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    Be hard to kick me out. I'm the fun one, I have all the jokes. Lol

    Folks let's get back to cameras and not culture or race. It's a very diverse world with many cultures and customs. I know I may say something that someone in Brazil it may offend and it's only because of language and culture . Just no way to get that right every time. Sometimes you just have to ignore comments as usually they where innocent ones and you just don't get that part. Being on forums for years you learn that not all words have meanings you inderstand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasR View Post
    Guy, I tough U was done here?

    I didn;t see your name with the new name?

    so how U will ban anyone if they kick U out?
    No worries,
    Pick on Guy and I will surely ban you.
    That is the long and short of it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    That Ricoh is actually a good example of a proper "limited" series modification and it sells for what it's really worth: $100 more than the standard edition, including extras. The contrast to the feeble Hasselblad attempts is breathtaking. And no, it doesn't help that David Beckham has one/bought one/was give one or whatever. I would rather ask Miley Cyrus for advice before buying a lawnmower than the football hero about cameras. Much rather, actually
    Yes, I was hoping that my half-joking post re the Ricoh GR Limited for the bargain price of $100 more would get this thread back on topic....ie "What the heck are those crazy people running Hasselblad smoking?!?!?"

    I makes me long for the good old days of real Hasselblad Limited Editions....a Ferrari Red or Stainless H4D, a gorgeous blue and silver 503CW with matching Zeiss "Classic" lens, etc.

    At least these were REAL HASSELBLADS!

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    LOL
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    Holy CRAP!
    there surely are markets defined all sorts of ways. Such as the decrepit 60-65 year old white guy to which I belong.
    Do you know how many penis enlargement spams I get per day? Somebody has profiled me, bit that is the job of marketeers everywhere.
    I will not tolerate any discussion relating to cultures or ethnicity in any negative way. OTOH a target market of "Wealthy asians" is not derogatory, it is just a segmentation.
    Carry on an just stay on topic, That being the Hasselblad Sorar.
    Anybody want to do a review
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    ... That being the Hasselblad Sorar.

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    Is that Japanese for Hasselblad Solal ???
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    The funny part is that the real Hasselblad collectible isn't any of the above. It's a 203 FE with the 110mm f/2.0. That combo will set you back the best part of $5,000 second hand, and that's just the basic version with WLF and no gadgets. Still that is not the camera/lens Hasselblad chose to build their future on

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    "Is that Japanese for Hasselblad Solal ???"

    I guess making fun of Japanese pronunciation isn't racist here in the Medium Format world. Maybe we need some definition of terms so that those of us who are too sensitive won't misjudge other posters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    The funny part is that the real Hasselblad collectible isn't any of the above.
    That may well be true. I know I'd love to have a 203FE with the 110/2 lens.

    I'll just add that:
    1) "Collectible" and "Limited Edition" are obviously not the same and
    2) both of our examples are true Hasselblads, which is a big step up from the re-packaged Sony cameras that the new "Hasselblad" is trying to pass off as real Hasselblads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Is that Japanese for Hasselblad Solal ???
    Well, my typo doesn't deserve that reaction.
    Imagine trying to speak a sound that is not in your native tongue but a similar sound is in your usual speech.
    Causes problems for non-native speakers world-wide.
    So please, lets keep it to the camera, really!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephengilbert View Post
    "Is that Japanese for Hasselblad Solal ???"

    I guess making fun of Japanese pronunciation isn't racist here in the Medium Format world. Maybe we need some definition of terms so that those of us who are too sensitive won't misjudge other posters.
    Sorry, couldn't help it

    People have been making fun of dialects, accents, seemingly weird expressions etc. for centuries. The Pink Panther movies were based on it, likewise the highly successful 'Allo 'Allo TV series. Do I need to mention Monty Python's Flying Circus or Faulty Towers? I can't count the number of times I've been to comedy shows in this country where, as soon as some comedian discovers that there's a "farang" among the audience, there are 20 minutes with jokes about farangs, our white skin, inability to speak Thai properly and not eat Pla Ra. Then he'll be turning to the dialect from Supan, a province where the farmers are known to speak slowly, and using the "wrong" tones.

    In my experience, this goes on all over Asia, and when it comes to other Asians, the jokes tend to go further. As westerners, we can of course sit high on our horses and claim that we are so "civilized" that we don't make jokes about others, but we do. It's just not comes il faut in some circles.

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    Jorgen,

    Perhaps it might be better if you limited your humor to your own failings rather than what you see as those of others.

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    If they are going to call it the "Solar" and charge big bucks for it (as with the Lunar), the very least they could do is throw a little 18 karat gold on it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by stephengilbert View Post
    Jorgen,

    Perhaps it might be better if you limited your humor to your own failings rather than what you see as those of others.

    Steve
    Why do you call them failings? The world is full of tiny imperfections. Some of them look or sound funny, some don't. There are of course certain things and certain groups of people that one cannot make jokes about, and I avoid those at any price. Now, I've learned that I shouldn't make jokes on this forum, so I won't

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    I think we all like the idea of special editions even if they are not to our taste (love the silver H but not the Ferrari H) but sadly they don't get used the way they should and sometimes remain little more than a trophy. At least David Beckham is using his Lunar, perhaps he could persuade his pals to buy some as well, no top ranking footballer should be without one! http://www.popsugar.com/Harper-Beckh...e_nid=32215041
    I am pleased to say that some of the special editions do get well used like this one that I have just finished servicing for one of my clients.
    Classic V, support for Hasselblad V system cameras.
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    The stainless steel H4D actually looks very cool, and much better than the drab gray original H Series. I wouldn't mind having and using one at all. Unfortunately, it's way beyond my budget. Is it possible to change leather on a 500 Series, making one's own Special Edition so to say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bensonga View Post
    Yes, I was hoping that my half-joking post re the Ricoh GR Limited for the bargain price of $100 more would get this thread back on topic....ie "What the heck are those crazy people running Hasselblad smoking?!?!?"

    I makes me long for the good old days of real Hasselblad Limited Editions....a Ferrari Red or Stainless H4D, a gorgeous blue and silver 503CW with matching Zeiss "Classic" lens, etc.

    At least these were REAL HASSELBLADS!

    Gary

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    The funny part is that the real Hasselblad collectible isn't any of the above. It's a 203 FE with the 110mm f/2.0. That combo will set you back the best part of $5,000 second hand, and that's just the basic version with WLF and no gadgets. Still that is not the camera/lens Hasselblad chose to build their future on

    Quote Originally Posted by bensonga View Post
    If they are going to call it the "Solar" and charge big bucks for it (as with the Lunar), the very least they could do is throw a little 18 karat gold on it.



    Gary
    Daaaaamn, how did I not know about all this hotness? Only makes me sad that I won't see digital versions of these, sorry but you couldn't make me use film anymore. Hasslebad, get your act together and make a 6x6 back for these, that's your Lunar right there.

    If they didn't make it too expensive either, by perhaps using an up-scaled CMOS sensor, it could do the following things:
    1. Actually tap into real Hasselblad history. and rose-tinted glasses.
    2. Offer people an inexpensive way to start a system with existing cameras and lenses.
    3. People would actually want to buy it.
    4. 6x6
    5. Strengthen brand recognition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    The stainless steel H4D actually looks very cool, and much better than the drab gray original H Series. I wouldn't mind having and using one at all. Unfortunately, it's way beyond my budget. Is it possible to change leather on a 500 Series, making one's own Special Edition so to say?
    Of course yes! You will notice in the background of the picture of the Blue Hasselblad is my own wooden 500C, the Swedes called it the 'Old Horse', don't ask me why. Covering Hasselblads in wood is something I started years ago, and I didn't need an Italian designer to tell me how to do it, in fact he asked me to show it to him when I met him some years ago so perhaps what happened next is all my fault.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kolor-Pikker View Post
    Daaaaamn, how did I not know about all this hotness? Only makes me sad that I won't see digital versions of these, sorry but you couldn't make me use film anymore. Hasslebad, get your act together and make a 6x6 back for these, that's your Lunar right there.

    If they didn't make it too expensive either, by perhaps using an up-scaled CMOS sensor, it could do the following things:
    1. Actually tap into real Hasselblad history. and rose-tinted glasses.
    2. Offer people an inexpensive way to start a system with existing cameras and lenses.
    3. People would actually want to buy it.
    4. 6x6
    5. Strengthen brand recognition.
    The CFV39 is a very nice back, although not 6x6, but it's still approaching $10,000 second hand. Ming Thein uses one. Check his blog for a rosy red review

    It's also difficult to understand why Hasselblad can't keep the CFV39 back in production and sell it for a reasonable price when Pentax can sell a complete camera with similar resolution for well under $10,000. There's a huge number of Hasselblad bodies out there, and many users who would never be able to buy a new CFV50 for $17,000. Half the price on the other hand, is within reach for many. Would it kill the market for the newer back? Possibly, but how many are they selling when the price for that back alone approaches what one has to pay for a new Leica S...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    The CFV39 is a very nice back, although not 6x6, but it's still approaching $10,000 second hand. Ming Thein uses one. Check his blog for a rosy red review

    It's also difficult to understand why Hasselblad can't keep the CFV39 back in production and sell it for a reasonable price when Pentax can sell a complete camera with similar resolution for well under $10,000. There's a huge number of Hasselblad bodies out there, and many users who would never be able to buy a new CFV50 for $17,000. Half the price on the other hand, is within reach for many. Would it kill the market for the newer back? Possibly, but how many are they selling when the price for that back alone approaches what one has to pay for a new Leica S...
    I know about the CFV backs, but they are ancient and overpriced as you say. CCD has got to go.

    People always say how MF camera makers have less room for R&D because of the low sales/high margin model, but there's also no reason for them to expand into the market of cheaper and smaller cameras too. Think the big three (Canikony) have that market cornered? The A7r would like to have a word with you.

    In what seemed like an already crowded market, Sony came and made an affordable 35mm mirrorless camera, which is honestly a franken-camera made from off-the-shelf parts that even a small-ish company like Phase One could've hacked together.

    And there is still a niche that hasn't been explored yet, one that I like joking about, but also desperately want to see - a medium format mirrorless compact. A complete, integrated camera system with electronic veiwfinder, and at least a 645 frame. It should also be small and light, so that one might consider taking it instead of their DLSR kit. Think Cambo minus movements, and the sensor/electronics are in the body, instead of hanging off the back, and you can compose through the lens as you shoot like with a DSLR. Nirvana yet? Of course not, the camera should be at least $8000 or less, for a 40, maybe 50mp sensor version.
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    this type of posts show very clear that hasselblad re-branding its damaging the heart of the brand....sad...very sad...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Holy CRAP!

    Do you know how many penis enlargement spams I get per day? Somebody has profiled me, bit that is the job of marketeers everywhere.
    I will not tolerate any discussion relating to cultures or ethnicity
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    Even the Viagra ads have stopped . . . mind you, Safari keeps telling me that the ads I get from Agent Provocateur are spam . . . . and I keep disagreeing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kolor-Pikker View Post
    And there is still a niche that hasn't been explored yet, one that I like joking about, but also desperately want to see - a medium format mirrorless compact. A complete, integrated camera system with electronic veiwfinder, and at least a 645 frame. It should also be small and light, so that one might consider taking it instead of their DLSR kit. Think Cambo minus movements, and the sensor/electronics are in the body, instead of hanging off the back, and you can compose through the lens as you shoot like with a DSLR. Nirvana yet? Of course not, the camera should be at least $8000 or less, for a 40, maybe 50mp sensor version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kolor-Pikker View Post
    And there is still a niche that hasn't been explored yet, one that I like joking about, but also desperately want to see - a medium format mirrorless compact. A complete, integrated camera system with electronic veiwfinder, and at least a 645 frame. It should also be small and light, so that one might consider taking it instead of their DLSR kit. Think Cambo minus movements, and the sensor/electronics are in the body, instead of hanging off the back, and you can compose through the lens as you shoot like with a DSLR. Nirvana yet? Of course not, the camera should be at least $8000 or less, for a 40, maybe 50mp sensor version.
    That camera is exactly what I was expecting at Photokina 2012 (Certainly not the Lunar). Had they brought out that and introduced a rebadged camera at a reasonable price (a la Leica), it might have been a little more palatable to Hasselblad devotees. I already had my speech prepared to give my wife to justify buying a new camera. But after the Lunar was announced, she talked me into a new Leica M. I'll have to admit, she didn't have to talk very hard.

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    I find it interesting that the person leading the "racial" discussion is hiding behind some kind of acronym. Let's get this back on topic, shall we?

    That Ricoh is actually a good example of a proper "limited" series modification and it sells for what it's really worth: $100 more than the standard edition, including extras. The contrast to the feeble Hasselblad attempts is breathtaking. And no, it doesn't help that David Beckham has one/bought one/was give one or whatever. I would rather ask Miley Cyrus for advice before buying a lawnmower than the football hero about cameras. Much rather, actually
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    Sorry, couldn't help it

    People have been making fun of dialects, accents, seemingly weird expressions etc. for centuries. The Pink Panther movies were based on it, likewise the highly successful 'Allo 'Allo TV series. Do I need to mention Monty Python's Flying Circus or Faulty Towers? I can't count the number of times I've been to comedy shows in this country where, as soon as some comedian discovers that there's a "farang" among the audience, there are 20 minutes with jokes about farangs, our white skin, inability to speak Thai properly and not eat Pla Ra. Then he'll be turning to the dialect from Supan, a province where the farmers are known to speak slowly, and using the "wrong" tones.

    In my experience, this goes on all over Asia, and when it comes to other Asians, the jokes tend to go further. As westerners, we can of course sit high on our horses and claim that we are so "civilized" that we don't make jokes about others, but we do. It's just not comes il faut in some circles.
    You may think it is fine to make fun of other ethnics based on their own humors but it does not necessary provide you the vehicle to use it and made fun of them. Again, the more you write the more it shows your character. I am not sure if I can laugh at your own profiling act.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kolor-Pikker View Post
    Of course not! it's common knowledge that a normal person + anonymity + audience = total diсkwad.

    I also suppose it depends on cultural concepts of "humor", for instance I have no problem using passive racial slurs in conversation, because it's normal here. Snide remarks, dry wit, sarcasm and national, racial or ethnic jokes comprise the majority of jokes and humor in Russia, and no one will bat an eye if you use them (in proper context).

    In Japan, it's very different, they don't have sarcasm and will take what you say literally, unless they are prepared for western style humor beforehand. I can only imagine the variety of do's and don'ts that exist out there in the world.

    On the internet we have a bit of a problem, since it's not always easy to only use universally accepted language, seeing as every other person could be from a completely different country. So rather than trying to be politically correct and attempting to not upset anyone (it will never work), you should simply ignore what others say, and not even waste time replying.

    I'm not justifying for people to be аssholes on the internet, but it's proven psychology that as long as someone's merely reading text, they often won't truly, genuinely sympathize with the person they're talking to, unless they already know each other personally.
    I like to think we can move toward a more civilized relationship in the way we can respect one another, despite of our differences, and find humor in other ways that does not jeopardize putting down any group of people like we have done in the past. History has shown and in many cases have not been brought to light the brutality of how one group of people treat another group. Based on such culturally deep routed humor, I ask that we could move forward to new and better way of treating each other. Our world is now a more global and not isolated community.

    I beg the different to your grouping of all internet places are the same way. Despite the medium of the GetDPI forum is internet based, however, it is unlike most online places where it is considered as a community where photographic knowledges are shared and the camaraderie are made and people do seem to care about one another despite having never met before and eventually met in some cases through workshops. I give acknowledgement to the leaders of this forums. Though I do not rule out as you pointed out that there are people who treat all internet places are the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alajuela View Post
    I think your comment is way off base - We are talking about cameras and the fact that some products are made with certain markets in mind. Certain markets = certain demographics.

    I find your comment not only insulting but quite frankly trite, belittling, not at germane to the conversation, and showing a complete lack of knowledge of what you speak.

    Excuse my reaction, as a son of a survivor of the concentration camps, lost (killed) over 150 family members, - yes I take words seriously.

    In short Hitler nor any mass murderer has no place in the conversations we are having here.

    I was not born yesterday to not recognizing the fact that different demographics may have different NEEDS of product line. However, where we differed is that I believe the product lines are tailor made based on regional resources availability and economic status. Let me further explain to clarify what I am trying to tell you so that you will not belittle me about my ability to speak with you in the same class of your "superior" knowledge. For example, gasoline is the limiting factor that has to be taken into account for certain region of the world. In the US, gasoline is more readily available so when the economy was good, you see more huge SUV on the street. As the gasoline prices went up and coupled with a bad economy, SUV declines and hybrid cars increases. Based on this fact of product line changed does it mean that the US just changed its ethnicity? You on the other hand LABELED as the "Asian" will buy such product lines. Furthermore, I am not even cleared as to what you meant by "Asian?" Is it the Chinese? The Japanese? The Indian? Perhaps you will also group the Asian from South and North America and in other continents who may be natives to those continents to have the same taste as well?

    I really don't believe that your inherit background gets you a free pass on such complicated issue. Everyone is responsible for their own action. Irony exists in many facets of life and it often comes when you forget you are not walking in another man shoe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FSOT View Post
    A user name is a user name and nothing more or less so try not to make it more of what is not needed.
    Wrong. My user name is my real name and tells you who I am an a little bit about my cultural background. My location tells you where I live and adds to the knowledge about my life experience. Your user name could as well have been "XYZABC" or "Microwave oven". Neither of those, nor your user name, say anything whatsoever about who you are, what your background is or what your cultural knowledge is.

    I have made it to a rule for myself not to have discussions with people that I don't know the identity of. This forum has until now been the exception. That is now up for revision.

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    "That is now up for revision."

    Ooh; does that mean that if we all adopt anonymous names you'll shut up?

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    OK
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephengilbert View Post
    "That is now up for revision."

    Ooh; does that mean that if we all adopt anonymous names you'll shut up?
    You can always hope

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    I think my username is pretty clever because it has my initials in it - K.K.K.

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    me too

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    Please, let's get back on topic. I, for one, am sick and tired of political correctness. And, if someone is so thin-skinned that they cannot take a joke, so be it. Jorgen, although I do not always agree with you, I want you to know that humor gives us some relief from life's daily trials. It is what makes us human.

    When I was in college, my wife always said about my roommate, "He's just thinks he's funny, but I don't think he is funny at all." So now, for more than forty years he has made a living writing jokes for the likes of Johnny Carson, Jay Lenno, and President Ronald Regan.

    I would rather have failed attempts at humor than the scathing and biting retorts, only made to hurt, for a comment made in good faith.

    Greg

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    Spoiled a perfectly good thread.
    I think it is time this thread closed.
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