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Hasselblad H1

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June 4, 2004

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Hasselblad's enduring reputation for quality is not likely to be under threat with the release of the H1 camera body, the unit for which the DCS Pro Back is specifically designed. The H1 caters for both digital backs and film magazines and features an electronic user interface that communicates with lenses, film magazines and the viewfinder of the Kodak 645-format digital camera backs.

The core is constructed from high-strength aluminium surrounded by a solid stainless steel housing for extreme durability and one of the most annoying features of auto-focus systems - time lag in less than perfect lighting conditions - is addressed in the H1 with assurances of fast, accurate focusing under almost any conditions and an instant override function for quick access to manual control. A customisable data-imprinting feature that keeps a record of exposure data factors and other information is also included along with a central lens shutter design that enables virtually vibration-free exposures at even the longest shutter speeds and enables flash-synchronization at all shutter speeds up to 1/800 of a second.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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