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12-09-2011, 10:22 PM   #2971
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Can't recall if I've posted this image here before.......

Pentax 67II, 105/2.4, Ilford Pan F....I sure love this camera.

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And something a little different......

Hasselblad 503CWD-16II, 40mm CFE IF lens.

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I just can't resist big trucks.......real life Tonka toys.

Pentax 67II, 105/2.4, Ilford Pan F.

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Pentax 645D and the 2011 Common Ground Fair in Maine.

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QuoteOriginally posted by bensonga Quote
And something a little different......

Hasselblad 503CWD-16II, 40mm CFE IF lens.

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I was thinking about getting a 503CW, bensonga. Do you know the difference between the CW and CWD? Nice image, btw.
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First post in the big boy forum - Florence with the Pentax 67, waist level finder, 55 and 105mm lenses, and new Portra 160.


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Great images. The Portra 160 has great colours, easytiger.
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QuoteOriginally posted by phonoline Quote
I was thinking about getting a 503CW, bensonga. Do you know the difference between the CW and CWD? Nice image, btw.

The 503CW is the latest (and probably last) Hasselblad V-series body, which of course can be used with both a film back or a digital back. Hasselblad sold the 503CW camera body, paired with a CFV digital back, a waist level finder and a lens (either the 80mm CFE or the 40mm CFE IF) and called it the 503CWD. I believe they only did this with the CFV-16 (both versions I and II).....ie I don't think they sold this package of body, back, finder and lens with either the CFV-39 or the CFV-50.....but I could be mistaken. When sold as the 503CWD, the Accumatte focusing screen also had the markings for the cropped sensor (1.5x crop factor with the CFV-16 square sensor, 1.1x crop factor with the CFV-39 and CFV-50 rectangular sensors).

I was lucky enough to get a 503CWD with the CFV-16II back and the 40mm CFE IF lens. Of course.....I wish it was a full frame 6x6 square sensor and 40 megapixels would be more than enough for me. Unfortunately, I really doubt such a back will ever be offered for sale, not in my lifetime anyways.

By the way, the main attraction for me with the 503CWD was using my Hasselblad/V Zeiss lenses with a digital back. I bought this camera a couple years before the Pentax 645D was released. Quite sure I would have gone for a 645D, if I was making the decision today.

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Gary, handsome camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bensonga Quote
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I was lucky enough to get a 503CWD with the CFV-16II back and the 40mm CFE IF lens. Of course.....I wish it was a full frame 6x6 square sensor and 40 megapixels would be more than enough for me.
Doesn't the CFV-50 give you a choice of square at a reduced 38MP or a 1.1 crop factor for 50MP 645 frame?

I wouldn't mind a CFV back for my 500C/M but the cost is outrageous for a digital back that basically can only shoot things that don't move on that body and a narrow subject/scene choice based on it only does well on the lower ISOs from the reviews I've read.

Hasselblad should make these a stepping stone to a MF digital camera. With the price they are asking, you might as well just buy a H4D-31 or a 645D.
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Doesn't the CFV-50 give you a choice of square at a reduced 38MP or a 1.1 crop factor for 50MP 645 frame?
Yes, both the CFV-39 and the CFV-50 can be shot with a square crop, but then it's the same 1.5x crop factor as the CFV-16 (although of course, you get more pixels in that square crop image from the CFV-39 and CFV-50).


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I wouldn't mind a CFV back for my 500C/M but the cost is outrageous for a digital back that basically can only shoot things that don't move on that body and a narrow subject/scene choice based on it only does well on the lower ISOs from the reviews I've read.
I'm not sure that a V-system camera with the CFV back is any less useable re "things that move" than a 500C/M loaded with a similar ISO film. I almost always shoot at ISO 100, whether digital or film, so I've never concerned myself with high ISO performance.

The price is certainly high, especially for a new one. Even used CFV-16 backs generally sell for ~$4k. In that regard, a Pentax 645D is a bargain......no argument from me on that score!

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Hasselblad should make these a stepping stone to a MF digital camera. With the price they are asking, you might as well just buy a H4D-31 or a 645D.
I think it's mainly designed and offered as a digital back for people who already have a V-system camera and lenses and want to keep using those, rather than switching to another system......so Hasselblad has been able to charge a bit of a premium for that, considering it is the only digital back that fits on a Hasselblad V-system camera which doesn't require a separate cable connecting the back to the camera/lens. Mamiya/Leaf makes two excellent backs (Leaf Aptus II) in a 22mp and 28mp variants that sell new for $8k and would fit on a Hasselblad V camera....those would be attractive alternatives for someone who wanted to stick with a V-system camera.

I've enjoyed mine and it takes fine images.....but there are definite downsides because of the 1.5x crop sensor and the relatively low (by today's standards), resolution......although in truth, for 90% of what I do, 16 megapixels is enough.

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I'm not sure that a V-system camera with the CFV back is any less useable re "things that move" than a 500C/M loaded with a similar ISO film. I almost always shoot at ISO 100, whether digital or film, so I've never concerned myself with high ISO performance.
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From posts I've read from owners of these backs on a System V, they said the digital back is way more critical to focus than with film.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
From posts I've read from owners of these backs on a System V, they said the digital back is way more critical to focus than with film.
I think that is true of all digital but it probably is more apparent on MF.
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I'm sure that's very true. I always shoot with mine on a tripod, so haven't noticed an difficulties.
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Lucerne is a beautiful place and I was snap happy, (and my very full macbook is playing silly beggars with me it's telling me I have no images, just as well I have LR3!) here are a few so far

This was the view from my hotel room over the bridge and the bottom end of Lake Lucern

Pentax 645D FA 120 f/11 20 secs




In the morning I grabbed this view with a wider lens and combined 5 shots in photomatix

Pentax 645D FA 33-55 at 33mm and f/11




late the following night grabbed my camera and tripod to grab some traffic trails

Pentax 645D FA 75 @ f/16 25 secs




In the morning before we left for the airport in Zurich I took a wander and found this sundial interesting:

Pentax 645D FA120 f/4 Macro at f/8 and 1/160 converted to black and white in Silver efex pro2


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