villagranvicent

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villagranvicent: It was mainly the work of an Italian design company and Hasselblad in Sweden wasn’t very involved in the process.’ Now Hasselblad has little to do with that? What a bunch of BULL. Probably he will also said that their new crappy add-on is also product of "somebody else".

Well, there are many people who bought the Lunar cameras, ME included, and still like them. If this guy really wants to apologise why they don't launch a program so we send their cameras back and we get a refund for what we paid for them?

By the way, "for not being really involved" former CEO looks pretty happy posing with the Lunar:

http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/latest/photo-news/hasselblad-appoints-new-ceo-to-replace-dr-larry-hansen-7045

"If you bought one you either don't know much about cameras, or you were happy to pay for carbon fibre and exotic wood."

I pick the second option, thank you. I been a Hasselblad user since the 80's so yes, I know a thing or two about Hasselblads or any other camera for that matter and I love mahogany and other sort of exotic materials.

I don't have any problem with my Lunar, in fact I love it. I payed 999usd and for my it worths every penny, I couldn't care less about what other people say about it, most has never seen one in real life anyway.

What doesn't make sense is people actually buying this guy Kool-Aid and believe the "Hasselblad wasn't very involved in the project" BS. Probably he will say the same in a few months about his crappy add-on for cellphones.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 14:48 UTC

Wow another Kickstarter... just what we needed.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 23:15 UTC as 7th comment
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M1963: WOW! What extraordinary sharpness and glorious depth of field! And the noise is the kind many cameras would dream of having at ISO 100 or 200. (The white hair coming out of his nose disturbs me, though...)
I like Mr. Bengtsson's honesty about the rather unfortunate Sony collaboration. It was the kind of flop that happens when a maker denies its roots and tradition, like when Alfa Romeo joined with Nissan to produce the Arna. It's quite refreshing to hear Hasselblad assume it was a mistake. Our sarcasms weren't unfair after all.

It would be more refreshing if this guy decided to refund us the money we payed for those cameras. If somebody buys Hasselblad argument that they had little to do with the Lunar and Stellar projects, is really very naive. Then why the former CEO had pictures posing very proud with one?

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 23:14 UTC

It was mainly the work of an Italian design company and Hasselblad in Sweden wasn’t very involved in the process.’ Now Hasselblad has little to do with that? What a bunch of BULL. Probably he will also said that their new crappy add-on is also product of "somebody else".

Well, there are many people who bought the Lunar cameras, ME included, and still like them. If this guy really wants to apologise why they don't launch a program so we send their cameras back and we get a refund for what we paid for them?

By the way, "for not being really involved" former CEO looks pretty happy posing with the Lunar:

http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/latest/photo-news/hasselblad-appoints-new-ceo-to-replace-dr-larry-hansen-7045

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 23:11 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
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Fujica: So Sony's new strategy seems to be low body prices to lure you in then to rip you off on their lenses.

Fujica is right. I have the first A7 and you can easily find those bodies for 600 usd, seems like too many people are trying to get rid of them, I guess it affects the cost of the native "high quality" Sony lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 15:07 UTC
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dbo: I am one of the German lucky guys to catch one of the 15 that have been delivered so far. :-)

Many are complaining about the price.
That's funny. We don't have lot of reviews, no professional one. No tear-down yet.
So how are all these "it's too expensive" trolls judging this lens?

I have used for many years A mount; and owned the 70200G. Brilliant lens, though not flawless. Borders and corners were not the best up to F3.5/F4, and depending on scenes bokeh fringing were slight issues.
I have not used the GM as intense as I used the G on my former A900/99, but from 5 weeks experience it appears that Sony did better on the GM than with the G.
It is fairly hard to produce fringing on attempt, and borders wide open are looking much better on the short and long end than on the G.

So, comparing that to the current A mount 70200G2 (2.600€), the GM price looks for me at least reasonable.
Whether it is worth the price at all is a matter of personal way of seeing - for me it is.

Seems like in Germany at least there are 15 guys with too much money to trash in whatever their favorite brand throws away. Good 4U.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 14:55 UTC
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fmian: More and more and more Bayer filter sensor cameras.
Disappointing.
Photos from these cameras will all look the same.
Boring and flat and synthetic.
No life.
Even Fuji is bending for the Bayer filter over the x-trans and the general consumer tech head doesn't blink an eye at how big a deal this is.
Meanwhile people with some visual acuity are getting tired of the same thing and swaying towards shooting film again to get something unique from their images.

The digital imaging industry has gone stale.

That's why I really like my Leica M8 and its ancient CCD sensor. Character.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 13:38 UTC

The most exciting announcent was the Leica Sofort. This Photokina was that lame.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 13:34 UTC as 4th comment
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ABM Barry: What a flat show. ....Olympus EM-1 MkII in "draft" mode, no idea when it will be ready for sale?
GH-5 under glass, .. incomplete specs, ... again no idea when it will be up for grabs?
Not a lot to sing about,... sure glad I didn't invest in visiting the venue this year!
Did anyone see any mention of Printer developments?
Go back to Photokina, ..... I doubt it, ..... the manufacturers see to have lost the excitement too?

Indeed. This was one pretty lame Photokina...

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 13:30 UTC

Beautiful... this is what they should be doing instead of wasting time with crappy camera-add ons for low end cellphones.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 14:48 UTC as 17th comment
On article YI M1 Mirrorless ILC First Impressions Review (372 comments in total)
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Mike FL: "Xiaomi's mirrorless camera gives you Leica looks for $330"

https://www.engadget.com/2016/09/19/xiaomi-xiaoyi-m1-mirrorless-camera/

Leica looks... because it is a sudo-Leica T? I doubt the IQ will be anything close to Leica.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 14:44 UTC
On article YI M1 Mirrorless ILC First Impressions Review (372 comments in total)
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maximme: somehow I can't help
BUT feel very Samsung about this camera....

Very NX500 with a touch of Leica T...

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 14:36 UTC
On article YI enters the mirrorless race with the M1 (56 comments in total)
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GRicoh: This looks so much like the Leica T that I can't help but wonder if it's legal, even without considering the naming issue where they are sure to run into trouble with Canon.

I see no innovation with this "Young Innovators" Frankenstein. It looks like a Samsung NX500 + Leica T mix, but at least they use square instead of round red dot.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 14:30 UTC
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Class A: A "disappointment" is the result of expectations not being met. What were your expectations?

That the camera is somehow innovative? You don't know in what way, but it needs to be innovative somehow?

You write that Canon has not been innovative for 10 years now, but you are still living through a "big disappointment" because they have failed to be innovative (showing "reinvention") again? Were 10 years not enough to adjust your expectations?

You speak of a "big disappointment" but you just go on and on how great the camera is. Your only point seems to be that you would have liked to have seen the camera two years earlier.

So Canon should not have released this camera because it is "too late anyhow"?

I have to ask: Has DPReview now descended to the level of using click-bait article headlines? I have never seen such an example of the opposite of a "Damning with faint praise". What is this? A "Praise with faint damning"?

We miss you Phil Askey.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 19:13 UTC
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JBrown86: Whats going to be the price! PLACE YOUR BETS NOW!!!

A) £100 - £200
B) £200 - £500
C) £500 - £1000

Leica Miami is already taking orders for $299.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 05:24 UTC

Can't wait for the a-la-carte versions.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 21:48 UTC as 35th comment
On article Leica-branded instant camera rumored to launch soon (43 comments in total)

Finally a brand new Leica I can afford!!

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 17:47 UTC as 6th comment
On article Getty Images asks court to throw out $1B lawsuit (102 comments in total)
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Sactojim: Filing a suit for for 1B is nonsense and will tick off a judge. Her layer(s) made a stupid move. Best friend of 40 years is a judge and he (like any good judge) likes to keep things in perspective.

I just said that. She would have ask for a million or 2 and this would have been settle at close doors. 1B is not going to happen because the damage is not even close to that sum.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 13:54 UTC
On article Getty Images asks court to throw out $1B lawsuit (102 comments in total)
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MichaelK81: In American court of law, it's not who's right or wrong, or what can be proven. It's who's got a bigger pocket to outspend the other party.

Agree, but I think that applies to any court, regardless of country.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 13:49 UTC
On article Getty Images asks court to throw out $1B lawsuit (102 comments in total)

I bet Getty will win.

Probably if the photographer would have try to make a deal for a million or two at close doors she would get something and nobody ever know about it, but asking for $1B dollars and going mediatic is not helping.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 13:48 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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