Maybe Hasselblad was clever enough to realize that they are going to die soon, and they decided to go with a BANG !
Ousting looks like a very nice undertaker.
What the nice Swedes need to do is to fork out serious money if they need to continue. Changing direction in this market is expensive. They should've dropped the penny a while back. Sony played a part in this too, the sneaky people that they are. They were the ones holding the gun while Hasselblad pulled the trigger on that psychotic Sony concoction, aiming at their foot.
We photographers are a very unforgiving lot. This is not going to workout for them as simply as re-branding dishwashers.
Hasselblad has been a legend for a very long time, and with some luck it can get back on its wobbly feet again ( mind you re-inventing your brand is pretty tricky in this current market ).
All they have to do is stop taking advice from the guys in the fashion industry. They are all taking coke.
In the digital medium format world you need to stay at least as sober as Pentax, and even then, you have half a chance.
The future of photography will be shaped by Sony. So the question becomes :What's happening inside Sony R&D rooms and who are the new engineering graduates who will join them? The company's plans for the next twenty years.
They have so far pushed the bulk down and the quality up, which is the fattest revolution in photography for a while. They are selling sensors to Nikon and making cameras where people can use their Canon lenses. Medium format cameras are looking silly already.
And they have massive experience in video, as well as all the broadcast stuff they have done for decades.
Every great thing in this world is not so great, if the price is not right. or said differently,Everything can be made to be great, if price is not an issue.
I suspect that multiple manufacturers can make a camera just as good, if they wished to charge the same money.
In technology, the art is in making great thing relatively affordable. This is primarily an item of luxury. One that happens to be a great camera.
Sony is on a roll. You know the exponential rate of change is here when technology and innovation falls off a company at a pace that does not make common market sense. Long live the nerds and the accountants !
Tape5: So much sass and class, and still fall on their ass. I've always felt bad about those incidents, but this is like two supermodels headbutting each other on the catwalk.
But why would you wish to just click a Dislike button when you can have your Dislike liked by others?
So much sass and class, and still fall on their ass. I've always felt bad about those incidents, but this is like two supermodels headbutting each other on the catwalk.
Without learning the context, the mood, the task at hand or the need to communicate, how can anyone pass an opinion about any art form?A rather futile exerciseThanks for sharing
There's a fine line between niche and quiche
Weapon, shooting, chicks, testosterone... I get it. Now, honey, why don't you drop that beach towel while I get my weapon ready. The only one I have.
Sony's tight market research has produced another fantastic camera for a sizable portion of the happy shooters.
Artistico: It's better than the performance of many a compact camera. An iPhone truly eliminates the need for a low-end compact for snapshots, and I do believe that at times, you can get a shot with an iPhone that you simply couldn't with a bigger camera, either because it's always with you, or because it's unintrusive and doesn't cause a change in your subject's behaviour before you get the picture, as particularly large cameras with big lenses do have a tendency to do at times.
It might just be my next phone. I just have to wear out, lose or accidentally break my current one first...
Right on Marty. Boring boring boring boring stuff this mobile malarkey. It's like watching a 2010 episode of X factor.
The total number of comments exceeding 1000?
Space Aces EYHO.
The mighty Sony RX100 II, with all its limitations ( or strengths ) shows a better resolution at ISO 400 through a fixed lens, than this camera. This is a joke by itself.
And the thing suffers from personality disorder. Here is the DSM V definition:
a personality disorder reflects "adaptive failure" involving: "Impaired sense of self-identity" or "Failure to develop effective interpersonal functioning."
JEROME NOLAS: NONODY reads DPR in Canon's HQ in Japan, If they would, we'd have exciting new products, not this "meh" another boring camera for your retired(and retarded) uncle Joe.
At least Nonody reads it. If Nonody keeps it up it may encourage others to start reading DPR too.
It is good to see Canon galloping along like a blind horse.
Colour is a bit of a nuisance where B&W photography is doing just fine. B&W photography keeps relations simple and focused. Now I am asking myself ''who was the talented tailor in town who did that smart jacket on Mr Lincoln?''
But colour is good to show the youth that history was not in B&W. It is much easier to forget a monochromatic history.
AbrasiveReducer: Dear DPR, to make up for showing photos that are fun and original, you now have to publish an equal number of photos of Half Dome, shot with a D800 and accompanied by the artist's statement of the importance of his/her work. Hot air balloons with a polarizing filter will also work. If you don't have those, the Sydney Opera House, Eiffel Tower or time exposure of the Hong Kong skyline will do.
Seriously, these pics are adorable.
Forget about the dump that the Sydney Opera House is and the Eiffel tower which is another dump ..let me think....oh here straight from Chris Beetles gallery in London:
''In 2010 one man decided to give away £1,000 every day to strangers with only one catch they had to do something "good" with the cash. What happened next was beyond his wildest dreams. The lucky people accepted the money and responsibility, added their time, ideas and energy and sent the money spinning far and wide, magnifying the impact, generating wonderful stories and making many people smile. He documented it honestly and beautifully on his website.
Chris Beetles gallery have selected some of the best photographs from this fascinating project and are pleased to be sharing them and the amazing stories that go with them, in an exhibition which opens this Monday.''
But hey, the world is such a perfectly wonderful place that we may just be fine looking at kids being photographed by their dads.
dave_bass5: How did a boring set of snaps get on to the front page of DPP?I assume the description at the top was written before the author saw the shots. I certainly hope so as i have a lot of respect for DPP, but i see no correlation between what was written and what was shown.Im sure the father is pleased with them, i would be as well, but really, these are just shots that most parents would take many times, only with a different PP style.
Here by the court order of this great republic I order you to be hung drawn and quartered from the city gates so that other citizens will learn what the consequences are of calling something boring, boring.