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Hasselblad CFV-50c CMOS Back For V System

Hasselblad has announced a new CFV-50c CMOS back for the V system.

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CFV-50c

Hasselblad is set to launch a new 'back to the future' CMOS sensor-based digital back, targeting its legions of dedicated V System photographers worldwide.

The new CFV-50c, which will have an €11,000 price tag, is engineered to work on almost every V camera made by the company since 1957. 

The state-of-the-art back boasts the same feature-rich functionality and performance level as the acclaimed H5D-50c camera, providing V System users with a unique opportunity to benefit from latest digital capture technology, including outstanding ISO capability.

The announcement comes as Hasselblad underpins its sharp focus on core customers in the medium format sector.

Ian Rawcliffe, Hasselblad CEO said: "We have experienced a substantial resurgence of interest in our iconic V cameras - users love the traditional ergonomics and the unique appearance.

Our research has shown that although we no longer manufacture V models, there is a big demand from our dedicated V System users who want to be able to continue to use their classic cameras but also desire access to our latest technology. The new CFV-50c, with its supreme image quality, is our response to that demand. Photographers using V System vintage cameras can now realise the true potential for these definitive capture devices."

He added: "This new unit is just part of our ongoing product development strategy. We have produced V Systems for over fifty years and now customers can really benefit from Hasselblad advanced digital engineering know-how with the CFV-50c."

CFV-50c Key Features:

  • CMOS sensor with ISO values up to 6400 provides lower noise levels, guaranteeing crisp clean images and picture-perfect colours.
  • Long exposures with clean, noise-free images.
  • Simple operation: no external cables required. (The CFV is the only digital back to offer this for V cameras)
  • Live Video in Phocus in colour: Plus much higher frame rate than earlier CCD-based CFV backs.
  • Larger LCD screen with higher resolution.
  • New menu system and button layout.
  • Ninety degree viewfinders. Now photographers can use the PM90 and PME90 viewfinders. (Easier portrait or vertical shooting)
  • 12.5 MPixel JPEG option (in addition to the RAW file).
  • New programmable button - a shortcut to a photographer's most frequently used function.
  • Classic Hasselblad square crop option.
  • Remote control option from Phocus using a 500EL-type or 503CW with winder.

For more information, take a look at the Hasselblad website


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Comments


lemmy 12 2.8k United Kingdom
22 Jul 2014 11:56AM
How I'd love one of those! I used Hasselblad 500c bodies, motor and manual for all my studio work for many years. Up until my GH3/4 Panasonics I'd never used a camera so well laid out and enjoyable to use.

Out on features, the ability to cut depth of field down to nothing and the sheer quality of 6x6 colour transparencies that clients could actually see on the lighbox without a loupe was a big money earner. I sometimes used to sit at home and swap lenses and backs just for the sheer quality feel of the mechanism.

For studio the square format was perfect, landscape or portrait without any messing about.

And the lenses! I had 50, 80, 150 and 250 Sonnars, a perfect outfit and the 80 and 150mm sharpness and quality ad to be seen to be believed. I sold the entire outfit for roughly what i'd paid for it 20 years earlier. I won't be doing that with my GHs.

If I win the lottery, this will be the first thing I'll buy.

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