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HasselbladCFV-50 Digital Back (50 MP)
 
4.7

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        4.0

        Preserving a legend in the digital age

        By unclejace

        from Maine

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        Pros

        • Image Quality

        Cons

        • No Battery Life Indicator

        Best Uses

        • High Resolution Imaging
        • Landscape Photography
        • Portraits
        • Studio

        Comments about Hasselblad CFV-50 Digital Back (50 MP):

        This back, I feel, is the last chance for the greatest camera system ever devised to last into this digital age. I purchased it predominantly to keep my V system alive (even though Hasselblad has discontinued the bodies, film backs and lenses). I am an outdoor landscape and fine art dude, though I have tried the tethering with Phocus and it works exceptionally well for indoor use.Overall design and functionality of the back is suberb. Image resolution exceeds what I could ever do with 4x5 film format excluding the quality of color that film has, which no CCD can touch in my opinion. The only complaints I have is that the firmware does not incorporate a battery life indicator (other than it is soon to expire) and that the recommended battery is hard to come by. Be wary of others as the voltage may be too high.

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        5.0

        Stunning colors, resolution

        By spotmeter

        from Tiburon, CA

        About Me Professional

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

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            Comments about Hasselblad CFV-50 Digital Back (50 MP):

            I bought this back for landscape photography. I first tested my Hasselblad lenses. The older ones had lots of problems in the corners, but the newer 80mm was able to easily resolve 8 point type from 15 feet away in the center and all four corners at all apertures! The colors have a richness and depth that I have not seen in my years of shooting high end 35mm.It is also a pleasure to look down the chimney loupe and see that huge expanse of focus screen.

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            5.0

            Easy to use

            By chip

            from Washington DC

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape Photography

              Comments about Hasselblad CFV-50 Digital Back (50 MP):

              It was almost magic. I snapped it on to my 501 after the battery was charged, and it worked. I am still evaluating it, but can't see any problems. I am comparing against medium format film, and it is hard to see the difference.

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