Obviously you can't be happy with a product and say so. 5 days for C1 BTW. You need the link to get it than or can you find your way.
You may not like Snook's message but take it for real because he's a full retail paying customer and is just asking for what Phase One promised. Snook didn't make up the term leaf shutter lenses coming soon, that came from Phase.
And Guy, none of us care what deals you have with anyone, but obviously you have something cooking with CI because you mention their name more times than John McCain mentions the term Maverick.
And let's not blow any smoke here. There are more deals and brand loyalty floating around this forum than at a G8 summit, so let's stop the everything is perfect in Phase One land ( or Sinar or Leaf or Hasselblad Land ) and talk straight because the only real problem with Phase One is they can't keep their message on track, or give out any real information that allows someone to really decide if they want to stay or leave.
Phase missed there own deadlines on the software and from Annoucakina their demonstration crashed, so that doesn't make anyone that works for a living too happy to hear that.
As far as communication, Steve, your going to have more work cut out for you than if you just became the political ambassador for the Kremlin. Phase doesn't talk and if they do, they don't talk where anyone can understand what the hell they are saying.
How about trying this. When a customer asks 12 questions, answer all 12, not the three that sound good. If Phase is using old russian glass, then say so. If C-1 will never tether a 1ds3 then say so. Keep it straight.
The funny thing about Phase is they make one hell of a good product and have by all accounts 1/2 the market. Imagine how well they would do if they just shot straight and answered a question or two like does V 4.5 tether with a Canon.
The second funny thing is they did a lot more work on that plastic Mamiya than they tell. They reworked the electronics and made a much better camera and if they could stop taking 4 week holidays they could probably get the lenses out faster.
That Mamiya platform may not have the bling of a Rollei or a Leica, but it does have a focal plane shutter and CAN have leaf shutter lenses to boot. That is something the HY6 and the blad will never be able to do, but first they better start making some glass and get it on the shelves. Second they MUST open up the line of communication with a no B.S. response, because if they don't offer more than Hasselblad, at current prices they will lose market share.
Now one other thing, if they are going to stick with the Mamiya name or Phamiya name they better get to better prices, because like it or not bling does carry some weight.