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adam tracksler

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Med/large format h3d 39 help.
« on: June 28, 2020, 11:21:37 pm »

I have an h3d 39 and am thinking about moving into using it for more movements.

Currently using a combo of the hasselblad, and a Sony a7r3 and a cambo actus.

I know there are several options.

The hasselblad tilt/shift
The dB Back upgrade from actus
A slr like the gx680
A 4x5 monorail like a Sinar p with an adapter.

Trying to think about my next move. You can see some of our work at https://www.bryce-photos.com/

Looking for advice, snafus, traps, dead ends....maybe something Im missing.....

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BobShaw

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Re: Med/large format h3d 39 help.
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 06:07:38 pm »

What do you want the more movements for? If it technical work in a studio then Ok, but if you want to use it outside you need a truck full of gear to drive to where you want to take the photo and then assemble it when you get there.

I had the H3D-39. It was a great sensor with a large sensor size.
However it must now be about 12 years old so how much money are you going to invest in it?

I sold all of my H series and tech cameras on eBay and for about the same bought an XiD and an adaptor for my Canon TSE24.
I can carry it up the mountain if I want.
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Re: Med/large format h3d 39 help.
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2020, 01:41:52 am »

I am still using the HTS on an old H4D. It is great for studio work, especially with the 50mm and macro adapter. For architecture work, the camera is heavy, but since I need a tripod anyway I know I cannot go under a certain weight. What I find extremely useful is that Focus knows about tilt and shift and corrects everything automatically.
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Re: Med/large format h3d 39 help.
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2020, 02:35:58 pm »

I've been recently experimenting with the HTS on H3DII/H4D/H5D backs/bodies.
As landscapephoto mentioned; it's really useful that all the movements are automatically sent over to Phocus and the corrections applied automatically.
In a tethered setup I've found it very easy to accurately fine tune the focusing through Phocus using the + & -  lens focus stepping controls and hence not have to stop down too much from open.

Alex
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