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    Quote Originally Posted by HiredArm View Post
    I think he meant system cameras...
    Yes.

    FWIW, I did own the original Sigma DP1 when it first came out. Sold it after a few months, absolutely unusable with poor AF, terribly slow response times etc. Not worth it just for the improvement in IQ. I am not so sure but I think that one had a leaf shutter too. When the Merrill was announced and reviewed, I thought times had changed, but sadly in terms of performance they hadn't so I didn't bother with it.

    The quest for perfection in a small package continues........

    (The Rx1R2 comes pretty close )
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    Re: Hasselblad X1D

    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamWelland View Post
    Opportunities to get hands on over the next week or so:
    http://hasselbladbron.com/whatsup/ne...-near-you.html
    No stops planned for the southeastern US, except Boca. And Boca is just a suburb of NYC.
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    I'm missing every stop they make. Wish they circle back to NY. I'll be there for several weeks. I'm even driving across country and I'm missing all there stops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamWelland View Post
    Opportunities to get hands on over the next week or so:
    http://hasselbladbron.com/whatsup/ne...-near-you.html
    For those able to make it, please share your impression. Thanks!

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    Re: Hasselblad X1D

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Colson View Post
    No stops planned for the southeastern US, except Boca. And Boca is just a suburb of NYC.
    Min wondering if they haven't updated their calendar. They released a schedule very early (within 48 hrs of the announcement) but I received the email that you received in regards to a possible NC demo. My only fear is that they choose Greensboro or Charlotte based on clientele. Both of those cities tend to have a bit more "premium stock" available to them when compared to RDU.

    That's the bad thing about being sandwiched between DC and Atlanta I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satrycon View Post
    ....hm so the new x1d is after all a boutique camera
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satrycon View Post
    Nice. It does seem 'handy', in the same way that the Leica SL fitted with an R lens is handy. Plenty of room for fingers and grip, good control placements, etc. Neither too big nor too small, not too heavy nor too light.

    Thanks for posting the link!

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    Re: Hasselblad X1D

    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamWelland View Post
    Opportunities to get hands on over the next week or so:
    http://hasselbladbron.com/whatsup/ne...-near-you.html
    I see there's one scheduled on Thursday in SF. I might be able to get there for the event.
    Thanks!

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    Re: Hasselblad X1D

    Quote Originally Posted by Satrycon View Post
    One of the worst camera ads I've ever seen. It's like a jewelry or fragrance ad. What was Hasselblad thinking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Colson View Post
    One of the worst camera ads I've ever seen. It's like a jewelry or fragrance ad. What was Hasselblad thinking?
    don´t think it is bad, it is only tailored for the target audience hasselblad wants for this camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSP View Post
    don´t think it is bad, it is only tailored for the target audience hasselblad wants for this camera.
    Oh guys come on, what are you expecting? An old bearded guy with a leather hat carrying a heavy wooden tripod
    and babbling how the X1D is so much better than his beloved 8x10" ?

    Ad is nice and good to see HB has taken care of the visual balance between the camera and the photographer ;-)

    Take it easy, Ralf.
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    Hasselblad has a bad case of verbal diarrhea since the introduction of the X1D. You would think they would put out a few ads showing the camera in actual use and how it works. They say it's a game changer, but they're not telling what the new game is and so it is hard to decide if one wants to play or not.

    Leica has had the same approach for a few years. I don't mind their cameras being a little less MP than the competition and I understand they are about the user experience too, but it is not right that you often have to search quite hard for the answers to technical questions on their website.

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    Re: Hasselblad X1D

    Quote Originally Posted by rmueller View Post
    Oh guys come on, what are you expecting? An old bearded guy with a leather hat carrying a heavy wooden tripod
    and babbling how the X1D is so much better than his beloved 8x10" ?

    Ad is nice and good to see HB has taken care of the visual balance between the camera and the photographer ;-)

    Take it easy, Ralf.
    Quote Originally Posted by CSP View Post
    don´t think it is bad, it is only tailored for the target audience hasselblad wants for this camera.
    I watched the video a second time and still don't get it. It's about Laura Bailey, not the X1D:

    Laura Bailey, model, writer and contributing editor to British Vogue, has a great eye for pictures. She recently spent two days with the new Hasselblad X1D on the Swedish island of Marstrand.
    And it literally focused on her more than on the camera. The entire dialogue was about her and her interests. She didn't even say, "I like this camera", after two days with the camera. Sorry, but this ad sucks. Yes, I'd rather see "an old bearded guy with a leather hat carrying a heavy wooden tripod and babbling how the X1D is so much better than his beloved 8x10". When ads focus more on the actor/actress than on the product, I get suspicious (and cynical). And this is coming from a guy who's placed a pre-order for one. So my skin is in the game.

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    Nothing a manufacturer can do will satisfy you guys. Technical info is in the data sheets. Did you want a lecture on using a camera? Aren't we a little beyond that need?

    This ad showed the camera in the hands of a photographer, a user, which lets me judge its size, weight, balance, and how the controls fitted to her hands. It let me see the size and position of controls on the lens. It also showed some nice photographs. Good enough for me.

    It's an advertisement, not a seminar lecture.

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    Sorry I'm with Jie in this one it's about her and only her. She barely holds the camera correctly. Given the time frame in announcement I would have much preferred a nice chat about some of its current features, ergos and such so we can get a better idea on it. Certainly does not help ANYONE on even a piece of the buying decision. It's a complete fail. As Joe said she did not even mention the name. Once again and I keep repeating it and I'm about to just quit this business buts more about her social media status than any value how good she maybe. I'm so ducking done about this stuff I really am. I worked 40 years in this business and warned my strips so now I do t get work because my Facebook page don't have 4 million likes . Screw this **** now all the marketing is how popular you are. Yea this is seriously under my skin . I'm 60 this year and I don't need 10000 friends to get me work . Btw nothing against Laura my comments have nothing to do with her but the stupid mentality of this industry now.
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    Re: Hasselblad X1D

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Nothing a manufacturer can do will satisfy you guys.
    That's not true. I'm criticizing the ad, not the camera. I'm purchasing the camera. The ad sucks. It's a good ad for the narrator and for the destination, but not a good camera ad.

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Technical info is in the data sheets. Did you want a lecture on using a camera? Aren't we a little beyond that need?

    This ad showed the camera in the hands of a photographer, a user, which lets me judge its size, weight, balance, and how the controls fitted to her hands. It let me see the size and position of controls on the lens. It also showed some nice photographs. Good enough for me.

    It's an advertisement, not a seminar lecture.

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    Ads have an opportunity to differentiate the product from other products and from other categories. Or to show what the product can do in a real world environment. Witness the recent iPhone ads showing videos that were produced using iPhones.

    Not "good enough for me".

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    With that I'm taking a month off from the forum. I need a break and I'm traveling so a good time to take a much needed break. Be well everyone
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    Btw nothing against Laura my comments have nothing to do with her but the stupid mentality of this industry now.
    but what i am increasingly seeing and have experienced myself is brands employing ‘instagrammers’ but having limited success. i myself have had jobs where instagram was the primary media and increasingly art buyers are moving away from the grammers as the quality just isn’t there and for some brands the product demands higher quality imagery that only a professional who is used to delivering quality work day in day out, the arbitryness of most of the instagrammers just doesnt sit well with how campaigns are produced.

    i know of one with 100k followers who does sponsored posts for £££ but you have to be very careful as followers tend to leave as soon as they feel they are being sold to. the same photographer/instagrammer was employed by a friend for an editorial but there were some basic flaws in the supplied files that shouldn’t have been there. they have a good eye and they take good instagram images but it doesn't always translate.

    in short they haven’t stolen work from me but instagram has created work for me. it’s not all doom and gloom.
    enjoy your break, make some images.
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    Re: Hasselblad X1D

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Technical info is in the data sheets.


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    Unfortunately, it isn't.

    Though Hasselblad answered my question about the Billingham bag, there has been total silence on other technial questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Colson View Post
    I watched the video a second time and still don't get it. It's about Laura Bailey, not the X1D:



    And it literally focused on her more than on the camera. The entire dialogue was about her and her interests. She didn't even say, "I like this camera", after two days with the camera. Sorry, but this ad sucks. Yes, I'd rather see "an old bearded guy with a leather hat carrying a heavy wooden tripod and babbling how the X1D is so much better than his beloved 8x10". When ads focus more on the actor/actress than on the product, I get suspicious (and cynical). And this is coming from a guy who's placed a pre-order for one. So my skin is in the game.

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    Not a big deal to me, but it still is bad messaging from Hasselblad. There's plenty of time to sell the camera to the luxury market that MAY care what Laura Bailey thinks or does. Far more important given Hasselblad's recent history that it wants to turn away from that Hasselblad puts the camera into the hands of really capable photographers who can talk about shooting the X1D compared to other medium format cameras. There are lots of exceptional photographers in between the two extremes of Laura Bailey and the old goat with the wooden tripod and the 8x10. Hasselblad knows many of them well. How about Richard Misrach or Hans Strand?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Colson View Post
    I watched the video a second time and still don't get it. It's about Laura Bailey, not the X1D:Joe
    You have more pateince then I since I could barely finish watching it the first time. I like getting out with my camera and getting lost too sometimes, but would I mention that to others who are clamoring for info on the CAMERA? Heck no! I will go to that suburb of NYC this month, if I can get in.
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    Re: Hasselblad X1D

    I agree....horrible add...beneath Hasselblad. All about "her"...I want to know about the camera. Eleanor


    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Sorry I'm with Jie in this one it's about her and only her. She barely holds the camera correctly. Given the time frame in announcement I would have much preferred a nice chat about some of its current features, ergos and such so we can get a better idea on it. Certainly does not help ANYONE on even a piece of the buying decision. It's a complete fail. As Joe said she did not even mention the name. Once again and I keep repeating it and I'm about to just quit this business buts more about her social media status than any value how good she maybe. I'm so ducking done about this stuff I really am. I worked 40 years in this business and warned my strips so now I do t get work because my Facebook page don't have 4 million likes . Screw this **** now all the marketing is how popular you are. Yea this is seriously under my skin . I'm 60 this year and I don't need 10000 friends to get me work . Btw nothing against Laura my comments have nothing to do with her but the stupid mentality of this industry now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeRuFo View Post
    Hasselblad has a bad case of verbal diarrhea since the introduction of the X1D. You would think they would put out a few ads showing the camera in actual use and how it works. They say it's a game changer, but they're not telling what the new game is and so it is hard to decide if one wants to play or not.
    It's called marketing, and it works. Hasselblad sold more X1Ds in the first week that they had projected for the next 6 months. I think quite a few people have decided to play...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleanorbrown View Post
    I agree....horrible add...beneath Hasselblad. All about "her"...I want to know about the camera. Eleanor
    this is called emotion the magic word in advertising today. but when fuji will show the same body " hand made in japan" we can hope for better ads too

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    Re: Hasselblad X1D

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Colson View Post
    One of the worst camera ads I've ever seen. It's like a jewelry or fragrance ad. What was Hasselblad thinking?
    Total fluff piece. I kept wanting to tell her how to hold the damned camera ...
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    Re: Hasselblad X1D

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    I see there's one scheduled on Thursday in SF. I might be able to get there for the event.
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSP View Post
    this is called emotion the magic word in advertising today. but when fuji will show the same body " hand made in japan" we can hope for better ads too
    Yes, the Fuji mirrorless will have the same size, weight and ergonomics as the X1D; it will have the Sony 100MP sensor with pixel shift technology allowing for the equivalent of 400MP files; it will have a focal plane shutter and come with an adapter allowing the use of every lens ever made; it will ship with a range of 10 fast lenses that are also small and light like the new Hasselblad lenses; it will have in-body image stabilization for all lenses and full range PDAF; it will be fully supported in Capture One; and the body will be under $4,000 and the new Fuji lenses will be under $1,000. Oh, and the featured users in the marketing videos will be Christopher Burkett and Clyde Butcher.
    And you STILL won't buy one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Gale View Post
    There is one in Palo Alto on the 6th. I'm going to try to make it.

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    Even better! I'd missed the K&S listing, just sent the expo folks a note to cancel my registration for SF and registered for PA instead. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcubell View Post
    Yes, the Fuji mirrorless will have the same size, weight and ergonomics as the X1D; it will have the Sony 100MP sensor with pixel shift technology allowing for the equivalent of 400MP files; it will have a focal plane shutter and come with an adapter allowing the use of every lens ever made; it will ship with a range of 10 fast lenses that are also small and light like the new Hasselblad lenses; it will have in-body image stabilization for all lenses and full range PDAF; it will be fully supported in Capture One; and the body will be under $4,000 and the new Fuji lenses will be under $1,000. Oh, and the featured users in the marketing videos will be Christopher Burkett and Clyde Butcher.
    And you STILL won't buy one!

    Very funny! Hopefully in another 5 years, maybe?
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    Well, there's no new information available about the X1D as yet so I suppose all of these gripes about the advertisement come from people wanting/expecting more information. The camera isn't finished yet, they're still working on the firmware, so to show some experienced photographer using it and articulating all the littlest details isn't going to go anywhere yet. Similarly, whether a bag comes with the purchase or is an optional add-on ... heck, you know it will be over-priced and don't we really have enough bags already?

    I'm happy with the technical information that has been articulated through the videos and interviews so far. Any more than that I need the owners manual and the camera in front of me to study. I enjoyed the advertisement from the point of view of seeing the camera in a real person's hands. More than that I wasn't expecting, nor needed.

    What was her name again? I can't remember. I do remember that she was showing an X1D and that it looked to be about the same size and shape as my SL fitted with a Summilux-R 50mm lens. :-)

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    Re: Hasselblad X1D

    Here is the point that your not realizing is people WANT to pre order this and get in out the first batch. Joe is taking a big risk ( Joe is my example here) by not knowing exactly or at least 95 percent what is on board. I would to love to order this but I can't risk 14grand and many others can't as well without having more facts, so now all of us are going to miss out in septmember and maybe not see one until a second batch next year. That's the problem, at least most manufactures on announcement are at a just tweaking stage of firmware. We know nothing of its AF capabilities at this point and many are not going to order until some facts are straight. We need to know what they are attempting to do, it sounds like more a if we hopefully get this in production we will have blankety blank. Sorry some of us need hard core this will be on it data TODAY not when released. I'm so sick of this elitist thinking oh it will be there when you buy it and you most likely won't need it anyway because it's so good. Sorry that does not fly with a Pro with his neck on the line or a hobbyist with 14 grand at risk. No offense to Laura but I don't give a crap about her artistic endeavors today maybe when it's out sure but today we need technical data and feature sets that we KNOW are on the camera. So with that its a pass for me . If I can't get the data I need to make a smart buying decision than maybe next year or never. The one guy they want buying a Hassy is me and guys that come from Phase and there not going to get us this year if at all. I want that sensor I have 4 other choices. Bad timing for that ad and it is leaving a lot of folks cold as you can read the responses. It's really like selling vaper ware. Hassy your listening I've been doing this for 40 years along side a lot of your cameras. Get a clue your selling to working stiffs that don't buy Gucci bags. You want my business and a lot of Phase, Nikon, leaf , canon and Sony customers to switch. Give us facts today not wish lists . We also need roadmap to, hard deadlines and real files to try out. Be diffrent , be ahead of the game and give me a damn good reason to buy without getting hit in the head with a baseball bat from my wife. I can't give her, well honey it's supposed to be this when I'm not even convinced. Capice. I'm back on break see you all in August
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    Re: Hasselblad X1D

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    I'm back on break see you all in August
    Sorta like crack ... just have to come back to view the carnage ...

    Truth is its a box with a know processor and a bunch of amateurs ... Hasselblad that is ... who have not had to weather the ups and downs of your professional practice ... the X1D is a one-off ... not the pro H6D with a roadmap. So they have not
    given you a path to the future of the product. And they have ventured a video of Laura ... even though they seem to have pulled all of her samples from the official site. GO figure.

    Really ... run don't walk from this ... time will tell and it may be the new new thing but presently looks like a lot of distracting elements that do not make a whole.

    Hopefully a start of a wonderful system ...

    Side note ... I recently merged all of my files ... those available in LR ... turns out I have been through 62 cameras in 10 years ...

    May have you beat Guy ...

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    Re: Hasselblad X1D

    Oh, man, Guy! You can not take break!

    There is no vacation for you! There is none!
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    Sorta like crack ... just have to come back to view the carnage ...

    Truth is its a box with a know processor and a bunch of amateurs ... Hasselblad that is ... who have not had to weather the ups and downs of your professional practice ... the X1D is a one-off ... not the pro H6D with a roadmap. So they have not
    given you a path to the future of the product. And they have ventured a video of Laura ... even though they seem to have pulled all of her samples from the official site. GO figure.

    Really ... run don't walk from this ... time will tell and it may be the new new thing but presently looks like a lot of distracting elements that do not make a whole.

    Hopefully a start of a wonderful system ...

    Side note ... I recently merged all of my files ... those available in LR ... turns out I have been through 62 cameras in 10 years ...

    May have you beat Guy ...

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    I think it is a good thing that Hassy has had the courage and the vision to launch something like this at a price that is enticing enough to generate a lot of interest and orders.

    However, it would be foolish of them to think that others will not follow suit and in the very near future. They do not manufacture the sensor which is really the heart of the camera. How difficult would it be for Pentax/Fuji/Sony to come up with their own versions? Sarcasm aside, there is a real possibility that before the end of this year there will be a similar model from one of these three.

    Personally, the price does not bother me, I too can place an order for the X1D today if I wanted to. But I've learnt that patience really pays in this game. No way am I going to pre-order something about which very little is known, especially how it really feels to work with and what the performance in the real world is like. Specs on paper don't mean a thing, as I've learnt from so many impulsive purchases . It is a completely new product and while the company is well known and highly respected, this is uncharted territory for them (and for anyone else who dares to venture into these waters).

    So this time I am going to wait and see......
    Too much to list, let's just say I have a bad case of GAS.........

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    Re: Hasselblad X1D

    Ming Thein has an X1D in hand now so expect a review soon.

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    Has anyone stumbled upon RAWs that are available for download? I've searched and found nothing. I would guess that this might be because they haven't signed off on the 'golden master' quite yet, but I know that there are folks out there that are playing with the X1D. I'd love to take a peek at some files.

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    Re: Hasselblad X1D

    I am not convinced I personally need this camera- because I have climbed the learning curve over the years and I do have a long list of existing lenses on existing systems to consider. However there are many who will be tempted by the simplicity of the system and the deployment of current leading edge CMOS chip design in this neat little package. The camera challenges existing users notions of what is really necessary and invitees new users with its design appeal - from that perspective Hasselblad has already done me a huge favour in provoking some serious thought on what to do and re-asses my gear.


    I think the main selling point or attribute of this camera is its size and ease of use - relative to traditional MF type cameras. Hasselblad in using a known creative type in Laura Bailey who isn't a photographer is pushing the suggestion to people to say hey - you can use this as a walk around snap shooter and it is high quality it can add value to your creative experience whatever that may be - because it is easy and fun. You don't have to be a boffin to use it. It isn't heavy or complex. You can just point and shoot and - yeah it is a Hasselblad. The design direction is simplicity and easy hand holding. ( btw enough with sexist remarks about her not being able to hold a camera etc)

    The difference between this camera and existing alternatives using the same chip -- is that there is no crop factor/weight/chunkiness.

    IF however I was NOT heavily invested in a bunch of systems already AND I wanted something that in practical terms is as light as a 35mm System, with autofocus, this camera with a its three lens system pretty much fits the bill as an easy walk around serious option. In many ways it is the MF Leica M or film Mamiya rangefinder style camera - portable light and packs a punch in image quality.

    I look forward to reviewers like Ming Thien view on the camera - some expected bias because he is sponsored by Hasselblad to an extent - however the next few weeks should see some more detail emerge on the popover review front.

    I suspect given what we already know about the chip / Hasselblad files/ and MTF charts on the 45 and 90 - that it will be very good at what it was designed to do and deliver.

    This camera is the first which seriously challenges me to consider getting rid of my Sinar/Leica/Leaf based MF systems and all the lenses that go with these and reduce to one body and three lenses that all fit in a Leica M sized bag. Of course the Alpa gear stays - as well as the Rodenstock and Schneiders and tripods - technical shooting is something different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    How many do you still have?
    None ...

    I am relying on my wife's Canon 7D ... as my Leica S is probably on its way to Solms for a sensor replacement.

    Would love to say that I am past all of this ... but show me a great body ... strong sensor ... and decent UI and
    I am like a dog on the hunt.

    The curve has flattened as more stuff is passed on that would not merit consideration and more and more companies
    pare back or sell out.

    Nothing in the last 5 years has been a game changer ... all about more pixels ... not about usability or elegance of design.

    High point for me was probably the Mamiya 7II ... not one of the 62 ... and my Imacon/Hasselblad scanner. But 4 hours of dusting and
    cleaning scans grew a little bit wearing.

    Compared to the hobbies of my colleagues I got off easy .... no major losses and still married after 38 years.

    So throw a new camera my way and I will have an opinion ... just a bit shy of buying anything just out of the gate.

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    Re: Hasselblad X1D

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterA View Post
    I am not convinced I personally need this camera
    Peter,
    This is the GetDPI MF forum. Of COURSE you need this camera

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    The design direction is simplicity and easy hand holding. ( btw enough with sexist remarks about her not being able to hold a camera etc)
    Actually my comments about not being able to hold a camera weren't sexist at all. The fact that she is a she is completely irrelevant as far as I was concerned. That's not how to hold a 50mp digital camera handheld and expect good results; it applies as much if it had been some male hipster or a lady fashionista. I have shot with many female photographers and none of them hold their cameras like that - you should always support the lens in your hand like a rifle barrel/grip if you ever want to get decently sharp images.

    /rant off

    Here's an example (that I happened to have in my gallery) of an equivalent lady photographer holding the camera properly:

    Ylem ...

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    Re: Hasselblad X1D

    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamWelland View Post
    Peter,
    This is the GetDPI MF forum. Of COURSE you need this camera



    Actually my comments about not being able to hold a camera weren't sexist at all. The fact that she is a she is completely irrelevant as far as I was concerned. That's not how to hold a 50mp digital camera handheld and expect good results; it applies as much if it had been some male hipster or a lady fashionista. I have shot with many female photographers and none of them hold their cameras like that - you should always support the lens in your hand like a rifle barrel/grip if you ever want to get decently sharp images.

    /rant off

    Here's an example (that I happened to have in my gallery) of an equivalent lady photographer holding the camera properly:

    I agree on technique comments - no worries also I like your subject matter above..here is one which evidence better technique as well -

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    Agreed - technique is technique regardless of who you are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by docmoore View Post
    Sorta like crack ... just have to come back to view the carnage ...



    Side note ... I recently merged all of my files ... those available in LR ... turns out I have been through 62 cameras in 10 years ...

    May have you beat Guy ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterA View Post
    I am not convinced I personally need this camera ...
    I am absolutely sure I don't need this camera. I have plenty more gear than I really need already. I am very interested in this camera because of my previously stated interest in ultra wide, larger format photographs; a compact MF digital body, without a swinging mirror and with a high quality UW lens, would net me the "SWC digital" camera I have wanted for a decade. Even better that it would be a Hasselblad.

    But this thread has wandered off course too often and too far for me, and there's no more information available here than there is anywhere else ... So I'll just unsubscribe from this thread and continue the conversation about the Hasselblad X1D elsewhere.

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    I am waiting for the first real tests , if AF is not good and fast I don't understand what is the target for that camera
    but let's see
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamWelland View Post
    Opportunities to get hands on over the next week or so:
    http://hasselbladbron.com/whatsup/ne...-near-you.html
    For those lamenting the distance to the nearest tour locality ... at least there are location on the same continent. No sign of any demo X1D cameras in Australia ... yet (being optimistic).

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    Re: Hasselblad X1D

    I thought that the ad was meant to reinforce the message of portability that was being pushed for the X1D. That it could be used by someone far removed from being a bodybuilder with big bicep muscles. Casual strolling around town, not appearing to be weighed down.

    A different category of users than the "traditional" MF user base. This is what they are looing for - to expand the MF market base and better ensure the viability of Hasselblad into the future.

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    Re: Hasselblad X1D

    Quote Originally Posted by DougDolde View Post
    That's the type of press release / article that is useful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamWelland View Post
    That's the type of press release / article that is useful.
    but it will be fun to see how much this "unbiased expert" can bend for his new master considering some statements he made about the sony performance

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