Michael Erlewine writes:
Have you heard information about the advent of the Fujifilm GFX, which I am now considering, having been put off by Hasselblad’s not sharing with us the problem with delivery of the X1D.
DIGLLOYD: As of December 6, my latest information from my sources at B&H Photo is that the Hasselblad X1D has not yet begun shipping.
Fujifilm has wisely not promised anything more than a vague availability date for the Fujifilm GFX. But the way things are going, maybe Fujifilm will beat Hasselblad to market.
I think that it is very unwise of Hasselblad to leave customers hung out to dry who have pre-ordered the X1D. For one thing, it may be a deductible expense for a business, but it needs to be put into service by the end of the year. If that deadline is missed, the deduction for 2016 cannot be taken. As a big expense, it would have a material effect on my business taxes, if I could afford to buy one. So I would be getting very, very grumpy, particularly since tax deductions may be worth less in 2017.