The Hasselblad 503CW is probably one of the most sought and used model, I having owned one myself and can not praise this series Hasselblad enough, this model perfectly links up with a Digital, film and Polaroid backs and still holds the iconic handling, image quality and reliability of the V Series, and together with the Carl Zeiss lenses, Hasselblad represents the highest standards of photographic craftsmanship and precision. The 503CW features a built-in TTL flash metering system, which automatically measures the light off the film for consistent flash exposures. The Winder CW, which can be operated by remote control, makes the 503CW convenient to operate outdoors or inside a studio. This completely manual and mechanical SLR camera is compact, lightweight, easy-to-use and meets the needs of both studio and location work. This Hasselblad comes equipped with an Acute-Matte D Focusing Screen with micro-prism and a split-image rangefinder spot. The Hasselblad comes available with a full line of lenses, viewfinders (metered and non-metered), film magazines (120, 220, 70mm and Polaroid), as well as many accessories. The 503CW is available in black or chrome finish.
Hasselblad 503CW Specifications
- New optional Winder CW for automated film advance and infra-red (cordless) remote control
- TTL/OTF flash capability; Electronic flash synchronization at all shutter speeds up to 1/500th second
- Acute-Matte “D” focusing screen with micro-prism and split-image rangefinder spot
- Gliding Mirror System (GMS) provides even viewfinder illumination with longer lenses
- Rugged one-piece cast aluminum alloy body
- Manual focus, leaf shutter, Single-Lens-Reflex camera
- Mechanical leaf shutter, 1 second to 1/500th and “B”. Shutter speeds in full stops only.
- First class Zeiss optics
|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|
|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.|
|Viewfinder||SLR type interchangeable waist level focusing screen (standard Acute-Matte “D” type 42215 Micro-prism/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|
|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).|