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X1D II How-To Video: Live view display options

2020-04-15

Tags: X1D II 50C

Check out what's new with X1D II 50C. In this quick how-to video, learn how to access and scroll through the different live view display options.

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X1D II How-To Video: File formats and storage options

2020-04-15

Tags: X1D II 50C

Check out what's new with X1D II 50C. In this quick how-to video, learn how to easily access and choose between the X1D II's file formats and storage options.

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X1D II How-To Video: Back button focus

2020-04-14

Tags: X1D II 50C

Check out what's new with X1D II 50C. In this quick how-to video, learn how to enable back button focus.

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X1D II How-To Video: 3 Ways to Focus

2019-10-01

Tags: X1D II 50C

Improving functionality and user-friendliness, Hasselblad X1D II's overall system has been upgraded. In this quick how-to video, learn three ways to select a focus point.

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X1D II How-To Video: Hasselblad User Interface

2019-09-10

Tags: X1D II 50C

The X1D II's Hasselblad User Interface (HUI) and overall system have been upgraded, improving functionality and user-friendliness. Building upon the previous generation’s intuitive UI with pinch-to-zoom and swipe image browsing, the X1D II is refined with a quicker overall response when navigating through its menu system. See how easy it is to navigate and customise the UI in this how-to video.

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What's new with Hasselblad X1D II 50C Video

2019-09-09

Tags: X1D II 50C

Check out what's new with X1D II 50C in this quick video. Dedicated to optimising the X System for a wider audience of creatives, we have improved upon the first generation with enhanced electronics for a quicker and more intuitive medium format experience, along with various other enhancements.

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Setting X1D-50c Operational Limits for Auto ISO and Full Auto Modes

2019-04-30

Tags: X System X1D

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.

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How to Focus at Infinity when capturing Star Fields

2019-04-30

Tags: X System X1D

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.

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Selecting Active Area of The Rear Touch Display

2019-03-27

Tags: X System X1D

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?

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Checking HC/HCD Lens AF Compatibility with X1D-50c XH Adapter

2019-02-27

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.

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X1D BRACKETING FOR HDR IMAGES

2019-01-30

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.

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USING A CROP MODE IN LIVE VIEW

2019-01-22

Tags: H6D X System

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.

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Use Profiles to enable quick camera configuration

2018-12-18

Tags: H6D

The H6D series allows you to store camera configuration profiles that quickly set camera parameters to your favourite settings. Configuring them is extremely simple.

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Calibrating Spirit Level

2018-12-18

Tags: X System H6D

When using the Spirit Level function, it is possible to set a custom level position, for example aligning storing a custom shooting angle.

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FOCUS PEAKING

2018-12-16

Tags: H6D

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.

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CUSTOM WHITE BALANCE

2018-11-30

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.

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Battery handling

2018-11-01

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.

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