In fact I miss the old days when phones have physical buttons, I could text with one hand and without looking at the phone, and also need not worry it would suddenly freeze, or shut down.Not to mention the battery life, 3 days was the minimum acceptable duration back then. Now people are using software to limit their phone to use only 1 core in a quad-core CPU, and dim the screen just to squeeze out 16 hours of usage.
"keeping the same values that made our company famous. For example, that involves using the best material available..."Gold and gems?!Either he was lying, or Vitor Hasselblad did not use the best materials at his time.
IF i were Luca Alessandrini, here's what I would say"We are building a luxury camera here, did we ever say a beautiful camera?NOOOOOOO"
"Q: Let's talk about the Pentax Q...... A:...people are really blown away by the size...."Sensor size you mean? ;D
The Pentax Rep recognizes that legacy PK lenses is a huge advantage for Pentax.But do you think people want to use them with 1.5x crop?
Im gonna bet my life that it will be rectangle with round corners
samhain: You know what's really funny?Photographers are supposed to be the 'creative types', working in a creative industry. Yet all I see are a bunch of fuddy duddy negative comments that sound like something close-minded grandparents would say.This product is extremely unique, interesting and so far outside of the box it isn't even funny. You would think people would be more supportive of this kind of thinking, even if they aren't interested in buying one.
I for one applaud Sony/Hasselblad for their weird, funky new camera. Bravo Hassony, bravo!!
It is merely a creative way to suck money from rich people.It does nothing good to the art of photography.
Gesture: Maybe luxury and camera are incompatible concepts. But when I think luxury (premium) camera, I think superior materials, components build to robust specification, performance and tolerances above that of the competitors, the best possible lenses, etc. For example, for its era the Olympus E-20N was a "luxury" camera and remains so to this day in many ways with its magnesium alloy chassis, whisper smooth and quiet shutter, great close-range focus, wide maximum aperture through its entire focal range, etc. Hassy and Sony, think of ways in which Hasselbald engineering and heritage can ENHANCE these cameras.
A quick search for "luxury" in an online dictionary:
lux·u·ry [luhk-shuh-ree, luhg-zhuh-] a foolish or worthless form of self-indulgence: the luxury of self-pity.
andyrox: So, Hasselblad is to Sony, as Leica is to Panasonic then..?
In a few years Vivitar is to Leica, Opteka is to Hasselblad.Leica and Hasselblad are setting up bad examples of how to run a business, they should safeguard their greatest advantage, in this case it's reputation, not abusing it.
in "additional pictures" the second one on the left looks like sneakers, must be for sports.
Marc Newson the second?
When I hear of rebranding, I think of Vivitar, Pro-optic, Opteka, Bower, Rokinon. Etc.Well, I guess I'll have to add Leica to the list
qwertyasdf: Finally somebody in the m43 camp realises the crop sensor advantage.This is the first ever tele PRIME, right?!300mm F5.6 FF equiv DOF gives pleasing bokeh for mid range objects.Good for the zoo, but still not enticing to birders.FF 200 F2.8 lenses are relatively cheap, make one for m43, price it under $999, and now we're birding!
Actually not many 200mm f2.8 are still in production today, they are probably replaced by 70-200 zooms.But, the Canon 200mm F2.8L II can be bought for $765 brand new.
Finally somebody in the m43 camp realises the crop sensor advantage.This is the first ever tele PRIME, right?!300mm F5.6 FF equiv DOF gives pleasing bokeh for mid range objects.Good for the zoo, but still not enticing to birders.FF 200 F2.8 lenses are relatively cheap, make one for m43, price it under $999, and now we're birding!
Thoughts? existing GH2 users, will you upgrade?!
50X!!!Wish they styled it like the SX40, which IMO is very beautiful.
That lens mechanism...is slow operation a signature of Fuji?
technic: "Canon appears almost to have gone the other way, removing as much as it thinks it can get away with at the price. The result is the kind of conservative, slightly unimaginative design that's become the company's hallmark."
that sums it up nicely. what a disappointment :(
Good for Canon that they don't directly compare the 6D to the five year old 5D2 that is below $1000 (used). And who knows, maybe they even decided to use an inferior sensor in this more than $2000 'entry' model.
$1000 --> $2000
qwertyasdf: Just curious, is the ISO of Sony SLT cameras adjusted for the light loss resulting from the semi-transparent mirror?!i.e. for the same ISO and aperture, will Sony cameras give the same shutter speed as other cameras? Or will it be longer?
Thanks for the explanations.
tkbslc: Any rumors on price?
Next step, turn it into reality!!!
This years Photokina is a blast!!!