Thank heavens they got rid of that fugly blue color.
Without any of us knowing the complete specifics of how the Rolleiflex and the new Hasselblad work in everyday use, you have to admire the companies for going forward.
The thing that has always bewildered me about the HY6 is the Rollei "looking" version was always present from the day the camera was announced, but instead Leaf and Sinar went with that Grey or Grey/Blue look and regardless of what anyone says, looks matter.
And as I said I admire the moving forward thought, but to put it in perspective yesterday, I shot 3/4 of the day with my Contax(s) and digital backs, then the remainder of the day with the RED 1's and Scarlet.
With the Contax I used the waist level finder, then with a prism the right angle grip and everything worked as planned, no disconnects (one dead battery) though no real issues, sharp images, etc. etc.
Would I like a little more accurate and multiple point autofocus . . . yes and I would also like a few other incremental changes, but overall if I decided I just had to have the new Rollei or the Hasselblad, what is it going to cost me to buy two bodies, two backs and an assortment of lenses and will I ever recover those costs in a 5d3, Handicam world? Granted if I owned the lens set for either of these cameras and the digital backs that fit on the Rolleiflex I might bite.
Don't misunderstand I'm not downplaying the efforts by either of these two companies and the new cameras look good, have improvements and if it was 2005 in the overheated, throw the budget out the window world, I and a lot of others would probably be putting down deposits for one of these two cameras and lens sets.
Today . . . with everything we are required to do in a day, I wonder that in the world of imagery for commerce, no person is immune from the financial and time pressures (both are kind of the same). I was talking to the AD yesterday, (one I like very much) and she commented on how fast we all have to work and the limitation of time involved. What we use to do in a three day shoot we do in a day. How many projects she handles from start to finish that overlap due to less support help is an average 14 hour day for her and most of the people she works with. She wants the best imagery she can get and if a camera helps she's all for it, though most of all she wants the shot list complete, on time, on delivery, no additional charges.
Knowing this, I have to ask are these the cameras for todays time?
I hope so.