That is really amazing, like a built in DxO software. So I guess hasselblad profiles their own glass. Even the best glass still has some CA and distortions which are quite tough to sometimes completely correct and time consuming.
Thats One of the reasons im torn between the H camera/back solution and the Phase One, which has better long exposure capability. If the hasselblad could make exposures of more than 30sec (up to a few minutes would be nice) it would be a no brainer.
For me this has been a no brainer for years. Why why why won't everyone include this feature within their software. I have been calibrating lens for years primarily to remove distortion, though CA can be included. Generic lens factors are available for most 35mm lenses but you can do your own with the help of a panoramic tripod head. CA I just tweak the slider in CS2. I know I know the Hasselblad correction is way above this league but it is the old 80:20 syndrome. You can put 20% of the effort and achieve 80% of the result. To achieve the last 20% takes 80% of the effort!!
I wrote to Canon years ago asking about distortion correction and chromatics within their software. Their files could be improved big time with this correction applied within the raw conversion. In fact more so I believe than any improvement we might see with the 1Ds Mk3 over the Mk2 and Mk1 for that matter for many uses.
Why do we have to rely on plug ins and third party software to sort this out. This really should be part of the manufacturers software, like Hasselblad have done. The Phase One guys are coming to my studio tomorrow because I have just purcahased a P45 and I shall certainly be pratting on about this same subject with them as indeed I have been for years with anyone that will listen. For all this money and all this technology I really shouldn't have to rely my little 29$ distortion correction to vastly improve my files. ( [a href=\"http://www.kekus.com/software/plugin.html]http://www.kekus.com/software/plugin.html[/url] ). DXO really shouldn't exist. I have nothing against them at all, in fact they are filling this great gap in the market that shouldn't be there. I know it all gets complicated with variations of focus and aperture. But I don't believe just a simple correction tick box in the software would be that difficult
I really hope that Capture One might address this issue for all lenses, at least for MF. I hate to think what my workflow might grind down to with P45 files!!! What joy. If Phase were to take over DXO, now that sounds good.
I can't see any reason why this facility is not included. Indeed it may even come to the point that I might regret not buying the Hasselblad H3D if the rest don't follow their lead in this respect. And that combined with the improvements you will see in the DSLR market, particularly if Canon were to adopt this strategy will bring further pressure to the MF market.
I think is enough for a sunday morning!!