Union, NJ—The Hasselblad 907X Anniversary Edition kit was introduced. It is comprised of a CFV II 50C digital back; a 907X camera body; a control grip; an optical viewfinder; as well as an XCD 3,5/30 lens. Limited to just 800 kits, the edition commemorates 80 years since the launch of Hasselblad’s first camera in 1941, the HK-7.
Hasselblad cameras have long captured countless iconic moments and touching stories; they even include documenting the historical moment of the first humans on the Moon. Moreover, during the past eight decades, Hasselblad has continuously pushed the boundaries on medium format and imaging technology.
For instance, in the 1950s Hasselblad created its first wide-angle camera series, the Super Wide Camera. At the time, correcting optical aberration and distortion from wide-angle lenses was a challenge; the aspherical lenses of today were not yet available. The SWC, however, broke the mold. Instead of using a mirror, it utilized a rangefinder design that allowed the rear element to be placed closer to the focal plane. This effectively reduced aberration and distortion to produce clear images. In addition, it allowed for a significantly slimmer camera body.
Hasselblad 907X Anniversary Edition Kit
The 907X Anniversary Edition camera employs a large medium-format 50-megapixel, 43.8×32.9mm CMOS sensor. It is able to provide up to 14 stops of dynamic range as well as 16-bit color definition.
Moreover, Hasselblad selected the 30mm wide-angle lens in the 907X Anniversary Edition kit to echo the SWC’s Biogon 38mm wide-angle lens. However, the 907X Anniversary lens has a brand-new lens design. It boasts an integral central lens shutter speed from 1/2000th of a second to 68 minutes. The lens also features a delicately etched focus ring in a Hasselblad logo print.
Further, the camera and grip in the kit are covered by black grain leatherette and highlighted with anodized lunar gray trim. This combination is also consistent with the colors of the SWC. In addition, one side of the camera features a commemorative plate that reads “Since 1941,” while “Hasselblad” in handwritten lettering marks the camera body and the optical viewfinder.
While paying homage to the heritage of the SWC, the new camera also adds modern flourishes. For example, it features live view functions and autofocus. In addition, the 907X camera body is compatible with HC/HCD, V and XPan lens adapters, augmenting the capture possibilities with the CFV II 50C digital back. The digital back also blends with a film camera body, coupling analog and digital technologies.
What’s more, the CFV II 50C digital back has a touch and tilt rear display that enables waist-level shooting. Users can attach the back to any V system camera, then tilt the screen to a suitable angle or use a waist-level viewfinder for image composition, focusing and review.
Additional Core Features
Other features of the special 907X Anniversary Edition comprise the use of Hasselblad’s Natural Color Solution (HNCS); a 3.2-inch, 2.36M-dot TFT rear display that tilts up 90º for waist-level shooting; support for 2.4GHz/5.8GHz wireless connections; a USB-C port for charging (5Gbps transmission rate); dual UHS-II SD card slots; as well as the Hasselblad User Interface (HUI) for intuitive use.
Furthermore, the camera is compatible with Phocus Mobile 2 software for tethered capture, image editing, importing and exporting photos, as well as firmware updates.
Hasselblad is offering the 907X Anniversary Edition kit in limited quantities. It is available now for preorder at a price of $17,975.