New A-mount announced..

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Vikas Rana
Vikas Rana Contributing Member • Posts: 916
New A-mount announced..
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Steven-T
Steven-T Veteran Member • Posts: 3,375
Poor Man's Hassy? Is it Hv66? (nt)

Vikas Rana wrote:

actually launched but unfortunately not from Sony !!

http://www.hasselblad-hv.com/

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/official-hasselblad-hv-a-mount-camera-launched/

Steven

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K E Hoffman
K E Hoffman Senior Member • Posts: 4,841
Re: New A-mount announced..

Vikas Rana wrote:

actually launched but unfortunately not from Sony !!

http://www.hasselblad-hv.com/

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/official-hasselblad-hv-a-mount-camera-launched/

What do you mean unfortunately not from Sony.. Who do you think is building this camera for Hasselblad?

And do you think Hasselblad would be partnering on a mount that was being "dumped" Nope..

As a matter of fact I assume there are contracts etc. That would put Sony in a whole lot of legal hurt of they were to drop support after Hasselblad partnered.

First shoe of the A-mount update cycle drops...

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eastbayrae
eastbayrae Regular Member • Posts: 167
Re: New A-mount announced..

Am I understanding this right? It's an a99 with a new body for nearly 5 times the price?

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digitalshooter
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Nice looking camera (nt)
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K E Hoffman
K E Hoffman Senior Member • Posts: 4,841
Re: New A-mount announced..

eastbayrae wrote:

Am I understanding this right? It's an a99 with a new body for nearly 5 times the price?

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Marine math: 1 shot = 12 kills.

Looks like some of the shooting speeds are improved..

Also I don't remember Sony having Dolby in the video audio...

But yes its a Sony updated A99... with a High end Brand. with a case and at twice the price

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eastbayrae
eastbayrae Regular Member • Posts: 167
Re: New A-mount announced..

Oh wait it comes with 2 batteries, a lens, and an Pelican case. That justifies the price then.

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Sam_Oslo
Sam_Oslo Senior Member • Posts: 2,898
Re: New A-mount announced..

That's a  rebranded A99 kit with a nice case, at double price.

That's a nice case though, I would pay $ 19.99 for that

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pnoij Regular Member • Posts: 165
Leitz, Zeiss, Hasselblad

Looking at the relationships of Minolta and Sony these may be called good friends. I have worse friends (financially).

I must admit I can not place these collaborations in perspective.

Peter

Jim Funston Senior Member • Posts: 1,698
Re: Leitz, Zeiss, Hasselblad

Ahhhh but with the Hassy badging it will get you into all the finest events ..... Just flash the camera at the doorman ....  

IanML Senior Member • Posts: 1,653
Re: Leitz, Zeiss, Hasselblad

pnoij wrote:

Looking at the relationships of Minolta and Sony these may be called good friends. I have worse friends (financially).

I must admit I can not place these collaborations in perspective.

Peter

It's to cater to the market of those who need to pay more, and show that they have.

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K E Hoffman
K E Hoffman Senior Member • Posts: 4,841
Re: Leitz, Zeiss, Hasselblad

IanML wrote:

pnoij wrote:

Looking at the relationships of Minolta and Sony these may be called good friends. I have worse friends (financially).

I must admit I can not place these collaborations in perspective.

Peter

It's to cater to the market of those who need to pay more, and show that they have.

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Ian

Or those that like the Sony System but work for Snobs in fashion etc.

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digitalshooter
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Internal software will probably make it stand out from the a99

Surely Hassleblad would not just "rebadge" an a99 and put their name on it.  No gain there!

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Poulsan Senior Member • Posts: 1,180
Re: New A-mount announced..

Vikas Rana wrote:

actually launched but unfortunately not from Sony !!

http://www.hasselblad-hv.com/

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/official-hasselblad-hv-a-mount-camera-launched/

http://www.hasselblad-hv.com/the-camera.aspx

'Create highly expressive movies with professional quality, a stunning sesne of depth...'

- that spelling error made me believe that someone was making fun. And if you go to to hasselblad.com, I can't find any reference to the camera there (or it is well hidden). And then a pricetag of €8.500 {gulp} ...strange..I wonder if DPR will review it...

Silverback46
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Re: New A-mount announced..

Damn $11,500! I was going to order two with the color scheme reversed. I may have to rethink this now!!

Silver

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K E Hoffman
K E Hoffman Senior Member • Posts: 4,841
Re: New A-mount announced..

Poulsan wrote:

Vikas Rana wrote:

actually launched but unfortunately not from Sony !!

http://www.hasselblad-hv.com/

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/official-hasselblad-hv-a-mount-camera-launched/

http://www.hasselblad-hv.com/the-camera.aspx

'Create highly expressive movies with professional quality, a stunning sesne of depth...'

- that spelling error made me believe that someone was making fun. And if you go to to hasselblad.com, I can't find any reference to the camera there (or it is well hidden). And then a pricetag of €8.500 {gulp} ...strange..I wonder if DPR will review it...

One spelling error happens.. but I like your critical thinking..

Did a who is check.. Domain registration admin contacts are the same for main domain and this domain. and this domain was registered in July of 2013.  The production work on this sight and PDF would run several thousand.. very difference from an HTML page and a Photoshop hoax.

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Section10
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Re: New A-mount announced..

But can this be an indication of the upcoming updates to A77 or A99???

Or this exactly the same.....Seems a few years too late for whats becoming outdated...

anyone find specs on this yet? It may reveal whats about to be released if so.....

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JimmyMelbourne Senior Member • Posts: 2,456
A Mount is saved!!!
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See, everything is back to normal.

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K E Hoffman
K E Hoffman Senior Member • Posts: 4,841
Re: New A-mount announced..

Section10 wrote:

But can this be an indication of the upcoming updates to A77 or A99???

Or this exactly the same.....Seems a few years too late for whats becoming outdated...

anyone find specs on this yet? It may reveal whats about to be released if so.....

A) A99 is less than a year old.. FF cameras that cost more than $2000 NEVER update annually. Patience.. I suspect Sony will add a 36MP DSLR

A77 will be before August an my guess is May of this year.. in conjunction with PMM large PhotoShow.

The site has specs PDF fliers etc.

Looks like an a99 with some spec updates.. in shooting speed ( I am seeing 10FPS listed)

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EvilOne
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Re: New A-mount announced..
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It's a 3,000 dollar A99 clone with a 2000 dollar lens , a 100 dollar case. And a 6000 dollar logo.

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