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On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (693 comments in total)

The Foveon makes this Camera a very different kind of beast. But regarding hardware design, I see ways to make the SLR-like flange distance more attractive or useable: 1) Add a configurable dial ring to the "flange tube" - Voila! I am sure lots of user would like this very very much. 2) Add some Lenses to the lineup that extend INTO the "flange tube" (as some old wideangles for rangefinders do) -- I am sure one could build interesting pancake or wideangle lenses this way, of course, not with big apertures. but e.g. a 2.8/35mm that only builds up lets say 10mm in front should be workable. Just my 2 cents.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 16:19 UTC as 76th comment | 3 replies

Apple may not be the epitome of Cool as some years ago with Steve still alive, but obviously they still know very well how to do business. Who is going to blame them for this?

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 16:03 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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soundknight21: Well, that just proves that Apple customers get ripped by 60%. But I suppose they also get "what they want".

I have also read that they make 40% of their profit from repairing their equipment.

...and about 98.714 % of statistics operate with way too many digits after the point in order to suggest precision that does not exist... ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 16:02 UTC
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eno2: What can you conclude from reading the article?

The Apple Iphones are hugely overpriced!

Maybe Apple simply knows how to do business?

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 16:00 UTC
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Paul Farace: These battery eating bastards took forever to turn on and by then, the battery needed changing.... and no hot shoe! Good riddance!

Same memory here, we had one at work, and all I can remember that it constantly failed the moment you really needed it due to empty batteries.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 08:56 UTC

Just had the chance to hear a lecture of Dr. Kaufmann (ex CEO and big shareholder of LEICA) last Friday on a Congress. Believe me, these guys know exactly what they are doing ;-) This is why they survived (after standing of the verge of bancrupcy) and e.g. Kodak did not. Don#t let the superficiality of this red lens fool you...

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 14:35 UTC as 42nd comment | 5 replies
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Aaron801: Nice photo and very creative thinking to use the drone to hold the flash units. Still, I'm more impressed at the video than I am the still shot. It makes me think of so many documentaries that I've seen where the focus is on people doing very adventurous and daring stuff and yet I'm very often thinking about how the film crew had to make the very same trek as the subject, cary all of the gear and create beautiful footage...

yeah, especially true with mountaineering documentaries...

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 11:05 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (422 comments in total)

Just bought the recently discontinued EOS 100D / SL1 on final Sale for 300EUR / body only; much better package and value than this one (adds eg. hybrid AF, touchscreen, smaller size). The unfathomable ways of Canon Marketing and product policy...

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 07:49 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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Debankur Mukherjee: Hasselblad does the same with their H system which is made by Fuji in Japan and the body is sometimes available in Japan only under the Fuji name at half the price ...............today Hasselblad is just a brand........

obviously, it is not even a real "brand", but only a "label" or a "badge".

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2014 at 08:51 UTC
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The Customer: A pity, they were beautiful cameras. Had hoped to save enough for one, someday. Ah well... :(

Buy a Sony, carve a grip, save money!

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2014 at 08:49 UTC

And this is his new business: http://www.4vdesign.it/ . Any more questions, anybody?

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 13:59 UTC as 90th comment

you may read it all "first hand" on Luca Allesandrini's public LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/luca-alessandrini/10/573/66

Quote: "The Hasselbald Design Centre in Treviso has been shut down.

I'd like to thank all the many people and companies that believed and supported this project, also those who turned their back when things went difficult.

There are a lot of people that still believed that what we did is madness, still many people love it.
(...)

We were given a goal, never explored before. We succeeded in turning this ideal goal into a real, unique product, every little detail of which has an incredible story to tell." End Quote.

Oh dear, why can't he just say "Okay, so we failed in a "stellar" dimension, but we learned a lot and I promise never again to put my sticky little hands on photographic equipment any more in the future..."

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 13:57 UTC as 91st comment

so they dump their silver expertise into touchscreens after dumping their gelantine expertise into cosmetics, what will be next, will fuji find out that processing chemicals may be re-used as a soy sauce substitute?

cheers, martin

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2013 at 13:51 UTC as 16th comment
On photo Bringing home the fish supper in the Bird portrait challenge (10 comments in total)

are you shure this is a photography and not a painting? the moment is nicely captured, but lots of cropping/processing etc, so that this image lacks somehow technically...

sorry, my impression. best, martin

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 11:40 UTC as 6th comment
On article Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms (613 comments in total)
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ugotvijay: At least Hassy responded to critics....not being silent like Canon on their 6D

yeah. and the response is: "well, we will not force you to buy it". this is exactly the way I like to be treated as a client 8-)

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 07:02 UTC
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eddychan008: New if they can steer clear of this mess and instead to do a full frame (Sony R1X) with exotic Hassy lens, remove the AA filter ....

"hassy lens"? that is the problem, they never made own lenses... so no expertise there, I am afraid (compared with Leica or Zeiss)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 09:46 UTC
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samhain: You know what's really funny?
Photographers are supposed to be the 'creative types', working in a creative industry.
Yet all I see are a bunch of fuddy duddy negative comments that sound like something close-minded grandparents would say.
This product is extremely unique, interesting and so far outside of the box it isn't even funny.
You would think people would be more supportive of this kind of thinking, even if they aren't interested in buying one.

I for one applaud Sony/Hasselblad for their weird, funky new camera.
Bravo Hassony, bravo!!

creative people need tools, not toys. you obviously have no idea about creativity and how creative people work.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 08:09 UTC
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zoomf: This is not for plebians. Don't forget Maybach.

maybach is about to be cancelled. will hasselblad be cancelled, too, soon? I think so, after learning about this crappy stuff.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 08:07 UTC

this is utterly ridiculous. sixten sason will spin high-speed in his grave... god bless him.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 08:03 UTC as 147th comment
On photo Ring of Fire in the Firearms challenge (21 comments in total)

sorry doublepost.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2012 at 12:35 UTC as 4th comment
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