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Hasselblad XCD 45 vs 65 for 1/2 and 3/4 Length portraits
« on: November 12, 2019, 07:35:40 pm »

I would like to use the 45 but will there be any distortion using it for 1/2 and 3/4 length portraits?  I know the 65 would be ideal but I want to try the 45. Anyone can add light on this. Greatly appreciated    Dennis
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Re: Hasselblad XCD 45 vs 65 for 1/2 and 3/4 Length portraits
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2019, 12:16:12 am »

You always use the longest you can but space dictates what you can use. I attach a Kipon adaptor and use a Canon zoom to figure out what I could use. In a large bedroom (6m) I could use a 65 if I had one, allowing separation from the backdrop. I have ordered a 45 but it will be December before I get it. So I guess its the X1D with 90 for what works and the Canon for the rest.
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Re: Hasselblad XCD 45 vs 65 for 1/2 and 3/4 Length portraits
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2019, 05:08:36 am »

Use / buy the longer lens unless you're shooting in a closet.
Good luck,
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Re: Hasselblad XCD 45 vs 65 for 1/2 and 3/4 Length portraits
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2019, 01:49:48 am »

I did a model portfolio yesterday so it was a good time the test my lenses for coverage.
I used the XCD90 for everything. (It was the only lens I had).
I could just take a full length shot in a 6m room if she stepped back. The model was not very tall though.
3/4 was no problem.
A 65mm should have no trouble at all for full length.
The 45 should be fine if you stay back and just crop the image. 50MP is plenty to play with.
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Re: Hasselblad XCD 45 vs 65 for 1/2 and 3/4 Length portraits
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2019, 09:39:44 pm »

  Any chance of seeing some of the pictures you did with the 3 lenses?  I might have to sell the 45 and get the 65  Not sure about the 90 I have not seen anything with the 90    Thank you. I do appreciate  it   Dennis
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Re: Hasselblad XCD 45 vs 65 for 1/2 and 3/4 Length portraits
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2019, 10:30:16 pm »

Mate, as I said, I used the XCD90 for everything, as it was the only lens I had.
I was able to do a full length on a short model but only just. A 65 would have been handy.
However head and shoulder shots I had to crop in. A longer lens would be better.

I suggest that you use a Canon or similar zoom with an adaptor and just read off what you need.
Camera stuff is too expensive to keep on buying.

(Modified) - I am just going to summarise in case there is confusion.
For nearly all of the shots I took the 90 was fine, in fact it was too short and I had to crop the images in post.
For a couple of images a shorter lens (45, 65, a zoom, maybe 80) would have been useful.
You make do with what you have.
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Re: Hasselblad XCD 45 vs 65 for 1/2 and 3/4 Length portraits
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2019, 03:47:26 pm »

Hi Bob, just to see if I understand. Buy a Canon Zoom and adaptor for Canon the X and use the canon lens?   Thank you Bob   
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Re: Hasselblad XCD 45 vs 65 for 1/2 and 3/4 Length portraits
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2019, 04:52:17 pm »

Hi Bob, just to see if I understand. Buy a Canon Zoom and adaptor for Canon the X and use the canon lens?   Thank you Bob
I just meant that is a way to test what focal length you need. I don't recommend buying anything that you don't actually need and E shutter is useless for studio work.
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Re: Hasselblad XCD 45 vs 65 for 1/2 and 3/4 Length portraits
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2019, 10:08:02 pm »

  Thank you everyone for all your feedback.  Just Purchased a XCD 65 and SOLD the XCD45 
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