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Is Hasselblad OVERRATED, OVERPRICED?

spguyer

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Sat 23-Nov-02 08:24 AM

My question comes about as a result of the quality advancements in the medium format market by Hasselblad's competitors.

Hasselblad definitely has some photographic heavy-hitters promoting its equipment.

And not only does Hasselblad have a quality reputation, but it has a pricetag to match.

Is the quality difference enough to warrant such a large difference in price?

I have only shot with a MAMIYA 645 1000s, so my opinion is based only on one brand.

I've seen the results of both Hasselblad and Mamiya cameras; and in the hands of good photographers, I can discern very little difference between the performance of the two cameras and the quality of their respective images.

Steve

As a side note, it seems that fine camera manufacturers and watchmakers have something in common: the best ones are either East-Asian or North European.

Don't just take pictures. Earn them.

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