« Last post by Neutral on June 24, 2016, 12:57:40 PM »
This is replica of what I posted in another smaller thread regarding X1D - wanted to post here but selected other thread by mistake.
What I see in many comments here and around internet that many people underestimate what does it mean and focus on current camera limitations and native lens selection.
From my point of view, this is major breakthrough and this marks beginning of the new era in photography.
Some of camera limitation (e.g. only CDAF available) is due to the limitation of the current sensor which is more than 1 years old. When Sony will release new generation of this sensor with PDAF support then this will be something great – it will be like Sony A7R2 but in MF format. Even now, current X1D could be great tool for landscapes and architecture using Canon TSE17, which should have enough image circle coverage for the whole X1D sensor.
Frankly speaking I am very positively excited about that and with high probability might buy second generation of X1D with the new Sony BSI stacked PDAF capable sensor with improved high ISO performance. There so many possibilities are opening with that, especially for low light street photography using appropriate lens.
E.g. if there would be one 35 f1.4 AF lens made for X1D this could open extreme possibilities.
Small correction to my post above - Canon TSE17 won't work on X1D as X1D does not have internal shutter and works only with LF lenses. Did not notice that initially.
So had quick look at Hasselblad lenses lineup and found one that could be very useful for low light situation and open full advantage of light capturing capabilities of the camera sensor.
This is Hasselblad HC 100mm f/2.2 Lens http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1245043-REG/hasselblad_h_3026100_hc_100mm_f_2_2_lens.html
This translates to somewhere around f1.6 on FF sensor.
This could be amazing combo.
This would require adaptor which Hasselblad is planning to provide for their lenses.
Very interesting things are happening.