The H platform was developed as a modular system to accept all sorts of digital accessories or atleast was marketed this way. Corporate policy drives this bs not the interest of existing users. I have invested big time into H system and this Hasselblad bs just keeps getting worse everyday. Ok I can use my H1 for as long as it goes but this is a dead end route for me.
Damn shame Hasselblad damn shame.
Patrik, digital cameras has a short liftime. When I bought my H2/PhaseOne I knew (inside) this would happen. I fact It happened faster than I thought as my H2 is about two months old. When I heard that H was dicontinuing it I fel kind of... unconfortable. But I didn't buy the system thinking about the day I need to change. I bought it because it is the best camera on the market (IMO). I've never seen a Hasselblad break or fail. At least from the V system to the H2. My H2/P21 has never failed, not a single error or diminute failure. 100% stable. My 503 never failed, my 500cm never failed either.
The digital era is like this: they are all experimenting, trying, thinking designing their new products and we buy then, test them and then sell the when they are obsolete 2 years later. Obsolete for then because they have new things in mind, but for us, these cameras are usable for years. I
thing everybody should understand that we pay for what we get, and nor for what we will get. Hasselblad claims they take care of my camera it it happens anything for 7 years and I'm fine with that. And the rest, (like this letter from Christian Poulsen) I personally don't give s**t bacause the most of it is b******t.
But if you feel so bad about all this Hasselblad there's a way out actually. Make great photographs and stay away from this forums because a lot of what people talk here is everything but photography, thats what all those cameras are for...
I could turn off the internet and make photography with the cameras I have for years, without all this rumors especulations and announcements from our great companies. And then come back in 2035 and discover that my H2 was discontinued. What the f**K? My camera was discontinued. How the hell could I make photographs with it? Great deal...
Think about it. You've got the best Hasselblad; you can put any DB on it and it's film compatible. I'll get another body as soon as I can. Beleave me, this camera will be legendary. Opps. I'm making it legendary right now .
The best thing to do it you're to worried about your camera getting outdated is buying a dicontinued system. But hey! We've got it now!