It is the same as iTunes store rate.
Poweruser: Hasselblad hast lost all credibility for me as a camera maker with their rebranded, overpriced SONY line. Wonder how overpriced their medium format stuff really is...
Good point. The premium should be about 75% of the retail price, considering the price difference between Sony and Hassel OEM.
Therefore, if Sony release this camera, it would be around $6000-7000 which actually sounds pretty reasonable to me.
Is this a rumor?
The reason why mirrorless is only a small part of the market is CANON doesn't promote them, and they do not want to.
sean000: Ever since Google bought Nik I've thought, "They're going after Adobe." Pretty soon Google photo tools like Google + with Picasa will be more powerful and competitive with Lightroom. For photography enthusiasts Lightroom has the edge for now, but Picasa and Google + are improving and becoming increasingly attractive to photography enthusiasts. Meanwhile Adobe's subscription based licensing is driving away some long-time customers. I still can't imagine leaving Lightroom, but I'm keeping an eye on Google. For people who don't need some of Lightroom's more powerful features, and who just want Snapseed like features and a free way to organize and share photos that look great online... why wouldn't they use Google +? Oh yeah, because all their friends and family are on Facebook ;-)
Agreed. Nik was (is) probably the most used plugin among professionals, but it is destructive with LR, which is horrible.
Great series. Shot by iPhone?
In RAW, Magenta is extremely strange, why?
mike earussi: The question unanswered is are they replacing using the new improved shutters from the D610 or just putting more faulty D600 shutters back in?
I heard they are replacing with the improved shutter units. It is unknown if they are the same as D610's ones.
greypixelz: that's a bunch of bull! "pushing the envelope", wack! more like giving it a new spin, but Olympus is certainly NOT pushing any envelope in the imaging dept.even though I am not a fan, I reckon only Sigma is really pushing the envelope here against a considerable pull-back from the mainstream and with relative success. truth be told, Olympus is just another speck of dust in the canon-nikon-sony comet which currently lead the mainstream.
All Japanese mirrorless camera makers are pushing the envelope, a7, GM, EM1... How about Canikon? Maybe.
BennoFG: It seems the argument here is the big camera crowd saying:"this is why FF/35mm is better" and the m43 crowd saying "but this is why I bought m43 and didn't buy FF/35mm"
I'll join in. I am so stoked with m43. I do freelance travel photography. I moved from Nikon to m4/3 two years ago. So The big cameras were near on perfect until I had a comparison. I notice the EM-5 with a panny 20mm 1.7 gives a beautiful shallow portrait, but doesn't take away the natural smile on people facing a guy with a camera. The EM-1 gets pulled out in stiking jungle humidity with a 2.8 zoom that's also safely weatherproofed.
Those cameras are no longer insured. The price vs features required makes it affordable to risk having to replace a camera. I am saving money.
The size and weight benefits are appreciated no-end and the difference in image quality non-existant. really, the last 7 of 8 projects have been for digital end-use. I have not had to adjust to anything more than the button latout.
personally, m43 was godsend.Great interview! Keep pumping those high end bodies and lenses out Olympus, I'll keep buying them.
A question I have always in my mind is,
Carrying one big DSLR with 2.8 zoom performs better than multiple M43 bodies with primes.
Too late, but nice support.
Black Box: I don't know if it's intentional but I really like the "old" colors of this series. They somehow look very... Soviet, if you like. And they really show what Sochi really is - a dirty overcrowded cloaka with nothing to see, eat or go to. AVOID.
Actually, Mamiya 7 is the one of the last film camera ever produced. Sold until 2013. Most contemporary medium format camera. Also, Portra 400 is the newest version of the Kodak film. Nothing old.
If you think digital is new and film is old, that's different story, though.
plasnu: Another nice documentary with Mamiya 7. Mamiya 7 has already established a classic status for documentary photography.
Looks like it.
U-point is licensed by NIK, but NIK is now owned by GOOGLE, so probably the licensing issue.
The chart of Digital Camera sales as proportion of whole company is interesting.
It's not old. These are very typical 90's Mamiya camera using Portra 400.
Another nice documentary with Mamiya 7. Mamiya 7 has already established a classic status for documentary photography.
There is aesthetic issue with film simulation without doubt. They do look fake, and they actually are.
Wye Photography: Personal view to which I am entitled - don't bite my head off.
I find it mildly amusing that thousands upon thousands of people abandoned film in their absolute droves and "made the switch to digital", spent $1000's (the $ is there for the benefit of my American brothers) on the new gear, computers, software only then to mimic film. If I could understand irony, I think that could be ironic.
I use digital, I also use film (B&W, just started to self process colour), I can tell you those "film packs" are just a waste of money esp BW. I can process Tri-X in D76, HC-110, Prescysol and Perceptol and have four different results.
With colour, I get a slightly different colour and rendition from my old Canon kit as I do from my RTS (and those sublime Carl Zeiss T* lenses) kit.
Personally, I think all these film sim profiles, albeit free from Adobe, are a gimmick. Quality film kit is cheap as chips thanks to digital. Buy some, have a go, do if for real. You'll enjoy it!
I use real film, digital and digital film sim.
Film is film, digital is digital, sim is sim. I prefer real film by far and I'll trash all my digital camera, if film camera has the same convenience as digital.
icexe: Dear Hasselblad,
Please, just stop it. You're embarrassing yourself.
I would choose Hassey version over Sony, IF the price is the same or $25 more.