I thought It’s custom built by Gottschalt.
With regards to back as long as the chip is clean I’m OK. With regards to the
Lens, if you see the mark on the glass of 5K lens, surely you wouldn’t celebrate, that’s all.
I thought I’d ask, since everything with regards to your system is more custom then ALPA or more custom then any other system I know.
Not much, jut the fact that it's not commercially viable as it could be, with only a few desirable upgrades. Otherwise, I guess it fits the bill or am I wrong in saying that?
yes my system, including me, is very custom made. but gottschalt was merciful and used standard screw threads...
my gottschalt is based on the di30 ( although it is thinner ), the sliding back is custom made.
at the time when i ordered it there simply was noone offering a camera with similar possibilities,
not sure if you could get anotherone now with sliding back. anyway.... it was a long and little bit spiny way till i had it.
about the sinar-m... i am not informed about their actual prices, but main critic i listened was about that. i think ALL the mf prices for new gear are very high, and if you see and feel a H3 and if you see and feel a sinar-m in relation you just wonder that it dont cost the double as it already does. same about the alpa ( which is made by seitz )..... this swiss guys really manufactor things on a very high level. i was reading that the trains in swiss delay in an averadge time of 1 minute.
i think in germany they delay 20min / average or so.
on the other hand many people go crazy just with the announcement of a HY6/AFI camera and it seems so that noone thinks that such a system will cost with 4 or 5 lenses probably 20.000 $.
again its the same than with the HR/XL lenses discussion if it comes to the point that the HR lense cost 1/3 more. in relation
to the, already so high prices, this should not be a big factor for any decision here, thinking that for architecture this is the key optic of a system in some aspects.
noone asks for the price for the new 28mm h-lense? everybody is thrilled that the h3 will "correct" it automatically.... what you easily can do also in photoshop with 1 action.
i am thinking economic also, one reason i am very happy with my contax 645 which save me 15.000$ in an easy way and i cannot see what this camera cannot do in comparation to H1/2/3//HY6/6AFI//6008. my two old 501 hassies are sleeping since i got the contax.
but if i would think in one of the new cameras i would consider also the sinar-m.
maybe too less lenses exist for it,- but i dont see the price more crazy than any other of the actual made mf system camera except mamiya ( you can adapt many different mounts and lenses to the -m. although not sure about that ).