Sam,you really amaze me.
If you don't like the Hy6,just move on and don't buy it.
move on where exactly ??
Your right im not enamoured by the Hy6 - well actually thats not true, once the 35mm lens is about I think for me it would be absolutely the best system for me
I am sure it is a wonderful camera - I shoot a lot of uprights and push my shutter speeds down handheld a lot
so just the slap could make a difference to me
I am even less enamoured by hasselblad who have (without a back change for me) closed me out of any of thier developments
my general points are..
I would like to see a decent competitor to blad
the lost oppourtunities
(This is not THs fault)
but sinar seem in a right mess
two if not three super expensive lens sets for example one for the view system and another for the SLR
and a virtual failure to embrace digital technology
I am utterley serious that I would like be able to program my camera on my laptop, TTL ratios, when ISO boost kicks in and the AF range of the lenses
Using my blad under water (and half in halff out) really tests it - and shows its limitations P,A,S dont work, AF hunts etc - all solvable with a bit of user input, all the automation only adds up to me selecting MF and M metering
AF ranging on lenses is critical to fast AF and multipoint is critical to useable AF
I would like edge weighted metering for example (when you are flashing the main subject!)
and as for the back to body comunitcation I am sure that could be done with a mini wireless device rather than 'bogglingly' complex mechanics
Sinar seem to have failed mechacnically to sit down with the bits like a 645 chip and those lenses and say - 'hey space for rise with that image circle - people would pay good money for that'
they have also failed to electrically/digitally and use the proper power of microprocessing to really smooth the focusing and metering in the way each individual choosesAll I want is a MF camera that has decent synch, a bit of rise/fall and a lense wider than my clients D80 with an 18-200 kit lens- becuase not having that can be embarrasing - oh and AF that works