Continuing on the Long Exposure comparisons, I walked down to the lake near our house and did 30 second exposures of the below scene.
The difference on this was quite noticeable. The H4D is the top image. The Hasselblad handled the gradiation in the sky much better than the Nikon. While it is hard to see on the scaled down versions, the H4D also provided much more detail in the shadow areas (see the 100% crop below).
Here is the 100% view.
Notice the information available in the details of the bridge on the upper photo from the H4D. Also, look at the row of houses on the left side of the frame beyond the bridge. The Hasselblad did a better job on the detail and lines of the roof. This is a personal thing, but I love the starburst from the lights in the upper photo too.
I have received all sorts of emails saying this and that about my comparisons. Remember, I set out to compare the two cameras after reading all of the reviews about how the Nikon was the new king of the camera world. Is it a good camera? Yes, of course it is. Does the D800 beat out a Hasselblad ? In my opinion, no.
I will be posting my last comparison in a couple days of a food shoot we did in the studio.
More to come ....