Combat By Design: Can someone tell me what the point of Hasselblad is?
Honesty. Can anyone tell me what purpose this company serves (other than catering to the Trumps of the world) by existing?
@Wye Photography - you managed to get that Jobo dirty cheap :)
@Wye Photography - agree, but you mentioned 'landscapes'. I usually have 3 films with me (and sometimes two backs, depends if I pack Mamia 6 or not), Ektar or Velivia for landscapes, Portra160/400 for general/portraits and always Acros100 and DeltaPro400. I also develop B&W at home, for colour though I find it challenging to keep temps at required level - B&W is easy :)
D1N0: Great but it is easier to buy a Pentax 645z $8500 with the same sensor. With a $50 adapter you can even use your Hassie lenses on it.
...and loose leaf shutter and therefore 1/500s flash sync speed...
dinoSnake: Congratulations to Hasselblad for finally making a product that their customers wanted a number of years ago.
If only other companies would actually listen to their customers. Eventually.
as @nathantw said, I'll just add 'good morning sunshine'
GPW: Just buy a couple of Nikon D810's and go on a trip
@Johannes Zander - D800E couldn't touch Aptus 75S from 2006. If it could, I'd buy it instead of Aptus. So no, D810 definitely can't touch Sony's CMOS 50mp sensor
@Wye Photography - out of curiosity, why Portra 400 for landscapes? Why not slide Velvia 50 or print Ektar 100?
Michael Piziak: Products like this is why the Pentax 645z is going to be a success.
Apart from the fact that Pentax doesn't offer any tethering solutions and that's where most of MF is used - studio. For landscape you're better off with a digital back on a tech camera and take full benefit of T/S options there (not even speaking of larger image circles and smaller package in general)
Samuel Dilworth: This move should be heartily applauded.
Recently Hasselblad has done nothing but bad marketing, so a cutting-edge digital back for a legacy system that will last for another few decades is a genuinely useful and interesting product.
At the very least, it isn’t a cynical rebranding exercise. The V System is the Hasselblad that photographers still care about, as seen by stubbornly high prices on eBay despite the great surplus of ex-studio equipment floating around. There’s no reason this back won’t sell modestly but successfully at eleven grand. I’d be seriously tempted by it if I had a V System, a couple of choice Zeiss lenses, and about eleven grand.
Yay!!! Let's applaud Hasselblad for updating their CFV with the latest sensor on the shelves of Sony Warehouse. Seriously, what is here to applaud, they're not even competing with IQ250 and not mentioning 645Z when it comes to features offered by this sensor.
Wye Photography: Oh! I would have preferred 30 megapixels and full frame. I'll be able to afford this in ten years time when the price drops to a point I could feasibly purchase one. Maybe!
wishful thinking :) when digital came along, there were only two options, Dalsa and Kodak. now there's also Sony. MF film was fine, but these days companies don't manufacture/develop much - what's on the shelf is what they can use
samfan: Are there no other companies left that make 3rd party backs for Hassy V? Everyone supports only their own system now?
Phase One and Leaf
fotokeena: I have been wishing for Hasselblad to make such a back that can integrate with the V system seamlessly for a long time, looks like they finally did it. Now owners can use their well built bodies and lenses, as well as prism finders, I am glad that they finally recognize there are still a lot of people hanging on to their old"golden standard" system, and it's value.
Great job Hasselblad, even thought I can't afford the price, how about making a barebones version for $5K to $6K? for the non-profit making photographers.
what do you mean? they've offered 'integration' since the first CFV back, there's nothing new here, just new CMOS sensor and larger LCD - that's it
hexxthalion: For that price, without LV and no USB, it's missed opportunity.
I'd be happy just with LV. It would make manual focusing and composition - no focus mask and - in portrait orientation easier. I really hate removing and rotating my Aptus, but at least I can do that, with CFV you can't.
For that price, without LV and no USB, it's missed opportunity.
forpetessake: Will this article finally stop those f2=f2=f2 stupid arguments? I doubt it. Stupid arguments come from stupid people: those same people who were explained the equivalence to many times before without any success.
@NowHearThis - that's pretty much best summary of never ending wars I have ever read :)
sneakyracer: 9 GRAND! That is just an absurd price for this lens even it has great image quality. Phamiya is not Leica. This lens looks like a Mamiya 645 lens (it probably is a modified version of one). I got a Pentax 645 FA lens for $500 used in excellent condition, should work great on my 645Z. Absurd that this Phase One lens costs about the same as a 645Z 50mp Medium Format Digital Camera.
Should be half the price.
you already have Z? didn't know you can buy one, thought they're available from the end of June
Old Baldy: Wow, just look how BAD the IQ is from this camera!
Truly, my old Canon 20D takes nicer pictures with a kit lens.
I'm shocked that anyone would consider this piece of garbage.
Now....perhaps that's moved me up the waiting list by a few folks canceling their orders. :-)
here you go: http://dpnow.com/9487.html
I have just played with one, my small feedback is here http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3662905?page=2#forum-post-53589898
it really feels nice in hand
RichRMA: Rather than just launching a long-winded diatribe on why it's no good, or denigrating those who'll buy it, just preface it by admitting you can't afford it.
@JDThomas - I LOL-ed so hard - brilliant!
EssexAsh: hand built doesnt really mean much when all they do is screw a few circuit boards in.
@Samuel -> i don't believe that anybody has, most just skipped through few sections :D
@HowaboutRAW - loaded those DNGs at to ACR and it looked much better than yesterday at my screen at work (what a crap screen I have :)) I like the character of noise on high ISO