Hasselblad 503CW Discontinued

by JamesNYCApril 30. 2013 01:13

In a move that again demonstrates that Hasselblad has lost it's connection to it's long time users and to the photo graphic community in general Hassleblad has made another bad decision, to discontinue their V system.  Now all we have left is a camera that has a Hasselblad label and that is manufactured by FUJINON - James Sullivan

Hasselblad has announced the discontinuance of the Hasselblad 503CW, the last V system camera in its portfolio. The decision, which comes into immediate effect, brings to an end over a half century of evolution of the company’s original camera line. Hasselblad has confirmed that the last 503CW has rolled off the production line but the company will continue to provide V System accessories while stocks last.  V System support will also still be available through "current channels."

Hasselblad Press Release End of the line for the Hasselblad V System

Hasselblad is to cease production of its 503CW model - the last V System camera in the company’s portfolio.

The decision, which comes into immediate effect, brings to an end over a half century of evolution of the company’s original camera line.

Dr. Larry Hansen, Hasselblad Chairman and CEO said: “Everything has its place in time. The veteran 503CW combined with an extensive V System range of interchangeable lenses and accessories, was for seventeen years, the camera of choice for discerning professionals and aspirational amateur photographers
But there has been a substantial decline in demand for this camera over the past five years or so and the time has now come for us to reluctantly consign the V System to history.  In so doing we would like to thank all fans and customers for both their loyalty and their enthusiasm for our legacy Hasselblad V System.” He added: “Now of course the focus on medium format capture is on our H System – the world’s most advanced camera. The latest generation cameras represent medium format capture engineering at its most exemplary and are well-placed to secure and underpin the company’s unrivalled reputation for providing highest image quality and craftsmanship.  Additionally we are focussing on new products for advanced enthusiasts.” Hasselblad has confirmed that the last 503CW has rolled off the production line but the company will continue to provide V System accessories while stocks last.  V System support will also still be available through current channels.

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Save 10% OFF Capture One Pro

by JamesNYCApril 30. 2013 01:04

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IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT SPACE NYC presents: 8X10 PORTRAIT DAY

by JamesNYCApril 18. 2013 01:02

IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT SPACE NYC presents:

8X10 PORTRAIT DAY

ONGOING MONTHLY

NEW YORK April 19, 2013 – Large format portraits have been revived in a new inventive way with Impossible’s PQ Silver Shade8X10 Instant film. Since the introduction of this unique format in August of 2012, the film has been used by numerous professionals to test its limits.

These portraits are a true analog gem providing each customer with a singular moment normally only accessible in a large studio setting. The opportunity to get a one-of-a-kind portrait taken with the film at the Impossible NYC Space is now available every month. The image will be shot by one of Impossible’s experienced staff photographers using a natural light setting and a beautiful large format camera. Whether you bring a friend or come alone, it is sure to be a great experience for everyone.

Those who attend receive their original instant photo and the unique experience of being in front of one of these amazing large format cameras. These grand and commemorative portraits capture friends, lovers, families and individuals in exquisite sharp detail, depth, and texture using ImpossiblePQ Silver Shade 8×10 film.

The portrait sessions will be held weekends monthly at $40 each frame.

RSVP:

rsvp@theimpossibleproject.com- Reservations recommended

Open hours Saturday and Sunday: 12:30-3:30

The Impossible Project Space
NYC

425 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10013
T: (212) 219-3254
E: nyc@the-impossible-project.com
www.the-impossible-project.com

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Eizo Adds 4K x 2K Input to ColorEdge CG276 LCD Monitor

by JamesNYCApril 3. 2013 05:20

Eizo Adds 4K x 2K Input to ColorEdge CG276 LCD Monitor

High-Res Image Will Be Down-scaled for Native 2560x1440 Display

One more option for monitoring 4K workflows has arrived with the announcement that Eizo has begun supporting 4K x 2K input on newly manufactured Color Edge CG276 LCD monitors.

Starting this month, new CG276 units will accept 4K x 2K input via their Display-Port input at up to 30 fps. The image will be down-scaled for display in the monitor's native resolution of 2560×1440. The CG276 also supports 10-bit color via Display-Port, and has HDMI and DVI-D inputs.

The monitor will be on display in Eizo's NAB booth (SL 14813).

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Photo Assistant Basics - 4x5 film holder cleaning & film loading

by JamesNYCApril 3. 2013 04:39

This is the last in our film loading video series: Photo Assistant Basics - 4x5 film holder cleaning & film loading.

I'm aware that their will be those that will take issue with my method of cleaning the film holders, but to each their own.this process is the way I was taught by several old school photographers and in more than 20 years I/We have never had dirt dust or scratches on any 4x5 film.

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Photo Assistant Basics - Hasselblad A12 film loading

by JamesNYCMarch 31. 2013 02:49

Photo Assistant Basics - Hasselblad A12 film back loading for 120 roll film

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Photo Assistant Basics - Hasselblad A16 film back loading

by JamesNYCMarch 30. 2013 13:53

Photo Assistant Basics - Hasselblad A16 film back loading

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Giant wet Plate Camera project Part 2

by JamesNYCMarch 30. 2013 01:08

Our friend James Weber who when not shooting fashion and beauty, has become a serious Wet Plate photographer. And like every American he too wants things bigger. To achieve that James did a great deal of research and came up with the idea of using an "Indoor Grow Room" as a camera.

check out his full story with more images videos and details here.

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Photo Assistant basics - Hasselblad A24 film back loading

by JamesNYCMarch 29. 2013 13:56

Photo Assistant basics - Hasselblad A24 film back loading

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Fuck you, Pay me – a discussion of adventures in contracts, negotiation, and payment

by JamesNYCMarch 25. 2013 11:03

This video made the rounds a few years ago and it seems to be making a resurgence once again on several photography & creative blogs. It may be long and the speaker presents his view from the point of a creative at a design company, but it's really worth the time to watch as most of what they talk about will apply to commercial photographers too.

2011/03 Mike Monteiro | F*ck You. Pay Me. from San Francisco Creative Mornings on Vimeo.

Our speaker at the March 2011 San Francisco, CreativeMornings (www.creativemornings.com) was Mike Monteiro, Design Director, and co-founder of Mule Design Studio (www.muledesign.com). This event took place on March 25, 2011 and was sponsored by Happy Cog and Typekit (who also hosted the event at their office in the Mission).

Mike's book "Design is a Job" is available from A Book Apart (www.abookapart.com/products/design-is-a-job)

A big giant thank you to Chris Whitmore (www.whitmoreprod.com) for offering to shoot and edit the video. Photos were graciously provided by Rawle Anders (twitter.com/rawle42).

The San Francisco chapter of Creative Mornings is run by Greg Storey (twitter.com/​brilliantcrank).

Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/​SanFrancisco_CM

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