Site Sponsors
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: 203FE

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    455
    Post Thanks / Like

    203FE

    I know it's only the price of a Leica S lens cap, but I just splurge on a 203FE+80/2.8fe combo. The most expensive camera I ever bought was the Leica M9. This would be the 2nd most expensive I suppose...

    Strictly film only because I am poor... I do feel a bit like stepping into some kind of inferno.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    63
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: 203FE

    " I do feel a bit like stepping into some kind of inferno."
    ****
    Next step is the 110mm f2 which may be, from a purely logical point of view, the only reason to own the 203FE instead of a 500 series. Then, of course there is the 150 f2.8 FE, then a 45 degree prism, etc., etc.

    Steve

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    455
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: 203FE

    I have the 110/F2 in an "installment plan." Probably no other fast (C)F(E) lens though. Slower lens would work.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Paris, France
    Posts
    23
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: 203FE

    Quote Originally Posted by SHV View Post
    " I do feel a bit like stepping into some kind of inferno."
    ****
    Next step is the 110mm f2 which may be, from a purely logical point of view, the only reason to own the 203FE instead of a 500 series. Then, of course there is the 150 f2.8 FE, then a 45 degree prism, etc., etc.

    Steve
    Then, the fabulous 60-120/4.8, then the 50/2.8 (beloved by the NASA), then the exceptional & scarce TPP 300/2.8... I jumped into the 200 series (with a 203FE as well) 10 years ago for the 60-120 lens (and also for the 110/2). This zoom is exceptionally cheap nowadays!

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    1,588
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: 203FE

    If only Hasselblad didn't develop the 200 series further, eh? Imagine an autofocus 203/205, with Zeiss lenses and full communication with a digital back? Focal plane and central shutters... Man...
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    63
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: 203FE

    "Then, the fabulous 60-120/4.8,"
    ****
    Somehow I have missed that one. Why fabulous??

    Steve

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    455
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: 203FE

    I am actually looking at a 150/2.8. Boy, these Hassy lens are bargain, relatively speaking!

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    63
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: 203FE

    Quote Originally Posted by richardman View Post
    I am actually looking at a 150/2.8. Boy, these Hassy lens are bargain, relatively speaking!
    There is a 150mm 2.8 FE, new listing, on e-bay. Signs of use but good price.

    Steve

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    455
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: 203FE

    Yay, I know. Need $900 T_T

    May be I will sell my 110 Super Symmar XL :-/

  10. #10
    Senior Member mathomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    1,148
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: 203FE

    Focal plane hassies are great. I have a 2000FCW and a 201F. I also have the 110/2, 50/2.8 and 150/2.8. The 50 is a monster. I seldom carry it, and instead carry the 60/3.5 (CF) lens, which I love.

  11. #11
    Workshop Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    4,043
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1253

    Re: 203FE

    my rig, running the CFV50-c back, shown with my L-plate (rectangular format back)
    Likes 6 Member(s) liked this post

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •