As I mentioned a few days ago, I was able to borrow a H4D-50MS system from a friend for testing of an upcoming project. If you are not familiar with the multi shot system from Hasselblad, here is a link to their website that gives an overview of the system. In short, the 50MS does a four shot sequence that shifts the sensor by one pixel between each capture.
Using the Phocus software from Hasselblad, the system is very easy to use. It's as easy as changing a drop down selection to multi. You can also adjust the duration of capture if you have a lighting system that may not have a quick recycle time.
I decided to grab an old bicycle I had at the studio and shoot the rear gear assembly. It had lots of parts and even more dirt.
At this level, you can definitely see a difference between the shots in color and tonality. The multi shot held the highlights better and gave more accurate color in the dirt and grime.
At 100% the amount of detail and clarity in the dirt is pretty astounding. You can clearly see each grain of dirt and sand.
I am looking forward to using this system on this project that is coming up. I will need absolute color accuracy and detail. I am confident that the system will deliver exactly what I need.