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The format is 6x9 "cm" not "in".

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2019 at 14:49 UTC as 10th comment
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stormy_weather: Can I somehow block "drone" content?

Cool - thanks a lot!

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 21:03 UTC

Can I somehow block "drone" content?

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 17:58 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies

Beautiful gallery - you have an eye for compositions!

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2017 at 16:55 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply

I am not impressed either. Partly because I cannot imagine using a camera where I have to constantly press a button to see a bright finder image. I understand their logic but it just seems awkward .

I see two more (rather fundamental) problems:

One is the tolerances that come from the two added interfaces between lens module, body and film magazine. Rollei went a long way to design a film magazine for the SL2000/3003 where the film plane is on the body (!) to avoid these, and here we have yet one more.

Also, I wonder how they expect to reach 1/4000 with reasonable shutter efficiency. With the additional structure needed between body and film magazine and with an added dark slide in between, the shutter will move several millimeters away from the film plane, which is very bad at larger apertures and short shutter speeds.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 18:45 UTC as 27th comment
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Magnar W: Just a side note: Advanced, but not a hit. This cute 35 mm Rolleiflex camera had interchangeable film magasines, and straight and waist level viewfinder.

http://cameramate.com/images/26649-1.jpg

If the electronics worked for such a long time, chances are they will continue for another 100 years. The SL2000 cameras had electronic problems in the beginning but these all surfaced rather soon.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 18:28 UTC
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timberedplum: Who makes/designs these lenses? I know it was zeiss with V mount, fuji w/ H mount, but who makes these? I can't seem to find it anywhere. Are they in-house?

No way. As per Wikipedia, Hasselblad has 210 employees (Canon has close to 200,000). That may be wrong but designing lenses is not simple and Hasselblad has never ever done that, not even when they were a relatively big company.

Who is behind Hasselblad (technically and economically) is a mystery,

Regards,

Sven

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 18:23 UTC

What the article is missing is that possibly there is a customer base that has very limited knowledge about photography but a certain creative urge and a liking for retro styled products.
If you have only used your smartphone so far and If you think an old rangefinder camera looks nice and cool and would like to use one, but do not wish to start with film (you may be to young to have ever used film...), you may not be buying an X100 that has loads of buttons you don't understand - but you may become quite happy with the new Yashica instead.
Certainly, this is not a serious camera. But it may become a quite successful product.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 18:13 UTC as 173rd comment | 1 reply

Brilliant - I would buy an android version at once.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 14:29 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply

Nice, but Cambo is not the first company trying to use the TS/E lenses’ wide image circle.

https://www.alpa.ch/_img2/highres/000546.png

Even I did (on film) ;-)

http://www.meinezersaegtenkameras.de/images/fertig%202.jpg

Regards,

Sven

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 06:57 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (889 comments in total)

Photograhy is about making pictures, two dimensional representations of reality. Your photo will be a good one when you successfully manage to bring this preception of reality into those two dimensions. A feeling of "being there" as optical viewfinders indeed offer it sometimes, does not help. This is not a virtual reality game nor is it a Disney Land visit - "being there" may be a nice feeling but does not help assessing if what you are in, could be a good photo.

Regards,

Sven

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 10:45 UTC as 377th comment | 3 replies

Frankly, I have trouble believing much of what the Hasselblad man said. For all I know, Hasselblad is a very, very small company now and should have nothing like the resources needed to develop a new camera system. Also, Hasselblad has not designed lenses in the past, so why would they start now in an area where they never had expertise?
This "Made in Sweden" sounds much like marketing speech to me and my feeling is that in fact engineering and manufacturing were done elsewhere (on the other side of the globe), same as the business decisions leading to that camera were taken by the investment company owning Hasselblad now.

Which doesn't make the camera worse, for sure.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 16:53 UTC as 67th comment | 5 replies

I am probably not the target audience ... but I think this is a waste of resources and complete nonsense.

And it will not change my attitude towards drones as a nuisance

Regards,

Sven

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 19:30 UTC as 40th comment
On article Video Field Test: Theron Humphrey and the Sony A7R II (188 comments in total)

Very nice, very beautiful - Thanks!

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 13:38 UTC as 72nd comment

Dpreview should stay out of this rumour business, always and entirely.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 08:54 UTC as 352nd comment | 1 reply
On article Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison (224 comments in total)

Another thumbs up for the nice play on words in the title!

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 14:31 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply
On article Sony announces US pricing for full-frame Alpha 7 II (176 comments in total)

"The a7 II is the world's first full-frame camera with in-body image stabilization" ... really?

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 15:16 UTC as 43rd comment | 7 replies
On article Resurrecting a WWII optic with scraps and a 3D printer (59 comments in total)
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HL48: From what I remember of an article about this lens (about 15 years ago, perhaps in Sky and Telelscope). It is somewhat radioactive because of the thorium, "it can't focus blue worth a damn", it is in fact an apochromat in infra-red, red and green.

(I'd keep this lens away from young children,)

Enjoy
Harry

dpreview, you are going the wrong way - can you leave the nonsense to other sites, please!

Regards,

Sven

Link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 10:59 UTC

Nothing wrong with the picture and also nothing wrong with being inspired by an great American painter, but this indeed looks like an Edward Hopper painting.

Regards,

Sven

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2011 at 19:09 UTC as 56th comment | 9 replies
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