Hasselblad Stellar Leaks Out as Rebadged Sony RX100

Hasselblad Stellar with olive wood grip

Hasselblad Stellar with olive wood grip

Hasselblad is, unfortunately, continuing its fall from grace with the upcoming Hasselblad Stellar compact camera that appears to be a straight-up rebadge of the popular Sony RX100. As with the nonsensical Hasselblad Lunar, the Stellar appears to have no significant features to differentiate it from the RX100 aside from the Hasselblad name and exotic wood grips. [Read more...]

Hasselblad Lunar Now Shipping in US for $7000

Hasselblad Lunar

I know all of you have been waiting so long to get your hands on a Hasselblad Lunar, so you’ll be glad to know that the Lunar has started shipping in the US for an insane price of $7000.

In case you have missed my previous rants, the Lunar is essentially a glorified Sony NEX-7 with a reworked body and controls from Hasselblad and a bloated price tag. You can pick up one (or two) for yourself here at Amazon.com.

Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.06

Aperture 3

Apple has issued an update to Digital Camera RAW 4.06, which adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11:

You can download the update from Apple’s website.

Hasselblad 503CW Production Ends; V System is Dead

Hasselblad-503CW

Hasselblad has announced that the V System has reach the end of the line and the last 503CW medium format camera has rolled of the production line.

Going forward, Hasselblad will focus on the H System for medium format capture; however, the company made no announcement concerning the upcoming Lunar camera, which is based off the Sony NEX system, noting only, “Additionally we are focusing on new products for advanced enthusiasts.”

Hasselblad Lunar Delayed Until June

Hasselblad Lunar

The Hasselblad Lunar was supposed to launch this month; however, Hasselblad has reportedly informed Amateur Photographer “that the Lunar is ‘scheduled’ for June availability.” No reason was provided for the delay in the launch of the exotic camera.

Thus far, I have heard of no one who is actually looking forward to this camera . . . even though it will be available with a Zebra Wood body. I have seen or heard nothing from Hasselblad’s marketing that suggests anything other than excess for the simple sake of it. [Read more...]

Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 Now Available; Adds Support for 25 New Cameras

Lightroom 4

Adobe has released final versions of Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4, which are now available on Adobe.com.

Part of the update includes improved demosaic algorithm for better raw file support on cameras with X-Trans sensors – the X-Pro1, X100S, X-E1 and X20.

Additionally, Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 offer RAW support for the following cameras: [Read more...]

Hasselblad Lunar: “Read My Lips, Five Thousand Dollars”

Hasselblad Lunar

The Hasselblad Lunar is expected to go on sale for $5,000 or so in April. In its promotion of the upcoming camera, Hasselblad is detailing the five models in the Lunar collection based on their stylistic exterior features – as opposed to what kind of images the Sony NEX-7 internals can produce.

The Lunar Collection consists of:

  • Black Leather
  • Brown Leather
  • Carbon Fiber
  • Mahogany
  • Zebra wood

Axel Foley Hasselblad

In the words of Axel Foley, “Read my lips, five thousand dollars.” [Read more...]