They're probably produced in China for a few bucks, but when they're attached to a Leica, the price tag has to be equivalent!
I would like to know how much of these 'Mark II's' are actually sold.
Now I understand why Kodak didn't make it in the digital market: worst design ever.
Oli4D: Well I appreciate these interviews a lot. Really.
BUT why can't dpreview not at least try to keep in mind the most simple things in terms of cinematography?I know it's a gear-head / tech site. But this does not mean the most fundamental principles of cinematography have to be ignored :/
When shooting an interview and cutting back and forth between a wide shot and a close up shot, PLEASE place the two cameras in a way that makes sense.In this case: If Mr. Hurley sits on the left side of the frame in the wide shot and looks to the left while talking, the close up camera should also have his head framed more to the right, him looking to the left as well.Very simple and would be much more comfortable to watch.
I really like the interview but the camera technique is really bad indeed. I agree with all commments in this thread. On top of that, Mr. Hurley is out of focus when he leans forward. His chair is sharp though...
One more tip: switch on the microphone on the interviewer as well, and check all settings (white balance) BEFORE starting to shoot...
Come on DPR guys, You can do better than that, you're not a bunch of amateurs!
jnd: Will it make me better photographer?
Yes, it will!
Aaron801: Not adjustable...? How cool!!!
Adding a buckle to make it adjustable would have made the strap too expensive... ;-)
JapanAntoine: Very nice article and spot-on!I love how you use the title to draw more focus to the image and force the viewer to analyze it actively.Thank you
A good picture can speak for itself, it does not need a title...
MarioV: That was awesome. Nicely captured. I assume that retardant exposure is non-toxic..
Nicely captured? He simply forgot to turn off the camera...
...videographer Eric Jensen...captured some 'incredible' footage...So, Eric was filming and a plane spraying some water accidentally flew over him and he got wet. What's the news? I don't get it.
Just a Photographer: All they need to do is break the price barrier by making a affordable MF system.
Come up with a 3000 to 3500 dollar MF body, that has the looks of the 500c and a few affordable lenses and sales will soar through the roof.
I think Hasselblad lost all connection with the photography world.The money in this market is not to be made with the rich, but with the people that have a true heart for photography.
Unfortunately, their Headquarters is in Sweden...
zzzxtreme: Please continue rebadging cameras so we can have a laugh. We need a joke in the photography industry
Indeed, rebadging others' camera's doesn't do the Hasselblad brand any good... Does Hasselblad really need this, pasting a wooden grip to others' bodies?
pew pew: @dpreview rather show the portfolio of some dpreview members, theres some excellent photographers on the forums, then this pseudo wannabe artsy photos.
...think before you write...
ironcam: I don't think this guy deserves all of the hate. I think he is only a humble person who loves photography just like any of us. The blame is on dpreview who puts him in this embarrassing spot. How would you guys feel if dpreview put your flickr account up, claim you're the next Ansel Adams en let everyone laugh at you?
I don't think this is completely true; I assume DPreview asked Luke for permission before spending an article on him? If you want to be in the spotlight, you risk being loved or being maligned... I see both types of comment appear here.
All is a matter of taste; are the images good or not? It depends on who looks at them. I can imagine some people like them.
I myself don't like them; the majority is underexposed (or is that artistic?) fail to have a real subject/are not composed, and are therefore totally uninteresting to me. I would not expect these images to be a product of a three-year course in graphic design and photography at a University.
But as I said before, this might work differently for someone else.
davidrm: Oh, he used a Leica S2, so it must be art.....
Leaving aside sarcasm and cheap shots, which given the prentention of this series are all to easy, from an art perspective I don't see much value either. There seems to be no coherent vision, just randomness. And absolutely no oiginality of expression.
Whatever, he's not hurting anyone.
Totally agree; you can 'sell' anything as long as you call it 'art'... I wouldn't like to put my name under it.
rusticus: without a "window" on the front of the camera is ugly - the classic style is broken. . .
ok, then DON't buy it! I buy a camera for the pictures it delivers...
grafli: I'm ipressed with the high ISO capabilities! This stuff wasn't possible even 2 Years ago. (It has better IQ than my EOS 7D)
...well being better than the 7D isn't such an achievement (I own one myself)...
Paradigm Changer: There's something broken with the hues on the cover. Not pretty at all.
...thanks for mentioning this most important point about the book...
I find this an awkward new Canon lens; I own the 24-105 F/4 L lens myself and find it very good, at least I have a very sharp copy. The current price of this 24-105 is now around 900 Euro.
So, why spend 600 euro more on a lens that has a much shorter range (24-70) but the same speed? Just because it has a Macro feature that you use every now and then? If you're really into macro, you will buy a dedicated Macro lens.
This lens sounds superfluous to me already from the beginning seen the rest of the Canon lens line-up and the range it offers... And this price is really rediculous! Much too expensive just like all other Canon lenses.
Image is super sharp, IQ great, but composition of this sample couldn't be worse. My grandma could do better... Sorry DPR...
But then this has nothing to do with the camera of course.