Hasselblad 503CW Medium Format Camera

Hasselblad 503CW Medium Format Camera

Hasselblad 503-CW Chrome Medium Format Manual Focus SLR Camera Kit

Hasselblad 503-CW Medium Format Manual Focus SLR Camera Kit, and Waist Level Finder, A-12 Back and an 80mm f/2.8 Planar T* CFE Lens. is one of the major building blocks of the Hasselblad Camera System and is an ideal choice both for hand-held photography and as a studio camera.

The 503CW combines TTL flash metering , power winder/IR remote options, 1/500 sec flash synch, , and compatibility to peripherals past and present. The camera is interchangeable with the entire array of Hasselblad leaf shutter lenses (the standard 80mm 2.8 lens is included in this Kit) and operates at lens leaf shutter speeds ranging from 1 to 1/500 sec.The 503CW is a perfect camera for practically all situations, wherever you may find yourself, and easily adapts to fit your situation or changing needs.

The 503CW may use any one of 14 different lenses, ranging from 30 to 500 mm focal lengths. All lenses are manufactured by Zeiss , a world leading optics manufacturer. The Zeiss T* anti-reflection coating & internal stray light reducing treatments, deliver unbeatable image contrast and color saturation. The Hasselblad system also features converters of the same optical quality in 1.4x, 2x Converter XE and the PC-Mutar 1.4x for perspective control. The interchangeable film magazines provide quick reloading of film, change of film type or formats. Magazines for 120, (A-12 mag. are included in this camera Kit) 220, and 70 mm perforated film. Film magazines may be changed at the photographers option without losing a single frame. Exposure & composition may be immediately tested using the Polaroid magazine.  Introduced in 1996

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Specifications
Camera Type Manual focus, leaf shutter, Single-Lens-Reflex camera
Format 6 x 6cm format (Actual frame size is 54 x 54mm)
Film Back/Loading Interchangeable type
Film Type 120 film: 6 x 6 (12 frames), 6 x 4.5 (16 frames). 220 film: 6 x 6 (24 frames), 6 x 4.5 (32 frames); 70mm perforated film; Uses 70mm film cassettes which can be loaded with up to 4.7m of film, giving up to 70 frames per cassette; Use of Polaroid 3 1/4 x 4 1/4" pack films possible with backs available from Hasselblad or NPC
Lens Mount Exclusive Hasselblad bayonet lens mount; Accepts all C, CF, CB, CFI, CFE lenses
Shutter Mechanical leaf shutter, 1 second to 1/500th and "B". Shutter speeds in full stops only.
Shutter Release Camera body accepts standard mechanical cable releases.
Self Timer No
Flash Synchronization "PC" socket for electronic flash connection on lens barrel. Flash synchronization possible at all shutter speeds up to 1/500th. TTL/OTF flash capability with Hasselblad D-Flash 40, Metz, Quantum Q Flash, and Sunpak systems.
Mirror Lock-Up Yes - possible with switch below winding crank
Exposure Metering Possible with optional metered viewfinders
Exposure Bracketing No
Exposure Compensation No
Depth-of-Field Preview Yes - with lever on lens barrel
Viewfinder SLR type interchangeable waist level focusing screen (standard Acute-Matte "D" type 42215 Microprism/Split-Image; a total of seven focusing screens are available; One-touch folding waist level hood with built-in 4.5x magnifier. Optional diopter correction lenses. Field of view: 100 per cent of actual picture area
Viewfinder Info No
Film Transport Manual film winding crank located on camera body which simultaneously advances the film, resets the mirror and cocks the shutter; Automatic film advance possible with optional Winder CW (.8fps)
Multiple Exposure No
Focusing System Helicoid (manual rotating mount)
Power Source Fully mechanical camera; no batteries required.
Custom Functions No
Data Imprinting No
Tripod Mount Both 3/8" and 1/4" sockets and tripod plate for rapid mounting with the optional Hasselblad Quick Coupling Accessory (Tripod Quick-Coupling S, #45144)
Dimensions 180 x 114 x 110mm (7.08 x 4.49 x 4.33") LWH (with 80mm f/2.8 CFE lens and A12 film magazine)
Weight Camera body only, 600g (1.3 lbs); with Planar 80mm f/2.8 CFE lens, and A12 film magazine, 1500g (3.3 lbs).


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Hasselblad 503CW Medium Format Camera Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5