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« on: February 01, 2010, 05:07:25 AM »
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So there it is....I found out....It's official....the rumours here were correct....a new Hasselblad H4D-40 is gonna be launched and there's a gonna be like an exclusive owners club web site where you can showcase your work to 1.4 million visitors (according to them) as well as being able to offer a host of professional services......thats what the countdown clock was for.....
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2010, 05:17:30 AM »
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heres the flyer:
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2010, 05:20:02 AM »
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see it here:

http://www.ulookfierce.com/hasselblad/h4d.jpg
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010, 05:53:43 AM »
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This is a forbidden page, and when you get into it (by going to ulookfierce, then home, then editing the web address) it is in spanish.
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2010, 08:09:51 AM »
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So there it is....I found out....It's official....the rumours here were correct....a new Hasselblad H4D-40 is gonna be launched and there's a gonna be like an exclusive owners club web site where you can showcase your work to 1.4 million visitors (according to them) as well as being able to offer a host of professional services......thats what the countdown clock was for.....

I don't think it is wise for HasselBlad to try and create a community in the way that Leica has it's user generated one. When you put everyone in the same room and shut the doors creating a club you generally grow old together and die without acquiring new blood. Plus I think it is ludicrous to attach oneself to a brand.
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2010, 11:36:41 AM »
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Well, it's live on the site. The countdown has ended and, as rumored, the countdown ended to reveal another countdown -- more details on both the H4D-40 and the Owner's Club will follow in 10 days. I think it would have had greater impact if they simply started the countdown 10 days later and ended 10 days from today, but perhaps I'm off-base.

http://www.hasselblad.com/countdown
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2010, 12:13:34 PM »
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The Hasselblad Owners’ Club

Give me a break... well now we know what this forum is going to be renamed to next...

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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2010, 12:17:14 PM »
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H4D-40 for under 12000 euros including and 80 mm lens is not bad ... I like it and feel sorry for Leica with the rather overprices S2 ...
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2010, 12:25:38 PM »
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13995 euro ex VAT for the camera with 80mm to be exact.
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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2010, 02:59:43 PM »
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13995 euro ex VAT for the camera with 80mm to be exact. You can buy my H3dII-39 with 3 lenses for that kind of money, and then you have a proven system that filtered out the problems and all lenses to start with...... but hey, we live in a trow-away society, so i will have to drop my camera to the floor and claim insurance.......

Yup, EUR 13995,--

Calumet NL: http://calumetphotographic.blogspot.com/20...denformaat.html

Nothing earth shattering about that price: you basically get a 40mpx camera with updated AF for the price of current H3D-31.

IMHO this will not let Hasselblad tap into new segments of the market, I wonder what the marketing people were smoking :-) when they came up with that idea.

"O Lord why won't you give me a 55mm square sensor with 36mpx to attach to my current 501/CM paperweight, B&W only would be fine, I would donate 5000 silver pieces for that"
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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2010, 03:13:50 PM »
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I am equally a little perplex at this. Lots of secrecy to reveal "just" another camera, which is basically not as revolutionary as presented and replaces the H3D-II 31 and 39 at about the same price point. So what is the deal all about or am I missing something?
For a while I had thought it was a new camera with the Leica S2 form factor (as this had been hinted at only a year ago) but it does not seem to be the case.
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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2010, 03:16:30 PM »
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It does not replace the 39Mp. It is just another 40Mp camera next to the HXd39Mp. Phase also has a P40 and a P45. The H4d40 is small sensoe, pretty importand if you happen to like wide angle photography.
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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2010, 03:16:33 PM »
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For a while I had thought it was a new camera with the Leica S2 form factor (as this had been hinted at only a year ago) but it does not seem to be the case.

... And still no mention of a Vertical Grip?

This was worthy of a 30-day Countdown?
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« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2010, 05:16:01 PM »
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... And still no mention of a Vertical Grip?

This was worthy of a 30-day Countdown?

Too bad. I think everyone was expecting something outside the box of current medium format offerings. A new sensor, with fewer mp than several existing medium format cameras no less, just seems so unexciting. Well, at least they timed the announcement for normal business hours so I did not have to get up early to catch it.
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« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2010, 05:37:10 PM »
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come on people....this thing will have a 3" screen! and can shoot up to 800! and you get hocuspocus thrown in for free....

but i think i might just get it for that exclusive club membership....
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« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2010, 06:00:16 PM »
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It does not replace the 39Mp. It is just another 40Mp camera next to the HXd39Mp. Phase also has a P40 and a P45. The H4d40 is small sensoe, pretty importand if you happen to like wide angle photography.

Does it have crop factor? Is it 33x48?
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« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2010, 06:19:07 PM »
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Definitely underwhelming. Hasselblad did an "iPad"!

It was even the more disappointing because I was told that it was an exciting new product that will interest the high-end D-SLR users. To me that means people who'd be using a 1Ds Mk III or a D3X - but the price differential and ergonomics are sooooooo far apart, I can't see how it would be more exciting than the existing H3DII-31 already was to that crowd. Just a few more megapixels and the same high price isn't going to do it for them, as far as I can tell...
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« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2010, 07:03:20 PM »
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Definitely underwhelming. Hasselblad did an "iPad"!

It was even the more disappointing because I was told that it was an exciting new product that will interest the high-end D-SLR users. To me that means people who'd be using a 1Ds Mk III or a D3X - but the price differential and ergonomics are sooooooo far apart, I can't see how it would be more exciting than the existing H3DII-31 already was to that crowd. Just a few more megapixels and the same high price isn't going to do it for them, as far as I can tell...


wow...that is THE worst insult to the ipad i have heard yet....and i have heard quite a few....that was WAY below the belt....
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