Site Sponsors
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 50 of 80

Thread: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Karlsruhe, Germany
    Posts
    174
    Post Thanks / Like

    Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Hi,

    Does someone know what the date counter at
    http://www.hasselblad.se
    is referring to ?
    - H4D60 Delivery Date ?
    - Digital XPan ?
    - 6x6 full frame digital back ?

    26 days can be sooo long ...

    Regards,
    Ralf

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    1,587
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Strange indeed. Something at PMA to be announced? Any ideas?

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Austria
    Posts
    86
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    h4d now also available in black!

  4. #4
    Workshop Member Woody Campbell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    2,120
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    66

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    H4D shipment date? This would be consistent with what my dealer is saying about availability.

  5. #5
    Workshop Member ptomsu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Austria, close to Vienna
    Posts
    3,869
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Felipe View Post
    h4d now also available in black!
    Where did you get this info?

  6. #6
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    carstenw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Berlin, Germany
    Posts
    2,530
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Felipe View Post
    h4d now also available in black!
    I predict a second-hand market flooded with beige bodies!
    Carsten - Website

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Austria
    Posts
    86
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    Where did you get this info?
    comes right out of the rumorbox.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Marseille, FRANCE
    Posts
    972
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    http://www.hasselblad.se/media/20811...tasheet_v3.pdf

    Maybe a CFV 39 with a sensor that can rotates in vertical position... the current one with is fixed position is a nonsense for people who wants to shoot with the waist level finder.

  9. #9
    Member markowich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Cambridge (UK) and Vienna
    Posts
    233
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Quote Originally Posted by rmueller View Post
    Hi,

    Does someone know what the date counter at
    http://www.hasselblad.se
    is referring to ?
    - H4D60 Delivery Date ?
    - Digital XPan ?
    - 6x6 full frame digital back ?

    26 days can be sooo long ...

    Regards,
    Ralf
    hasselblad, i DO NEED a digital XPAN...please. ok, just day dreaming.
    peter

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Karlsruhe, Germany
    Posts
    174
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Quote Originally Posted by markowich View Post
    hasselblad, i DO NEED a digital XPAN...please. ok, just day dreaming.
    peter
    Peter,
    Yes, a digital XPan would be most appealing IMO, but as you said,
    it's most likely day dreaming.
    Ralf.

  11. #11
    Member markowich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Cambridge (UK) and Vienna
    Posts
    233
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Quote Originally Posted by rmueller View Post
    Peter,
    Yes, a digital XPan would be most appealing IMO, but as you said,
    it's most likely day dreaming.
    Ralf.
    ralf,
    yes, but this indicates a new announcement. maybe a hasselblad in the leica S2 form factor?
    i shall do enquiries...p

  12. #12
    Member markowich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Cambridge (UK) and Vienna
    Posts
    233
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Quote Originally Posted by markowich View Post
    ralf,
    yes, but this indicates a new announcement. maybe a hasselblad in the leica S2 form factor?
    i shall do enquiries...p
    ps: i want it, too...without the S2 flaws and shortcomings.
    p

  13. #13
    Workshop Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    4,043
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1253

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    i just hope they don't suddenly release something that drops the re-sale value of my CFV39!!!

  14. #14
    Senior Member KeithL's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    832
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    The trouble with this kind of marketing is that if it is the obvious, such as the delivery of the H4D, then it will appear to most as something of an anti-climax.

    Perhaps this really is something unexpected and worthy of our anticipation?

    I'd rule out any development of or for the 500 or 200 series cameras so that would rule out larger square sensors.

    What would really take the world by storm, something to challenge the Canon and Nikon DSLRs and the Leica M9, perhaps?

    That XD-Pan would certainly fit the bill

  15. #15
    Member Seascape's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    239
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    How about a 56mm x 56mm B&W only, digital back for V series cameras.

  16. #16
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    103
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    11

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    > http://www.hasselblad.se/promotions/countdown.aspx

    This is in "Promotions" section. So it could be some "free stuff" promotion when you buy a digital back.

    Good things come to those who wait;-)

  17. #17
    Senior Member bensonga's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    2,416
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    819

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    i just hope they don't suddenly release something that drops the re-sale value of my CFV39!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Seascape View Post
    How about a 56mm x 56mm B&W only, digital back for V series cameras.
    Full frame square sensor in color for the V system. Then my CFV16-II would be worth about as much as my Canon 5D.

    Whatever it is.....it better be good!

    Gary

  18. #18
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Royal Oak, MI and Palm Harbor, FL
    Posts
    8,498
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    44

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Quote Originally Posted by yongfei View Post
    > http://www.hasselblad.se/promotions/countdown.aspx

    This is in "Promotions" section. So it could be some "free stuff" promotion when you buy a digital back.

    Good things come to those who wait;-)
    All of the articles in the so-called "promotions" section are promoting recent or new product launches ... not deals or free stuff.

    Hasselblad is normally very tight lipped about new stuff ... no one had a clue that the CFV/39 was coming until it was suddenly here and available. I suspect they pre-announced the H4D/60 and attendant "Trade-In Program" because they were late to market while developing the H4D with the new focusing system, and needed to keep current customers from jumping ship.

    I doubt it will be anything to do with the V series since this kind of "wait-and-see" promotion is also designed to keep people from doing something else ... and the V people tend to already have their system and are a "captive" audience.

    Don't think it'll be a digital X-Pan. Nothing, including the lenses, are offered anymore. The issues with digital on something that wide, plus the narrow demand in the market place makes it unlikely.

    IMHO, the one thing they could do right now to shake things up in the MFD world is launch a dual shutter H4D body ... both focal plane and leaf shutter capable using existing H/C lenses. I wouldn't think that to be too hard to accomplish. This would be my best guess ... or maybe my "best wish" ...

    If it is a S2 form factor body as suggested by others in this thread, especially if it took the H/C lenses and offered dual shutter capabilities, then the Leica S2 is dead as a possibility to me. Since I already have all the lenses, I'd buy a smaller H mount digital body in a New York nano second. Even the remotest possibility that this could be what is coming in 23 days would keep me from buying a S2.

    Hasselblad already has all the real world handling aspects missing in the S2 ... like button controlled in-viewfinder compensation, superb flash control, and the new off-center AF system no one else has ... put that in a smaller S2 type body with 1600 ISO that uses the HC lenses, and I could also get rid of most all my 35mm DSLR gear. Yummy ... a H/C 100/2.2 on a 35mm sized body.

    Wishful thinking ... sigh. We'll just have to wait and see. However, I am not buying ANYTHING until I see what the heck this might be.

    -Marc

  19. #19
    Senior Member KeithL's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    832
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Hasselblad are quite capable of thinking 'outside of the box' - groan - much as they did with the introduction of the X-Pan.

    I believe their CO has said that one of their priorities is to make the brand accessible to wider ownership. Could this countdown be towards that end? Perhaps something targeted towards the mainstream?

  20. #20
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Karlsruhe, Germany
    Posts
    174
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    However, I am not buying ANYTHING until I see what the heck this might be.
    Yep, whatever it is, pocket is closed, credit card locked until early Feb

    A H-style SWC with shift capabilities and a MS back would also be cool hehe.

    Ralf.

  21. #21
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    110
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Now that Christian isn't in the driving seat, perhaps they are going to open up the system again? That would be the smartest business move, I have to say.

  22. #22
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Marseille, FRANCE
    Posts
    972
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    "Good things come to those who wait."

    those who wait ? an entry level DB for V... 22MP for 6000 $ ?

  23. #23
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    156
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    They will offer a vertical grip for the H.

  24. #24
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    156
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Quote Originally Posted by KeithL View Post
    I believe their CO has said that one of their priorities is to make the brand accessible to wider ownership. Could this countdown be towards that end? Perhaps something targeted towards the mainstream?
    What is lacking in todays offerings of Hasselblad is something that has the simplicity and build of the V series. In my book this is what Hasselblad has been famous for and they should return to it. The H-series is so exaggerated and superficial, and they continue adding more and more complexity. For some it may be good and work, but to me this camery has no genuity(sp?) and appeal.

  25. #25
    Senior Member KeithL's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    832
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Quote Originally Posted by T.Karma View Post
    What is lacking in todays offerings of Hasselblad is something that has the simplicity and build of the V series. In my book this is what Hasselblad has been famous for and they should return to it. The H-series is so exaggerated and superficial, and they continue adding more and more complexity. For some it may be good and work, but to me this camery has no genuity(sp?) and appeal.
    I'm not sure why you have quoted me here and then (perhaps?) implied that the V series is somehow mainstream?

    Sure, the H series is sophisticated, as are the offerings from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Leica...this is what the majority of photographers need and demand. I haven't a clue where you get exaggerated and superficial from?

    My H series setup is the most sophisticated and successful camera system I've ever used and yet delightfully it also manages to be the easiest I've ever used.

  26. #26
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    156
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    I didnt mean to question anybodys choice. Sorry, if that is misunderstood.

    But when it is up to product management, I dare to say Hasselblad is wanting in something. Like it or not.

  27. #27
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Royal Oak, MI and Palm Harbor, FL
    Posts
    8,498
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    44

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Quote Originally Posted by archivue View Post
    "Good things come to those who wait."

    those who wait ? an entry level DB for V... 22MP for 6000 $ ?
    Actually, that's possibility given the pent up demand for such a digital back ... I don't think Kodak makes a 22 meg sensor any more ... but maybe a Dalsa sensor?

    Also, if anyone would make a larger square sensor it'd be Dalsa.

    In fact this is probably what it is ... mostly because I just sold off all my V gear ... LOL!

    -Marc

  28. #28
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    2,338
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    52

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Give me an S2 type body with built in chip of 22/40 or 60 megapixels ( diff price points) and let me use any of my focal plane F and CF lenses or H lenses and Hasselblad delivers the killer product.

    Give me the XPan11 equivalent or mamiya711 equivalent in digi form - thats another killer product

    Give me a 6x6 chip or near enough with FAT pixels for FAT light allowing me to use my 6x6 lenses - thats another killer product oh and make high iSO = 200 max with base ISO 25 thanks - I have no interest in the crapola high ISO from current offerings from any manufacturer. I want my MFD backs to be like slow transparencies NOT fast film.

  29. #29
    Senior Member bensonga's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    2,416
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    819

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterA View Post
    Give me a 6x6 chip or near enough with FAT pixels for FAT light allowing me to use my 6x6 lenses - thats another killer product oh and make high iSO = 200 max with base ISO 25 thanks - I have no interest in the crapola high ISO from current offerings from any manufacturer. I want my MFD backs to be like slow transparencies NOT fast film.
    I'm with you on this one, a full frame 9 micron sensor.....but if it offered 400 ISO images that looked like the current 100 ISO images, I'd take that as a bonus.

    Only problem with a full frame square sensor back for $6k...my CFV-16 would probably be worth less than my Canon 5D.

    Oh well.....such is the price of progress.

    Gary

  30. #30
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    103
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    11

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Hasseblad XPan is not likely, because the Xpan camera was discontinued because the lenses were not lead-free. So a redesign of lenses + a special sized CCD body is a very expensive product.

    I don't know what H users are waiting for (money?). But as a V user, I am either waiting for a 48x48 CCD or a special 503D body that has a build-in rotation mechanism, plus built-in light meter.

    Currently, I just gathered a full set of Bronica ETRSi to use with CFV I. Small size, light weight, inexpensive lenses (although the adaper is very expensive). I would say that's my dream camera platform for the V back interface, unless a square or rotational CCD becomes available from Hasselblad. I think this is what it is, as I just gave up the hope and aquired a whole Bronica system!

  31. #31
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Istanbul/Turkey
    Posts
    339
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    4

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    In the digital age, especially where Hasselblad does not allow for interchangable digital backs or film backs (since H3DII series) on their cameras, then why do we have a removable digital back (except for large format users). I hope that their new camera is a S2 type camera using the H lenses.
    It improves insulation of the DB for dust, dew formation etc. And it possibly can be made smaller by moving around the electronic circuits all around the body. And it may have a matte black version too. I would like that.
    H3DII-31, 5DII, M8, NEX-3 and Camera collection
    http://seyhun.com
    Facebook Page

  32. #32
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Royal Oak, MI and Palm Harbor, FL
    Posts
    8,498
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    44

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Quote Originally Posted by s.agar View Post
    In the digital age, especially where Hasselblad does not allow for interchangable digital backs or film backs (since H3DII series) on their cameras, then why do we have a removable digital back (except for large format users). I hope that their new camera is a S2 type camera using the H lenses.
    It improves insulation of the DB for dust, dew formation etc. And it possibly can be made smaller by moving around the electronic circuits all around the body. And it may have a matte black version too. I would like that.
    From your lips to God's ears

  33. #33
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    carstenw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Berlin, Germany
    Posts
    2,530
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Hmm, either an adapter would be needed to keep the lenses at the right distance, or the body would look more like a Pentax 6x7 than a Leica S2...
    Carsten - Website

  34. #34
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Karlsruhe, Germany
    Posts
    174
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Update on the Hasselblad site:

    "Curiosity’s killing you, isn't it?

    What if we were to tell you that our little surprise is something that can help you get famous?

    What if we were to tell you that we can put your work in front of hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people, absolutely free of charge?

    What if we were to tell you that you still have to wait until February 1st to find out the rest?
    "

    Hmmh, doesn't sound like new hardware coming on Feb, 1st. Sounds more like
    Hasselblad launching hasselflickr.com

    Regards,
    Ralf

  35. #35
    Senior Member bensonga's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    2,416
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    819

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    I've been thinking alot lately about the wide variety of photo gear I've accumulated over the years.

    I know this is highly unlikely, but if Hasselbald would just come out with a full frame square sensor digital back, I've decided I could get rid of alot of gear (even my Pentax 67 system). I'd winnow it down to my Hasselbald V-system, a DSLR and my Leica R8....and maybe keep a 4x5 camera just for the heck of it.

    It all comes down to this......I need a full frame square sensor digital back. I'm not the only one.....so come on Hasselbald, we are tired of waiting, JUST DO IT!

    Gary

  36. #36
    Member markowich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Cambridge (UK) and Vienna
    Posts
    233
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    on LL there is a posting refering to a new hasselblad camera sytstem (CMOS based) to be presented on feb. 10.
    peter

  37. #37
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    302
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Quote Originally Posted by markowich View Post
    on LL there is a posting refering to a new hasselblad camera sytstem (CMOS based) to be presented on feb. 10.
    peter
    That would be great!
    I would love to have a CMOS based Leica S2 form body with fast lenses.

  38. #38
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Royal Oak, MI and Palm Harbor, FL
    Posts
    8,498
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    44

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Quote Originally Posted by markowich View Post
    on LL there is a posting refering to a new hasselblad camera sytstem (CMOS based) to be presented on feb. 10.
    peter
    Oh,oh ... full res higher ISO MFD?

    Hints that it'll use existing lenses and accessories. Since it hints at the elimination of a mechanical shutter, I wonder if it'll be an in-camera shutter of some sort, along with being able to use the leaf shutter in the lens?

    Glad I held onto my cash

  39. #39
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    109
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    I would hate to be in the business of selling MFD gear, these 'pre-announcements' (Pentax), rumours & counting down clocks must scare any potential customers into holding off.

    I have two friends who had planned on buying new systems but both have been 'afraid' to buy anything until that clock hits zero.

    Also Pentax saying that the next camera they release will be their long awaited MFD cant help either, personally i am wondering if this may deliver what the mamiyaZD promised years ago- affordability.

    Of course the clock will probably hit zero and H will launch a new website or forum, and Pentax will pretend again that they never said anything about a MFD but who knows!

  40. #40
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    67
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    I won't be buying MFD till they go CMOS and offer some real usability.

  41. #41
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    313
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    The post on Luminous is confusing and inaccurate. The article they quote is speculative....
    Nick-T

  42. #42
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Royal Oak, MI and Palm Harbor, FL
    Posts
    8,498
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    44

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick-T View Post
    The post on Luminous is confusing and inaccurate. The article they quote is speculative....
    Nick-T
    I think everyone understands that Nick.

    We're just goofing off here since it's the dead of winter for some of us, and there's almost nothing else to do ...

    -Marc


    P.S. I sure didn't cancel my H4D/60 order because of some vague speculations

  43. #43
    Senior Member bensonga's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    2,416
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    819

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    -Marc
    P.S. I sure didn't cancel my H4D/60 order because of some vague speculations
    Hi Marc. That begs the question.....what was it about the H4D/60 that you didn't like or which didn't meet your needs? Price not right? Still hoping for the focal plane shutter? Something else? For many of us here, your thoughts and experience with Hasselblad MF digital systems are the gold standard.

    Gary

  44. #44
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Royal Oak, MI and Palm Harbor, FL
    Posts
    8,498
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    44

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bensonga View Post
    Hi Marc. That begs the question.....what was it about the H4D/60 that you didn't like or which didn't meet your needs? Price not right? Still hoping for the focal plane shutter? Something else? For many of us here, your thoughts and experience with Hasselblad MF digital systems are the gold standard.

    Gary
    What's not to like Gary? They are not available yet, so I haven't even touched one.

    I ordered the H4D/60 and sent a P.O. to Hassey already because of the Trade-Up Promotion for my H3D-II/39 that ended on December 31st. I am super geeked about it because of the new AF system and LCD with double the resolution ... besides the 60 meg full frame.

    I'd like a focal plane H body ... but only if it works with the leaf shutter H/C lenses (like the 203FE does). For me, the high sync speed is essential for all the focal lengths, not just some lenses.

    I haven't actually spent one single dime yet ... so IF they come out with something new that fits my needs ... well then ... who knows ... I've sold off 1/2 my gear closet, so maybe both

    -Marc

  45. #45
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Massachusetts and Vermont
    Posts
    947
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick-T View Post
    The post on Luminous is confusing and inaccurate. The article they quote is speculative....
    Nick-T
    True, but I received an email from Hasselblad USA this afternoon showing a photo of a newborn wit the following text under it:

    "First the H Camera changed the way Hasselblad saw the world.

    Then the H2D changed the way the world saw Hasselblad.

    Then the H3D changed the way we saw DSLRs.

    Now the H4D is changing things again.

    On February 10th, 2010, the evolution continues.

    [Picture of counter]


    We're counting down!

    Book your calendar now to join us in a worldwide celebration of an exciting edition to the Hasselblad family on February 10, 2010.

    Specific times and places to be announced on www.hasselblad.com on February 1, 2010. Click below for more info."

    Should be very interesting. Nick knows, but he is not talking. Can't.

  46. #46
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    313
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Quote Originally Posted by hcubell View Post
    Nick knows, but he is not talking Can't.
    Exactly Howard!
    I'll be able to talk about it in a couple of days.

    Nick-T

  47. #47
    Senior Member bensonga's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    2,416
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    819

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    What's not to like Gary? They are not available yet, so I haven't even touched one.

    I ordered the H4D/60 and sent a P.O. to Hassey already because of the Trade-Up Promotion for my H3D-II/39 that ended on December 31st. I am super geeked about it because of the new AF system and LCD with double the resolution ... besides the 60 meg full frame.

    I'd like a focal plane H body ... but only if it works with the leaf shutter H/C lenses (like the 203FE does). For me, the high sync speed is essential for all the focal lengths, not just some lenses.

    I haven't actually spent one single dime yet ... so IF they come out with something new that fits my needs ... well then ... who knows ... I've sold off 1/2 my gear closet, so maybe both

    -Marc
    My mistake....I misread your comment.....I thought you had cancelled your H4D60 order for some other reason (ie not related to speculation on a new camera). Sorry!

    I'm one of the lucky ones who got a couple items from your gear closet. Still haven't had a chance to get outside with the 350 yet....but soon (I hope).

    Gary

  48. #48
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Lyon, France
    Posts
    225
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    49

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick-T View Post
    Exactly Howard!
    I'll be able to talk about it in a couple of days.

    Nick-T
    Omg, a H5D100 with clean high iso and very long exposure ?
    I'm dead

  49. #49
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Royal Oak, MI and Palm Harbor, FL
    Posts
    8,498
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    44

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    As I posted on another Hassy dedicated site ...


    Just for kicks and grins, ...here is my speculation (we'll see how far off I am soon enough ... if it is in fact a new camera).

    A less expensive (relatively speaking) Medium Format camera that is totally integrated ... meaning "not modular" so the digital back and maybe the viewfinder cannot be removed.

    Reasoning: Hasselblad has been moving this direction for some time now with the H system. There have been no indications of continuing the 31 or 39 meg versions of the H camera ... only 50 and 60 meg. H4Ds. So, this new camera would become the entry level Hasselblad.

    To retain "entry Level" status it will take the existing lenses, so photographers can grow into to higher meg, larger sensor H versions, and existing H owners can supplement their current H system with a new camera that provides different shooting and handling features ... that may eliminate the need for a supplemental 35mm DSLR kit with all the additional lenses and acessories.

    To expand the appeal of the camera with 35mm SLR users, the sensor may be a CMOS type that provides higher ISOs at full resolution and allow a number of other innovations like Live View, WiFi and possibly video capture (eventually).

    (Video doesn't interest me much, but it is a growing phenomena in the DSLR category on one end, with the possibility of still capture from video systems like RED at the other end. However, I would love to see video from such a system and may be tempted to use it if it was there to use).

    I would guess that the sensor will be sourced from Dalsa who makes both types of imaging chips. Much has happened with CMOS technology in a few short years and CMOS provides for smaller, less complex camera design while providing faster capture rates with less heat. A good hint as to what's coming is provided again by watching RED ... which uses CMOS technology, and have indicated up to medium format sized + CMOS sensors are coming.

    Since shutters have been discussed in some articles including the elimination of a mechanical shutter, this would lead me to believe that the Leaf shutters will not be how this camera controls exposure speeds. If this is true, then the possibility of new faster aperture lenses for this camera could be offered ... like the faster Zeiss lenses for the 200 series camera ... but smaller since the sensor will be smaller than 645 (like the S2 sensor, but hopefully a 4/5 ratio)

    Like I said, we'll know in a few days how wrong I am ...

    -Marc

  50. #50
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    3,623
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Date Counter on Hasselblad Site ?

    I am really interested as well what they will announce

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •