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« on: September 12, 2013, 05:44:50 PM »
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I guess they sell there MF too.

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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2013, 02:47:57 AM »
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I guess they sell there MF too.

Great, I wasn't sure where to buy my Lunars from!

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A few images online here!
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2013, 03:10:26 AM »
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mhm, the SONY NEX, with hassy written on is also for sale in France at Prophot, around 6000 euros Smiley ( what idiot will buy this instead of a Leica M)

 
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2013, 07:15:01 AM »
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Hasslebald Larnu in Moscow confirmed. Store offering bottle of champaign with purchase.

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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2013, 03:14:14 PM »
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Here are some loonyporn pics

http://photorumors.com/2013/09/10/hasselblad-to-launch-its-first-retail-store-in-japan/

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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2013, 04:39:44 PM »
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This will be seen in the months ahead as a total "Hail Mary" pass.

Lunarcy.

Michael

For non-American's, here is the Wikipedia definition..."A Hail Mary pass... is a very long forward pass in American football, made in desperation with only a small chance of success. The expression goes back at least to the 1930s
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2013, 05:20:43 PM »
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Hasslebald Larnu in Moscow confirmed. Store offering bottle of champaign with purchase.

Oh, that's clever!

I assume it comes before the purchase? With enough bottles of vodka or champaign, chances of doing something stupid grow exponentially Wink
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2013, 07:05:47 PM »
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Michael,

I just wish Sony would make a CMOS sensor with liveview for Hasselblad - this would give them an MF camera with super-high ISO, no mirror slap and focus all over the field, something many have been waiting for.

Edmund

This will be seen in the months ahead as a total "Hail Mary" pass.

Lunarcy.

Michael

For non-American's, here is the Wikipedia definition..."A Hail Mary pass... is a very long forward pass in American football, made in desperation with only a small chance of success. The expression goes back at least to the 1930s
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2013, 11:44:03 PM »
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Given what there selling honiestly its probably a smart move, people who buy these kinds of camera's likely aren't going to do so online or at your typical camera store.
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2013, 02:56:56 AM »
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I think it's time to start thinking of Hasselblads obituary, wich might be quit similar to "charlie sheen's" one, or Amy Winehouse's .. Smiley

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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2013, 07:31:23 AM »
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mhm, the SONY NEX, with hassy written on is also for sale in France at Prophot, around 6000 euros Smiley ( what idiot will buy this instead of a Leica M)

 

Buying a Leice M might be slightly down the scale of mental deficiency - but not a lot, I suspect.

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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2013, 02:04:57 PM »
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Stupidity + lack of vision ... This will end badly
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« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2013, 05:26:18 PM »
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Stupidity + lack of vision ... This will end badly
It's really sad  Sad

Clearly, they're getting paid to do this.
They could do it better
Their customer could do it better

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« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2013, 04:46:29 AM »
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They made great cameras once, but Hasselblad have really lost the plot over the last few years and the Lunar thing is the icing on the cake. I loved an earlier campaign of theirs advertising Steve Mccurry as a Hasselblad H digital user, then showing a bunch of images all shot on film with a Nikon.
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« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2013, 04:57:36 AM »
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Ha - I guess Im no more a potential customer.
I just bought a Canon EOS M with 2 Lenses 22+18-55+Canon EF adapter for 450 complete.
And the best thing is: there is Magic Lantern for the EOS M.
All my Canon system stuff fits, Flange focal distance is 18mm so about any lens fits and Image quality is pretty good!
450 is about the price of the pretty Box they are selling for the Lunar, but I cant take pictures with this....... Cheesy

I wish Hasselblad much Luck - they will need it.

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« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2013, 12:18:25 PM »
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Well, none of us has to buy.

Thinking about it some more, I hope it becomes a huge success and provides some R&D capital for the serious stuff.

Most folks have to sell their souls to stay alive - it's the lowest common denominator factor - where the money is.

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« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2013, 12:50:21 PM »
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Well, none of us has to buy.

Most folks have to sell their souls to stay alive - it's the lowest common denominator factor - where the money is.

Rob C

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« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2013, 12:58:24 PM »
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Well, none of us has to buy.

Thinking about it some more, I hope it becomes a huge success and provides some R&D capital for the serious stuff.

Most folks have to sell their souls to stay alive - it's the lowest common denominator factor - where the money is.

Rob C

Rob,

now I don't know anything about the owners other than that they are a private equity fund, but given that, it is not clear to me that a huge financial success will translate into R&D capital. I would expect higher dividends to the investors and a focus on this new financially successful strategy. I would love to be proven wrong, though.

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« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2013, 01:30:41 PM »
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Given that the grip itself is the main selling point, potential customers have been advised by Hasselblad Chairman and CEO to learn a new way of holding the camera and shooting, one that will showcase the grip in its full glory:
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« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2013, 03:08:25 PM »
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Given that the grip itself is the main selling point, potential customers have been advised by Hasselblad Chairman and CEO to learn a new way of holding the camera and shooting, one that will showcase the grip in its full glory:

 Cheesy Maybe its too small for him because he is used to the real Moon Camera ?  Big LIKE !
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