I just wanted to let you know that I did a comparison of the Hasselblad X1D, Fuji GXF, Sony a7R II, Leica M, and Fuji X-Pro2:
Then I sent back the Fuji GFX, and did another Fashion Editorial using the X1D, a7R II, and a Leica Q - while my wife used a Canon 5DS-R:
An excerpt from the first comparison:
"After the first day, I was very disappointed. The image quality – the big reason for buying a big sensor camera – was not remarkably better than my smaller-sensor cameras! I also noticed artifacts when lifting the shadows on some of the GFX files (that did not show in the shots taken with the X1D and Sony a7R II). The images from the Leica M240 and the Sony a7R II held up VERY well in this part of the comparison. When I brought the comparison images up on my 1440p computer screen, I asked my wife to pick which ones were from the medium format cameras. She was never 100% correct."
Then I started to use a 42" 4k HDTV...
"I could finally see the 3D depth, tonal gradation, and gradual fall-off that medium format cameras are known for. "
The bottom line is...
I really couldn't tell the difference between the Hasselblad X1D and the Sony a7R II until I started viewing the shots on a 42" 4k screen.
I created a Flickr ablbum here, so you could compare all of the shots I took (for both comparisons, plus others) in higher resolution:
Inspired by the many lens adaptations going on , i picked up an old projector to attempt one myself,
after some research this is my Frankenleicaony ))
i managed to get 2 leica projector lenses , 90mm f2.5 and a 35mm f2.8 , the 35mm elmaron came with the focusing
tube which was to me very important , the 90mm also fits into the elmarons focusing housing which is nothing but a black tube.
taking into account the sizes and trying to attach it to a m42 helicoid did not work for me , so i ordered an m52 to m42 helicoid which the lenses and its black focusing tubes fitted into , sadly this is not perfect so a little electrical tape did the trick , this will be replaced by a step up ring when it arrives from timbuktu (hopefully)
attaching all this to an m42 to nex does not work , but it works perfectly with an m39 to nex , the 2 adapter to nex were of the same brand so i took out the silver thread rings and tried swapping them over , the m42 thread rings outer rim was 3-4mm wider so out came the file and several hours later it slotted in to the m39 adapter housing perfect , everything works fine , intact beyond my expectations i can focus from about 30cms out to infinity and do some pretty good close ups ,