Film Versus Digital With Hasselblad

Submitted by Allen John on Sun, 03/14/2010 - 23:02

One of the things I have been able to do as of late is to have Colour Negative Film immediately transferred to a digital format.

I use both an EL/M and a 500CM with 80mmk lens, 150mm lens and 50mm lens.

What I have found is that while the scanned results are reasobnably good they do not come across as good as the dital images which are taken directly of a digital camera.

The prints from the negative, however, are as sharp and as detailed as you would expect from Hasselblad lenses.

Your thoughts, experiences and comments as to this anomoly would be appreciated




Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:51

Exactly my experience! However, if you get a digital back for your Hasselblads, they'll outperform anything, bar a new dedicated digital Hasselblad,- and even then, the old Zeiss lenses seem to take better pictures!  Hasselblads own scanner is very good,- probably the best there is. However, I would spend the money on a digital back.


Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:44

I have used a Nikon Super CoolScan LS-8000 ED for a number of years. Scans at 4000 ppi of my 6x6 and 6x4.5 negatives are superb, though the files are huge (80MB and up). I use the regular plastic film holder for 35mm but sprung for a glass carrier for my Hassy stuff.