Combatmedic870: Well lets see if they have can beat the D800. It would be nice to see MF above FF again. If not then whats the point.
I hope the MF makers have stepped up their game! I would hate to see MF ghost.
Love to have one. Too bad about the prices.
bigfatron: "it tries to reassert its relevance in a post-Instagram landscape"
So its going to add a handful of cross-process type effect filters and an option to turn your saturation up to 11?
It's already possible with their picture editing software.
buda1065: Can you filter out users that insist on uploading everything?
The people pay to upload everything, so, doubt it.
Boerseuntjie: At around $6,000 this camera is a steal compared to the Leica Hermes at $50.000
But that Hermes edition comes with a purse too.
BJN: The current incarnation of Hasselblad bears little resemblance to the superb, elegant, understated cameras that built its fame and professional following. Only a hollowed-out shell of that fine brand would excrete products like these. At least when Leica seeks to reap its red-dot tax in restyled Panasonic cameras, the design isn't a hyberbolic moon shot of weirdness and bling. Unobtainium may be expensive, but does it have to be fugly too?
BJN, what's interesting was my mother was talking with this young professional years ago and she saw a Hasselblad sitting on his desk. She said that I had one too and he said that he bought it because he thought it looked nice. He never intended to use it. So, you're right, the old 500 series was a work of art.
Aaron MC: I find this kind of amazing. For a company rep to actually come out in defense of products means that the market reaction was wildly negative. Because if the reaction was even mostly negative, it's always best from a PR perspective to not recognize the criticisms in public and instead internally decide what course to take.
Like what BMW did years ago when they had that awful looking back end?
Mr Fartleberry: LOL he can say whatever he wants. I'm not buying into it. Guess that makes me more important eh?
I had a good size film Hasselblad system and I ditched them when they came out with their coloured camera debacle. Sad really. Just like playing on the old moon camera theme.
Omega watch company does the same thing with their moon watch, the Speedmaster Professional.
slncezgsi: Somehow reminds me of the 'special edition' Sigma SD1 - 'woody', but this one trumps it :-\
I am really wondering what brought Hasselblad to Sony. If at all - I would have expected closer ties with Fuji - after all they produce many lenses and even produced camera bodies for Hasselblad in the past.
Since Kodak was probably the company that provided Hasselblad with sensors and now that Kodak is kaput in that field they had to look somewhere else. Sony was a good choice, so why not? I agree with that change. I just think it's too bad that they're charging so much for the camera.
They would have made more money if they bothered to create a digital V-series back that had a 6x6 sensor and sold it for $6k. They'd probably be back ordered for months. This camera will sell maybe one or two a month.
I wonder if that means that Carl Zeiss will be brought back into the loop when it comes to lenses? Fuji is probably fuming over this announcement.
It's probably just me, but using the electronic viewfinder on the M makes me think that perhaps the person should have purchased a DSLR instead. The whole idea of a rangefinder was so you can have a rangefinder viewfinder. Just look at the picture of the person shooting with the electronic viewfinder. It looks like a DSLR.
I like the expressions of the people under the D4 sign in the top photo to the right (the one that mentions the competition for the television). Funny.
The camera might be built to last a lifetime, but the sensor will be obsolete and unwanted in just a few years unlike the MP and 7 (and earlier models) that will keep their owners happy (and not continually upgrading) as long as film is still available.
Intriguing lenses, silly company name. I seriously wouldn't give a company any money with a name like SLR Magic. Sounds like a cheap ripoff place.
Looking at the photos that are provided here I'm pretty inclined to continue using my D700. Thank for letting me see the light.
Polyfem: LOL - no sir, a Hasselblad is far from "just a camera". It's just like watching a Rolls Royce when you only imagine a bicycle. In the old film days I hired a couple of prof. photographers who used Hasselblad. Just handling the camera is like handling an object from another world. The price - who cares? - it's likely to be insane by standards not only set by amateurs.
I've shot my Hasselblad on trips without a tripod on the street. It's just a camera, not a car. The shots I took were great. Love most of what I took (can't love everything since some of them were boring as heck and I wondered "why did I take that again?").
Awesome. I'd love to have a Hasselblad H-series to replace my V-series, but the $$$$$ for just the body always get in the way.
The weather sealing on the H5D, I feel, is the best update on this camera.
Since I'm basically doing that anyway by having a Flickr site I might as well try to win a trip to Hong Kong.
Henry M. Hertz: who cares about the images here.... the important thing for most "experts" here is .... does he shot nikon or canon?
Thank you for the link ajo43. I can't believe that's Scott Ostrom at the end of the video.
Jogger: While it is nice work. The Pulitzers are always biased towards American/Western content. In this case, they seem to be taking a political bent to is as well.
If you go to a book store or online and look at all the photos that have won, especially the first pictures, you'll see how far it has come. Some photos throughout the years are pretty disturbing, but others are make you wonder.
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