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CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - This new category of digital Compact System Cameras with interchangeable lenses was mislabeled for a time as "Mirrorless Cameras" by those forgetting about "Mirrorless" Rangefinder cameras.  Such confusion is easily understandable, since interchangeable rangefinder cameras were only recently introduced in 1932.  hmm.    CSC or Compact System Camera is probably the best category description to date, although I am fond of the old RFF desigation of  CEVIL  indicating Compact Electronic Viewfidner Interchangeable Lens.   This forum is here at RFF because via adapters these cameras offer an inexpensive way to use rangefinder lenses on digital cameras -- in addition of just about every 35mm SLR lens you can think of.  All  offer the photo enthusiast an incredible array of adopted lenses which was not possible before these new digital formats.   This group continues to grow in popularity and new camera models! 

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Old 09-18-2012   #41
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Wink No money, no honey

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I think this is for the rich people with bad taste all over the world.
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........ But I still refuse to shop at IKEA.
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Old 09-18-2012   #43
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Ugly yes, but it looks quite comfortable to hold.
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This monstrosity has to win the wooden spoon - worst camera of the show.

I'm now so embarassed of Hasselblad, I'm going to have to tape over the name tag on my V series cameras before going out in public.
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Old 09-18-2012   #45
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so actually hasselblad stands for rebadging camera's...
H-series=made by Fuji
Lunar=made by Sony (the Hasselnex;-)
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Old 09-18-2012   #46
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Makes the Nex-7 look like a great design in comparison.
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http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/09...rorless-camera

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Italian-designed ‘ultimate luxury’ mirrorless
More like reshaped/destroyed original Japanese design.
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Old 09-18-2012   #48
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The new Leica M has left me in two minds, I am reserving judgement beyond my initial impressions, for real world reports.

This Hasselblad monstrosity is a different case altogether. It's a Nex camera with bling of the worst calibre. Sad day for company which produced the simplicity of design of the V series.
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You know whats infuriating and funny at the same time, this monstrosity has the same propriety NEX-7 hot shoe! lol

How desperate hassleblad must be that they have taken an almost 2-yr old midrange Sony mirrorless, and are trying to pass it on as an "original Italian-design luxury mirrorless"...

The true winner here is Sony.
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This is funny! Other than being incredibly hideous, it's also crytal clear that this is, in essence, a Sony Nex-7. Which, of course, means that their upcoming DSLRs will also just be Alpha's in an ugly design.
....i was so excited until i read this. i don't even mind the design, it's the fact that their master plan is so overly reliant on Sony that all if it will basically be Sony in Hasselblad clothing.

i am so disappointed....
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the focus here seems to be on aesthetics, which is at best a subjective topic. what is so strikingly sad about this is the objective fact that all theyve done is put jewelry on an nex7! it appears that hasselblads entire contribution to this excercise is putting lipstick on sony's pig and pricing that pig as if it were kobe beef! THAT is truly sad...i had expected much much better from this company.
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Wow.


They should really be just making a new X-pan with the same body/lenses and a similar 35mm format rangefinder style body based on the x-pan. They could still use sony sensors and EVF's.
This thing they've announced is a... monstrosity.

edit: the more I look at this thing the less I can fathom that a reputable and historic company like hasselblad can put their name to a sony camera, make it uglier, and charge 7 times the price for it. I literally cannot fathom.
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That camera looks like a dashboard collision between a 1950 Buick Roadmaster and a 1977 Jaguar MK2.
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If this monstrosity was an original design one could still forgive them, but reshaping an already out of cycle camera that costs 1:6th -- that is just shameless.
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I don't know what is uglier...the new X-2 special edition or this.

Nevermind, it's definitely this.
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it's the fact that their master plan is so overly reliant on Sony that all if it will basically be Sony in Hasselblad clothing.
Well, what did you expect? Going by their pro segment partner, I really expected a X1pro in Hasselblad clothing. But hardly anything original - they haven't ever introduced a camera of their own outside the V-series, both the H-series and Xpan are Fuji...
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This is basically a byproduct of NEX-7 when beaten with an ugly stick.
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Sorry if these have been posted before...lots of options to choose from
http://www.petapixel.com/2012/09/18/...000-of-luxury/
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The funniest thing about it is that this design actually looks bigger and bulkier than the Nex 7. Of course we all know that the one thing people dislike about the Nex 7 is that it's too small
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Sorry if these have been posted before...lots of options to choose from
http://www.petapixel.com/2012/09/18/...000-of-luxury/
That is hilarious! The more I look at it, the more it seems like they actually took a Nex-7 and did some handicrafts on it with some wood and leather they had laying around.
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Hassleblad, from a reputable company to a complete joke - in a matter of hours.
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edit: the more I look at this thing the less I can fathom that a reputable and historic company like hasselblad can put their name to a sony camera, make it uglier, and charge 7 times the price for it. I literally cannot fathom.
The only historic thing about the company is its name. The company has changed hands more than a joint at a Snoop Lion concert.
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Can we take this one to the moon and leave it there too? – My first impression only of the design, and the understanding that it is an NEX-7 underneath.

Once I count to ten and take a deep breath, I’ll take a closer look at the specs and see if there is any Hasselblad magic dust they added to improve an already very good APS-C camera.

So sad that they are playing the dopey luxury game, it might be lucrative for them, but I was really hoping for something innovative from Hasselblad that would add to our choices at this interesting time.

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I won't buy one until they come up with a Paul Smith version for twice the price. Can I get that in orange?
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If they can incorporate a vibrate feature, I have an excellent suggestion about where they can put this. If not, that suggestion about the moon is good.
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I think they looked at the site selling Argus cameras with "wooden" releathering for $2000, and then they started thinking...hmmm...wooden grip on a Sony NEX could go for $6000...
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i am still holding out for the 'this is a joke' part
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Ouch. I hope it at least looks better in real life than in those pictures.

Too bad. I was hoping for Hasselblad to release something interesting if way too expensive, like a digital Xpan. This piece of news delays those hopes by at least a year.
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Ouch. I hope it at least looks better in real life than in those pictures.

Too bad. I was hoping for Hasselblad to release something interesting if way too expensive, like a digital Xpan. This piece of news delays those hopes by at least a year.
Why would anyone want a digital Xpan when every cheap digital camera has a panoramic mode - especially Sony, the new overloard of Hassleblad?
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The company has changed hands more than a joint at a Snoop Lion concert.
Oh, so one joke per thread is not enough. Snoop Doggy Dogg changed his stage name again?
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Why would anyone want a digital Xpan when every cheap digital camera has a panoramic mode - especially Sony, the new overloard of Hassleblad?
Why would anyone want whatever it is Hasselblad released now? Why have different aspect ratios? Why use a panoramic mode when stitching by yourself gives better results and more freedom? Why are some people still using Xpans?

I'm not saying there is market to justify a digital Xpan, but it is a camera I would enjoy using - or at Hassy prices just read about. It's about how I use a camera, I guess.
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I am still trying to wrap my head around the notion that that grip could possibly be comfortable. I won't even try to understand their choice of materials....
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I think Leica is behind this. They must have paid Hasselblad a nifty sum to pull this stunt in order to make the new M and the M-E look like excellent value for money in comparison.
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I think they got mesmerized by ALPA's wooden handles:

http://www.alpa.ch/en/products/camer...lpa-12-tc.html
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I am deeply disappointed, as they have no handle offering of Bubinga wood.
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It's €5000.-

And you thought Leica was expensive.
Once discontinued, the prices will soar as collectors clamor to get one of the 8 cameras that actually found buyers.
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Ok who got drunk at the product line?
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Saw these on Petapixel earlier. What a joke!
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