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After sleeping on it I decided to cancel the order. You are right that it would be too much of a hassle to use the touch functions of the 907x/CFV ii 50c. It does attach and detach by magnet but I think it would not be worth the trouble.This collapsible LCD shade looks interesting but kind of clumsy to use given the 907x/CFVII 50c tilting screen. It looks like it fixes to the screen cover glass with a light adhesive. Given that a great deal of the camera and back's operation utilizes touch screen gesture operation on the LCD, it looks to me like it's going to get in the way more than help except in very specific circumstances.
I haven't found an LCD shade or magnifier to be needed so far. Perhaps I will at some point, but I'll want something I can slip on and off quickly with the screen in all three of its fixed positions so that I can operate the camera's controls and command menus.
The CFV 50c back is quite different from the CFVII 50c back with respect to its operation, I think. I never had one of the earlier backs....
From your advice below, it seems that is possible to use the mechanical shutter of the 500cm with the cvf50ii, when live view mode is turned off.
I am not familiar with Phocus, but if it’s worth the extra cost of acquiring a 503 instead of a 500cm, i may go that route.
Thanks for your advice. Also, did you have to change your focus screen to match the crop factor of the cfv50ii instead of the fov of the a12 back?
I've never used screen protectors, so I haven't looked.After sleeping on it I decided to cancel the order. You are right that it would be too much of a hassle to use the touch functions of the 907x/CFV ii 50c. It does attach and detach by magnet but I think it would not be worth the trouble.
Have you had any luck with finding a screen protector ?
I don't think it is. Hasselblad digital backs (whether they had live view or not) have used the mechanical coupling between the body and the magazine to synchronize operation with the leaf shutters in the lenses. This mechanical coupling was originally developed to trigger a small indicator on the film magazines which showed whether the current frame had been exposed. This indicator serves to warn the user of accidental double-exposure if a back is removed and then reattached without having been wound since the previous exposure,. This indicator is triggered by a "release bar" in the body which is actuated as part of the release sequence.The CFV 50c back is quite different from the CFVII 50c back with respect to its operation, I think. I never had one of the earlier backs.
No, the interface in the CFV50c is not the same as the CFVII 50c. The CFV50c is based on the interface of the H5D - there is no touch functionality and the screen is lower resolution I believe as well.Good to know, thanks!
I realize I was thinking more about the touch-screen interface. Is that the same on the CFV 50c as it is on the CFVII 50c?
Uhhhhh that's not good. My interest in the CFVII is tech cam use so I hope that's something they can patch up quick. I haven't tried using scene calibration with the latest version of Phocus (3.5 maybe?) so maybe I should give it a try and see what happens.Unfortunately I discovered a bug in Phocus that does not allow the use of scene calibration (lcc) which I hope Hasselblad will solve quickly, otherwise I can't work.
Pardon my ignorance ... What is "scene calibration"? or "lcc"? When is it useful?Uhhhhh that's not good. My interest in the CFVII is tech cam use so I hope that's something they can patch up quick. I haven't tried using scene calibration with the latest version of Phocus (3.5 maybe?) so maybe I should give it a try and see what happens.
Not sure how precise my language is, but it's useful for color cast and light falloff corrections, particularly for shots utilizing movements on tech cams. Removes color casts and normalizes light intensity.Pardon my ignorance ... What is "scene calibration"? or "lcc"? When is it useful?
I haven't heard of that before.
Just got the camera...Beautiful!!
I put it on the 500CM, pretty good integration - it recognized the 500CM body automatically. Here is a quick snap from the backyard, using 500CM body, 80 2.8 lens and the CFV-II-50C back...
The CFVII 50c back fitted to a 500CM defaults to that mode: you use the 500CM as you always would after setting the ISO on the back, and the 500CM's lens controls the exposure.Thanks for great info on this still very rare beast. Can you advise, when the camera is attached to a 500 system camera, do the V lenses use their own leaf shutters, or does the camera revert to electronic shutter only?