I get the feeling that those will be the only V system lenses as Hasselblad will be discontinuing all the others.
- They have reverted back to the metallic look.
- They call them "classic".
- They cover the three common lengths: wide-angle, macro and portrait telephoto. They probably figured they don't need a "normal" perspective.
- They don't seem different in specs from the ones present (the 120 has a typo that could either mean the larger apperture is 2 or 4).
I think the new V catalog will be very, very thin...
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They do look nice, however I am inclined to vote with Ari on this one. It is possible there is nothing "new" about these lenses. A good marketing move however, and a nice way to sell some of the old barrel inventory with new nomenclature....
there are disgressonary dollars to be had in the market, this month's Men's Vogue has a nice full page ad from Leica for the M series film camera, you can choose your color, have it in red if you will and with matching lens caps no less!
"Classic" lenses? Doesn't that smell like nostalgia, although the V system is still current? Wait a minute...
"Grandpa, you're not retiring, you've only become an icon, a classic!"
Using film since before it was hip.
"One of the most singular characters of the hyposulphites, is the property their solutions possess of dissolving muriate of silver and retaining it in considerable quantity in permanent solution" — Sir John Frederick William Herschel, "On the Hyposulphurous Acid and its Compounds." The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal, Vol. 1 (8 Jan. 1819): 8-29. p. 11
I'm not a 'Blad user, but this is the best line I've read all day: "ZEISS ZV Classic lenses contain no electronics whatsoever. They can therefore be used for many years without losing their value." (From the bottom of the Zeiss page linked above.)