Somebody should have told Casio people who take selfies don't give a damn about cameras. They do selfies because they have smartphones with front-facing lenses. They won't buy a camera solely to take selfies. That'd be too fussy.And no - the fact that this camera has a mirror doesn't make it an SLR...
If only you could imagine how happy I felt when I read this rumour! Last night I was browsing through the web and hit 43rumors.com; when I read that the E-M5's successor would have sensor shift, I went out running and shouting 'Olympus will have sensor shift!' 'Olympus will have sensor shift!'Unfortunately I happened to be wearing undies only when I jumped off the chair and went to the street shouting out my exhilaration. Some neighbour complained about my behaviour and I was arrested. The cops took me before a judge and he decided I should be seen by a psychiatrist. I was duly taken to one, who counselled the court to intern me in a psychiatric facility at the local hospital. That's where I'm writing from. Curiously, my inmate is also a gearhead. He's here because he showed too much enthusiasm about the new E-M5 having PDAF. Not that I'm crazy, mind you: it's just that those outside Gearland show no comprehension for people like me.(OK, so I'm crazy.)
AKH: Maybe start making a sensor that is on par with the best APS-C sensors 😊
That's akin to a small man mocking a dwarf.
completelyrandomstuff: Free advertising for Hasselblad - all the hate will generate a lot of brand awareness.
If you think articles like this will give Hasselblad brand awareness, you must be very new to photography. Surely cameras like these disgrace Hasselblad, but they're still a name in medium format systems and have a place in photography history (unlike Sony). That's not saying this camera - as well as the Lunar - will add anything but ridicule to Hasselblad, though...
MikeFairbanks: I drive a Honda Civic. Maybe as a social experiment I'll put BMW badges on the front and back of my car and see what happens when I drive slowly by people.
I bet I'd get compliments. It would be an easy mark to measure, because NOBODY compliments you when you drive by in a Honda Civic.
NOTE to DP Review: Just because it's news doesn't mean you really have to print it. I'm sure there are a lot of issues and announcements in the industry that you choose not to cover. Things like this should be included in the pieces you choose to disregard.
Put a pinewood board over the dash. You'll sell it for $135,000.
The handgrip doesn't even integrate well with the camera, but you pay an extra €1.250 for it (and an 'H' logo). You know what they say about a fool and his money...Oh well.
jhinkey: Why don't they mark the anniversary by producing the Df2 that many people wanted - i.e., the "digital FM3A". Better yet give us the Nikon version of the Sony A7R (or even the A7S).
Samuel: have you ever peeped through a Df's viewfinder? It's the brightest, clearest viewfinder I've ever seen. Bar none.
I guess this wasn't exactly what the photographic community had in mind when they pledged for medium format mirrorless cameras...
papa natas: A camera that NEVER went to the moon as well as the crew.
Hugo: what rocket? What you've seen was a farce staged by the US in order to convince the USSR of their supremacy in space!(In case you didn't realize it, we're just having a bit of fun...)
Alex Permit: Why even bother opening a design facility in Italy if you end up with such monstrosities? It's an insult to the fine tradition of Italian design.
Pinin Farina must be turning in his grave.
And a Britney Spears for every Rickie Lee Jones!... ;)
Not really an insult. You see, alongside the likes of Pininfarina, Bertone, Zagato, Alessi and other italian design studios, there is a school of design that favours heavy ornaments and advocates massive use of fastidiously sculpted hardwood. You can see its results in italian Hi-Fi products like Unison Research amplifiers (if you see one you'll find a troubling similitude to Hasselblad's latest rebadged cameras) or Sonus Faber and Opera speakers. And the average italian family loves ornamented hardwood furniture with several layers of shining varnish. Hasselblad, unfortunately, opted for the latter kind of italian design, which is strange because scandinavian countries have a solid tradition of sober, functional and elegant design. They could at least have hired Bertone to redesign their (Sony) camera bodies, but they didn't. They chose the 'legno masselo' school of design. Their loss...
This is a time to rejoice!
I don't know what to say. Leica invented 35mm and made some glorious cameras, but products like this only bring them ridicule and accelerate the erosion of their prestige. I wonder whether Leica really need this kind of product and the rebadged Panasonics. Sometimes it looks like they walked into a deadend: they need to get rid of all that OEM stuff, but they just can't because they need the money.Of course, it's lamentable that a camera this expensive produces such average results. Especially the blown highlights, but the less-than-average sharpness worries me even more. (Weren't Leica lenses the sharpest ones back in the days of the M6?) And no viewfinder but a clip-on electronic one. That's the kind of experience I don't miss from my mirrorless times.It's all too easy to criticise Leica for their ridiculous price tags, but cameras like this one don't help their case. At that price no less than excellence is to be expected.
AbrasiveReducer: "The Year in Dystopia, Sports and Fashion!"
And, Lars, let's not forget cat photographies...
Papa natas: the Earth IS the centre of the universe!
Yeah right. And there ought to be an Intelligence Inquisition to burn people who do not *get* satire at the stake.
0MitchAG: I can't believe out of all submissions, let alone finalists, that image 1, won. Why does photojournalism always have to consist of tragedy? It probably would have been easier to photograph any of the disabled or dying children in the cancer ward - or would the 'emotional impact' not be the same because those children are 'privileged'?
Mitch, that would depend on what success means to you. I don't think pictures of CEOs celebrating their obscene profits would raise much awareness of the problems of the real world.
Because tragedy exists.
This is getting silly.
And I shot Lee Harvey Oswald. How cool is that?