Hasselblad 503CW Camera Body (Chrome)

Hasselblad 503CW Medium Format SLR Camera Body (Chrome) with Folding Waist Level Viewfinder and Split-Image Focusing Screen

Hasselblad 503CW Medium Format SLR Camera Body (Chrome) with Folding Waist Level Viewfinder and Split-Image Focusing Screen

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  • 1Description

The name "Hasselblad" is synonymous with image quality and reliability. Together with Carl Zeiss lenses, Hasselblad represents the highest standards of photographic craftsmanship and precision. The 503CW features a built-in TTL flash metering system, which automatically measures the light off the film for consistent flash exposures.

The Winder CW, which may be operated by remote control, makes the 503CW convenient to operate in or out of the studio. This completely manual and mechanical Single-Lens-Reflex camera is compact, lightweight, easy-to-use and meets the needs of both studio and location work. This 503CW comes equipped with an Acute-Matte D Focusing Screen with microprism and a split-image rangefinder spot.

The Hasselblad system contains a full line of lenses, viewfinders (metered and non-metered), film magazines (120, 220, 70mm and Polaroid), as well as many accessories. The 503CW is available in chrome or black finish.

New optional Winder CW for automated film advance and infra-red (cordless) remote control
TTL/OTF flash capability; Electronic flash synchronization at all shutter speeds up to 1/500th second
First class Zeiss optics
Acute-Matte "D" focusing screen with microprism and split-image rangefinder spot
Gliding Mirror System (GMS) provides even viewfinder illumination with longer lenses
Rugged one-piece cast aluminum alloy body
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  • 1Description
Camera Type Manual focus, leaf shutter, Single-Lens-Reflex camera
Format 6 x 6cm format (Actual frame size is 54 x 54mm)
Film Back/Loading Interchangeable type
Film Type 120 film: 6 x 6 (12 frames), 6 x 4.5 (16 frames). 220 film: 6 x 6 (24 frames), 6 x 4.5 (32 frames); 70mm perforated film; Uses 70mm film cassettes which can be loaded with up to 4.7m of film, giving up to 70 frames per cassette; Use of Polaroid 3 1/4 x 4 1/4" pack films possible with backs available from Hasselblad or NPC
Lens Mount Exclusive Hasselblad bayonet lens mount; Accepts all C, CF, CB, CFI, CFE lenses
Shutter Mechanical leaf shutter, 1 second to 1/500th and "B". Shutter speeds in full stops only.
Shutter Release Camera body accepts standard mechanical cable releases.
Self Timer No
Flash Synchronization "PC" socket for electronic flash connection on lens barrel. Flash synchronization possible at all shutter speeds up to 1/500th. TTL/OTF flash capability with Hasselblad D-Flash 40, Metz, Quantum Q Flash, and Sunpak systems.
Mirror Lock-Up Yes - possible with switch below winding crank
Exposure Metering Possible with optional metered viewfinders
Exposure Bracketing No
Exposure Compensation No
Depth-of-Field Preview Yes - with lever on lens barrel
Viewfinder SLR type interchangeable waist level focusing screen (standard Acute-Matte "D" type 42215 Microprism/Split-Image; a total of seven focusing screens are available; One-touch folding waist level hood with built-in 4.5x magnifier. Optional diopter correction lenses. Field of view: 100 per cent of actual picture area
Viewfinder Info No
Film Transport Manual film winding crank located on camera body which simultaneously advances the film, resets the mirror and cocks the shutter; Automatic film advance possible with optional Winder CW (.8fps)
Multiple Exposure No
Focusing System Helicoid (manual rotating mount)
Power Source Fully mechanical camera; no batteries required.
Custom Functions No
Data Imprinting No
Tripod Mount Both 3/8" and 1/4" sockets and tripod plate for rapid mounting with the optional Hasselblad Quick Coupling Accessory (Tripod Quick-Coupling S, #45144)
Dimensions 180 x 114 x 110mm (7.08 x 4.49 x 4.33") LWH (with 80mm f/2.8 CFE lens and A12 film magazine)
Weight Camera body only, 600g (1.3 lbs); with Planar 80mm f/2.8 CFE lens, and A12 film magazine, 1500g (3.3 lbs).
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.6 x 7.8 x 6.4"

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