Then you are fortunate to be blessed with the most powerful of voting options. You simply don't buy it, and we think again, no?
Suffice to say that more than 50% of business so far this year has been to customers who had previously not bought any Medium Format digital gear. So I take solace in that we are delivering something to those guys which offers something additional to 35mm.
I don't know why everyone gives Hasselblad so much grief. Just like every business in the world today, they've had to modify their business model back and forth but right now the world keeps going back and forth, so it would be foolish not to adapt.
Medium format is always compared to 35mm and I 've done it also, but the thing is in the history of photography medium format has always been slower and more deliberate than 35mm, 35mm has always been faster and more adaptable. There is nothing that's really changed in that regard.
I don't own a Hasselblad, but I do know they are the only larger than 35mm camera maker that has a complete lens line and I don't won't to debate this open closed thing because I think it's silly, because #1 85% of the worlds professional images shot larger than 35mm are shot with a Hasselblad camera so no other maker in practice is really locked out, #2, why would Hasselblad or any company or person give their newest and best to a competitor?
I think that corrective focus thing will be a benefit if ti works, I think Hasselblad's newest software looks good, though that's just an observation, not from someone that's tried either.
I did do some tests a few years ago with a blad a leaf and a phase and at that point I think the hasselblad had the best skin tones, though with flexcolor I thought the software was the least intuitive and also at that stage Hasselblad was slower than Phase with uppng their iso, but today I think it's about even.
At the time I sold the Aptus, went with the Phase and only because c-1 version 3 was the most stable and workable for what I do. I still think v3 is great software, though the previews are somewhat challanged, but that's a whole nother' story.
Anyway, if I was buying new medum format today, I'd give the blad a hard look, just because they offer a complete camera system and lenses and Hasselblad seems to have a willingness to hold prices down.
A few years ago I wouldn't have made that statement, but today I think they've improved and honestly I love Hasselblad's marketing with the way they present themselves on their website, their photographer features and victor magazine. I think that does a lot of good for our profession.
As far as black, I'd rather see a Batman type of Titanium black, like the way they usually photograph the camera.
Rich and exotic.