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    Can it get worse Hasselblad ? Yes - it can....

    because photography is more than technology - and " as we have done this all the time "
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    Re: Can it get worse Hasselblad ? Yes - it can....

    Who do they think they are, Leica?
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    Re: Can it get worse Hasselblad ? Yes - it can....

    Quote Originally Posted by stephengilbert View Post
    Who do they think they are, Leica?
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    Really?

    At least Leica is producing a few lenses and ... a few ... bodies that are one the high end of photography.

    Monochrom, S series, newer Karbe lenses are respectable ....

    Hasselblads down market approach may precipitate their extinction....shame on them...seriously a problem when no one in management has the requisite background nor passion to do the right thing.


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    Re: Can it get worse Hasselblad ? Yes - it can....

    Actually folks and we tend to ignore there target market which Phase and Leica are going after as well heck even I am for that matter but CHINA and Pacific Rim countries. They are buying up high dollar electronics like there is no end in sight. So yes we may laugh and even curse some of these companies but there not stupid either and see the growth over in those areas. Frankly if your a big company with a global footprint and if your not looking at that market than your pretty lame.
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    I don't think it will precipitate their extinction, hopefully it will make them some money that can't be spent on R&D projects. Vertu seem to sell quite a few of those crazy phones and I think wealthy people will buy into the cadet.

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    Re: Can it get worse Hasselblad ? Yes - it can....

    How much is "H" making off of each copy? As $11,000+ there has to be a bunch going in Hasselblad's pocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlinkingEye View Post
    How much is "H" making off of each copy? As $11,000+ there has to be a bunch going in Hasselblad's pocket.
    One can only hope!

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    Re: Can it get worse Hasselblad ? Yes - it can....

    it is really made by fuji
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    Re: Can it get worse Hasselblad ? Yes - it can....

    Well, someone must be certified, but I don't think that is what the marketing means...

    But without the wooden handle, is it really a Hasselblad?

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    This isn't Hasselblad, it's Vertu. Vertu has been doing these ultra-luxo-priced phones for the stupidly wealthy for years.

    Why blame Hasselblad for letting Vertu use the name and making some money off the stupidity? It's no worse than a lot of other stupidity in the world. :^|

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    Re: Can it get worse Hasselblad ? Yes - it can....

    This doesn't cost them a dime, and hopefully it earns them a few. Vertu is a well established brand and are actually Nokia phones uglified for silly rich people. They sell very well in certain parts of Asia.
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    Should we just considering contributing and make a takeover bid for Hasselblad?
    I will be surprised if they don't sell, whatever the bid !!

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    Re: Can it get worse Hasselblad ? Yes - it can....

    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Steib View Post
    Chump change compared to Leica's 100th anniversary watch from Valbray for a mere $25,000!

    Valbray EL1 “100 Years of Leica Photography” Watch | The Coolector

    What? Not even a Red Dot? Oh, the Horror!

    Best hurry, only 100 are being made.


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    This cell phone surely is a "must NOT have" .
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    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Chump change compared to Leica's 100th anniversary watch from Valbray for a mere $25,000!

    Valbray EL1 “100 Years of Leica Photography” Watch | The Coolector

    What? Not even a Red Dot? Oh, the Horror!

    Best hurry, only 100 are being made.


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    Watch collectors are a weird bunch. Ugliness apparently sells. I wonder why they didn't choose a German watch. Glashütte wouldn't be such a bad match for Leica, would it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Watch collectors are a weird bunch. Ugliness apparently sells. I wonder why they didn't choose a German watch. Glashütte wouldn't be such a bad match for Leica, would it?
    They are second tier and I doubt they would stoop to the level
    that Valbray did....classic designs from Glashutte....nothing at this
    level of schmalz.....

    Now Swatch....something with mouse ears....

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    Re: Can it get worse Hasselblad ? Yes - it can....

    At least a $25k watch has a decent shelf life and undoubtedly will go up in value vs down. Now an $11k phone is just dumb in my view as it'll age horribly and ultimately end up a paperweight. I've seen those jewel encrusted versions in Dubai too and can't help but feel the same way. That said, if you've got the means and this buys you a little happiness then go for it. you can always keep it in your elephant foot umbrella stand later.
    Remember: adventure before dementia!

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    Re: Can it get worse Hasselblad ? Yes - it can....

    Quote Originally Posted by docmoore View Post
    They are second tier and I doubt they would stoop to the level
    that Valbray did....classic designs from Glashutte....nothing at this
    level of schmalz.....

    Now Swatch....something with mouse ears....

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    What would be in style with Leica's current designs (the last 60 years or so?) would of course be the designed and manufactured in Germany Braun watches, but alas... nothing over $850 there.


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    Uuhhh, Jorgen, this almost makes me want to wear a watch again
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    Re: Can it get worse Hasselblad ? Yes - it can....

    When you carefully drive a steamroller over a Fuji X-T1 -



    - you get this:

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    Re: Can it get worse Hasselblad ? Yes - it can....

    Quote Originally Posted by ondebanks View Post
    When you carefully drive a steamroller over a Fuji X-T1 -



    - you get this:



    Ray

    That's pretty good Ray.

    I enjoyably went back to wearing watches last year after relying on my iPhone. Now I have one of those step things on my wrist that also tells me the time, so I'm back off watches again! Tough market for watches.


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