Save thousands by purchasing bundle. This bundle includes a CF39MS 39 megapixel multi-shot digital back, the H2 body, viewfinder, 80mm lens, battery grip, 1GB CF Card, charger, flexcolor SW, and 1 firewire cable.
Large format digital capture
Today’s digital photography demands higher resolution, less noise, and improved composition, all of which the Ixpress CF backs provide. Ixpress CF backs provide digital capture with sensors more than twice the physical size of today’s 35mm sensors. These larger sensors hold more and larger pixels, which ensures the highest possible image quality and moiré free color rendering without gradation break-ups - in even the most subtly lit surfaces.
Three modes of operation and storage
Optimum portability and image storage are critical for the professional photographer and the Ixpress CF backs let you be as flexible as you need to be, enabling you to choose freely between portable CF card storage, flexible Firewire drives, or tethered operation with extended, special capture controls. With these three options, you can choose an operating and storage mode to suit the nature of the work at hand, whether in the studio or on location.
Extra resolution for stills: the 4*Res upgrade option
In a studio environment you can increase the color resolution of your captures by means of a unique multiple-exposure technique controlled by the optional 4*Res module (patent pending). The result is maximum resolution and absolutely moiré free images. The Ixpress CF 132 can be upgraded with the 4*Res module at any time. The Ixpress CF 528 comes with the 4*Res module already built in.
Working with multiple cameras
The Ixpress CF is easily attached with a simple 4-screw attached plate to most of the professional SLR and View Cameras of the market. This simple compatibility allows you to bring optimal digital capture to your existing cameras and lenses and with the convenience of only using one digital back.
Direct shooting to Adobe DNG
Hasselblad has worked closely with Adobe to make its new products fully compatible with Adobe’s raw image format, DNG, bringing this new technology standard to professional photographers for the first time. The DNG file format enables raw, compressed image files to be opened directly in Adobe PhotoShop, allowing you to operate quickly and efficiently, reducing the “downtime” usually taken to process image data, and enabling final images to reach customers more quickly. Hasselblad image files now carry a full set of metadata, including capture conditions, keywords and copyright, making it a snap to work with image asset management solutions. For specialist commercial photographers, the full productivity and creative freedom offered by Hasselblad’s FlexColor workflow software is also available when importing the DNG file.
Image approval and selection – ultimate creative control
Limitless digital image capture loses some of its potential if you can’t quickly review and select the best images from your shoot. Building on the success of its Audio Exposure Feedback technology, Hasselblad is proud to introduce Instant Approval Architecture (IAA), an enhanced set of feedback tools, designed to allow you to focus on your shooting rather than the selection process. IAA triggers audible and visible signals for each image captured, immediately telling you whether the image has an approved, rejected, or borderline status.
This is represented as a red, amber or green light and is recorded both in the file and in the file name, providing a quick and easy way to classify and select images, in the field or in the lab. The larger, enhanced OLED display in the new Hasselblad products provides a realistic, high quality and perfect contrast image view, even in bright sunlight, to allow instant on-site image approval. IAA is a Hasselblad trademark and is patent pending.
Color refinement – new color handling concept
In the past, color management solutions have placed limitations on professional digital photographers, particularly when it came to capturing realistic skin tones, metals, fabrics, flowers, and other subtly colored objects. To help you deal with this challenge, Hasselblad has developed a powerful new color engine in its FlexColor workflow software. FlexColor allows you to use a single camera set up to produce reliable out-of-the-box color without gradation, with skin tones and other difficult shades accurately reproduced.
FlexColor workflow for the specialist commercial photographer
FlexColor enables you to create an image processing workflow that gives you the highest degree of control for your studio photography. In tethered operation, tools like live video and overlay masking help bring productivity to advanced set composition. The newest version of the FlexColor software enables you to manipulate color temperature and compare image details across multiple images for precise image selection. FlexColor uses the raw DNG files generated by the Ixpress CF and runs on both Macintosh and Windows computers. The software is licensed to allow you to provide free copies for all your co-workers and production partners.
Last, but Not Least
Naturally, as with all Hasselblad products, the new Ixpress CF gives you access to the full range of Hasselblad service and support, ensuring that your investment will last you a long time to come. And the latest firmware updates to your H-system back are always just a download away.