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zavart

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On Hands-on with Nikon V2 article (453 comments in total)

Oh, and yes, it is ugly but if it manages to beat or equal Sony RX100 in terms of IQ and DR than I will definietely put it on my shortlist !

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 22:25 UTC as 145th comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with Nikon V2 article (453 comments in total)

Does anybody know if Nikon installed live histogram in this new V2 camera?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 22:14 UTC as 151st comment
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)
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zavart: The one thing which really makes me angry about this project (apart from the choice of sensor technology ) is not its look (which I personally like) nor is the choice of materials (I will always prefer wood and metal from plastic and rubber - call me old fashioned ...well I even have a hammer with a wooden handle:)) its the fact that in my mind Hassy had missed the opportunity to put inside truly multi aspect SQUARE sensor. If they had put something slightly oversized say 24X24mm (aka Pana LX7 ) it could have utilized the whole surface of the lens - corner to corner- at any given ratio. This could have been one area where they could really separate themselves from Sony or even other makers for that matter. Not to mention that camera with square sensor would really bring memories of the one used by Neill Armstrong!

The sensor would be only 0,5-1mm wider and only 8mm higher! So I'm sure they could find the way , especially since in these cameras there is not even sensor shift stabilization!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2012 at 16:54 UTC
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)
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zavart: The one thing which really makes me angry about this project (apart from the choice of sensor technology ) is not its look (which I personally like) nor is the choice of materials (I will always prefer wood and metal from plastic and rubber - call me old fashioned ...well I even have a hammer with a wooden handle:)) its the fact that in my mind Hassy had missed the opportunity to put inside truly multi aspect SQUARE sensor. If they had put something slightly oversized say 24X24mm (aka Pana LX7 ) it could have utilized the whole surface of the lens - corner to corner- at any given ratio. This could have been one area where they could really separate themselves from Sony or even other makers for that matter. Not to mention that camera with square sensor would really bring memories of the one used by Neill Armstrong!

But surely they could have order special line even if it meant they would have to pay 300% more for each sensor ! 6K camera surely could cover the extra cost !

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2012 at 14:13 UTC
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)

The one thing which really makes me angry about this project (apart from the choice of sensor technology ) is not its look (which I personally like) nor is the choice of materials (I will always prefer wood and metal from plastic and rubber - call me old fashioned ...well I even have a hammer with a wooden handle:)) its the fact that in my mind Hassy had missed the opportunity to put inside truly multi aspect SQUARE sensor. If they had put something slightly oversized say 24X24mm (aka Pana LX7 ) it could have utilized the whole surface of the lens - corner to corner- at any given ratio. This could have been one area where they could really separate themselves from Sony or even other makers for that matter. Not to mention that camera with square sensor would really bring memories of the one used by Neill Armstrong!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2012 at 13:28 UTC as 58th comment | 4 replies
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)
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zavart: Well, I think most people here are forgetting that potential customers for this product don't even know what dpreview is. They don't follow this debate nor do they read any camera reviews. If they decide to buy any camera ( and to them most cameras are pretty equal as far as they are concerned ) they will only choose something which will match their lifestyle. So I don't think Hassy is going to loose sleep over these comments.I also don't think that pro photographers are going to dump their HD-4 just because Hassy has decided to diversify !

re Andreas-AM I'm afraid that You can not compare Hasselblad to Porsche! Until the digital revolution it was simply small esoteric company devoted to making high quality finely-machined camera bodies and nothing more. With the digital era came different requirements with which only The Big Boys with proper financial resources could adapt. Not even Minolta Yashica Contax or Zenza Bronica were able to deal with that challenge. Hassy knows that it can not rival other photo companies because it cannot produce the sheer volume necessary to do so. Especially since One of the Big Boys is soon going to open the robot operated plant. So the question is how to survive ?By making someting mass produced with no chance of winning or to rather concentrate on craftsmanship of the shell like in the old good days ! Making it in smaller number but at higher price! Only time will tell whether their strategy is going to pay off! In any case for my and Hassy's sake I wish them Good Luck!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 20:40 UTC
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)

Well, I think most people here are forgetting that potential customers for this product don't even know what dpreview is. They don't follow this debate nor do they read any camera reviews. If they decide to buy any camera ( and to them most cameras are pretty equal as far as they are concerned ) they will only choose something which will match their lifestyle. So I don't think Hassy is going to loose sleep over these comments.I also don't think that pro photographers are going to dump their HD-4 just because Hassy has decided to diversify !

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 15:10 UTC as 71st comment | 4 replies
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)
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zavart: Nobody and I repeat NOBODY has as yet seen even one picture taken by this camera! and yet you're ALL ready to hang this project before it has even started ! No evidence is needed "the Negroes" did it ! It's like KKK alll over again ! Prejudice is indeed , the deadly sin ! and YOU're calling yourselves professional photographers !!!! What a joke :(

re Andreas AM One application of using this camera would be as a travel camera... in the back seat of Lamborghini of Ferrari. After all these people also would like to take pictures of their villas in Toscany or their lovers :) After all they also use 10K Rollex Submariner watches even though most of the time they don't even go 50cm below the surface !

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 14:25 UTC
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)
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zavart: Nobody and I repeat NOBODY has as yet seen even one picture taken by this camera! and yet you're ALL ready to hang this project before it has even started ! No evidence is needed "the Negroes" did it ! It's like KKK alll over again ! Prejudice is indeed , the deadly sin ! and YOU're calling yourselves professional photographers !!!! What a joke :(

re balios2 As for white supremacist...Well , You obviously haven't understood my metaphor! I'm talking about judging the camera ONLY by how it looks even though it is NOT a piece of jewellery or a fashion item ! Just like there are some people who like to judge other only by the colour of their skin ! ( and I'm not suggesting THOSE people are taking part in this discussion )

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 13:57 UTC
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)
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zavart: Nobody and I repeat NOBODY has as yet seen even one picture taken by this camera! and yet you're ALL ready to hang this project before it has even started ! No evidence is needed "the Negroes" did it ! It's like KKK alll over again ! Prejudice is indeed , the deadly sin ! and YOU're calling yourselves professional photographers !!!! What a joke :(

re balios ! And what about Leica or Regular Hassy . Who says they're not overpriced! Do You really think You can take with them pictures 3 or 6 times better than a regular FF digital cameras? Still there are people who, for whatever reasons are prepared to buy them! Maybe they're snobs maybe brand fanatics or just maybe they don't know what to do with their money! I really don't care ! Just like I don't care who buys the latest Lamborghini Aventador ! As for looks, I have never said that people don't have the right to voice their personal opinions ! I just wanted them to respect mine!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 13:44 UTC
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)
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zavart: Nobody and I repeat NOBODY has as yet seen even one picture taken by this camera! and yet you're ALL ready to hang this project before it has even started ! No evidence is needed "the Negroes" did it ! It's like KKK alll over again ! Prejudice is indeed , the deadly sin ! and YOU're calling yourselves professional photographers !!!! What a joke :(

PS I'm thinking about buying Pentax K-30 because it is really a great travel camera even though it is probably one of the ugliest cameras I have ever seen !

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 11:45 UTC
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)
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zavart: Nobody and I repeat NOBODY has as yet seen even one picture taken by this camera! and yet you're ALL ready to hang this project before it has even started ! No evidence is needed "the Negroes" did it ! It's like KKK alll over again ! Prejudice is indeed , the deadly sin ! and YOU're calling yourselves professional photographers !!!! What a joke :(

No! This whole storm in the teacup is NOT about the price! After all most people here can only dream about buyiing Hassy cameras and lenses or Leica for that matter! And in any case just because they start with 5K price does't mean that it's going to stay that way ! The issue here is that we ALL know beforehand what the piictures are going to look like even though Nobody got the chance to see it yet. Just because they are going to use some Sony components it's not a proof that it's a NEX-7 copy! For god's sake Panasonic makes sensors for Oly and still their cameras have completely different IQ. We don't even know what kind of processor is going to be there and which lens maker (apart from Sony) is going to make lenses for this camera.
It's about being fair and judging product on what it can or can't do! Not on it's looks ( which is always very subjective) or even price !

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 11:44 UTC
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)
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zavart: Nobody and I repeat NOBODY has as yet seen even one picture taken by this camera! and yet you're ALL ready to hang this project before it has even started ! No evidence is needed "the Negroes" did it ! It's like KKK alll over again ! Prejudice is indeed , the deadly sin ! and YOU're calling yourselves professional photographers !!!! What a joke :(

So obviously at that price nobody has also seen pictures taken by Leica or Hassy HD-4 ???

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 10:28 UTC
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)

Nobody and I repeat NOBODY has as yet seen even one picture taken by this camera! and yet you're ALL ready to hang this project before it has even started ! No evidence is needed "the Negroes" did it ! It's like KKK alll over again ! Prejudice is indeed , the deadly sin ! and YOU're calling yourselves professional photographers !!!! What a joke :(

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 10:12 UTC as 76th comment | 17 replies
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)

I have always thought that cameras should be judged by their IQ, performance and ergonomics! Silly of Me ! Obviously most camera reviews should only concentrate on looks because that what really interests "serious" photographers ! Nothing like Black & Boxy it's sooooo Sexy :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 09:37 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)

Oh! I get it now ! Most of the people are complaining here NOT about the looks of the camera but about materials which have been used to make it! This somehow appears to be an affront to photograpy ! So Hassy obviously has made the wrong decision , it should have made black plastic camera with a bit o rubber thrown in (aka Nikon or Canon) to make all of You guys drool over it! Then it would have been regarded as a proper proffesional tool even if the price was the same ! As for the twin dials - this really made me smile ! My car has four wheels - obviously it is an outrageous imitation of a Rolls Royce :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 13:40 UTC as 146th comment
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)
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zavart: If all You guys want Hassy to survive as a pure photographic tool company then put the money where your mouth is! i.e. Rush in droves to the nearest photo equipment outlet to buy their regular cameras ! It's all too easy to say what other company should do to survive but it's quite different thing when it comes to give them ready recipes ! Maybe the price for this company to survive as a tool company is also to make separate fashion cameras which most of You guys will have to learn to ignore !

But how do you know that their new camera is not going to fit like a proverbial glove or that is not going to work like a proper camera ? We are all used to cameras from NIKON , CANON etc which most of the time look like soapboxes and somehow nobody regrets that they don't look the like cameras in the seventies (Oh maybe Oly and Fuji would disagree :) -question is for how long ) Let's wait and see what will come out of it and what proper camera reviewers have to say!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 11:43 UTC
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)
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zavart: If all You guys want Hassy to survive as a pure photographic tool company then put the money where your mouth is! i.e. Rush in droves to the nearest photo equipment outlet to buy their regular cameras ! It's all too easy to say what other company should do to survive but it's quite different thing when it comes to give them ready recipes ! Maybe the price for this company to survive as a tool company is also to make separate fashion cameras which most of You guys will have to learn to ignore !

One more thing! If there is one thing which I'm truly unhappy about this new project by Hassy it is their choice of the sensor! I don't understand why they haven't decided to use the new Fuji sensor! It would have been much better choice not to mention the fact that they have been are already using Fuji lenses !

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 11:28 UTC
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)
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zavart: If all You guys want Hassy to survive as a pure photographic tool company then put the money where your mouth is! i.e. Rush in droves to the nearest photo equipment outlet to buy their regular cameras ! It's all too easy to say what other company should do to survive but it's quite different thing when it comes to give them ready recipes ! Maybe the price for this company to survive as a tool company is also to make separate fashion cameras which most of You guys will have to learn to ignore !

Obviously he is not going to tell us that Hassy is in dire straits !
But I'm pretty much sure that they have realized that demand for $15K cameras is very limited. So on the one hand they want to expand their business but on the other they don't want to cannibalize their proffessional line. Thats in a way explains why this design (which I personally like ) is so radically different from their professional cameras. They also don't want them to make too cheaply because they risk devaluing the status of the brand ! (Look Leica )

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 11:14 UTC
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)

If all You guys want Hassy to survive as a pure photographic tool company then put the money where your mouth is! i.e. Rush in droves to the nearest photo equipment outlet to buy their regular cameras ! It's all too easy to say what other company should do to survive but it's quite different thing when it comes to give them ready recipes ! Maybe the price for this company to survive as a tool company is also to make separate fashion cameras which most of You guys will have to learn to ignore !

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 10:37 UTC as 154th comment | 10 replies
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