Dick, when are we going to see some of YOUR pictures?
I have already posted a picture this week, but only to demonstrate DOF.
I had my open cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal) six months ago, and I am now physically able to contemplate getting out there and taking some pictures.
This last month I have had to clear 2 houses and help organize a party for 50, and I have regretted not being able to find the time and energy to get out there and get some pictures of the autumn colours.
I now now received my H4D-60, but unfortunately it is not capable of working with flash with view cameras - I hope this will be rectified soon.
I have been accumulating Sinar kit from eBay for many years, and I am now within (hopefully) weeks of getting a Sinar digital system together, with daylight live view.
I had thought that I would buy a cheap second-hand Hasselblad back as a backup, but I am now thinking of getting a system that complements the Hasselblad.
The H4D-60 should have been able to make a good job of the bridge in single-row pan-and-stitch mode, and there would probably not have been enough image circle to do it shift and stitch with an Apo-Digitar.
There are techniques I want to use that need electronic shutters on view cameras and the Sinar eShutters should be available in a few weeks.
I want to concentrate on what you cannot do with a DSLR, but a "point-and-shoot-adapter" comes with Hasselblad H4s, so I have a DSLR...
This picture was a lens assessment shot, using my 300mm (on a demo H4D-60) at a Hasselbuddy (UK) event. I moved sideways to get cross-lighting on her cleavage, and lost the background. There was only one light available, and it was so low-powered I had to use 400 ISO for f16 for DOF (I have 4 Elinchrome 1500s). Focusing on her neck put her face slightly off the PSF, and kept the hair sharp. In a head shot I would use focus lock to soften the face, and not use the clever true-focus function.