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    Hasselblad has closed the Design Center in Treviso

    Interesting turn of events and should please the MFD community if true.

    Surprise: Hasselblad closes design center and ends the “luxury” camera business?
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    Re: Hasselblad has closed the Design Center in Treviso

    RIP - somehow I doubt that this'll be missed so long as Hasselblad return to their photography business rather than the bling business.
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    Re: Hasselblad has closed the Design Center in Treviso

    It is funny how these camera were considered their "luxury" products, unlike those plebeian lines of the H and V that "everyone" owned...
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    Re: Hasselblad has closed the Design Center in Treviso

    Praise the Lord!
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    Re: Hasselblad has closed the Design Center in Treviso

    "Maybe Hasselblad wants to focus on a Sony-Hasselblad-Zeiss partnership for a new mirrorless medium format system instead?"

    Sounds like wishful thinking, but yes, please.

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    Re: Hasselblad has closed the Design Center in Treviso

    ^^
    where oh where is the dislike button ...
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    Re: Hasselblad has closed the Design Center in Treviso

    And B&H offers the original as a Black Friday special for $999.00. That just deflated the market value of the Stellar line.
    hasselblad stellar camera | B&H Photo Video

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    Re: Hasselblad has closed the Design Center in Treviso

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Wood View Post
    And B&H offers the original as a Black Friday special for $999.00. That just deflated the market value of the Stellar line.
    hasselblad stellar camera | B&H Photo Video
    I reckon that could actually be a pretty smart investment.

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    Re: Hasselblad has closed the Design Center in Treviso

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Wood View Post
    And B&H offers the original as a Black Friday special for $999.00. That just deflated the market value of the Stellar line.
    hasselblad stellar camera | B&H Photo Video
    Well, it certainly would gut the ebay market listings. It does make you wonder what B&H's wholesale price was ... or what incentives Hasselblad is paying to prise open any market for the Stellar II.
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    Re: Hasselblad has closed the Design Center in Treviso

    What makes people think that this release wasn't planned long before the closure of the Italy design centre and they'd committed to a certain amount of releases under contract? Personally – and it might just be hope for the brand talking – I think we'll see a few more releases to satisfy whatever obligations they have to Sony, then witness a quiet end to the madness that was the blinged up Sony monstrosities.

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    Re: Hasselblad has closed the Design Center in Treviso

    I'm sure that this is likely the case.

    Didn't the acrimonious exit of the ex-CEO cite business commitments that Hasselblad was bound to (but didn't sound at all happy about). I'm guessing that meant a boat load of pre-sold or binding contracts for Sony camera core assemblies with no get out clause.
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    Re: Hasselblad has closed the Design Center in Treviso

    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamWelland View Post
    I'm sure that this is likely the case.

    Didn't the acrimonious exit of the ex-CEO cite business commitments that Hasselblad was bound to (but didn't sound at all happy about). I'm guessing that meant a boat load of pre-sold or binding contracts for Sony camera core assemblies with no get out clause.

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