Photography in Paradise

peeking from behind the sensor

Today I put the PhaseOne P65 digital back on my Hasselblad 903 SWC Superwide camera in an old (1994) Peterson////Gates H38 housing that Elwyn Gates and I developed for Hasselbald. With the disappearance of film as a popular exposure medium I decided to modify the underwater housing to fit the PhaseOne digital backs. They are truly an amazing instrument. The images are recorded in 24bit and have a dynamic range of about 14 stops. They give so much real estate to work with that cropping is never a problem for degrading the image. The 38mm Bigon lens on the 903SWC is so sharp it gives very stunning resolution to the image. The focus range is 3 inches to infinity underwater. I have been using the Canon 5DMK2 and the 7D and the 1DsMk3 but the images coming from this 903 separates the men from the boys in dynamic imaging. I took these images of Amy and her daughter Cassidy in their pool. As you can see Amy is very pregnant and due for delivery soon. I am building a web site to show case these images taken with the PhaseOne cameras and backs. www.phaseoneunderwater.com. It should be up in a few days.