There was a lovely sunset today and as I have the Hasselblad HTS1.5 for a week, it seemed like a great opportunity to get on the roof and shoot something different.

First of all, let me say that in order not to kill my web server, I haven’t put the full 395MP panorama up here. But there is a 10,000 pixel wide version of it for you to look at. The original is over 50,000pixels across.

The Hasselblad HTS1,5 tilt-shift adaptor is a glorious piece of kit ad truly, perhaps, the summit of geekery from the team at Hasselblad in Sweden. Not only does it allow you to attach any lens to the camera and turn it into a tilt-shift lens, it records the X and Y axis movements in the EXIF data. Truly an achievement.

I don’t often shoot with the HTS and camera on a tripod. It’s just too fiddly and time-consuming unless I need a longer exposure in low light.

So, this panorama was shot hand-held, at 800ISO (a little higher than I’d usually shoot with the CCD sensor on my Hasselblad H4D.

Here it is. Click the image for the 10,000pixel version, then click the ‘View full size 10000×1329′ link at the bottom right….

395 megapixel tilt shift panorama of Tokyo

I’ll try and sort out a decent, free lace to put the 50,000 pixel version soon.

Here’s a couple more I shot from the roof today.

Hasselblad HTS1.5: shooting in Tokyo with the Hasselblad tilt shift adaptor

Hasselblad HTS1.5: shooting in Tokyo with the Hasselblad tilt shift adaptor

Hasselblad HTS1.5: shooting in Tokyo with the Hasselblad tilt shift adaptor

If you’re interested in shooting with with the HTS1.5, drop me a line and we can arrange a class.