Alongside the X1D II 50C , Hasselblad introduced the CFV II 50C digital again and 907X digicam physique, a contemporary tackle one of the crucial iconic movie cameras ever made. As a part of the identical V system that Hasselblad has been constructing for many years, you should use the brand new digital again with V sequence cameras and lenses from some 60 years in the past, from a time earlier than digital pictures was even a dream. The CFV II even options the identical chrome trim as these older digicam our bodies, finishing the aesthetic.
However there’s additionally a extra fashionable method accessible to photographers. The 907X digicam physique, introduced alongside the CFV II 50C, will allow you to use the digital again with X system lenses, the identical ones used on the X1D mirrorless digicam. When the CFV II and 907X physique are used collectively, the mix makes for Hasselblad’s most compact medium format digicam ever — smaller than each older V sequence fashions and the brand new X1D, which was already one in every of, if not the, smallest medium format programs accessible. A particular version of the digicam to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon touchdown, the place Hasselblad cameras have been used, trades the chrome trim in for an all matte black end and provides an inscription that reads, “On the moon since 1969.”
It’s laborious to name the 907X a digicam physique — it appears to be like like little greater than a shim with a lens mount carved out of it. And that’s mainly what it’s. The X system lenses use a a lot shorter flange-back distance than previous V system movie lenses, so the digicam may be a lot shorter. It has little or no in the way in which of bodily controls, however as a totally digital system, you’ll be able to merely management it from the CFV II again itself.
The reveal was little greater than a growth announcement, with issues like pricing and availability nonetheless up within the air. A number of technical options have been detailed, nevertheless. The CFV II 50C, as its identify implies, makes use of the identical 50-megapixel medium-format sensor of the X1D, and we’re actually not complaining about it. When used with the 907X, the tilting touchscreen evokes the waist-level viewfinders of film-era V system digicam our bodies. The show retracts to relaxation flush with the digicam physique, leaving the basic profile intact, proper right down to the gently curved corners. The one different giveaway that this can be a fashionable digital digicam is the USB-C port on the aspect.
Provided that the X1D II is launching at a brand new cheaper price of beneath $6,000, we’re hopeful that the CFV II and 907X will provide one other inexpensive entry level into the world of full-frame cameras. It could not have all of the performance and tech of the X1D, but it surely certain is fairly.