The Hasselblad forums are mainly for V lovers. I post in the Hasselblad forums every now and then. Despite there are a few but very concerned, helpful and enourmously versed photogs with the V system, these forums are getting more emptied by the minute.
I think the main reason is Hasselblad's lack of interest in the V. Come on, the CFv backs are certainly not enough.
From the beginning of digital, Hasselblad had the oportunity to lead the digital medium format market because they had V cameras&glass all over the world waiting for the right digital back. They neglected this volume market. The formula was simple. Sell thousands of digital backs at restrained profits. Keep thousands of happy photogs as loyal customers. Keep selling them thousands of expensive glass. Eventually when the V got totally obsolete, introduced them to new expensive toys.
But no, they chose the philosophy of "It's safer to be feared than loved".
Meanwhile, rich and high roller photogs went into the H system, Phase, Leaf, Sinar, etc., etc. Photographers with less than mega dollar income had to choose dslr's.
Now, they close their H3d system and piss off some more people. Phewww!!!
I'd like to tell Hasselblad, it is not too late to really support the V system. IMHO it's still a very efficient system for all those photographers that love to set things by themselves. The V system was and still is the the best marriage between the viewcamera and the "auto-portable" camera that ever existed. Amen of still being the most handsome camera including the Hy6/Afi.
Thanks for reading.