I don’t do product reviews or tell you want to buy or not to buy. I’m not a big gear head. Never have been. I always felt no matter what the camera you use it’s up to you and your eye. These days your iPhone can do the job. A few years ago Hasselblad made their first mirrorless medium format camera with the X1D. Of course I got excited and bought one right away! I used it a lot until they dropped the X1Dii a few months ago. Then I traded it in and upgraded thanks to Samy’s Camera!
Here’s my simple thoughts… I love this camera! It’s become my only camera. It took me a while to get used to it and understand all the settings, but once I got past that I’m all good. It’s a solid Hasselblad!! It feels good in my hands, the lenses are the best, too many options to count and the quality of the images is the best! I love it!
The only issue I have is Phocus software that you have to use with it. I’m a huge Capture One user for years and know it inside and out. It’s taken me a while to learn Phocus and get use to it. I wish Capture One or Hasselblad would work out a deal. I understand why not, but geez!
In conclusion… I’ve been using Hasselblad for almost 40 years now. I’ve loved every camera I’ve had. This X1Dii is the real deal. It’s everything I love about Hasselblad. Now if only I could get them to hook me up with a couple lenses! That’s would be super cool. Wink wink!