The best features of the X1D, combined with the requests of fans for improvements, yielded the popularly priced, state-of-the-art Hasselblad XID II 50C. One significant evolution is the new processing engine and reworked electronics, which means that the X1D II is much faster than the original camera. The start-up time, for example, has been decreased by 46%. Its upgraded electronic platform also includes an enlarged 3.6-inch touch display and an enhanced EVF, a faster live view refresh rate (60fps from 30fps), and an intuitive and even quicker user interface control. Connection via USB-C or Wi-Fi to Hasselblad’s Phocus Mobile 2 allows for the ultimate, on-the-go workflow from camera to iPad Pro. And with a huge range of high-quality optics to shoot with, including XCD, HC/HCD, XPan and V System Lenses, the creative possibilities are endless; $5,750; Hasselblad.com.
In these unprecedented times, we can take solace in knowing that this too shall pass. With Spring cleaning and online entertainment options galore, there’s never a shortage of pastimes to enjoy and skills to learn right at home. As the season progresses, society will be back to normal in no time — and thrive like never before.
Bartenders, mixologists and bar-goers alike have fallen under the elderflower spell, one fine cocktail at a time.