Tips & Tricks
Learn tips and tricks from the Hasselblad Experts
Setting X1D-50c Operational Limits for Auto ISO and Full Auto Modes
X System users who are using the Auto ISO function can set the minimum shutter speed along with the upper and lower ISO to be used.
How to Focus at Infinity when capturing Star Fields
When attempting to capture images of the night sky with the X1D, it is often difficult to find a point of sharp focus. One method that works well is to use a bright star, a Bahtinov mask and manual focus with 100% magnification in Live View.
Selecting Active Area of The Rear Touch Display
When working with the EVF on the X1D, moving the AF point is made simple by using the rear touch display. Did you know that you can also select the area of the display used to move the AF point?
Checking HC/HCD Lens AF Compatibility with X1D-50c XH Adapter
Tags: X System H System Lenses H6D
Photographers wishing to use their HC/HCD Lenses on the X1D-50c coupled with the XH Adapter can check if they are able to be updated for autofocus in the following ways.
X1D BRACKETING FOR HDR IMAGES
Tags: X System
The bracketing function provides an automatic series of captures; one at the standard exposure setting (Manual or Auto) and the others with pre-determined deviations from the standard exposure. This is particularly useful for images containing a very wide tonal range, for example. Mount the X1D on a tripod to ensure all captures are sharp with no camera shake.
USING A CROP MODE IN LIVE VIEW
The X1D & H6D camera systems allow the user to overlay the Live View display with cropping guides in a variety of ratios. The crop is written into the file data and will show in Phocus when the image is imported. The crop can be removed or modified if required.
Use Profiles to enable quick camera configuration
The H6D series allows you to store camera configuration profiles that quickly set camera parameters to your favourite settings. Configuring them is extremely simple.
Calibrating Spirit Level
When using the Spirit Level function, it is possible to set a custom level position, for example aligning storing a custom shooting angle.
One of the latest features of the H6D is the ability to use Focus Peaking when using manual focus. To launch this useful feature, follow the instructions in this post.
CUSTOM WHITE BALANCE
Tags: X System
When shooting in difficult or mixed lighting situations, it can be useful to set your camera’s white balance from a test chart or neutral coloured object in the scene being captured.
Tags: H System
All lithium batteries (like the type used in the H System) have an internal "Fuel Gauge" which has information on the charge left available. Any lithium battery can, on occasion, need to be reset to ensure that the fuel gauge is displaying the correct level of charge. This is a very simple process in the H System and described below.