Hasselblad CFi 180mm f/4 Sonnar Medium Format

Hasselblad CFi 180mm f/4 Sonnar Medium Format 

DESCRIPTION

Although optimized for infinity, this lens is designed with special attention to close range performance. In general photography it is specially well suited for portrait, fashion, wedding, product and industrial work.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 22, 2000]
PAULO MANZIG
Professional

Strength:

Very sharp.

Weakness:

Not cheap

This is the best lens in the Hasselblad system in
mine opinion. Very very sharp. I never take a photo in 4x5 so sharp like Sonnar 180.

Similar Products Used:

Sonnar 15o, 250
Planar 100

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Dec 16, 2000]
Dr. Benjamin Chang
Professional

Strength:

Sharpness, focal length perfect for portraiture and candid shots at wedding

Weakness:

None

I am a medical practitioner but just finished my first paid assingment as wedding photographer. First time using the 180mm instead of 150mm at wedding, one will be surprised how much that few degrees difference the view angle makes compared to the 150mm. Sharpness is beyond reproach. Made a 30x30 print and I have to tell brides to put on more foundation since all defects are seen! there is no where to hide. Altar shots and church steps shot could be compared to 100mm view angle in 35mm. High price to pay but I sold it the 30x30 print for nearly half the price of the lens! From my expericience this lens should be mandatory for anybody making a living from photography. I am looking forward to my second assignment and my lens would have been paid for by 2 weddings !
Many complaints about the weight.. well my answer is spent some time at the gym or attend physiotherapy it is worth it. My wedding gear consist of 100mm 80% 50mm for the group shots and 180mm for the bridal shots and ring shots using 100mm with a 10mm tube. Metz 70 coming next week instead of the 45-CT1. I don't think I need any mroe equipment and start earning money to pay for my investment......what a hobby

Customer Service

Perfect for advice about exapansion and accessories never needed servicing the Pro-centre Hasselbald in UK is extremely helpful

Similar Products Used:

40mm,50mm,80,,100mm,120mm,150mm,250SA,140-280mm and 350mm

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5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Mar 22, 2001]
Bobby Miller
Professional

Strength:

*Extremely sharp
*Fantastic contrast
*Great color
*Light weight

Weakness:

None

This is a powerful glass. Subjects photographed with this lens will pop out of the background. Images have a 3 dimensional feel about them. The lens is very, very sharp. The colors are very saturated. Due to its light weight it can be handheld with no problem. In my opinion, this is the ultimate lens for fashion photographers and for those who do portraits. With this fabulous lens why would anybody buy the CFI 150mm? I suppose price would be the deciding factor; the 180mm is an expensive lens, but it is worth it.

Customer Service

none

Similar Products Used:

Hasselblad CFI 120mm, 120mm apo-macro for Contax 645

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Mar 19, 2001]
Deon Reynolds Warren, Oregon
Professional

Strength:

Very sharp and fast, easy to handle. Much less light wrap around in high key than 150.

Weakness:

None!

Excelent quality.

Customer Service

Never been serviced.

Similar Products Used:

None.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 15, 1999]
jay wong
Professional
Model Reviewed: CFI f/4 180mm

Strength:

Excellent lens for portraits.

Weakness:

none

This is the best lens for portraits in my opinion. It is very sharp (even in the corners) and has excellent contrast. When hooked up with a tele-converter it is quite impressive at 360mm.

Similar Products Used:

100mm

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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