Thanks for clearing that up for me. I guess no one can complain about a 1/1000 flash synchro being too low, or about the lenses being vaporware
BTW, I have seen and handled the protos, and my feeling is that a lot of people are going to like this camera very much. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me to see a stampede of guys going for it.
I think you really need to define what you mean by the phrase stampede.
If I could buy this camera as a Rolleiflex and IF it would accept my Aptus and Phase backs without upgrade, without modification then maybe.
But that is not the case. Right now Sinar/Leaf are the only options and when you cost out the price of upgrading or switching brands, plus what it costs to buy a mixture of the new D lenses and the older 6000 series lenses you looking at a lot of cash for a camera that doesn't reallly have a clear agenda.
Is the HY6 a truly universal camera platform or is it just a marketing tool for Leaf and Sinar to sell more backs?
Does it have full functionality today with the 645 and smaller sensors or will it only really be funcitonal once a square sensor is announced?
The fact the back only rotates by removing it tells me that it's not really there until we see new sensors.
Personally I don't understand why digital has to be so limiting and proprietary.
Why not just buy a camera and then chose your back or multiple backs to fit it? That worked well with film and was the reason I use the Contax and was originally a big selling point of the Hasselblad.
Now it seems instead of more options, even with the introduction of a new camera, we are given less options.
As far as a "stampede" from Contax and Hasselblad users, I see that more as a trickle at best and even if everyone switched today, that's only a small portion of the market.
What Rollei or whoever makes this camera needs is a true stampede from Canon users and at the current price points and the somewhat vague information on what backs work with this camera, I don't see that happening.
They also need wide acceptance from Phase users, because without that this camera becomes a small niche part of a small niche market, just like the 6008 was.