I very much doubt that the V series will be resurrected in that way. It just can't compete with some of the newer platforms with its half f-stops, lack of metering and auto exposure modes, lack of autofocus, lack of digital integration, etc. The Hy6 would beat it in almost every possible respect.
I think there are so many V systems gear around the world waiting for the right dback at the right price, that it doesnít need to be resurrected. Dback makers could easily profit from existing V system. Of course, Hy6 would be beat it, but at an extra $ 20k usd for body, lenses and accessories. I think shooting raw, half stops are not a real necesity.
A square chip in a DB is an absolute certainty in my view. You don't place an order with a camera manufacturer for a square format camera that will accept lenses specifically made to cover square and then only produce 4:3 backs for it. It's a bit late don't you think? The thousands of man hours spent developing the camera's optimum shape, size and weight distribution for square would be wasted, not to mention the time spent on lens design to cover this format. Can anyone from Schneider offer any input or validate this?
No disrespect, but being a pussy is one thing, being stupid is another!
I agree with you Nik. I see a 6X6 sensor for the near future. However
putting a rectangular sensor in it, itís not a waste of resources. It just shows the versatilty of the original idea. And that was not to have to keep turning the camera from hor to vert, over and over. In the digital era, since sensor area is such an expensive comodity, rectangular sensors make economic sense. Film was (still is) so inexpensive, that having the extra room didnít make any real harm in our pockets.
If they do come out with a square chip being Dalsa for Leaf & Sinar. They will also have to make one for the Mamiya 6x7 format. Personally I don't see the advantage to square.
I believe square is actually a convenience from the film era, not an advantage. Just, it caught up with many photographers and square format became favorite for many photographers doing portraits, weddings and whimsical landscapes among other things.
Everything is already there: the lenses, the cameras, the routine. The waiting for is that full frame back to make it all work the way it did with film.
Exactly. Its already out there (inside thousands of drawers). Now, we donít need more megapixels, we need sensors that aproach or equal film sizes. Iím sure if Canon were a MF maker too, they already had a full-frame sensor. So, maybe itís just a power war among sensor makers and mf gear makers.
You are right Nik, itís been a long boring week.
Best regards all