Hasselblad CFV-50c Digital Back

BH #HACFV50C • MFR #H-3034220
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Hasselblad CFV-50c Digital Back
Key Features
  • 50MP 43.8 x 32.9mm CMOS Sensor
  • V System Camera & Lens Compatibility
  • ISO Range: 100-6400
  • 16 Bit Color Depth
The CFV-50c Digital Back from Hasselblad offers a high resolution CMOS sensor compatible with most Hasselblad V system cameras, even models that date back to the 1950's. Featuring a 50MP 43.8 x 32.9 mm CMOS sensor that produces lossless compressed RAW 3FR files of approximately 65MB and 8-bit TIFF files of 154MB, the CFV-50c provides simple, cable-free compatibility with V-system cameras. CMOS technology enables a broad ISO sensitivity range of 100-6400 and 1.5 captures per second. Single shot drive is supported and the longest exposure time is 12 minutes. 
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Hasselblad CFV-50 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 250MP CMOS Sensor
  • 3V System Camera Compatibility
  • 4LCD Monitor
  • 5Hasselblad Natural Color Solution
  • 6Moiré Removal Technology
  • 7Flexible Workflow
  • 8V-System Lens DAC Correction
  • 9Phocus Supported Lenses
  • 10Additional Features

The CFV-50c Digital Back from Hasselblad offers a high resolution CMOS sensor compatible with most Hasselblad V system cameras, even models that date back to the 1950's. Featuring a 50MP 43.8 x 32.9 mm CMOS sensor that produces lossless compressed RAW 3FR files of approximately 65MB and 8-bit TIFF files of 154MB, the CFV-50c provides simple, cable-free compatibility with V-system cameras. CMOS technology enables a broad ISO sensitivity range of 100-6400 and 1.5 captures per second. Single shot drive is supported and the longest exposure time is 12 minutes. 

A 3.0" TFT LCD monitor provides bright and color-accurate playback and images can be saved to either a Compact Flash memory card or to a tethered computer via FireWire 800. Simple controls and an intuitive menu makes the back easy to navigate and the proprietary Phocus software download is included with the digital back. File management applications such as DAC lens correction, Moire Removal Technology and Natural Color Solution control distortion and provide an "out-of-the-box" color profile system. Hasselblad 3FR files can also be opened with some limitations in Adobe Photoshop and Aperture, for example.

To complement its compatibility with the classic V system, the CFV-50c back features a stylish retro build and textured surface reminiscent of film magazines, however its state-of-the-art CMOS sensor converts virtually all V system cameras into high performance digital cameras.

50MP CMOS Sensor
The CFV-50c houses the first medium format CMOS sensor to be placed in a medium format back and provides 50MP resolution, 16 bit color, ISO sensitivity up to 6400, 1.5 captures/second and long exposures up to 12 minutes with low noise.
V System Camera Compatibility
The CFV-50c Digital Back enables compatibility with virtually all Hasselblad V-system cameras without the need for cable connections. Only the 2000 FC/FCM, 2003 FCW, 201 F, 203 FE, 205 TCC/FCC, ArcBody and FlexBody models require a flash input cable. In addition the CFV-50c is compatible with large format and view cameras with a V System adapter and required flash input cable.

Hasselblad 555ELD, 500EL/ELM, and 500/553 ELX cameras require the optional Battery Adapter (no. 3054668) for untethered shooting. The ArcBody camera may also require this optional adapter when working in certain conditions.
LCD Monitor
A 3.0" TFT LCD monitor provides bright, color-accurate image playback.
Hasselblad Natural Color Solution
Color management solutions often impose limitations on digital photographers because of the forced choice of a specific color profile to suit the job: capturing various skin tones, metals, fabrics, flowers etc. To combat this, Hasselblad developed a new color profile included in its proprietary Phocus software that produces outstanding, reliable out-of-the-box colors with skin tones, special product gradations, and other difficult colors reproduced effectively. It removes both the need for experimenting with different color profiles to obtain optimal colors and the need for selective color corrections.
Moiré Removal Technology
Moiré Removal Technology in Phocus software is automatically applied directly on the raw data, leaving image quality intact and eliminating the need to carry out special masking selections or other manual procedures, saving hours of tedious post-production work.
Flexible Workflow
For maximum flexibility Hasselblad 3FR image files carry a full set of metadata, including capture conditions, keywords and copyright, facilitating work with image asset management solutions. Even though Phocus or Lightroom are the most comprehensive choices, Hasselblad 3FR files can also be opened directly with some limitations in Adobe Photoshop (CS4 or later) or in Apple Aperture on Mac OS X if preferred.
V-System Lens DAC Correction
Phocus software includes DAC lens correction for most of the V-system lenses from Carl Zeiss. DAC will correct for distortion, lateral chromatic aberration and vignetting in the same way as is currently performed with H-system lenses.
Phocus Supported Lenses
CF 30, CF/CFE 40 FLE, CFE 40 IF, CFi 50 FLE, CF 60, CFi/CFE 80, CB 80, CF 100, CFi/CFE 120, CFi 150, CB 160, CFE/CFE, 180, CFi 250, CFE 250 Sa, CF 350, CFE 350 Sa, CF 500 (5m and 8.5m close range), F 50 (rotating front), FE 50 (non-rotating front), FE 60-120, F 80, F110, F150, F250, FE 300 (with or without 1.7x converter) and F 350.
Additional Features
  • CompactFlash or tethered storage to Mac or PC via FireWire 800
  • The back can be powered by either an L-type battery, such as the included NP-F550-style battery or a Sony InfoLithium equivalent, or via the tethering FireWire cable
  • F/FE-lenses (shutterless) are compatible
  • Classic Hasselblad square crop option is supported
  • Allows for use of PM90 and PME90 90º viewfinders
  • Live View color video is supported in Phocus
  • Remote control options supported with Phocus
  • Classic film magazine form factor with textured surface

Hasselblad CFV-50 Specs

Sensor Type
50 MP CMOS (8272×6200 pixels)
Sensor Size
43.8 × 32.9 mm
Pixel Size
5.3 x 5.3 чm
File Format
Lossless compressed Hasselblad 3F RAW
Image Size
RAW 3FR capture: 65 MB on average; TIFF 8 bit: 154 MB
Capture Rate
1.5 sec/capture; 35 captures/min (based on a SanDisk Extreme UDMA7 120 MB/s)
Image Storage
CF card type U-DMA or tethered to Mac or PC
Shooting Modes
Single Shot
Color Depth
16-bit
ISO Sensitivity
ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and 6400
Exposure Time
Maximum: 12 minutes
Color Management System
Hasselblad Natural Color Solution - One generic profile
LCD Display
3.0" TFT Color LCD
Histogram
Yes
IR Cut Filter
Yes, Mounted on sensor
Acoustic Feedback
Yes
Software
Phocus for Mac and Windows (included)
System & Software Requirements
Macintosh: OSX version 10.6/7/8/9; PC: Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)/8/XP/Vista
Power Source
NP-F550-style rechargeable lithium-ion battery (7.2 V, 1500 mAh)
Compatible with InfoLithium L-series batteries
Compatible Cameras
All Hasselblad V System cameras manufactured since 1957. 2000 cameras and 201F with C lenses only. 202FA / 203FE and 205FCC camera types need a minor camera modification to use F/FE lenses

All other cameras with Hasselblad V interface

View Camera Compatibility: Mechanical shutters controlled via flash sync, electronic shutters controlled by Phocus

Tethered Operation
Supported in Phocus by Hasselblad and Hasselblad Tethered plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom
Host Connection Type
FireWire 800 (IEEE1394b)
Operating Temperature
32 - 113˚F / 0 - 45˚C
Dimensions
3.5 x 3.6 x 2.2" / 90 x 92 x 57 mm
Weight
1.17 lb / 530 g (body only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
5.46 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.4 x 7.2 x 6.6"

Hasselblad CFV-50 Reviews

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question

What is the dynamic range of this back?
Asked by: Anonymous
Unfortunately, this is a spec that Hasselblad doesnt appear to provide.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

How long is the warranty? Does the unit come with all cables needed to hook up to a tech camera lens?
Asked by: Anonymous
1 year warranty but check with Hasselblad-Bron for details - they are important. I have no experience with tech camera lenses so, again, check with H-B. Several cables are included but not sure about that specific one.
Answered by: Gregory B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Will it work with the mirror-less Superwide Hassy with 38 mm Biogon?
Asked by: Anonymous
I use my back with both 500s and an SWC. Since you zone focus normally with the SWC, it can be used as a point and shoot camera once you determine exposure. I use a Schneider 6x6 loupe to examine the shot on the back's screen in bright light conditions. I have seen blog arguments about softness on the corners with the digital back based on angle of incidence on the digital sensor, but I have not noticed any significant loss of sharpness in my photos. The SWC with a digital back is a great street shooter's camera.
Answered by: Roger L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Can the back be rotated for vertical shots like phase one backs or do I have to turn the camera?
Asked by: Jimmy F.
I thought it is a sqaure format. Why rotate?
Answered by: william j.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

I have a 1990s Hasselblad CM with 40 80 and 150 lenses. Will they work or are there issues using the circa 90s lenses with this back
Asked by: Doroteo
Do not buy this thing. It's awful. Super expensive and if you don't like it BH will only pay you $5000. Biggest mistake of my life. I hate this back. Major crop and really hard to use. DO NOT BUY!!!!
Answered by: john b.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Will this one work with a circa 1981 SWC/M?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, it will work, but the instructions with the CFV-50c back state that it should not be used for critical work! When is a Hassie not used for critical work?! The 38 mm lens back element is too close to the sensor and the image edges will show softness and color shifts. Works for film just fine but not with a digital sensor.
Answered by: JERREL A.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

i own hasselblad 500cm and hasselbald swc.. is it compatible??
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the CFV-50c is compatible with the 500 C/M and SWC cameras.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Why is the CFV-50c sensor (somewhat significantly) smaller than the H5D-50c sensor?
Asked by: Jefferson C.
The sensors are the same size. See Specs Sensor Size43.8 32.9 mmThe H5D-50c fits onto the modern 645 Hasselblad H camera, while the CFV-50c fits onto the classic 6x6 Hasselblad cameras. There is a different magnification factor between 645 and 6x6 cameras when using the same size digital back.
Answered by: Colin P.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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