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    Hasselblad H System CF Lens Adapter

    I have a H4D-50 and am wondering if my V lens will be sharp with this sensor. I have a 50mm CFi, 100m CF and a 250mm CF SA and all three were top performers when I was shooting film. If they will work I, can buy a Hasselblad H System CF Lens Adapter a lot cheaper than buying replacement HC lenses.
    What do you think?

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    Re: Hasselblad H System CF Lens Adapter

    Talk to your Hassy dealer about borrowing or renting the adapter so you can do your own evaluation. That's what they are there for!
    Doug Peterson , Digital Transitions | Email
    Dealer for: Phase One, Mamiya Leaf, Arca-Swiss, Cambo, Eizo, Profoto
    Office: 877.367.8537. Cell: 740.707.2183

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    Re: Hasselblad H System CF Lens Adapter

    Thanks Doug, why don't you loan me one. Need my address? :-)

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    Re: Hasselblad H System CF Lens Adapter

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Gale View Post
    I have a H4D-50 and am wondering if my V lens will be sharp with this sensor. I have a 50mm CFi, 100m CF and a 250mm CF SA and all three were top performers when I was shooting film. If they will work I, can buy a Hasselblad H System CF Lens Adapter a lot cheaper than buying replacement HC lenses.
    What do you think?

    Mr.Gale
    Hi Mr.Gale,
    not sure for the H4D-50, i had one for my H3DII-31 and the CFE40IF as well as
    CFi50 worked quite well.

    Having said that, using the CF Adapter kills every usability aspect of the H system
    and thats why i sold mine soon after i bought it. You're dealing with multiple lens hoods, need a sync cable, no AF, etc. etc. The list goes on, you need three hands to handle this beast, not really great when out in the field.

    I would really suggest to rent one and check if it fits your workflow and if
    you're willing to compromise when it comes to handling the system.

    The H lenses are good, the 50mm II is stellar as is the 100 and 120 II Macro. I
    will never look back again.

    Just my 2 cents,
    Ralf

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    Re: Hasselblad H System CF Lens Adapter

    Thank you Ralf and Doug for your excellent advice. I think I would be better off selling my V lenses and investing in buying more H lenses. In the mean time I'm going to try to find an adapter locally and give it at try. I'm coming from many years as a 4x5 shooter so the hassle doesn't bother me but I think it would be very much a distraction in my ultimate goal of taking exceptional photographs.
    When and if I try an adapter I'll report back.
    Again thanks,
    Mr.Gale

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