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Be Careful with Your Digital Backs!!

Ai_Print

Active member
Wow, that is really rough, sorry to see that.

I will say the CFVII 50C is much, much better to work with than the previous back. All I really was wanting was better live view and I got way more than that.

I assume you had the other one insured for accidental damage?
 
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darr

Well-known member
Wow, that is really rough, sorry to see that.

I will say the CFVII 50C is much, much better to work with than the previous back. All I really was wanting was better live view and I got way more than that.

I assume you had the other one insured for accidental damage?

Thank you for your comment.
Looking forward to using the CFV II 50C as it is being delivered today.

The back was depreciated-out through my business (CPA handles all that for me). Not a total loss as it will remain as a back-up or I may sell it, I do not know at this point. I have never had to rely on my back-up P45 since acquiring the CFV-50c in 2014 until recently; it truly is a wonderful tool. Since the newer back and the CFV-50c has the same sensor, I was not planning on upgrading. I understand the screen resolution is better in the newer model, but I have never missed a shot because of the screen resolution on the CFV-50c, so I never saw a problem, but I do like having dual card slots.
 

ErikKaffehr

Active member
I have been using digital backs for at least 10 years now. Always careful with them, whether shooting in the studio or out in the environment. But yesterday while I was on the darn phone and breaking down a camera setup in the studio (complacency) it happened so EASILY!! As I was holding the CFV-50c in my left hand and over its case (just in case it fell 🤣), I placed its rear cover on and when I went to slide its button to secure the cover, the cover slipped and it cracked the IR glass. 😭 It was that easy!! All because I was on the phone and not paying close enough attention. 🤬

B&H Photo is shipping a new CFV-50c II to me today (they are currently available) and Hasselblad Tech Support has been contacted and sent instructions on the process for a repair. The CFV-50c which has been an absolute wonderful tool for my needs will be repaired in Sweden.

I will update the progress of the repair in this thread.

Kind regards,
Darr

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Ouch, sad to hear!

I wish your CVF 50-c a speedy and full recovery!

Best regards
Erik
 

GrahamWelland

Subscriber & Workshop Member
I feel your pain as someone who did the same thing years ago with my Aptus back. A similar scenario after cleaning the IR glass and mounting it back on my Alpa mount when a slight slip in an instant cracked the glass on a mount pin. I like to think of that as being my first MFDB “upgrade opportunity”. ;)
 

darr

Well-known member
I feel your pain as someone who did the same thing years ago with my Aptus back. A similar scenario after cleaning the IR glass and mounting it back on my Alpa mount when a slight slip in an instant cracked the glass on a mount pin. I like to think of that as being my first MFDB “upgrade opportunity”. ;)
I remember reading about that Graham.
So we are in a club we may not always wish to belong, the "Upgrade Opportunity Club".
Watch out folks!! 🤣
 

darr

Well-known member
Good excuse to upgrade! You will soon have a new Mk II and the original one for backup, a win-win!
Hi Richard,
You are right, but it was the most costly accident I have ever had with photographic gear.
Especially since I was going to skip this upgrade! But, oh well, and so it goes ...
Hope you are doing well!!

Kind regards,
Darr
 

darr

Well-known member
How are things going with the CFVII??
Hi Todd,
Great so far. The screen resolution is higher than the previous back, and I got the V lens adapter to try out the old lenses with the 907x, but have not got to it yet. Overall I am happy. Especially appreciate the dual card option.

Kind regards,
Darr
 
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