Hasselblad Continues to Reshape Medium-Format Photography

From the dynamic X1D II 50C camera to the future-defining CFV II 50C digital back and 907X camera body

Hasselblad‘s latest series of releases and announcements succeed two-fold. As the brand improves upon previous products—like their groundbreaking X1D mirrorless medium-format camera from 2017—they also reinvent the potential of their historic camera roster. With the less expensive X1D II 50C, consumer feedback powers a second-generation model. For both the CFV II 50C digital back and 907X camera body, past and future collide for unexpected functionality. …

Depth Photography Apps and the New iPhones

Both the 8+ and the X capture detailed and editable depth data when shooting photos in portrait mode

Apple introduced Portrait Mode awhile back utilizing the dual lenses on their plus model phones to map depth in an image and blur out the background, creating the effect of a fast lens with the aperture wide open. With both the iPhone 8+ and the iPhone X on iOS 11 the depth data from portrait mode images is available to developers. Within Apple’s own Photos …

Plan a Photograph Through Augmented Reality

With the iOS app Blocker, users can quite literally block out photographic or filmic scenes: pull in what the camera sees, drop in and track 3D models and then play with light. This allows the user to set up the perfect photograph in advance of a shoot. The app tracks a scene as the camera moves, granting a true window into augmented reality (and guaranteeing …