As some of you may have noticed, I listed my entire Hasselblad H4D/60 system in the F/S section. As of now, GetDpi is the only place I've listed it.
The main driver for this sale is retirement from more of the paying work, especially commercial assignments, some of which I derive from on-going advertising clients whom I write and design for ... activities I am also winding down.
This is a double-edged sword in that not only does this full H system tie up considerable funds, the income derived from it will now be diminished. In essence, I am moving closer to a fixed income requiring dipping into reserves if this constant upgrade/expansion isn't curtailed.
Since then, I have had some interesting replies via PMs suggesting alternative strategies ... and a few from trusted sources either in-person, or by phone.
Bear with me as I explain:
It is no secret that I am a die-in-the-wool MFD believer, and a Hasselblad one at that. I've used the H system for about a decade, and as a tool can "play" my current H4D/60 like a "first seat violinist".
Since getting the Leica S2, the Hasselblad has been mostly used in-studio tethered to a computer ... table-top and controlled portraits being the primary subjects ... plus some higher-end environmental location portrait work using assistants. My studio is relatively smallish, but is armed to the teeth with modern Profoto lighting solutions, and some Hensel specialty gear.
Now, it has been suggested that rather than viewing the H system in total as I've always tended to do, that I tailor it tighter to the purpose at hand.
Keep a H camera (more on that later), and only the most essential lenses and accessories. Namely, the 50-II, 100/2.2 and 150N, plus the HTS/1.5, extension tubes and electronic release. Lenses BTW, that I can (and have) also use on the Leica S2.
I immediately sparked to this notion and have already sold my HCD-28/4 ... and will now release the HC/120/4 Macro, HC-210/4 and 1.7X extender for sale independent of selling the H4D/60 with 80/2.8 kit.
As far as the camera is concerned, I will leave that up for sale as listed, but open it up to trades for a 50 Multi-Shot ... which IMO still reigns supreme for still-life against any single shot ... while still providing 50 meg single shot for studio portraits. I consulted with a very successful product photographer with national and international clients who throughly tested their current 50MS solutions against all comers with reps present to run the challenger ... in this case, it was no contest.
So, what do you say? Sell it all, or continue to pursue the "partial" plan?