The V series DBs do have a battery fitted
I find it hard to believe, reading the official word from Hasselblad below, that they won't introduce an external battery power solution for stand alone use of the back on a technical camera, espeically because i know for a fact they've been working a lot with technical shooters over the last few years to try up their game in this regard.
Proof will be in the pudding though, so I wouldnt' hold my breath...
Who are the Hasselblad dealers in Melbourne, Australia ?
The website lists CR Kennedy, but they only supply stock to retailers when I checked !!
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This is where a good dealer comes in, my old Leica dealer was absolutely amazing, Leica didn't want to trade my kit but he took it all anyway and sold it on himself and for a great price. Good dealers are always a part of my buying decision, I must say my current Phase One dealer is a lot less dynamic which is quite annoying.
This new Hasselblad looks great, I'm looking forward to seeing some work produced with it, it's not something for me as the whole tech cam side of things seems to be lacking somewhat which is surprising but I guess that will change once they have had time to sort power out, hopefully it won't be too long. For non tech cam users though it looks like a really good upgrade.
I wish them all the best!
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It is great to see Hassleblad really stepping up their game again.
*I say 'unit price to the end user' because I'm sure someone - can't think who - will no doubt chip in and say that P1's price per pixel has never been lower, or that with inflation $44k is less now in 'real terms' than $44k 10 years ago etc. etc.
Given the (apparent) huge success of everything P1 does I always found it strange their solvency ratio stagnated (31% in 2010, 40% in 2011, 41% in 2012). This flat-lining solvency ratio is what led to the Silverfleet buyout in 2013. Without that buyout, would they still be with us today in their present form ? Unlikely.
The long term success of MF is getting new users in, not just upgraders. From what I've seen of late, HB has a better chance of doing this than P1.
As ever, just my 2c.
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