love_them_all: I was hoping the Cmos Sony sensor ver would be 30-40% cheaper than their CCD ver. But they are pretty much the same price.
And you know that because you work at the Sony plant as a cost accountant? How much does the sensor actually cost? Try to think the other way around - Hassy charges a price point they think can sell their target units per quarter, subject to how many units they can produce. Nobody uses "cost plus" to price their products anymore.
Anastigmat: Canon is an electronics company. You wonder why they haven't made a smartphone yet.
They are not a real electronics co. And Canon cannot compete against the others. Consumers just do not associate the brand name to smart phones.
dougjgreen1: I wouldn't buy any Hasselblad that doesn't have a polished wood grip
The old Hassy is long dead. They will never make another in house camera again...
I was hoping the Cmos Sony sensor ver would be 30-40% cheaper than their CCD ver. But they are pretty much the same price.
Jogger: I guess the PEN line is officially dead. Aside from a stripper entry model, there's really no room for it in the current Oly lineup. And, it doesnt make sense for a small player like Oly to have ore models than Canon or Nikon.
Peevee1 - The M2 is a Japanese only model. They are not sold in Asia outside of Japan. Plus, the EPL6 is not exactly selling like hot cake either.
It's not they don't like the PEN line. It's just that they are not selling as well. The market that is willing to pay wants the OMD form factor with the EVF on top just like an DSLR.
stevo23: Why not? Makes sense, but...M43? Why commit to that? It has no future.
But these lenses do not seem to cover anything larger than a 4/3 sensor. They cannot just change the mount and sell them as Sony E mount lenses.
So Sony is dropping the touch screen along with the NEX name?
The viewfinder trolls will be all over this camera! LOL
Sigma Nick: I can't be the only one who wished Sigma would license this sensor out to other camera makers. I would love to see a Epson R-D2m Digital Rangefinder. Id pay a couple grand for that.
Epson exited the camera business so there is little hope for that. But I do agree that this sensor really needs a mirrorless body that takes M mount via adapter and let the world try it. Buying a Sigma mount SLR or a fixed lens compact doesn't justify the cost for me.
4:1:1, so there is no full RGB per every pixel anymore.
I still don't get used to seeing the Ricoh name on these Pentax cameras.
nickthetasmaniac: I thought the new CEO indicated that Hasselblad was over this... Apparently not.
The deal was already in motion and the cameras being made. His job is to stop the stupidity and hopefully the bleeding. And along the way fire the market research team that is stationed in Dubai.
cgarrard: See all of our comments here got the CEO fired. We suck. ;)
I'm sure he'll land somewhere and make a mint. It's the little guy that loses a job that has a family that ends up suffering. Hopefully the comments here saved their jobs in the long run.
Nope. CEOs got excellent severance packages - big chunk of money plus loads of benefits. It's all written in their contract. Don't compare executive pay and benefit to the average employee.
love_them_all: First I was happy to read this. But then the Hassy of today would not put out another reasonably cost product. It will be another expensive MF that is easily over $20k.
The Pentax 645 is not expensive. Too bad they don't have the money to put more focus on MF.
First I was happy to read this. But then the Hassy of today would not put out another reasonably cost product. It will be another expensive MF that is easily over $20k.
love_them_all: I have the leather half case by Fuji. Really no use for me to get the grip if it cannot be used with the half case. Next time they should design a 2nd half case that works with the grip and sell them as a set.
The Fuji half case does come with a battery door with a snap button for easy opening and closing! It's one of the best half case out there. Real leather and matching strap too.
I have the leather half case by Fuji. Really no use for me to get the grip if it cannot be used with the half case. Next time they should design a 2nd half case that works with the grip and sell them as a set.
mikdes26: I just wonder why they haven't stabilized these. I have a slight hand tremor and need IS in all focal lengths. I chose the slower Canon 35mm f/2 IS over the Sigma 35mm in large part due to this (plus it was less money and receives great reviews). I love it. Any chance they'll go this direction with the next generation?
Get it in A mount and buy a Sony A99 (or its coming update). Then you will have it with IS.
The fight is ON! Can't wait to see this lens vs the Zeiss Otus in real world side by side comparison.