Hasselblad Adds a CFV-50c Digital Back for V-System Cameras from 1957

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Hasselblad is giving all of its old V-System analog cameras a new lease on life with its freshly announced CFV-50c digital back. The 50MP CMOS sensor-based back will let users capture 8272 x 6200 pixel images with any V-System camera dating all the way back to 1957.

On top of producing massive print quality photos, the CFV-50c can take a 12-minute exposure for those long stares into starry skies. The sensor back can also shoot up to ISO 6400 whilst promising to produce exposures with “relatively low noise.” On the back there’s a high-res 3-inch TFT LCD to preview your images.

Supposedly Hasselblad has created the CFV-50c at the behest of photographers still using V System cameras. “We have experienced a substantial resurgence of interest in our iconic V cameras – users love the traditional ergonomics and the unique appearance,” said Hasselblad CEO Ian Rawcliffe.

Hasselblad hasn’t posted a release date or any official pricing yet, but Shutterbug reports CMOS sensor-based back will be available for 11,000 Euros (about $14,900). We’re sure to hear more about it soon. Until then head past the break for more specs and images.

Via Shutterbug

Hasselblad CFV-50c Digital Back

  • Sensor size: 50 Mpixels (8272 x 6200 pixels)
  • Sensor dimensions: 43.8 x 32.9 mm
  • Image size: RAW 3FR capture 65 MB on average. Tiff 8 bit 154 MB. 12.5MP JPEG options
  • File format: Lossless compressed Hasselblad 3F RAW
  • Capture rate: 1.5 capture/sec. 35 captures/ minute
  • Single shot
  • 16 bit colour
  • ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 & 6400
  • Longest shutter speed: 12 minutes
  • Image storage: CF card type II (write speed >20 MB/sec)
  • Storage capacity: On average 60 images on a 4GB CF card
  • Colour display: 3.0 inch TFT type, 24 bit colour
  • IR filter: Mounted on sensor
  • Battery capacity: Sont InfoLithium L, up to 8 hours of shooting capacity
  • Dimensions: 90 x 92 x 57 mm [W x H x D]
  • Weight: 530 g (Excluding battery and CF card)

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