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Jeff W. wrote:
Hey JW: If memory serves me correctly you spent some time with the Hasselblad folks in the recent past. How was that experience? I had an opportunity to play with a friends H4D-40 yesterday and feel in love. I'm already planning a series of bank heists to fund the switch from Canon
While they don't have the long glass like Canon, for everything else they would be a hoot. This guy uses their HC 3.5/35 mm lens with the HTS 1.5 tilt/shift adapter - a very slick setup for architectural work. I wondered what your impressions were?
I love Blads and have captured over a million images on them. I have been in discussions with them for about a year. My concern is viability and reliability. There's some pretty stout evidence that their sensors are good for 100,000 exposures at best, and after warranty service is, as you might imagine, really steep. I had at least two back up duplicates for every piece of Blad equipment,. Not because Blad was unreliable, but if you're shooting professionally, you need the redundancy. Um, at $49K for a body/back/lens, when I ran the numbers a reasonable system was going to be close to 200K. The imagery is incredible, but, try as I might, I just don't see how you can make those numbers work. I'll keep you posted.