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Unsolicited comments from readers, with my unvarnished point-blank thoughts.
See also Reader comments on the Hasselblad X1D. Michael Erlewine in particular bought, tried and returned both systems.
Much of what is written here should be understood as personal reactions and subjective evaluation (readers and mine), to the extent not backed up by facts (e.g., focus shift of the 120/4 is proven fact, opinions on fit and finish are subjective).
Howard C writes:
If it's optical, that's more troubling, unless the 120/4 is a defective copy. It would be amazing if you received both a defective body AND a defective lens.
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