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Hasselblad hts 1.5 with 80mm vs. 120mm macro
« on: May 05, 2013, 03:58:45 PM »

Has anyone had the chance to compare those two at medium to close distances, say around 60cm to 1m? if they are close, why would one want a 120mm macro?


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Re: Hasselblad hts 1.5 with 80mm vs. 120mm macro
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2013, 05:37:05 PM »

Perhaps because you need autofocus?

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Re: Hasselblad hts 1.5 with 80mm vs. 120mm macro
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2013, 12:39:25 AM »

That's a good point.
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Re: Hasselblad hts 1.5 with 80mm vs. 120mm macro
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2013, 09:32:10 AM »

Because 120mm macro is designed to give its best at close distances and 80mm is not. I believe there is no better choice than 120mm at 60cm. They are not close at 60cm. The difference is possibly not so obvious at 1m distance. I use Phase One, I believe it's the same with Hasselblad.
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Re: Hasselblad hts 1.5 with 80mm vs. 120mm macro
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2013, 12:43:58 PM »

That might be the case with the new HC120 macro but my HTS plus 80 or plus 100 definitely performs better at that distance than my HC120. I quite often grab the HTS/80/13mm extender (or the same combo but with the HC100 instead of the 80) instead of the HC120.

Now, I am told by several people that have the HC120mkII and have used the HC120 as well that the new version is much better at close range. I have just yet not had the urge to pony up the money to replace my HC120. Maybe next year...
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