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On article Hasselblad CEO Oosting to leave next week (164 comments in total)

Good portrait Damien.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 21:05 UTC as 10th comment | 5 replies
On article Hasselblad CEO Oosting to leave next week (164 comments in total)
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Gesture: Note from Hasselblad:

As we have shipped more and more cameras over the past few weeks we have also received many new orders following great feedback on the product in the field. Information regarding current lead times are now managed, in close cooperation, with our partners.

Today, Hasselblad also announced changes within the management structure. The new CEO, Paul Bram, comes from an engineering and product background with a vast knowledge in managing a product-centric company. This will take Hasselblad’s production to the next level.

Under Paul's leadership in R&D and production, X1D shipment started in December and will reach an all-time high in February. Hasselblad will continue to invest heavily in R&D and production in Gothenburg and Copenhagen.

Have a nice weekend!

The Hasselblad Team

I am on a Hasselblad email list and I received it yesterday.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 17:24 UTC
On article Hasselblad CEO Oosting to leave next week (164 comments in total)

Note from Hasselblad:

As we have shipped more and more cameras over the past few weeks we have also received many new orders following great feedback on the product in the field. Information regarding current lead times are now managed, in close cooperation, with our partners.

Today, Hasselblad also announced changes within the management structure. The new CEO, Paul Bram, comes from an engineering and product background with a vast knowledge in managing a product-centric company. This will take Hasselblad’s production to the next level.

Under Paul's leadership in R&D and production, X1D shipment started in December and will reach an all-time high in February. Hasselblad will continue to invest heavily in R&D and production in Gothenburg and Copenhagen.

Have a nice weekend!

The Hasselblad Team

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 21:00 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies
On article Hasselblad CEO Oosting to leave next week (164 comments in total)
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Fujica: It looks like the end is near for Hasselblad as a photographic company. They have troubles delivering the X1D despite the many orders they received and due to that lots of cancelled orders that have now been lost to Fujifilm with its GFX which will be delivered end of february.

DJI bought Hasselblad for its brandname not for its camera's.

Its too bad that we may see such well established brand gone from the cameramarket within the next few years.

The X1D has some limitations but it is appealing to many of us. Something simpler but still sophisticated. But in a different platform, the new Leica M10 has a similar appeal.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 15:38 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)

Bravo Pentax for staying in the game. Will make a K-5 or K-3 a great value pickup.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 03:55 UTC as 123rd comment

"intentional staging."

Well-said.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 17:05 UTC as 45th comment
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (421 comments in total)
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upptick: I can't wait for the F model to get here since I'm trollilng Ebay right now, anticipating about a $100 drop in the value of the S model, bringing it down to my approximate budget ($350-400) for one of these beauties.

Wow. S is only going for that much?

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 01:54 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (171 comments in total)

What's next, Nikon D3100.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 14:16 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply

Props to Leica. Who imagine six to seven years ago that so many new models would be offered, almost one after another. One of the advantages of modern design and manufacturing.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 04:53 UTC as 124th comment
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SmoresTM: Those who do not understand a Porsche GT2 RS, a $200k car with no air conditioning, will not understand a Leica M system. Neither is about making the user's experience easier. In fact, just the opposite. It's about stripping away the unnecessary that get in the way of a person's physical connection with a product and creating something of the utmost quality for the user to enjoy. Want air conditioning and a radio in a car that makes driving easy? Get a Toyota Camry. Want autofocus and video mode in a camera that lets your 3 year old make a pretty picture? Get a Nikon Coolpix or something. Obviously this is slightly exaggerated, but it's all about the experience. A lot of people don't get it, and that's okay. But I, for one, prefer a simpler machine. A digital camera that feels like a classic film rangefinder, like the M-D or (from what I've read) the M10, honestly sounds like heaven to me.

I see Hasselblad's new mirrorless medium format camera in that vein and it looks like Hasselblad also paid attention to the interface. The Pentax K-01 tried somewhat. Make the camera simpler but sophisticated and powerful.

Overall, the OEMs just don't understand-the modern Canon or Nikon DSLR and many other cameras almost seem to me like a parody of a camera.

Love digital, but it was so much simpler then: Shutter speed; aperture; focus; compose and expose.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 04:50 UTC
On article Video: Leica M10 First Look (17 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: its kind of lovely ,

but I wish they didnt use the rebranded olympus evf .. i would rather they devised a way to what fuji did in the xe1\2 xpro1\2 and have optical and electronic VF switchable in camera in the corner position , beyond that , its screams solidity and quality ..... mmmmmmm leica [ homer simpson voice ]

That's called innovation. Only Kyocera (Contax G) in the film era and Fuji in the digital era have tried to advance viewfinding to my knowledge.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 04:43 UTC

Love rangefinder photography, from the Japanese post-WWII fixed lens RFs, the Soviet copies of Contax and Leica to the Mamiya Press and Fuji medium format RFs; even RFing with a 4x5 Speed Graphic or Busch Pressman.

Here was an opportunity for Leica to simplify and INNOVATE-with a RF field of view that zooms to the focal length in use and still uses a true optical RF. For me, about 80 percent of the window being the image to be captured within a frame line and 20 percent of the window being the view outside the image area would work great.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 00:19 UTC as 144th comment
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (294 comments in total)

Good article.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 17:44 UTC as 72nd comment

You gotta love conceptual art. Lots of stuff like this done over the years. The work here isn't imaginative or of good photographic quality.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 05:35 UTC as 42nd comment

Good comments, all. One of the milestones in modern camera history. Luminous Landscape had some nice video work done with the GH cameras.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 21:28 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply

They have to, seeing as the most powerful interfaces are excluded from tablets and smartphones. Not interested in babbling as I work.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 00:08 UTC as 62nd comment

Actually, if there were any one film that could be brought back into production, I would choose VERICHROME PAN.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 04:49 UTC as 68th comment | 1 reply
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Irakly Shanidze: now, that's cool. in my opinion, every photography student has to go through at least 20 rolls of kodachrome

http://photo.net/film-and-processing-forum/00IxYO

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 02:28 UTC

Now, endow the products with that imagination and energy.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 21:53 UTC as 119th comment
On article DJI reportedly takes majority stake in Hasselblad (191 comments in total)
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zilver: I think people are missing the big picture, this is not about country names, rather Hasselblad unexpectedly have a huge hit on their hand with the X1D (UK Hassy manager said they received 30,000 worldwide pre-orders expecting only 3,000) but they haven't stockpiled enough cash to meet the production quickly. Rather than losing their golden comeback opportunity, they are converting their shares to their cash rich supply chain associate DJI to grow their facilities, in time benefiting themselves, DJI, shareholders and customers. Simple business, not selling out and nothing to be sad about.

It sure does seem like a neat camera. Super sophisticated and simple at the same time-exactly what is missing in the mature DLSR marketplace. I hope the camera reaches users.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 07:29 UTC
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