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Fun with the Hasselblad 907x

Godfrey

Well-known member
Today I took the back off the 907x body and fitted it onto my black 500CM body. At first, I had the Distagon 50mm f/3.5 lens fitted ... The body had a microprism screen fitted and, wow, was that hard to focus! I switched the screen to a plain matte fresnel type screen and that was a lot easier. Then I switched that for a split image screen and with that, all focusing issues with the Distagon 50mm disappeared.

The CFVII 50c is superb to fit onto a classic Hasselblad 500CM. It automatically recognizes the camera and just works, no fuss and no funky setup or cable triggering to deal with. I made a couple of dozen exposures with the Distagon 50 and several are quite nice.

Then I decided to go for a longer lens test and fitted the Makro-Planar 120mm f/4 to the body, and switched the plain ground glass screen back into place. WOW! Totally different feel to this lens ... The image snaps in and out of focus on the focusing screen with alacrity, the test exposures are instantly beautiful. This particular matte fresnel focusing screen has guidelines for SuperSlide format on it, which turns out to be just about an exact match to what the sensor when cropped square will see.

I made several really nice test shots with this setup, but I have to say this abstract of my Brompton bicycle just hits the numbers for me.


Brompton – Santa Clara 2020
Hasselblad 500CM + CFVII 50c + Makro-Planar 120mm f/4

The 907x/CFVII 50c is such a great kit, and the back is similarly a great kit if you have a 500CM as well!

Oh yes: Nearly forgot, this is the shooting configuration of the camera.


enjoy, G
 

Joe Colson

Well-known member
In the true spirit of "fun with", I received my kit yesterday (directly from Hasselblad) and was able to get outdoors (in the rain) this afternoon to test "proof of life".

Two "moon rocks", the CFV-II 50C/907X with the XCD 35-75mm zoom (forgive the iPhone snaps):



Behind the scene:


At 35mm:


At 75mm:


As you can see from the scene, the light was not bright and I was able to focus with no difficulty using the "flippy" rear LCD. I'll mount the CFV-II 50C back on the 503CW this weekend and see how that works. Happy so far. :D

Joe
 

MGrayson

Subscriber and Workshop Member
In the true spirit of "fun with", I received my kit yesterday (directly from Hasselblad) and was able to get outdoors (in the rain) this afternoon to test "proof of life".

Two "moon rocks", the CFV-II 50C/907X with the XCD 35-75mm zoom (forgive the iPhone snaps):




Joe
You know, the screen should slide on tracks up onto the top of the back. Maybe with a hood... :grin:
 

tcdeveau

Well-known member
In the true spirit of "fun with", I received my kit yesterday (directly from Hasselblad) and was able to get outdoors (in the rain) this afternoon to test "proof of life".

Two "moon rocks", the CFV-II 50C/907X with the XCD 35-75mm zoom (forgive the iPhone snaps):

As you can see from the scene, the light was not bright and I was able to focus with no difficulty using the "flippy" rear LCD. I'll mount the CFV-II 50C back on the 503CW this weekend and see how that works. Happy so far. :D

Joe
Congrats Joe!

Unrelated to the 907, but how does the 35-75 do with the triobal and Novoflex legs? Still no ETA on my lens but I’m curious about stability with those legs
 

phOtOny teXas

Active member
907X mOOn camera XCD65mm
I realize this is not typical Get DPI photography but I am using the 907X for helping with my vision of photography.:D
I will leave the in-depth camera reviews to the more competent. I can say the 907X is the best user interface of any digital camera I have ever touched.





mOOn Hobby Control Tower 1
by tOny endieveri, on Flickr
 

darr

Well-known member
907X mOOn camera XCD65mm
I realize this is not typical Get DPI photography but I am using the 907X for helping with my vision of photography.:D
I will leave the in-depth camera reviews to the more competent. I can say the 907X is the best user interface of any digital camera I have ever touched.





mOOn Hobby Control Tower 1
by tOny endieveri, on Flickr
I applaud your originality.
I like abstract art, and photography that ventures in it.

Best to you,
Darr
 

PeterA

Well-known member
In the true spirit of "fun with", I received my kit yesterday (directly from Hasselblad) and was able to get outdoors (in the rain) this afternoon to test "proof of life".



As you can see from the scene, the light was not bright and I was able to focus with no difficulty using the "flippy" rear LCD. I'll mount the CFV-II 50C back on the 503CW this weekend and see how that works. Happy so far. :D

Joe
Congratulations Joe- use it in good health. Looks like a great evolution of the CFV line of backs providing a lot of amenity for those who own/use XCD and V lenses.

Cheers
Pete
 

hcubell

Active member
I have relented, I paid the deposit this morning. Sounds like I will have the only one n NZ. My wife isn't happy so I will have to sell some stuff to placate her.:p
I was reading your post about ordering the 907x, and you said your wife wasn’t happy so you will have to sell.....I immediately thought you would say that you were going to to have to sell your wife! After all, this is the Inferno.
 

Joe Colson

Well-known member
Congrats Joe!

Unrelated to the 907, but how does the 35-75 do with the triobal and Novoflex legs? Still no ETA on my lens but I’m curious about stability with those legs
The combo of 907X/CFV-II 50C with XCD 35-75mm, Arca-Swiss L75, and Novoflex TrioBalance and legs didn't feel unstable or top-heavy. Note however that I didn't have the legs extended beyond two leg sections. The Novoflex tripod has a shallow leg angle and I'm very careful when I use it with a heavy camera/lens and need to extend the legs to my normal working height. Windy conditions compound that concern.

Joe
 

Godfrey

Well-known member
Yet another from my shooting around the condo.


Bananas – Santa Clara 2020
Hasselblad 500CM + CFVII 50c + Distagon 50mm f/4 T*

enjoy!

G
 

D&A

Well-known member

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phOtOny teXas

Active member
D&A my usual ride is a SR-71 Blackbird but it has been in the hanger for some upgrades so I took out the Old F117 Nighthawk for a quick spin.
At 684 miles an hour I was worried about camera shake/motion blur but as you noticed NO PROBLEM:grin:

I can only assume with the blue sky showing through a small window slit with the black geometric shapes, that you took these "testing 123" images through the narrow window of a stealth bomber (as shown). :)



Dave (D&A)

*** Image (c) Google (in the public domain)
 

Godfrey

Well-known member
D&A my usual ride is a SR-71 Blackbird but it has been in the hanger for some upgrades so I took out the Old F117 Nighthawk for a quick spin.
At 684 miles an hour I was worried about camera shake/motion blur but as you noticed NO PROBLEM:grin:
LOL!! :thumbup:
Hmm. How much room for groceries have ya got in that thing?

My ride ain't got much room for groceries either, but is a touch more leisurely about how I get places...


Living Room Art – Santa Clara 2020
Hasselblad 907x + XCD 21mm f/4
ISO 200 @ f/4 @ 1/3 second

:D

enjoy, G

No matter where you go, go there on two wheels.
 

Mexecutioner

Active member
LOL!! :thumbup:
Hmm. How much room for groceries have ya got in that thing?

My ride ain't got much room for groceries either, but is a touch more leisurely about how I get places...


Living Room Art – Santa Clara 2020
Hasselblad 907x + XCD 21mm f/4
ISO 200 @ f/4 @ 1/3 second

:D

enjoy, G

No matter where you go, go there on two wheels.
I don't have a bike, but if I ever get one, I want one like yours Godfrey, it looks so cool and the color and finish is beautiful!
 

Godfrey

Well-known member
I don't have a bike, but if I ever get one, I want one like yours Godfrey, it looks so cool and the color and finish is beautiful!
Thank you! Just wait until you see it with the custom wheels I'm having built for it... They're gonna be so pretty! :D

G
 
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