While the market welcomed the successor to the X1D, the real surprise came from Hasselblad’s press release stating it is working on a brand-new 907X camera body and the modernised CFV II 50c camera back.
This move not only opens up a brand-new category of modern digital medium format products but also merges it with current products, so popular among medium format photographers. Hasselblad’s press release reads: “The CFV II 50C digital back will enable the use of most V System cameras made from 1957 and onwards in addition to third-party technical or view cameras.” The new digital back will feature a tilt screen with full touch support including image review and menu navigation.
Then, there is the brand new CFV II 50C—the smallest medium format camera body ever. What many photographers may find exciting is the combination of the classic waist-level shooting style of the V System enabled by the CFV II 50C’s tilt screen. In addition to access to all of the X System lenses, Hasselblad teases with the possibility of using a huge range of Hasselblad lenses via adapters, including the H System, V System, and XPan lenses.
Hasselblad is also planning to release the 907X Control Grip and 907X External Optical Viewfinder.
You will find the full press release and more information on Hasseblad.com
The Medium Format Magazine will have extensive and exclusive coverage of the new system once it becomes available.
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