Riiiight... of course, what else could that have meant. Silly me and those who thought otherwise.....
Oh, here's a good one....
While reviewing some earlier reviews of yours, I happened across an interesting comment from you.
You said, while comparing digital backs; ..."my personal style of working is geared more toward the advantages of an integrated single piece solution...."
What could be more of an 'integrated single piece solution' than the H3D?
I'm not here to defend Hasselblad or bad mouth any manufacturer. But I question why you do?
Michael - you have your opinions, but many do not always agree with everything you say. And you regularly reject any reasonable argument which opposes your views - you have a nasty habit of spinning & attempting to convert your opinions into absolute truths - and a history of taking what others say completely out of context.
Over the years you've managed to develop quite a following... might I suggest it's gone a bit to your head?
Good night all.....
Ah, so I'm the one taking things out of context? I see. Somewhat like you taking a [a href=\"http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/ixpress.shtml]four year-old review[/url] of a back that had a separate cable-attached hard drive, and which I was comparing to the all-in-one Kodak DCS Pro back. Sure. These are really similar concepts. Spin. Did someone say spin?
As for "bad mouthing" manufacturers, I challenge you to point to a single instance of this, anywhere at any time that wasn't related to specific deficiencies on the part of the company or product. And I also never engage in ad hominem attacks, unlike some.
Have I been critical of manufacturers? Of course. That's my job. That's what a critic does – apply critical judgement and criticize when warranted. Canon continues to refuse to put mirror lock-up in an easy to use control, and they should be flogged for ignoring something which users have been asking for for years. Hasselblad has created a new system that closes current and potential owners out from choosing their own back solution. I therefore criticize them for this because it's an approach that I regard as counterproductive and against the best interests of their installed user base. Phase One deserves a booby prize for their totally wretched screens on previous generation backs and such a poorly implemented Live Preview on the Plus backs, and are totally in the dog house for taking more than three years to produce simple rubber grommets for their exposed connectors.
In case no one has noticed, I happen to own all three products; from Canon, Phase One and Hasselblad. These are the tools that I use every day. No one gave these to me. I purchased all of them at retail and easily have more than $100K invested in them. Notice that these are the products that I currently criticize, when warranted. I don't complain about Leaf. I don't criticize Nikon. I don't bad mouth Mamiya. Why? Because I don't use them and therefore am not in a position to form reasoned judgments. Think about it.
I have no problems with people that disagree with me. But I expect reasoned
debate, where the pros and cons of a given situation are freely aired. That's what this forum is about. But when people make accusations that are not based on fact, and when people start name calling instead of putting forward well presented arguments, I get disappointed and annoyed.
Now, if anyone has any further comments based on the merits of Hasselblad's product and marketing strategies, these are welcomed here. Otherwise this thread seems to have run its course.