Kickstarter for retro-fitted Hasselblad digital backs looks workable

11 Sep

A number of design innovations have gone into the Hasselnuts digital back system (with patents/design patents pending, it seems), which would fit an iPhone to a Hasseblad V system camera in such a way that the full medium format frame would be recorded on the iPhone.

This will benefit users looking for an inexpensive way to move the usage experience of an old Hasselblad into the digital age, with the characteristic aspect ratio, field of view, depth of field and subtle vignette as the camera would have when used with film. Colour depth, dynamic range and low light performance will, however, depend on the recording device – an iPhone in this case. The system must be used with a dedicated app in order to ensure shutter sync, and this may also be where characteristic film grain would be produced (which is claimed as one of the features), as well as possible colour manipulations now or in future (“film simulation”).


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: