I am now also pissed at Hasselblad. $15K to upgrade from an H3D-39 to an H3D-II 39 for a 3" LCD is beyond ridiculous. God forbid they ever corner the market. The only good thing about being so pissed at Hasselblad it is that I finally feel I am in such esteemed company here.
Note to PSS: 150GB of files in the desert with not one error message.
I'm envious of your trip. Nothing better than Utah. You chose well.
I never thought I'd read those words, quoted above. Think about it -- for the price of the Hasselblad upgrade, you could buy TWO of the new 1ds3's, (and have a 3" LCD as well).
Really makes you wonder about the old adage, "You get what you pay for".
For the record, if I was Hasselblad, I'd close the system too. It's the only way to put the squeeze on market-leader PhaseOne. But in recent months, I thought Hasselblad was closing the system to get the prices down, to compete with Canon, (which is the only one worth competing with), but now, when I see these Hasselblad prices, I now think that Hasselblad is positioning themselves to be a boutique Ferrari, and they're fine to let Canon be mass-market Lexus, and not even compete with Canon at all. Personally, I have doubts about that strategy, but only time will tell.