At times, I feel that this forum has stealth marketing written all over it.
And no, I will never buy a Canon camera again, because the IQ is not as good as my Hasselblad. It is as simple as that.
Uh, stealth marketing?
I think on this forum section the marketing is far from stealth. Hell fire fella, in the land of the bigger than smaller sensored section, they're dealer signatures, product's represented under signatures, e-mail direct links, lists of special offers, invitations to sales seminars, listing of price reduction on clearance items, shots of more brick walls and alley's than a season of "Law And Order".
The list goes on, so in the realm of almost medium format, especially on this forum it's far from stealth.
In 35mm land I don't think I've ever seen a representative of a camera company, or their dealers pushing a brand, a price, a sale, a seminar or a group hand holding get together. I don't think they have to.
Now in regards to me, well, let's see, I got a discount on a medium format back I returned, Nikon through NPS loaned me some stuff for a gig to test with and that's it. Everything else is paid for in cash . . . well Am-ex which is the same as cash. I have shot for a camera company, had my images run by various makers, but it was not a for profit situation and though flattering, is far from my intended market, because last time I checked, photographers don't pay me.
I know gwithf and the thought of him stealth marketing, or actually marketing anything but his photography would be like somebody telling me Sarah Palin and Nancy Pelosi are involved in heavy romance. It' would be interesting, but not pretty and obviously not natural.
P.S. Christian. You mention that the image quality of your photos with a Canon is not as good as your Hasselblad. I know you believe what you say, but I'm curious what is "not as good", cause that covers a lot of territory.
P.S.S. I know Yair, like him, actually know that if he ran Leaf they probably would have bought Phase rather than the other way round, because Yair does something that no other camera rep I know does. He goes country to country, works next to the photographers, big names, small names, big projects, small projects, from start to finish and understands what is needed. He's bias, probably bleeds Leaf green, but he's honest and will go nose to nose with anyone. If Yair says he's gonna do it, set your watch because it will be done.