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10-03-2015, 11:58 PM   #1
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Hasselblads Phocus

Hi there. I have recently moved over from canon to a Pentax 645z. Up until now I had used both lightroom to organise my files and capture one to process the raw files. I have found that it's hard to use capture with the pentax files although not impossible but requires a bit more extra work. I have now come across Hasselblads Phocus which is a free download and recognises the 645z files. Does anybody on here have any experience with this software? I'm just trying to experiment and seem quite impressed but it seems to be running a little slow. It's meant for MF hassy files so the size of these should not be a problem. I'm running it on a Imac quad i7 2.8ghz with a ATI Radeon HD 4850 512 MB graphics.

10-04-2015, 03:46 AM - 1 Like   #2
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Hi, I use it with the 645D. In general, the software is a bit slower than Capture One. I don't know about LR. May computer is a Mid 2011 27" iMac with the cheapest CPU.
One thing I noticed quite quickly: If you have a folder with dozends of photos and scroll back and forward between them to thow away the bad ones, work on the good one and so on, the amount of memory required goes up quite quickly. The original 4 GB was not enough for the Nikon D2x I owned before I baught the 645D. For the quite small files of the D2x upgrade to 12 GB was fine. For the 645D it was tight agani, I did another upgrade to 24 GB - athough this Mac officially only supports 4 GB DIMMs, you can run 8 GB ones, too, as it t common intel hardware supporting 8 GB SO DIMMS.

If you thinking to use Pocus with the even bigger 50 MP files, 16 GB memory is a bre minimun you will have to restart the software after browing 30 to 50 photos in RAW. Better go for 32 GB, then it will work fine.
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