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Re: Current Hy6 / Afi situation
« Reply #40 on: August 16, 2012, 04:13:37 AM »

Just sent my Hy6 in to DHW for the firmware upgrade and some minor repairs. Turnaround was about 3 weeks incl. shipping times. First class service but not inexpensive. OTOH got a new set of lens caps for free.
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Re: Current Hy6 / Afi situation
« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2012, 07:03:29 PM »

Yeah the firmware upgrade was expensive but they are changing the AF cells inside to an upgraded version so not just firmware but also some hardware changes. 
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« Reply #42 on: August 27, 2012, 07:11:16 PM »

Maybe there will be a 35mm Flektagon after all....    ;)
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Re: Current Hy6 / Afi situation
« Reply #43 on: August 28, 2012, 12:09:49 AM »

Seeing is believing.   :D
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« Reply #44 on: August 28, 2012, 01:17:48 AM »

True...  I guess we will hear more at photokina.   If there is one available, I'd sell my 30mm fisheye to raise funds for it.
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Re: Current Hy6 / Afi situation
« Reply #45 on: August 28, 2012, 10:22:40 PM »

... only a white unicorn would be more valuable...
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Re: Current Hy6 / Afi situation
« Reply #46 on: September 10, 2012, 06:41:31 AM »

 
"At the Photokina 2012 DHW photographic technology presents a strongly developed Hy6. It will bear the name Hy6 mod 2.

With rights received from the licensee, further modifications (firmware/hardware) are possible. Production of the Hy6 mod 2, as well as of the famous accessories, continues in Braunschweig."

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Re: Current Hy6 / Afi situation
« Reply #47 on: September 10, 2012, 06:53:40 AM »

I also noticed during the weekend that the kits from the HK suppliers on eBay had gone down in price which already led me to believe that the rumors of a new body might be true.  I wonder which changes they might have made.
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Re: Current Hy6 / Afi situation
« Reply #48 on: September 10, 2012, 10:53:13 AM »

It's interesting news for sure!   I wonder if they will offer a body upgrade?
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« Reply #49 on: September 10, 2012, 06:32:02 PM »

You are amazingly well informed or you have been watching their defunct website on an hourly basis for five years in a row.   :P
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« Reply #50 on: September 10, 2012, 06:46:18 PM »

It was a total fluke. I was checking their moribund site this AM, just on the off chance they posted something and this popped up. Truly.
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« Reply #51 on: September 10, 2012, 08:06:52 PM »

DHW is actually more active than I thought.  
They also seem to have partnered up with the Impossible Project:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/impossible/impossible-instant-lab-turn-iphone-images-into-rea
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Re: Current Hy6 / Afi situation
« Reply #52 on: September 11, 2012, 02:49:12 AM »

Nice to hear that the licence holder has allowed further development. Looking forward to hearing more.
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Re: Current Hy6 / Afi situation
« Reply #53 on: September 11, 2012, 04:07:35 AM »

Good news indeed!

I wonder what the differences are going to be?

Hopefully it will be a bit more robust for outdoor work. The 6008 series are very tough by comparison.

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« Reply #54 on: September 11, 2012, 09:29:15 AM »

I got an e-mail from Reiner stating what would be improved in mod 2.  I'm pasting that below. He also wrote that there will be a chance to upgrade existing bodies for a fee. :)


The new HY 6 mod.2 will be completely in black. (Note - this is only for new cameras. Upgrades to existing camera bodies will not include replacing the colored body parts.)
The new camera includes the following :

Innovation 2012 Hardware

Modifications of the handhold detent for better handling

Reinforcement of the handholds adaption, to guarantee the maximized protection for the housing

In cases of dropping or collision

Stand plate revised for protecting the autofocus module from damage


Innovation 2012 Firmware

The objective lens register for the AF-Offset has been remarkably extended

The possibility to individually save the AF-Offset of the registered objectives

Best possible control of the battery capacity through a symbol in the operation center on the viewfinder display or in percentage shown on the handhold display

Fault management improvement

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Re: Current Hy6 / Afi situation
« Reply #55 on: September 11, 2012, 11:30:00 AM »

Reiner just sent me another e-mail stating that he hopes the upgrade service for existing Hy6 bodies will be available shortly after photokina.  I am not sure about the date when the Mod 2 bodies can be purchased outright, but it sounds like soon.



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Re: Current Hy6 / Afi situation
« Reply #56 on: September 11, 2012, 02:13:29 PM »

What great news!   :D

Reiner just sent me another e-mail stating that he hopes the upgrade service for existing Hy6 bodies will be available shortly after photokina.  I am not sure about the date when the Mod 2 bodies can be purchased outright, but it sounds like soon.




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« Reply #57 on: September 11, 2012, 07:58:33 PM »

The best part was "all black!. Finally!! )))
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Re: Current Hy6 / Afi situation
« Reply #58 on: September 11, 2012, 09:35:04 PM »

I got an e-mail from Reiner stating what would be improved in mod 2.  I'm pasting that below. He also wrote that there will be a chance to upgrade existing bodies for a fee. :)


The new HY 6 mod.2 will be completely in black. (Note - this is only for new cameras. Upgrades to existing camera bodies will not include replacing the colored body parts.)
The new camera includes the following :

Innovation 2012 Hardware

Modifications of the handhold detent for better handling

Reinforcement of the handholds adaption, to guarantee the maximized protection for the housing

In cases of dropping or collision

Stand plate revised for protecting the autofocus module from damage


Innovation 2012 Firmware

The objective lens register for the AF-Offset has been remarkably extended

The possibility to individually save the AF-Offset of the registered objectives

Best possible control of the battery capacity through a symbol in the operation center on the viewfinder display or in percentage shown on the handhold display

Fault management improvement




This is all very positive.


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Re: Current Hy6 / Afi situation
« Reply #59 on: September 11, 2012, 10:52:16 PM »

very good news!
if now we could also get the ball rolling again on that 35mm :)
I am actually going to be in Europe for work next week, I am hoping to make it to Photokina on Saturday.
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