Hasselblad goes into damage control mode

After being ridiculed on the Internet (somebody even came up with the term "Hasselbling" Hasselblad came out and try to defend their new Lunar mirrorless camera. In an interview with BJP, company's representatives tried to explain their position and idea behind the Lunar:

"I've heard a lot of crazy things about this camera. People are talking about ‘rebranding'. I think rebranding is something really different than what we've done. We have, in this industry, many examples of what rebranding actually is. In their case, it's not a partnership, it's an original equipment manufacturer process, because their cameras aren't really different. They use a different logo, but the cameras are made of the same material, are sprayed with the same paint, and are assembled in the same factory, with the same low-cost labour forces. It's not a partnership. What we're doing is creating different cameras. What we are doing is buying different components from the best suppliers, and applying our knowledge and expertise to create a different camera. This is not a NEX 7 camera, just because we are buying components from Sony. The hardware is just a small part of the whole. It's not because we're using a Sony sensor that it makes the Lunar a Sony camera."

Images via Lensrentals

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