're obviously not seeing all 100 megapixels in the stills embedded in the video. But still. It might not have been the smartest thing ever to let people compare an Oly EM1 to a Hasselblad Hd6-100c in quite such a head to head fashion.


  1. I see Ming is now Hasselblad's 'Chief of Strategy'.


    "I love you Flash but you've only got 12 hours to save Photography".

    1. That is a very interesting piece of information. Congratulations to Ming, of course.

  2. My mobile phone -Google Nexus-- cant see the differience!!!!! Tried it on my iPad-which is so rarely used these days I had to charge it first- and still couldn't see the differience. I may fire up my Eizo monitor and give it a shot next.

    Object lesson this falls under the you need a f2.8 70-200 $3000 wonder zoom to be creative. Actually I don't.

  3. Interesting. BTW, a note: the sensor is not a "Micro 4/3", it is a 4/3 one, just like the format of the original Olympus "E" digital camera serie. Micro 4/3 is referred to the size of the lens bayonet, and is smaller than the original 4/3 one of the older "E" serie.