Well, that was unexpected. I thought Hasselblad had lost interest in us V-series owners.
Wow! At what price, I wonder?
Found it here.....
"The new, state-of-the-art CFV-50c, which will have an €11,000 price tag, boasts the same feature-rich functionality and performance level as the acclaimed H5D-50c camera - providing V System users with a unique opportunity to benefit from latest digital capture technology, including outstanding ISO capability."
Excellent news overall - well done Hasselblad (can't recall the last time I ever said that!)
Still, €11k ~ $15k ... which is about $20k less than the P1's offering for the same sensor, the IQ250. So this is possibly about the most 'sensible' (given that $15k is still a significant chunk of change) introductory price for a new DB ever.
P.S. I wonder what P1 will do price-wise? Probably nothing - I can imagine henrik håkonsson is currently sitting at his desk with his eyes shut and his fingers in his ears...
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'so great and surprising to see that they still update the CFV backs! "It's alive" (I mean Hasselblad ;-)
Let's hope this 50Mpx CMOS MF sensor is a commercial success for Sony, so they will keep making new (and larger) ones
... and it is possible to select a square format !!!
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At $15,000.00 it is about double the price it should be. How can Pentax with an entire camera and the same sensor, sell theirs at half the price of the CFV-50CII? As much as I'd like to have this back, I will not be buying one at that price.
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WOW! If my car were worth anything, this would be the time to sell it
so glad I kept my Hassel 503 kit
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Given this DB's price-point, along with that of the 645Z - which seems to be garnering high-praise indeed - the current line-up of other DB offerings look embarrassingly overpriced.
Wait... Where is the pity name, like Saturn V, and the wooden handle and bling? You could hardly recognize this as a Hasselblad...
Of course, the price is out of this world...
Add to that the fact that the V-mount can be adapted to some other bodies, like the GX680, and an assortment of large format and technical camera systems, and this looks like a rather sweet deal. If I had the money, I would have ordered this right away.
Not quite the back I had been dreaming of, but it´s nice to see that Hasselblad has not completely abandoned the V-System!
And yes, it can shoot square indeed. But the sensor area will be even smaller than with the old CVFII backs :-(
Great news, I am looking forward to playing with one. Well done Hasselblad, fantastic surprise and no leaked rumours.
Classic V, support for Hasselblad V system cameras.
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I think it's interesting to note how much cheaper this back is than the H5D-50c. I can't imagine they did much more than rehouse the H5D-50c back here. Granted, the H5D comes with an H5D body, but it's hard to see that body being worth the $12,500 price difference between the CFV-50c and H5D-50c. Looks like a great option for ppl who still want to shoot V-system.
I'm in no way expecting them to do it, but what would the chances be of them implementing true live view, i.e. on the back and not tethered, via firmware update? 5%? 50%? If this had on back live view, and it could be proven that it played well with tech camera movements and retrofocus lenses, I'd be ordering tomorrow.
Mmm, nice to fit on the swc!
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Finally , after all the Lunar/Stellar crap a good decision from HASSELBLAD .
And that CFV-50c ist much cheaper than the IQ250 . Good news .
Regards . Jürgen .
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Does the sensor rotate? Or is it just another bad joke from Hasselblad?
The most positive side of this is the fact that Hasselblad now shows a willingness to take care of its large customer base, people who have had an enthusiastic relationship with the V Series for years, often for decades. If I can ever afford a back like this myself, I'm not even sure if I would choose the older CFV-50, which has a larger sensor, or this one, but again; this newish attitude from Hasselblad increases the chances that I will actually try saving enough money to buy one of these.
To those who are disappointed that this is not the new Saturn with wooden handle and rotating 3D sensor: I understand the sarcasms. I should, shouldn't I, with my own posting history? But for this product, Hasselblad deserves respect. Hopefully, they will survive and be a healthy company for many years, supplying professionals and enthusiasts with state-of-the-art photo gear long into the future.
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I don't care what gear I have.
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Very positive news!
If Hasselblad can add un-tethered live view they'll take the tech camera market by storm.
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This sounds great, in my own personal view having used 500 series cameras for many years, live view wouldn't be a big benefit without a tilting screen because it doesn't feel like a camera to bring up to eye level so much, the beauty was having it lower and using the waist level finder, plus with such a huge wonderful viewfinder, I'm not sure how much benefit live view would give, it's not like it's difficult to compose and focus. This would be a great portrait camera for sure in the studio.
Apart from the aesthetics (damn that's a really nice-looking back), i actually prefer my current P25+ back more. Furthermore, the 50c is a 1.3 crop sensor, which explains why Hasselblad paired it with a 60mm CF instead of 80mm. And why CF not CFi?
That said, anybody want to buy a Ex+ condition P25+ from me?
Live view would get me going on the swc
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this new CFV or an ELITE?
Hasselblad lists prices exclusive of VAT.
11,000 Euro + 20% VAT = 13,200 Euro.
Thank you Keith .
Regards . Jürgen .
Things are really moving in the right direction. My P40+ (V mount) with my 503CW wasn't such a crazy idea after all. I plunked down 10k for my refurb'ed back a year ago. the new CFV-50c is within striking distance of that. That's huge.
Once one gets over the "crop sensor" issue you'll find out those old Hasselblad bodies rock with a digital back. I am consistently amazed at how well my itty bitty little 39mp crop sensor back does on a V system.
Happy happy happy. I love my 503CXi & CFV but damn, I could stretch to one of these as the price drops over time.
Thank you Hasselblad for some actions from the sane side of the brand
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Pardon my ignorance, but can live view be added with just a simple firmware update?
$19,000 plus GST in New Zealand.
If this thing gets a firmware update for on back live view, then I'm pretty much 100% sold, with one caveat: I want use it on my tech camera and be able to employ movements without more image degradation than what I'd expect to see on an CFV-50. If that can be proven – and I know Torger has suggested it can't, but I'd like to see more tests – I'll be doing my bit to save Hasselblad and giving them my money. (Actually, I just ordered a second Flextight scanner for work, so I've done quite a bit for them this week!)