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    Re: New 39mp CFV back

    Oh the V folks will be in so much joy.
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    Re: New 39mp CFV back

    oooh. price?

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    Fingers crossed. No, not for the price. If high it eventually will come down. The thing is, possibly there is no provision to turn the back to switch from horizontal to vertical. I truly hope my fear is unfounded. This doubt is killing me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uaiomex View Post
    Fingers crossed. No, not for the price. If high it eventually will come down. The thing is, possibly there is no provision to turn the back to switch from horizontal to vertical. I truly hope my fear is unfounded. This doubt is killing me.
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    I dont believe that you can rotate it.
    But hey, you can allways shoot square in the size as before with more MP and then you have the wide angle capability for landscape orientation. I really thin its cool that hasselblad continues to support the V-System with those backs.

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    the prism allows you to shoot vertically at least. waist level not so much.

    does anyone know if phocus lets you apply digital lens corrections manually to non-cfi lenses?

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    Hmmmm, not recommended for the SWC and ARC body due to lens incompatibility. ISO 800 so that must mean micro lenses? Thoughts? It is nice to have an upgrade path . . . if it weren't so painful on the wallet! I think I will hold onto my old CFV which does work well with my SWC (great walk around P&S).
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    Quote Originally Posted by atanabe View Post
    ISO 800 so that must mean micro lenses? Thoughts?
    no, I think it's the Kodak KAF-39000CE. Just new firmware. The P45+ has ISO800 as well and no microlenses. Also the H3D39.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas View Post
    no, I think it's the Kodak KAF-39000CE. Just new firmware. The P45+ has ISO800 as well and no microlenses. Also the H3D39.
    Thomas is correct, no micro lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick-T View Post
    Thomas is correct, no micro lenses.
    So they are most likely setting expectations that short lens to sensor distance might not provide the best detail at the edges. They have a similar statement for the CFV (square) that the edges may not be the best resolution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertwright View Post
    does anyone know if phocus lets you apply digital lens corrections manually to non-cfi lenses?
    Yes it does!
    The zeiss corrections are very good and should shut up all those who claimed that the zeiss lenses were better than the HC lenses because the HC glass "relied" on corrections.
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    I'm waiting for the 49x49 mm version.......should be about 45MP, perfect

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    Wow, finally! Sadly, I just bought my first back (or not so sadly, I am really enjoying it, and I cannot imagine that this back would be able to approach mine in price). This is definitely an item for my wishlist though. I would love to use this on my old 2000FC/M!
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    That looks like an excellent offering. I still have a nice black paint 503 and 4 lenses plus a box of accessories. I also read (for the processing wimps) that LR 2.4 can now read the hasselblad raw files.

    The price needs to be below $15K to get interest otherwise why not look for the other HB deals.

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    Re: New 39mp CFV back

    Excellent news...wonder what the price is?
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    Neither the sensor nor the back rotates! I'm so mad I can't write about it again. Please go to post No.10 of this thread. http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/...4&#entry294564
    Unbelievable!!!
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    And here too. Please go to post No.15. http://www.hasselbladinfo.com/forum/...ead.php?t=3821

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    Re: New 39mp CFV back

    Quote Originally Posted by glenerrolrd View Post
    That looks like an excellent offering. I still have a nice black paint 503 and 4 lenses plus a box of accessories. I also read (for the processing wimps) that LR 2.4 can now read the hasselblad raw files.

    The price needs to be below $15K to get interest otherwise why not look for the other HB deals.
    Roger,
    I agree that the price point needs to be below the $15K to be in the running. Currently Hasselblad USA is selling refurb CFVs for $5400 which is a great deal for a lot of people like yourself that have a closet full of Hasseys. I have been enjoying the quality of images from my 16 mpx CFV back and would have to see a full frame square to get me to change. I really enjoy the square format and in my mind's eye a rectangular format belongs on a 35.

    BTW LR 2.4 and Aperture 2.1.3 both support the 3fr raw format. I feel that the Phocus software still processes the files the best though. My main gripe is the speed that Phocus processes the files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uaiomex View Post
    Neither the sensor nor the back rotates! I'm so mad I can't write about it again. Please go to post No.10 of this thread. http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/...4&#entry294564
    Unbelievable!!!
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    I can understand , that for your type of work , a vertical format is important , and that you are therefore disappointed .

    For my work , which is mostly square and some landscape type images , but only very very few vertical , the CFV-39 is what i am looking for , as I do believe , that there will be no bigger square sensor in the near future .
    I have given up hope for a bigger square sensor .
    So the CFV-39 came just in time . (for me)
    I ordered one today . Delivery will be in August (hopefully)

    The price here in Germany will be 10.000 € + VAT.

    So this is true again : Horses of courses .

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    Well, Jurgen, what can I say? If it fits you, buy it. Congratulations. Wouldn't you be better set with a P45 that rotates any way you want and gives 39mp with a 1:1 crop ALWAYS?
    A used mint P45 now goes for 12K usd, probably less. Wish I had that money saved.
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    Re: New 39mp CFV back

    Eduardo

    Thanks for your reply.

    As I alreday said , most of my work is not vertical images .
    But most of my work is also from the tripod . I have a ROTASLIDE adapter for my ARCASWISS . A genious design and piece of art .

    BTW , tomorrow starts your month , with the "stairway to heaven" image .

    Best regards Jürgen

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    To redesign the CFV casing to then be able to work horizontal or vertical would require a complete electronics design, thus increasing the price which is part of the CFV's appeal... being sub 10,000 Euros.

    I attach the spec sheet for those interested...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uaiomex View Post
    Well, Jurgen, what can I say? If it fits you, buy it. Congratulations. Wouldn't you be better set with a P45 that rotates any way you want and gives 39mp with a 1:1 crop ALWAYS?
    A used mint P45 now goes for 12K usd, probably less. Wish I had that money saved.
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    but a P45 wouldnt rotate? as far as I know only Sinar ad Leaf backs offer rotating back/ rotating sensor?

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    Even though I am really fine with my Sinar back and Hy I still find the Hasselblad V and the CFV backs the seciest system available.
    Also I learned that I use manual focus much ore often anyways (with a nice big viewfinder manual focus works pretty fine)
    The new CFV makes sens IMO, you can use the square and then switch to the landscape/wider angle if needed.
    Now you can use a 40mm as a real wide angle if needed.
    Enjoy your new back!
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    I can understand , that for your type of work , a vertical format is important , and that you are therefore disappointed .

    For my work , which is mostly square and some landscape type images , but only very very few vertical , the CFV-39 is what i am looking for , as I do believe , that there will be no bigger square sensor in the near future .
    I have given up hope for a bigger square sensor .
    So the CFV-39 came just in time . (for me)
    I ordered one today . Delivery will be in August (hopefully)

    The price here in Germany will be 10.000 € + VAT.

    So this is true again : Horses of courses .

    Regards Jürgen

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    Thanks for reminding me. I will proudly display it the whole month. Best calendar ever!
    Thank you Jurgen for such wonderful present. As I said it before, I remind you that you have a best friend here in Yucatan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jotloob View Post
    Eduardo

    Thanks for your reply.

    As I alreday said , most of my work is not vertical images .
    But most of my work is also from the tripod . I have a ROTASLIDE adapter for my ARCASWISS . A genious design and piece of art .

    BTW , tomorrow starts your month , with the "stairway to heaven" image .

    Best regards Jürgen

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertwright View Post
    oooh. price?
    USD $13,995.

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    Re: New 39mp CFV back

    This is a bit off topic yet applicable.

    Hasselblad does offer the CFII39 and when used with a V system i-adapter the digital magazine can be rotated from landscape to portrait.
    To clarify, the digital magazine has to be removed to change the orientation and reattached to the camera body.

    The P45 would behave in the same manor, the back would have to be removed to change orientation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Claesson Hasselblad View Post
    Hasselblad does offer the CFII39 and when used with a V system i-adapter the digital magazine can be rotated from landscape to portrait.
    To clarify, the digital magazine has to be removed to change the orientation and reattached to the camera body
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    I have never seen this adapter , but it is nice to know .
    I do not find the way of changing the backs orientation very handy .

    The price for the CFV-39 in the U.S. is about the same than here in Germany .

    A very good friend of mine asked me , if the CFV-39 would also be available for this camera . ? ? ?

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    This is very interesting!
    I am just wondering how one would use it for stitching on a view camera?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uaiomex View Post
    Well, Jurgen, what can I say? If it fits you, buy it. Congratulations. Wouldn't you be better set with a P45 that rotates any way you want and gives 39mp with a 1:1 crop ALWAYS?
    A used mint P45 now goes for 12K usd, probably less. Wish I had that money saved.
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    Jurgen, that is the sexiest babe ever!
    If the CFV39 can be rotated to vertical, that would change all my perceptions about this new back. An i-adapter? I'd love to see a picture of it. I wonder if the back remains operational without a cable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jotloob View Post
    Paul

    I have never seen this adapter , but it is nice to know .
    I do not find the way of changing the backs orientation very handy .

    The price for the CFV-39 in the U.S. is about the same than here in Germany .

    A very good friend of mine asked me , if the CFV-39 would also be available for this camera . ? ? ?

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    Have fun .
    I am impatiently waiting for my CFV-39 to arrive .

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    Eduardo

    Paul said that the CFII39 could be rotated, not the CFV-39. As far as I know, the CFII39 would be a Hasselblad digital back that needs an appropriate i-adapter to attach to any camera, SLR or technical, probably needs an image-bank or something similar for power, if not shooting tethered, and probably needs a flash sync cord to fire. This is why the CFV backs are so much more convenient to use on a V-series camera.

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    Thank you . My mistake. I should read slower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjuna View Post
    Eduardo

    Paul said that the CFII39 could be rotated, not the CFV-39. As far as I know, the CFII39 would be a Hasselblad digital back that needs an appropriate i-adapter to attach to any camera, SLR or technical, probably needs an image-bank or something similar for power, if not shooting tethered, and probably needs a flash sync cord to fire. This is why the CFV backs are so much more convenient to use on a V-series camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjuna View Post
    Eduardo

    Paul said that the CFII39 could be rotated, not the CFV-39. As far as I know, the CFII39 would be a Hasselblad digital back that needs an appropriate i-adapter to attach to any camera, SLR or technical, probably needs an image-bank or something similar for power, if not shooting tethered, and probably needs a flash sync cord to fire. This is why the CFV backs are so much more convenient to use on a V-series camera.
    The CF back has its own battery source.

    Correct though, a flash sync cord would be needed.

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    Does anyone know what the crop factor for lenses will be with the new back?

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    Shooting square will be the same lens factor as CFV11 = 1.5x.

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    Thanks. Sorry for the elementary question, but does this mean the widest one can go with this system in square format with V lenses is effectively 45mm = roughly 30mm in 35mm format terms?

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    The crop factor if you use the full sensor is 1.16, i.e. a 40mm lens would be equivalent to 47mm on MF, or about a 28mm on 35mm-FF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjl View Post
    Thanks. Sorry for the elementary question, but does this mean the widest one can go with this system in square format with V lenses is effectively 45mm = roughly 30mm in 35mm format terms?
    By my rough calc., with square the "equivalent" FF 35mm wide is 38mm with the 40mm f4 Distagon and 28 with the 30mm f3.5 Distagon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjl View Post
    Does anyone know what the crop factor for lenses will be with the new back?
    According to the data sheets, which can also be found as pdf on the HASSELBLAD homepage , the lens factor for the full size frame 36,7 x 49,0 mm is 1.1
    For the square size , which is 36,7 x 36,7 mm it is the same as for the CFV/CFVII , 1.5

    The 202FA , 203FE , 205TCC/FCC need a minor modification , if you want to use F/FE lenses .
    Without that modification all 2000/200 series cameras can only be used with C/CF/CFE/CFi lenses in C-mode and require the use of the flash sync input cable .

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjl View Post
    Thanks. Sorry for the elementary question, but does this mean the widest one can go with this system in square format with V lenses is effectively 45mm = roughly 30mm in 35mm format terms?
    cjl

    The widest you can go when shooting square and using V Series lenses is 45mm, 1.5 x 30mm, but the 30mm is a fisheye lens which is unsuitable for most applications. Practically speaking, the widest you can go is 60mm, 1.5 x 40mm.

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    Re: New 39mp CFV back

    Can you use FE lenses with the CF backs (not the CFV)? I like the idea of this CFV back a lot, and I might even consider selling my Hy6 system for it, but I agree that the non-rotating aspect is a bit of a downer. I mostly shoot in landscape, but not always...portraiture or even certain landscapes benefit from a vertical composition. What is the screen like on this new CFV? Is it equivalent to the latest Hasselblad backs, or is it older technology?
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    What is the screen like on this new CFV?
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    From the spec. sheet the LCD is the same 2.5" as the CFVII. I think that as much of the CFVII as possible was used for the 39 in order to keep the cost down. One of the advantages of the CFV system is that it is mechanically connected to the "V" series body so no external cable is needed. The mechanical connection would make a rotating back very difficult to make, IMO.

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    But these "wisemen" could have implemented a rotating sensor like Leaf's Verto for another 1K. Total price: 15K. I think this back is the silliest new product of the year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsrfun View Post
    What is the screen like on this new CFV?
    *******
    From the spec. sheet the LCD is the same 2.5" as the CFVII. I think that as much of the CFVII as possible was used for the 39 in order to keep the cost down. One of the advantages of the CFV system is that it is mechanically connected to the "V" series body so no external cable is needed. The mechanical connection would make a rotating back very difficult to make, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois_A View Post
    This is very interesting!
    I am just wondering how one would use it for stitching on a view camera?

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    View cameras are different. You can rotate the back for either orientation with any back including this one. Stitching adapters are available in V mount for most any view camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Grover / Hasselblad View Post
    The CF back has its own battery source.

    Correct though, a flash sync cord would be needed.
    Just to be clear:

    On a 500 series camera, a Sync cord from lens to digital back would be required with ANY digital back other than the CFV ... including any Hasselblad CF/CF-II, Phase One, Leaf or Sinar digital back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uaiomex View Post
    But these "wisemen" could have implemented a rotating sensor like Leaf's Verto for another 1K. Total price: 15K. I think this back is the silliest new product of the year.
    Eduardo
    Why then is the Leaf rotating sensor so expensive? It sure isn't 1K more than the Leaf Aptus-II 75s. Leaf could have made the 75s a rotating sensor ... why didn't they do it since they have the technology already developed?

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    Re: New 39mp CFV back

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Richardson View Post
    Can you use FE lenses with the CF backs (not the CFV)? I like the idea of this CFV back a lot, and I might even consider selling my Hy6 system for it, but I agree that the non-rotating aspect is a bit of a downer. I mostly shoot in landscape, but not always...portraiture or even certain landscapes benefit from a vertical composition. What is the screen like on this new CFV? Is it equivalent to the latest Hasselblad backs, or is it older technology?
    Stuart, I have the CFV-II which uses the latest LCD screen, same as all the Hasselblad CF-II backs. It's fine. This is the same screen.

    As far as I can tell this is also the latest back technology from Hasselblad ... I assume it employs the same sensor filter as on the CF-II and H3D-II/31&39 backs which improved reflection resistance. It is also an improvement over the top ISO 400 of the CFV-II in terms of providing ISO 800 and twice the shooting time (from 32 to 64 seconds).

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    Re: New 39mp CFV back

    Quote Originally Posted by Uaiomex View Post
    Well, Jurgen, what can I say? If it fits you, buy it. Congratulations. Wouldn't you be better set with a P45 that rotates any way you want and gives 39mp with a 1:1 crop ALWAYS?
    A used mint P45 now goes for 12K usd, probably less. Wish I had that money saved.
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    Well Eduardo, I for one am grateful for Hasselblad's continued support of the V series cameras well into the digital age ... even long discontinued models.

    Most importantly to me, the CFV is the ONLY digital back in the entire world that is fully functional at all shutter speeds on the wonderful Hasselblad focal plane cameras.

    Not any Phase One, Not any Sinar, Not any Leaf ... not even Hasselblad CF/CF-II backs work.

    ONLY the CFV/16 and CFV-II/16 ... and now the CFV-II/39 ... are fully functional on the wonderful 200 series cameras. And does it without the need for a sync cord. The 203FE is my favorite camera of all time ... on which I can use all the 200 Zeiss series lenses ... AND all of the 500 series Zeiss lenses in either focal plane or leaf shutter modes!

    V stuff is without a doubt the best freaking photo investment I have ever made. I can use all the V lenses on just about every camera I own, as well as use all the 500 series lenses fully functional on the H cameras with focus confirmation.

    Victor Hasselblad was a genius ... the immortal V lives on ... and on ... and on ... WAHOOOOOO !



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    Re: New 39mp CFV back

    mark:
    i'm curious how a rectangular format would feel in a camera whose ergonomics are based on square...i'll have to play around with that, flipping my blad on it's side...grrr!
    Last edited by jlm; 5th July 2009 at 05:39.

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