Hasselblad files: B C F
Canon files: A D E
what does that mean to me? I really try to get that MF thing working for me, I really like big cameras, but whenever I try it either costs me a lot of money (remember my Leaf ordeal
?) or it doesn't give me any more value than what I am getting out of my current system. Even more, I don't think I could comfortably work with what's on offer in the MF world.
On my Eizo the hasselblad files clearly show more resolution and I am probably more used to working with canon files, so maybe I messed up the H files, but still, up to today no one has proven to me that the hassle and expense of going MF would help me produce better images.
Often people say MF slows them down and thus makes them think. that doesn't help me in my kind of work when my herbs are wilting cause I cannot find the right focus. The Hasselblad previews appear nearly instantly on my screen, but then it takes nearly 13 seconds to get a 100% view. With the canon it is 7 seconds, which often feels way too long when you try to catch sauce running of a spoon.
The Hasselblad files take up about 5 times the space on my harddrive. People say storage is cheap, but still I prefer handling a shoot with 10 GB to 50GB.
Handholding the H, especially in portrait, with the HTS is impossible for a whimp like me, but it's quite easy with canon 1ds, with the 5d mk2 I do that 10 hours in a row.
than there is the question of backup. I think this little game has proven that a 5dmk2 is a proper backup to any MF, but when I promise and charge my clients to get them those yummy 100MB files I cannot use a canon if the main camera decides to cave in.
don't even get me started about cost...
If it works for you, I am really happy for you. For me it certainly doesn't.