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nathantw

nathantw

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nathantw: The Stella wasn't a bad product, it was just way overpriced. In fact, that's where the problem lie, the products are overpriced. Instead of selling more of the same product at a lower cost to make a profit they swung for the fences and tried to make a person's monthly salary in one sale. The "profitable" CFV50c is the same. When there are alternatives, entire cameras, selling for almost half of what a digital back sells for with the same capabilities, then there's a problem.

I'm actually excited about the direction Hasselblad is going if they are indeed going back to their roots. Hopefully they'll come out with a new X-Pan with a digital sensor or a Flexbody with a digital sensor built in. Maybe we'll see an updated V-series that's well built but modern? Guess we'll just wait and see.

We know, stefanprofiler.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2015 at 02:44 UTC
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Richard Schumer: Some history: Hasselblad went belly-up some years ago; its trademarks and assets were acquired by another company, who tried to market restyled Sony cameras to rich Asians in Hong Kong. Even with retailers in the mix, the plan was a failure and the CEO was replaced. The new CEO dissolved the design house and dropped the lines developed with Sony.

Now, let's translate some of the interviewee's other statements.

1. Hasselblad, whatever the previous CEO thought and acted on, is not a luxury brand, but it is a (high-priced) tool.

2, They are going back to their roots, starting with a brand-new aerial camera design, as their first product was also an aerial camera.

3. Perhaps they can convince the US to take their new camera to the moon again.

4. Let's ignore that Phase One has them on momentum and Pentax has them on price.

5. They have no other products in the pipeline.

6.. "This better work, or my career is s***".

Right. The camera was already designed and produced (100 of them...collectors item) and they were fulfilling a contract with Sony by announcing it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 16:33 UTC
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Donnie AI: A Hasselblad DSLR.. or even a Mirrorless Camera. I wonder how much those would be priced.

I hope to see one day, That leaf shutters be introduced to DSLR's / Mirrorless Cameras. Just as what Fuji did on their X100S / T

Calvin, if you don't mind it being analog then why not just buy a used one? I saw one on sale with the 3 lenses that they made for the camera. If I had the money I might have purchased it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 16:21 UTC
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The Squire: If Hassy had teamed with Sony the way Leica teamed with Panasonic, it might have worked.

I remember a story about Honda and Alfa Romeo working together, in the 80s I think. Great technology/manufacturing with Italian design/style? Nope. Italian engines and Japanese style. Ooops.

The innards of the new Leica Q include Panasonic cleverness. What could Hassy do with their bodies, ergonmics and design, but Sony tech under the hood. Mmmm.

The XPan was a Fuji camera also.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 16:10 UTC

The Stella wasn't a bad product, it was just way overpriced. In fact, that's where the problem lie, the products are overpriced. Instead of selling more of the same product at a lower cost to make a profit they swung for the fences and tried to make a person's monthly salary in one sale. The "profitable" CFV50c is the same. When there are alternatives, entire cameras, selling for almost half of what a digital back sells for with the same capabilities, then there's a problem.

I'm actually excited about the direction Hasselblad is going if they are indeed going back to their roots. Hopefully they'll come out with a new X-Pan with a digital sensor or a Flexbody with a digital sensor built in. Maybe we'll see an updated V-series that's well built but modern? Guess we'll just wait and see.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 15:43 UTC as 94th comment | 3 replies
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nathantw: I like the way this looks, but I'm sure if I buy it people will think it's a murse (man purse). It just has "that look" of my wife's purse. Leica sell other bags at their store in San Francisco that are probably better for guys (different colors and types) like the Brixton bags. https://www.leicastoresf.com/store/other/cases-bags

Here's a photo of a guy carrying the bag featured above. http://leicarumors.com/2015/05/20/new-ona-x-leica-berlin-ii-black-messenger-bag-launched.aspx/

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2015 at 04:01 UTC
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nathantw: I like the way this looks, but I'm sure if I buy it people will think it's a murse (man purse). It just has "that look" of my wife's purse. Leica sell other bags at their store in San Francisco that are probably better for guys (different colors and types) like the Brixton bags. https://www.leicastoresf.com/store/other/cases-bags

Interesting word. Never saw it before and had to look it up.

I personally carry a burnt orange Tenba messenger bag. When I got it my coworker said it was a girl's bag. I laughed. It got stolen from my car a few months later and I purchased another in the same color. Didn't want it in traditional black.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 02:44 UTC
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nathantw: I like the way this looks, but I'm sure if I buy it people will think it's a murse (man purse). It just has "that look" of my wife's purse. Leica sell other bags at their store in San Francisco that are probably better for guys (different colors and types) like the Brixton bags. https://www.leicastoresf.com/store/other/cases-bags

LOL.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 23:58 UTC

I like the way this looks, but I'm sure if I buy it people will think it's a murse (man purse). It just has "that look" of my wife's purse. Leica sell other bags at their store in San Francisco that are probably better for guys (different colors and types) like the Brixton bags. https://www.leicastoresf.com/store/other/cases-bags

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 23:28 UTC as 12th comment | 7 replies
On Shutterdial offers Flickr searches based on EXIF article (21 comments in total)

This is great. I like it a lot. Thank you for making it.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2015 at 15:45 UTC as 2nd comment

You mean I could make my Gigapan pay for itself and all I need to do is take an award winning photo? Yeah, no problem.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 03:47 UTC as 15th comment

I know this isn't going to be a popular post, but since when did it become so important to having a video of your location shoots to getting your photographs looked at? I thought photography was about still images, but now we're expected to have professional videos taken with drones too? It's getting to be too much.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 20:22 UTC as 8th comment

That dramatic music was so unnecessary. Cool idea for the product though.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 17:01 UTC as 8th comment

I shudder at the thought of seeing portraits or party photos taken with this lens at its widest angle. It was bad enough seeing all those celebrity photos taken with a 14mm lens and the distorted bodies with the tiny legs and the people at the edges look flattened. It was a horrible trend that's going to be even worse now that this lens came out.

As for the lens itself, I'm jealous of Canon users that can buy this. I'd love something like this. Yeah, yeah, Sigma has one.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 14:57 UTC as 71st comment
On Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory article (193 comments in total)

I always hated Hoya glass. I remember buying Hoya filters because they were cheaper and boy, I got my money's worth since they were terrible. However, after seeing the picture of the Hoya boxes that Sigma uses for these Art lenses I have a new respect for them.

Thank you for the great "tour!"

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 17:21 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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nathantw: I'm really impressed. But, how well does the Tamron perform at 14mm? For those that say it's only one mm, look at the comparison photo. That one mm was the difference between seeing the top of the Space Needle and just seeing the support structure.

Funny about the 75-150. I loved that zoom (I have the Nikon 75-150 series E). It was a lot smaller and lighter than the 80-200 and the modern 70-200 and it was relatively sharp for its day.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 15:23 UTC
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nathantw: I'm really impressed. But, how well does the Tamron perform at 14mm? For those that say it's only one mm, look at the comparison photo. That one mm was the difference between seeing the top of the Space Needle and just seeing the support structure.

LOL, got me there, Dianoda.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 19:36 UTC

I'm really impressed. But, how well does the Tamron perform at 14mm? For those that say it's only one mm, look at the comparison photo. That one mm was the difference between seeing the top of the Space Needle and just seeing the support structure.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 19:25 UTC as 101st comment | 11 replies

Finally. Been waiting for this for almost 2 years now. Much cheaper to get this than to buy the new FL lenses that Nikon offers. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 18:26 UTC as 19th comment

Cool, I'll take one with the Hasselblad film and the other with the Nikon digital but with a Hasselblad lens and see which one wins...if it's creative enough.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 21:37 UTC as 5th comment
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