peevee1: Lots of expensive manual work which should be eliminated both for cost and quality.
Some things can't be done by robots. Same in Leica's factory.
wudyi: I'm going to get this. I have a friend who took one of these to Africa and came back with spectacular shots of African kids playing in a muddy river.
Really, your friend has one?! It just got announced. Are Canon that desperate to promote their sub-par camera by getting a troll to promote it.
I thought and it should be called HIV, cause this is one camera disease you DON"T want to catch...Oh Hasselblad you have done it again ;p
srados: Again another camera that is not CanNik brand and all I can read about, great sensor, color etc but FUNCTIONALITY, the basic mechanic yet again is a failure.How long it would take them (Fuji,Sony,Olyimpus,Panasonic) to come up with product that will not fail within first year? I am not saying that 2 major players did not have horrible cameras on the market but in a much less percentage that all others...I am still waiting for decent compact camera.
@srados Haven't you ever heard never go full retard?! I own this camera and the X100 before and IT is a great camera. Pick it up and take photos. Easy to use, yes a bit soft at f2, but still a great camera. The way you insulted people as you didn't back up your rant with facts, leads me to believe your balls haven't dropped yet. Peace out bro!
qwertyasdf: The best part of this story is that even DPR is trolling Hassy.Victor didn't deserve this, but the current management deserved every bit of this, I hope they personally go bankrupt.
Of course they won't. You should know that they always have a backup plan (money in the bank and golden hand shake) and "It wasn't my fault, blame X". Money men always make money and screw over the employees.
nicolas guilbert: DPR can you please make an article on what camera Paris Hilton and other celebrities use. I need some advice and i'm confused on what to buy next.
Ony the rich and stupid buy these mutton dressed as lamb Hasselblad camera's (that's what my Rep said) as we are to smart to buy a rebadged Sony. Nothing wrong with the Sony, but slapping a bit of wood and metal (that looks like plastic) is NOT a new camera Hasselbald. Lazy Hasselbald, lazy.
Victor Hasselblad would turn over in his grave. Hasselblad have no imagination, no original designs (or designers just out of college) and no clear path to take them in the future. They are no different from a "West Coast Customs" business, were they build nothing, but tart it up and charge stupid prices. One day (maybe 5-10 years) dpreview will run an article after Hasselbald go bankrupt and "Where Did They Go Wrong?"
I have been to Leica's factory in 2007 and this reminds me of their factory (almost dropped the original Leica ur when there!).
zorgon: I find that my sigma 35mm on my canon 5diii front focuses quite badly when using 61 point AF mode yet focuses perfectly when using single point AF. Maybe I'll see if this update fixes things.
Um, I don't mean to be rude, but it is like giving 61 monkeys the steering wheel and hoping that they drive you to your destination The camera can't read your mind...yet)...it will end in disaster! Single point, with maybe the nearest surrounding points will always be best.
techmine: Alas some hope of cheaper omd5's on ebay :-)
When I saw the "C" word, I thought someone was being rude. Not the best choice Leica marketing.
DotCom Editor: I think this is a brilliant idea and I recommend it to all Nikon owners.
It is better to drown a Canon and claim insurance instead of waiting for the shutter to die.
Just buy a cheap DSLR and a cheap Sigma lens and who cares if it goes in the drink!
KLN24: I haven't upgraded my DSLR in years. I own a Canon 5D (original 5D) and it still works wonderfully. If I upgrade it will only be to a used markII, beacause of my budget. But for around the same price I could get the x100s which I would love to have. Unsure whether to upgrade my DSLR or just buy the x100s. Any advice?
Don't listen to the troll regarding the X100s (He owns a lemon Canon M camera. Maybe he works for Canon?). I use to own the X100 and yes it was buggy, but the X100s is a whole lot better camera. I also use a Nikon D700 & Olympus OM-D, but the the X100s is a such a quiet and fun camera to use.
Photoman: Coming from selling Leica cameras, Leica diffently do stand by their customers. On two occasions were the local importer would not cover the repairs under warranty, I sent them to Leica to see what they could do. They did a full service on one lens and replaced a M9 sensor free of charge for my customers. Needless to say, that my customers were very happy with their service.
Regarding the "High Price" of a Leica camera. Until you see what goes in to the camera and the dedication by the staff, it is a high quality tool that you use and appreciate for many years. I have access to high end Canon/Nikon cameras, but I always want to use a Leica rangefinder instead. Unless you have used a rangefinder for a while, it makes you think about photography and not just shoot 100's-1000's photos, then pick the best later. A rangefinder makes you work to get that one good frame.
I thought Francis was bit of troll. If he has to ask, he can't afford. If you can't afford, why complain. I wonder what they would say (trolls) if I only offered $500 for them to work for a year. Would they complain I'm too cheap?
Get no bonus for selling anything now. Camera companies are too tight. What Leica did for service (with no pushing or jumping up and down), you would need to get consumer affairs or demand with many, many phone calls/emails/letters before any other camera company would do the same. Have seem enough repairs over the years to see other customers treated as a number, where Leica service (not the local importer though) treats you like a client. Service counts in my books.
Coming from selling Leica cameras, Leica diffently do stand by their customers. On two occasions were the local importer would not cover the repairs under warranty, I sent them to Leica to see what they could do. They did a full service on one lens and replaced a M9 sensor free of charge for my customers. Needless to say, that my customers were very happy with their service.
Lovely system, but why is these images of the body and lenses so under exposed? Maybe they didn't calibrate their big bright moniter? Rookie mistake.
Photoman: *** Important Bug Found ***
Just found out from a customer I sold a D800E to, that if you use Camera Control Pro 2 or Nikon Transfer / NX View to transfer your RAWs, it drops the image quality down to a 5MP. Use a card reader or Bridge to transfer your RAW files.
Just wanted to let people know about this small bug, as you would hate to take a 36mp images and get a 5mp! Love the camera.
*** Important Bug Found ***