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    A NEW HASSELBLAD 503CW

    Have a look to the newest commemorative 503CW .
    She is to celebrate 60 years of cooperation between
    CARL ZEISS and VICTOR HASSELBALD AB .
    Only 60 cameras are manufactured . Price is 6500 € .
    She surely does not shoot any better images than the black one , but it is nice to see her in a glascabinet . If you have one

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    For all of you , who do not understand "she" , a camera is a female here in Germany .
    Have fun

    Jürgen

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    Sieht sich sehr züß an... Aber ich liebe die Blauen!

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    Re: A NEW HASSELBLAD 503CW

    Quote Originally Posted by Double Negative View Post
    Sieht sich sehr züß an... Aber ich liebe die Blauen!
    Ok.
    What about this one then ? ? ?

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    She is still a virgin . I never took one shot with her .

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    Nice collectors item
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    Can someone pass me a bucket I think I'm going to throw up blaaaaaaa

    Too late

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    Blue AND gold. Now that's... Um... Can I get back to you on that?

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    Re: A NEW HASSELBLAD 503CW

    Quote Originally Posted by David A View Post
    Can someone pass me a bucket I think I'm going to throw up blaaaaaaa

    Too late

    Understood , and I agree , the bucket can't be big enough .

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    What? At least it's not white LOL

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    ^ Snicker... What about "safari?"

    Where are the camo paintjobs? I've seen militarized Canon DSLRs... There's actually a company that handles this.

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    Re: A NEW HASSELBLAD 503CW

    For some reason I prefer my Blad Black on Black and she will look very sexy with the CFV (39)

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    Re: A NEW HASSELBLAD 503CW

    I think a gray body, either a dark or light gray, would have been more appealing.

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    Matte black, matte black lens, blue Zeiss logos - akin to that Thai (?) commemorative M they did years ago for the Asian market.

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    Jurgen: It's very interesting to know that german has genre for things just like in romance languages. These northern barbarians are not so square after all.
    You may well have the best Hasselblad collection out of VHA itself.
    Best to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jotloob View Post
    Have a look to the newest commemorative 503CW .
    She is to celebrate 60 years of cooperation between
    CARL ZEISS and VICTOR HASSELBALD AB .
    Only 60 cameras are manufactured . Price is 6500 € .
    She surely does not shoot any better images than the black one , but it is nice to see her in a glascabinet . If you have one

    Attachment 20305

    For all of you , who do not understand "she" , a camera is a female here in Germany .
    Have fun

    Jürgen

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    Re: A NEW HASSELBLAD 503CW

    Quote Originally Posted by Uaiomex View Post
    You may well have the best Hasselblad collection out of VHA itself.
    Best to you.
    Eduardo
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    My collection is very small in deed , but only from the finest .
    I do not have enough room and money to go for all the beauties .
    For the time from 1950 to 1957 , when the first 500C was launched , I have all cameras and all lenses plus quite some accessories .

    All newer cameras are working horses . (except the GOLDEN BLUE)
    I got that camera through E-BAY during summertime , when most people were away for holiday . I did gamble a bit and was doing a funbid , but it then turned out , that I was the only bidder .
    That is a bit like a virgine getting a baby .

    Best regards to you in Mexico .

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    Quote Originally Posted by jotloob View Post
    ....She is still a virgin . I never took one shot with her ...
    Use it man, use it. Tools should be worked, and if you're worried about that silly shiny stuff reflecting too much in sunlight - cover it up with some decent black tape.

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    FWIW, cameraleather.com has skins for 'blads.

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    Great, so i will hold a bit before i get that 503, so i am waiting to see the 'sexiest', ahm ahm, i mean the most interesting body of 503 here ;-)

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    Re: A NEW HASSELBLAD 503CW

    Hahahahaha, that thing is hilarious. It looks like it was made to go with Hugh Hefner's silk bathrobe.
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    Re: A NEW HASSELBLAD 503CW

    Quote Originally Posted by jotloob View Post
    Have a look to the newest commemorative 503CW .
    She is to celebrate 60 years of cooperation between
    CARL ZEISS and VICTOR HASSELBALD AB .
    Only 60 cameras are manufactured . Price is 6500 € .
    She surely does not shoot any better images than the black one , but it is nice to see her in a glascabinet . If you have one

    Attachment 20305

    For all of you , who do not understand "she" , a camera is a female here in Germany .
    Have fun

    Jürgen
    Hmmm... it's silly, but it looks kind of cool, except for the Zeiss logo on the lens. Those who don't know it's a Zeiss lens isn't qualified to look at the camera anyway

    Would be nice to have, and to not put it in a glass case, but to use it and to wear it down. Then it would look umpteen times cooler, and the value for the user would so much greater. You don't even need to see the photos to remember what it's been through.

    That's one of the disadvantages with modern plastic cameras; age and use don't show. They just look outdated because something newer, slicker has been launched, and that may happen even before you take it out of the box

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    is there really an improvement with this last batch of zeiss lenses over the CFE/CFi ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by archivue View Post
    is there really an improvement with this last batch of zeiss lenses over the CFE/CFi ?
    If anything, they're "not as good." The ZV lenses are basically the same as the CF lenses (not even CFE/CFI level) and in the case of the 4/50, worse since it's the pre-FLE version.

    These lenses are only nice on collector's editions because they look sexy. A real shooter would go for the CF as a minimum, if not CFE or CFI. Which is really sad, as these lenses should represent the ultimate evolution of these lens designs, IMO. Oh well.

    And I like the blue Zeiss logo.

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    I knew I had seen it somewhere. Its a Bronica ETRS.
    Do not view this item without a bucket near by.
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...fvi%3D1&_rdc=1

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    just a normal blue 503 with my "better" half at the wheel

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    ^ Chicks shooting 'Blads - FTW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Negative View Post
    ^ Chicks shooting 'Blads - FTW!
    Yeah no kidding. Lucky guy :-).

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    I prefer the "bumblebee" 903SWC I saw some years ago. Black chrome and bright yellow leather coverings ... ;-)

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    Double Negative:

    "These lenses are only nice on collector's editions because they look sexy. A real shooter would go for the CF as a minimum, if not CFE or CFI. Which is really sad, as these lenses should represent the ultimate evolution of these lens designs, IMO. Oh well.

    And I like the blue Zeiss logo. "

    I think you are mistaken about the Silver retro line of lenses made by Carl Zeiss.

    There are three lenses: 50 mm, 120 mm and 180 mm.

    The 50 has the same optical design as the current 50CFi.
    The only difference is the front lens group that can be moved in the Hasselblad version is fixed at infinity with the silver lenses.
    Zeiss motivates this by pointing out that many users leave the setting of floating elements at infinity.
    Even without the FLE function activated the silver 50 performs better than the older non FLE design.

    The silver 120 Makro performs exactly like the Makro Planar.
    The same goes for the silver 180 mm Sonnar performance identical to the 180CF/CFE/CFi.
    The 180 is NLA from Hasselblad.

    The silver lenses are as good as their Hasselblad badged equivalents.

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    ^ Hmm, good point. I was thinking of the 50mm more than anything. But you made my point about that lens; the ZV lacks FLE...

    Interesting that the ZV is better than the non-FLE version though, I didn't know that. If that's the case, then perhaps not having FLE would be fine with "most" users as long as the performance was better than the older 50s.

    In the case of the other two, you're absolutely right - they have identical performance.

    But what is the point of the ZV series then if they're overall not better? If the 180 isn't available anymore, okay - I can see that. But for that kind of money... I think I'd stick with a Hasselblad lens.

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    They don't have electronic contacts though, so they are not as useful as CFE lenses if you use a 203FE, 205FCC/TCC or 202FA. So in most cases, I would agree with double negative -- they are not as fully featured as the latest CFE lenses, and they also appear more expensive. It is, however, nice that they are still available and I appreciate that Zeiss is continuing to manufacture for the V system, I just wish they would make NEW lenses, rather than versions of lenses that are extremely common on the used market and as new old stock.
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    ^ I agree, Stuart - I'm very appreciative of Zeiss for all the lenses they make. I have a half dozen ZMs that have been absolutely phenomenal and they're in part responsible for getting me into Hasselblad... Where of course more Zeiss glass is available. At some point I'll likely pick up an upcoming ZE. I'm definitely a fan.

    I'm not knocking the ZVs, don't get me wrong. I'd be very happy to have the set of three!

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    Re: A NEW HASSELBLAD 503CW

    Quote Originally Posted by Double Negative View Post
    Blue AND gold. Now that's... Um... Can I get back to you on that?
    It's a U of Michigan camera ... LOL!

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    Darn The Green and White of Michigan State (my old school) is going to feel left out...


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    It's a U of Michigan camera ... LOL!

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