|503CW SLR Camera Body, Chrome
|Item #: HASS3010243
The Hasselblad 503CW is constantly evolving, constantly improving. With the Hasselblad 503CW, you're always ready to grow. Whether it's adapting to next year's digital options or last century's lenses, the outstanding versatility of the 503CW provides a bridge between classic and cutting edge.
This single-lens reflex camera is one of the primary building blocks of the Hasselblad System and is a perfect choice both for hand-held photography and as a studio camera. The 503CW combines TTL flash metering, 1/500 sec flash synch, power winder/IR remote options, and compatibility to peripherals past and present. The camera is compatible with the entire range of Hasselblad leaf shutter lenses and operates at lens leaf shutter speeds from 1 to 1/500 sec.
Thanks to the innovative GMS (Gliding Mirror System), it produces a full viewfinder image with virtually all Hasselblad lenses and boasts a sturdy, mechanical construction with a robust, one piece aluminum alloy body. This heavy-duty construction makes it ideal for the often-demanding world of daily professional use. With the addition of the Electric Remote Control or the Hasselblad Infrared Remote Control, the camera can be controlled manually or remotely from anywhere in the studio.
The 503CW is an ideal camera for almost all situations, wherever you may find yourself, and is easily adaptable to fit your situation or changing needs.
Mix and Match: The 503CW can be used with any one of 14 different lenses, from 30 to 500 mm in focal length. All lenses are made by Zeiss, the world's leading optics manufacturer. Thanks to Zeiss T* anti-reflection coating and internal stray light reduction treatments, these lenses produce unbeatable image contrast and color saturation. The Hasselblad system also offers converters of the same optical quality 1.4x, 2x Converter XE and the PC-Mutar 1.4x for perspective control.
Interchangeable film magazines allow for rapid reloading of film, change of film type or format. There are magazines for 120, 220, and 70 mm perforated film. Film magazines can be changed whenever you choose without losing a single frame. Exposure and composition can be tested immediately with the Polaroid magazine. In fact, the 503CW is also compatible with all Hasselblad magazines manufactured since 1957. Talk about long lasting compatibility!
Let There Be Light: The built-in flash control system (TTL/OTF) turns flash photography into child's play. A sensor measures the light reflected off the film surface and automatically controls the flash precisely to provide the perfect exposure, regardless of the lens focal length or lighting conditions.
The 503CW is also incredibly easy to focus. The focusing screen is large and bright - 54x54 mm - and features a micro prism and split-image rangefinder. In addition an interchangeable 4.5x magnifier in the folding focusing hood facilitates precise focusing.
Digital Photography: What could be better than the marriage of the best of the old and the best of the new? The 503CW allows you to combine the utmost in traditional photographic quality with the latest technological advances. Superior quality, ultimate flexibility, and no compromises. That's been Hasselblad's approach since the start and it's still the guiding approach. And that's why Hasselblad is the ideal choice for those medium format photographers considering the move into digital photography. For those wanting the benefits of today's technology, but who aren't willing to sacrifice image quality and reliability.
Eleven leading manufacturers currently produce digital backs to fit Hasselblad cameras, recognizing the perfect union this combination represents. A range of features standard to the 503CW, such as its remote release and winder capability, make it an ideal camera for digital photography.
Winder CW (sold separately): The film-winding crank can be replaced with the Winder CW, providing the 503CW with both automatic winding and remote control capability. The Winder CW 's SAI (Self Adjusting Interface) provides automatic adjustment for each individual camera body. The winder can be controlled manually or remotely with the Electric Remote Control lead or the Hasselblad Infrared Remote Control.
With the Winder CW, the camera's ergonomics are particularly suited to handheld photography. The grip also comes in handy when turning the camera 90 degrees for vertical shots with the 645 magazine or format masks.
- Uses the wide range of CFi/CFE/CF/CB lenses: 30 - 500 mm
- Shortest Shutter Speed: 1/500 s
- Flash Sync Speed: Up to 1/500 s
- TTL/OTF Flash Metering
- Gliding Mirror System for full viewfinder image with virtually all lenses.
- Bright viewfinder image with a number of different exchangeable viewfinder types.
- Choice of formats with format mask accessory or accessory magazines.
- Reliable all-mechanical operation.
- Battery independent.
- Adapted for Winder.
- IR and Electrical Remote Control with Winder.
- Hasselblad 503CW body, chrome
- Waist-level viewfinder
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