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Hasselblad HVM Waist Level Viewfinder for H Series Cameras

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Hasselblad HVM Waist Level Viewfinder for H Series Cameras
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Hasselblad HVM Overview

The Hasselblad HVM Waist Level Viewfinder allows a comfortable lower viewing angle, either for effect, or where eye contact with the subject is desirable in portrait photography.

Autofocus function of all lenses fully retained
Optimized for horizontal format shooting and not suitable for vertical format use

Hasselblad HVM Specs

Magnification3.25x at 0 diopters
Dimensions3.1 x 3.5 x 2.7" (78 x 89 x 69mm)
CompatibilityAll H series cameras
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.6 x 3.2 x 3.1"

Hasselblad HVM Reviews

Beautiful craftsmanship and optics

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-28

While I am generally impressed with the quality of most Hasselblad accessories, as a modestly priced item, this viewfinder is extremely high quality. The craftmanship, engineering and attention to detail really impressed me; the viewfinder attaches with true precision, is all metal, but adds very little weight. Most impressive was the quality of the optics of the magnifier, very high resolution and crystal clear which made manual focusing very precise and consistent. Highly recommend!

An Essential Accessory

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2010-08-25

To keep from either kneeling or straining to bend down to use a HV90X viewfinder when using a short travel tripod, or when I need stability in the wind with my bigger one, or when doing some macro shots, this is the ticket. And it is still the best tool for quick discernment when composing. It works with the auto-focus, but has no meter so you have to use an external meter. And when you take the HV90X off your camera in the field to put this on, even though the base cap on this snaps onto the HV90X to protect it, it's still not an operation to take lightly.

long missed

By Udo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2010-01-08

especially useful when landscaping with or without HTS1.5 adapter

very simple and basic design Works on H2

By Garry
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2008-04-11

Very simple and basic design Works on H2 and h1 as well as new cameras

Can't go wrong with Hasselblad

By Francis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-07-19

I've dealt with B&H for years. They are number one!

Different perspective!

Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2012-12-03

Great addition for my H4D-40! Able to have camera at a lower level without crouching! Also, you can get your eye right up to the eyepiece for a apparent larger view of your subject. Unfortunately, the view is back to front...left is right and right is left!

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Can I use strobe lights with this?
Asked by: C M.
The Hasselblad HVM Waist Level Viewfinder for H Series Cameras would have no effect on studio strobe usage with Hasselblad H-series cameras. It would only eliminate the usage of TTL or hot shoe flashes that are normally connected via the hot shoe on the top of the standard HV 90x / HVD 90x / HV 90x-II viewfinders. A PC sync terminal is located on the left-hand side of Hasselblad H-series bodies under a rubber plug protector. While TTL flashes cannot be used with the Hasselblad HVM Waist Level Viewfinder, studio strobes and wireless radio transmitters/transceivers may be connected via the PC sync for studio strobe usage.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Good day, Could you please let me know if you have it also in Black color as the h5d one? Thanks a lot
Asked by: Guillermo S.
This viewfinder does not have a color option.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-08-02


Will this work on the H5D series?
Asked by: Mike
Keep in mind that when you switch to this viewfinder you lose your in-camera metering.
Answered by: Peter L.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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