I can understand that some of you get inconvenienced by the new hasselblad route.
I am getting a bit sick and tired though of the uninformed bashing by phase and leaf chauvinism.
Before I bought my H2D39, I tested the market looked closely at files of imacon leaf and phase
and could not find any major superiority in any of these. Yes leaf was slightly better in noise. Phase might have been slightly better in speed. But overall all this was played out in the last 5%
So all these backs deliver great files with minor differences.
The big difference for me though was getting a closed system. In the same way that I would also not have liked to buy my Nikon D2X body and then have to shop around for a sensor and lenses, all from different manufacturers. And when it would come to malfuction, not to get the runaround between the different brands. Camera people say it's your back, back people saying it's your lens,
lens peoplle saying it your camera.
Also I got a great deal by buying this system, I basically got a free camera, a free lens, free extra battery, free uv filters for 2 lenses and a free release cord.
If you are interested to see files of the H2D39 which I am sure would be identical to the H3D39 (can't wait to upgrade!) please let me know and I will show you what I mean.
I have come to buy my camera partly with the help of this forum, as you can read in my previous posts, and I hardly heard a beeb form the leaf and phase corner regarding imacon backs. Now that things have changed, imacon files get the brunt of it.
So call this Hasselblad/Imacon chauvinism, you are right, I have got a reason for it!