Hasselblad H2 Medium Format SLR Auto Focus Camera Body ONLY

Hasselblad H2 Medium Format SLR Auto Focus Camera Body ONLY

Hasselblad H2 Medium Format SLR Auto Focus Camera Body ONLY

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Hasselblad H2 Overview

  • 1Description

The Hasselblad H2 camera builds on the success of the Hasselblad H1 camera, providing features that make digital high-end capture as easy as point-and-shoot. 

Features include integral supply of power to the optional Hasselblad Ixpress CFH digital back to enhance the ease of use and mobility of the system, additional metadata stored in the image file to make further image enhancement possible, and functions to support the Instant-approval architecture in the Ixpress CFH digital back.

Large format digital capture

The H2 camera provides optional digital capture using sensors more than twice the physical size of today's 35mm sensors
The integral lens shutters in H System lenses allow flash sync down to 1/800 second and provide silent and vibration-free operation
These larger sensors hold more and larger pixels, which ensures the highest possible image quality and moire free color rendering without gradation break-ups - in even the most subtly lit surfaces and with low noise in shadow areas

Full range of high performance lenses

H System lenses cover a wide spectrum of focal lengths and feature the fastest and most precise 645 autofocus system on the market today

Superior views

The large, bright viewfinder on the H2 camera gives you a crisp and clear view of your work, enabling you to work in even dim lighting with perfect results
In addition, the HV 90X viewfinder offers near 100% image view and diopter correction for vision problems
The large eyepiece also allows full image view even when wearing glasses
The grip LCD and the viewfinder LCD are of dot-matrix type; This means that the camera is able to present clear and easy-to-understand information and messages instead of fixed and sometimes not so obvious symbols


In this way you can instantly reach your favorite function with the click of a button
The H2 is a complex piece of gear and has a wide range of functions that can be set by the user for optimal use
A "Profiles" function is included to provide a fool proof way of making these changes
The profile is actually a memory where all settings in the camera can be stored with a single button click; This memory can then later be recalled with another simple button click, saving you time and, perhaps most importantly, preventing crucial mistakes from happening

Advanced flash features

The viewfinder also features a compact flash; While primarily intended to be used as a fill flash, it can also be used as main flash in certain cases; The flash has a metric guide number of 12, but when used as fill flash with -2 stops adjustment it is equal to guide number 24
With the SCA 3902 flash adapter, any flash compatible with the SCA3002 system can be used; This means that you can choose from small and compact flashes for extremely portable use, as well as larger and more powerful flashes when so require
The built-in flash metering system is designed to be used when working with manually controlled flashes, such as studio flashes

Advanced film options

Film wind-on and wind-off is also automatic with all films
In addition, the customizable data imprinting feature allows data, such as exposure parameters, to be printed along the film edge and outside of the image area; The imprint function can include a user selectable text string that will also be printed on the film; This text string is also added to the image meta data when using Hasselblad Ixpress CF or Ixpress CFH digital backs

Instant Approval Architecture

The H2/CFH combination also provides you with Hasselblad's Instant Approval Architecture, bringing automated image classification into your optional digital workflow from the split second of capture
Limitless optional digital image capture loses some of its potential if you can't quickly review and select the best images from your shoot
Building on the success of its Audio Exposure Feedback technology, Hasselblad is proud to introduce Instant Approval Architecture (IAA), an enhanced set of feedback tools, designed to allow you to focus on your shooting rather than the selection process
IAA triggers audible and visible signals for each image captured, immediately telling you whether the image has an approved, rejected, or borderline status; This is represented as a red, amber or green light and is recorded both in the file and in the file name, providing a quick and easy way to classify and select images, in the field or in the lab
The larger, enhanced OLED display in the Hasselblad products provides a realistic, high quality and perfect contrast image view, even in bright sunlight, to allow instant on-site image approval; IAA is a Hasselblad trademark and is patent pending

A Future-safe investment

The software in the H2 camera is easily upgradeable, meaning that existing cameras will be able to gain new features simply by upgrading the camera firmware
This upgrade can easily be carried out by the user by simply connecting the camera with an optional Ixpress CF or Ixpress CFH digital back to a computer and downloading the upgrade
The H2 camera is built to the same, extremely strict standards that have always has been used by Hasselblad, ensuring a long life even with tough use; However, all cameras, just like cars, requires regular service to function optimally; Naturally, as with all Hasselblad products, the H2 gives you access to the full range of Hasselblad service and support, ensuring that your investment will last you a long time to come

Hasselblad H2 Specs

Camera Type
  • SLR type camera with interchangeable lenses, viewfinder and magazines
  • Format
  • 6x4.5 cm (actual size 56 x 41.5 mm)
  • Film Back/Loading
  • Integral curtain type dark slide
  • Film types: 120 full (16 exposures), 120 half-length (8 exposures) or 220 type film (32 exposures)
  • Automatic setting of ISO and film type when using Barcoded film
  • Automatic film wind-on and wind-off
  • Film Type
  • Film speed range ISO 6 to 6400
  • Automatic setting with Barcode film
  • Lens/Mount
  • Hasselblad HC lenses with integral leaf shutter
  • Autofocus or manual focusing
  • All C-type lenses from the V system with optional CF lens adapter
  • Shutter
  • Electronically controlled integral lens shutter in each lens
  • Shutter speed range 1/800 s to 18 hours (32 seconds with digital backs)
  • Shutter Release
  • Located on top of right hand grip; Half-press (for meter and focus activation) and full press (for shutter release)
  • Remote Release Port: Located on upper right front of body
  • Used for attaching an optional electrical release cord
  • Self Timer
  • Number of frames from 2 to 32
  • Interval timer: Up to 255 frames
  • Interval can be set from 1 second to 24 hours
  • Flash Synchronization
  • Automatic TTL center weighted system
  • Uses built-in flash or flashes compatible with SCA3002 (Metz)
  • Output can be adjusted from -3 to +3 EV in 1/3 stops
  • ISO range 16 to 6400 (excluding any exposure adjustment)
  • For manual flashes a built-in metering system is available
  • Flash can be used at all shutter speeds. Flash can be synchronized in the beginning or at the end of the exposure
  • TTL hot-shoe on viewfinder or standard PC connector on camera body
  • Mirror Lock-Up
  • Located on right front of body - Press this button to raise the mirror and press again to lower it (toggle function); A rapid "double-press" of this button will access the self-timer function
  • Exposure Metering
  • Manual, Aperture priority, Shutter speed priority, Programmed and Programmed Variable
  • Metering options: Spot, Centre weighted and Average
  • Metering range: Spot: EV2 to 21, Center weighted: EV1 to 21, Average: EV1 to 21
  • Exposure adjustment from -5 to +5 EV in 1/3 stops
  • Exposure lock with separate button
  • Exposure Bracketing
  • Available with 2, 3 or 5 frames
  • 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV step
  • Exposure sequence can be changed
  • Exposure Compensation
  • Adjustable from -5 to +5 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3rd steps
  • Activation button located on viewfinder
  • Settings remain until changed
  • Depth-of-Field Preview
  • "Stop Down" button located on right front of body
  • Viewfinder
  • HV90 A 90° reflex viewfinder providing 100% field of view even when wearing eyeglasses
  • Built-in multi-mode light metering system
  • Image magnification 2.7x
  • Integrated fill-in flash with guide number 12
  • Hot-shoe for automatic flash (Metz SCA3002 system/adapter SCA3902)
  • Dot matrix LCD with presentation of all relevant information
  • Built-in diopter adjustment from -4 to +2.5
  • Camera displays: Two dot-matrix LCD's, one on the camera grip and one in the viewfinder
  • One segment base LCD on the magazine
  • Acute Matte type D with markings for spot metering area and AF sensitive area
  • Optional screen with grid markings available
  • Viewfinder Info
  • The camera features three dot-matrix LCDs that provide clear and easy-to-understand information to the user
  • One is located on top of the right hand grip and the other in the 90 degree viewfinder
  • The magazine has a segment-based LCD on the left upper side
  • Focusing Screen: Bright Spherical Acute-Matte D type
  • Optional screen with grid markings also available
  • Film Transport
  • Drive modes: single and continuous at 2fps
  • Multi-exposure capability
  • Multiple Exposure
  • Number of exposures can be set to 2, 3, 4, 5 and no limit
  • Focusing System
  • Manual with optional focus indication in viewfinder, Single shot AF and Continuous AF
  • Focus lock available in AF modes either with shutter release or any of the four programmable buttons
  • Metering range EV 1 to 19 at ISO100
  • Power Source
  • Rechargeable Li-ion battery (7.2 VDC/1850 mAh)
  • Optional cassette for 3 CR-123 Lithium batteries available
  • Custom Functions
  • "Profile" feature allows rapid and secure access to pre-determined combinations of settings
  • A large number of the H2's functions can be customized by the photographer to suit specific styles or situations through the built-in menu system
  • Both basic and advanced functions are set using buttons and control wheels on the camera body in conjunction with the graphic interfaces
  • Data Imprinting
  • Multi mode data imprinting outside image area
  • Tripod Mount
  • Equipped with tripod quick coupling plate (new design)
  • Accepts 1/4"-20 and 3/8" screw mounts
  • Dimensions
  • Camera body: 5.7 x 4.3 x 3.5" (144x110x88 mm)
  • 90° viewfinder: 3 x 1.85 x 5.2" (78x47x132 mm)
  • Film magazine: 3.8 x 3.3 x 2.2" (97x83x56 mm)
  • Lens 2,8/80 mm: 3.3 x 2.7" (83x69 mm)
  • Complete camera: 6 x 5.2 x 8.4" (153x131x213 mm) (WHD or length x diameter)
  • Weight
  • Camera body: 29oz (830 g)
  • 90° viewfinder: 12oz (330 g)
  • Film magazine: 17oz (475 g) (including film)
  • Lens 2,8/80 mm: 16oz (450 g)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Digital compatibility: All Ixpress, Ixpress CF and Ixpress CFH digital backs
  • Approved 3rd party digital backs
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