Hasselblad has launched a pair of firmware updates for its X1D II 50C and 907X 50C medium format cameras that provides, amongst different enhancements, an on-screen distance scale for measuring focus and improved intervalometer options.
Firmware model 1.4.0 for each the X1D II 50C and 907X 50C provides a brand new Distance Scale function that successfully recreates the space scale that’s historically on the lens and overlays it on the liveview show. It may be set to metric or imperial items and can work with any XCD lens up to date to the most recent firmware.
Hasselblad has additionally improved the Interval Timer function, including the choice to seize as much as 1,000 frames (beforehand, the restrict was 99 frames or ‘No Restrict.’ When taking pictures between 2 and 25 frames you may choose any quantity; from 25–100 you may choose intervals of 5; and from 100–1,000 you may choose intervals of fifty. The ‘No Restrict’ possibility additionally stays.
Hasselblad has additionally added the power to meter the publicity for each shot. Beforehand, the primary picture captured served because the baseline by which all subsequent photographs’ publicity settings had been shot at. Now, the cameras will be capable of meter for every particular person body, which ought to assist when capturing timelapses in various lighting circumstances.
The firmware up to date additionally improves compataibility with Hasselblad’s Phocus Cell 2 app, bettering dwell view high quality and addressing a bug that prevented the digital camera from altering its white stability settings when modified contained in the app. Different modifications embrace an array of unspecified bug fixes.
You’ll be able to obtain firmware model 1.4.0 for the X1D II 50C and 907X 50C on Hasselblad’s web site (on the backside of the web page — be aware you’ll need to be logged into your Hasselblad account).
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