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02-08-2014, 12:08 AM   #196
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QuoteOriginally posted by mikemike Quote
people who can afford a 5 figure camera.
Especially like the hasselblad pimped Sony SLT-A99:



There are some people who will buy something because of the image and status of owning something made by a particular company. Also there are others who simply don't care about status or branding and use whatever gets the job done- Pentax will appeal to that demographic.

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Don't pull the screen. Hard huh ?
Not enough, my 9 years old boy could do it - and he is the breaker

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Especially like the hasselblad pimped Sony SLT-A99:
There are some people who will buy something because of the image and status of owning something made by a particular company. Also there are others who simply don't care about status or branding and use whatever gets the job done- Pentax will appeal to that demographic.
That's what we call ostentatory behaviour.
Like some of the Leica "shooters".
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Especially like the hasselblad pimped Sony SLT-A99:
Hasn't the Hasselblad CEO just been replaced ?
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Hasn't the Hasselblad CEO just been replaced ?
yes he was, which means if the Hasselblad remake of the SLT-A99 turns out to be successful the new CEO gets the credit. If it doesn't sell, the old CEO gets the blame.

02-08-2014, 05:26 AM   #200
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Especially like the hasselblad pimped Sony SLT-A99:
All the Hasselblad 500s in the world are now hiding in their cupboards from shame!
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I think the duplicator is a very clever product that may fill a niche in the marketplace. I have a Nikon 35mm scanner; haven't used it in several years. Scanning is a huge PITA (unless you are into it) and Nikon no longer supports their scanner products. Flatbeds give marginal results on 35mm, better on MF; still a PITA to get good scans. For those of us that shot/shoot film and have X number of slides/negs around, this might be the way to go. For a scan of a special picture that I want to print and hang, I'll get a drum scan done.
I agree that scanning is something of a PITA, but I'm not sure how the duplicator would be any better (indeed, one suspects it could only do one slide, etc. at a time unlike a scanner, so it will take forever). Also, from my own experience of scanning my film collection, one of the big boons of a decent scanner is ICE to remove dust from the final digital image, but the duplicator couldn't do that. I'm still curious about the lens for the duplicator--any of the current 645 lenses look like they'd be too big for the purpose. Will Pentax include an special-purpose lens (they did once make a 50mm and 80mm enlarging lens for another brand, as the rumour goes), or will one have to bring their own enlarging lenses?
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Well the first review of the Hasselblad HV that I have read seems very postive 5 stars all the way. Seems totally legit.

REVIEW: Hasselblad HV | New Camera News


I'll be interested to see if the Canadian guys in from the Camera Store in Calgary are first do a video review when they get their hands on 645 D (2014).
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If there is true that they will produce "digital back" for Pentax 645 and 6x7, I will buy it without any consideration ^_^

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(indeed, one suspects it could only do one slide, etc. at a time unlike a scanner, so it will take forever).
I guess there are faster scanners than my flatbed scanner, but it uses at least 15 minutes for 4 slides. I use less than one minute per slide including blowing dust and refocusing when using my simple setup with my DA35 macro:




I'm sure the slide duplicator would save me even more time than my simple slide viewer setup.
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QuoteOriginally posted by steve1307 Quote
Well the first review of the Hasselblad HV that I have read seems very postive 5 stars all the way. Seems totally legit.
Saw that some days ago, totally hilarious - but their Fuji XT-1 review is even better
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All we'd need to know is what the experience has been with the MX-1 (understanding the difference in mass). In fact, do you think the (discontinued) MX-1 might have been an experiment, sort of like the K-01?
That's exactly what I thought when the MX-1 came out! An experiment with metal finish and tilt screen! I was surprised the K-3 didn't have a tilt screen.
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Oh damned ! The screen cannot be tilted up or down for selfies...

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lol can you imagine? Taking hand-held selfies with a 645D? Doing peace sign with the other hand and a duck face expression?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
can you imagine? Taking hand-held selfies with a 645D? Doing peace sign with the other hand and a duck face expression?
no thanks, this is a selfie I did with the new 90mm f/2.8 with a wireless flash setup - I had to do some focus adjustments with it, and I wanted to see how it would handle with a 3D subject rather than a 2D test target.



No duckface here...well duck dynasty perhaps..
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Well...
No mater what selfie is/are wanted, i always preferred true mirrors to screeny illusions

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