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A Camera Reborn

The Hasselblad CFV-50c digital back made it possible for wedding photographer Benj Haisch to bring his cherished Hasselblad V System camera back to life and go back to his roots.

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“From a young age, I’ve always been intrigued by photography. My Dad and my Uncles were all avid photographers and I knew there was something different about their photos than some of the other snapshots I’d seen growing up. Once I got a little older, I realised it was because of the cameras and formats they were using. My Uncle was kind enough to let me borrow his Hasselblad 500C/M early on and it quickly became my favourite camera to shoot with. The learning curve was steep with no light meters and all manual controls, but when the images came back I was always in love. The problem was that in this digital age, I would always get my DSLR images edited quickly and then had to wait a few more weeks to see the film. That huge time gap kept me from shooting with my 500C/M as much as I would have liked to.”


Since the launch of the CFV-50c digital back, many V Systems have been put back into use. The back is designed to complement the iconic camera and is packed with all the benefits of modern technology, including a highly regarded 50MP CMOS sensor and an impressively high ISO capability.


“As soon as I read about the back I knew I had to try one out,” says Benj, “and so, towards the very end of wedding season here in the Pacific Northwest, I got hold of one. In a period of two weeks I photographed two weddings, an elopement, an engagement and two portrait sessions. I loved being able to view the images and start working on them as soon as I got home and the 50MP files were incredible while the tonal range was something my DSLR and rangefinder systems couldn’t match.”


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