The king is dead . Long live the king .
Long live the HASSELBLAD V-SYSTEM , even in digital age .
If HASSELBLAD does not open the door , others will .
Will Gorilla brand glue help put the sensor together?
First of all I did not edit your post just hit the wrong button. Sorry!
Could well be Gorilla glue gives us the last few millimeters to make a full frame sensor.
For those at Hasselblad that do not know what full frame is: 56x56 mm for 6x6 or 56x41 mm for 6x4.5
It was annoying to read Hasselblad announces a full frame sensor for 645 when in fact full frame refers to a cropped viewer.
That is cheating.
+1The more time it happens, the less I understand why Hasselblad is been neglecting the V system. with the thous and thous of V systems around the world, it beats me why Hasselblad can't see it. It's like parenting the world's favorite child just to let someone else support and nourish after his prime time.
Denaturalized? - I don't know. But we all pay in this life.
At the time Hasselblad developped the H series the company was writing results in red.
Turnover of V series cameras and lenses was slow and small.
The legendary quality of these products was literally Hasselblads main problem.
Why buy expensive new V series bodies and lenses when so many excellent used ones are available.
Only those who used their equipment to shoot more than 5-10 rolls of film a day were interested to buy new.
The strong demand for 645 format induced by developments in the digital domain dictated a new camera
was needed with AF, light metering and built in winder.
The H series is the reason whe can still buy new V series bodies lenses and film backs.
I too regret the poorly developed sense and respect from current management for the V series.
These cameras build a legendary world wide reputation that gives the H series
that extra premium that results in sales despite a stiff price.