Shooting Tethered with Hasselblad Cameras

Posted by: on Aug 4, 2016 | 4 Comments
Hasselblad H6D

Hasselblad cameras were born from a love for photography and the desire of a man to give photographers the technical excellence needed to realize their creative vision. That man was Victor Hasselblad. For seventy-five years Hasselblad has been devoted to producing the finest camera equipment that live up to the Hasselblad brand proposition, Create To Inspire.

The majority of Hasselblad cameras shoot tethered using FireWire cables. If you’re looking for a reliable cable, TetherPro FireWire cables provide reliably fast transfer rates and comply with all IEEE 1394b standards for reducing radio frequency and electromagnetic interference. The low profile casing fits digital backs with the narrowest of ports to ensure a secure fit and reliable connection.

Some Hasselblad cameras may not use a FireWire so be sure to check out our Cable Compatibility page at – for instance, the new H6D will use a USB 3.0 cable.

For Hasselblad shooters, there are two options available for shooting tethered – Phocus and recently added, Lightroom via a Plugin..


Hasselblad’s powerful, free image processing software, which already delivers the best quality RAW file processing, has been updated and expanded with new features that work seamlessly with new cameras such as the H6D.


A new graphical user interface offers a clean and uncluttered workflow, making it easier for users to find their way around more quickly and simpler than before. The flatter design helps you concentrate on the job in hand and makes for simpler navigation. Hasselblad has also added some new tools to enable finer control of the editing process and ensure the very highest quality output from your files.

Lightroom Using Plugin for Hasselblad

This plug-in for Lightroom enables highly efficient tethered shooting capability and makes the Hasselblad and Lightroom combination the perfect choice for photographers.


Tethered shooters will now have full camera control with capture options from both Lightroom and their Hasselblad, including full remote camera control and capture from Phocus Mobile through iPhone and iPad.



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4 thoughts on “Shooting Tethered with Hasselblad Cameras”

  1. Hi, I have a H5D-40 hasselblad. Can i use and work with TetherTools Case Air Wireless Tethering System or not?
    Thank you so much.

  2. You say full camera control but I can’t find a live view/video option in the Phocus/Lightroom plugin. Do I miss it or did they leave it out?
    We are shooting with a H3d-100c

  3. I work with the Hasselblad XD1 and as far as I know there is no wireless (who wants an extra cable anyway?) tethering possibility to a Windows 10 desktop pc, but only to an IPad. I would like to shoot wireless tethered to my 27 inch screen. Isn’t it curious that an expensive camera is not able to do that with a windows pc?

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