Hasselblad has announced the CFV-39 digital back to be used in conjunction with its V series of camera bodies. Featuring a 39 megapixel sensor, it offers two capture formats: 4:3 and square (at 29MP). It allows tethered shooting and offers a capture rate of 0.7fps. The bundled image processing software features digital lens correction for Carl Zeiss lenses that corrects distortion, lateral chromatic aberration and vignetting.
Hasselblad Debuts CFV-39 Digital Back
New Back Turns V System Cameras into Digital Workhorses
June 2009: The new Hasselblad CFV-39 digital back, custom built to match the design and functionality of Hasselblad V cameras, turns every V camera into an easy-to-use digital workhorse.
The 39-megapixel back, with a sensor twice the size of premier DSLRs, features two capture modes and a new digital lens correction technology for Carl Zeiss lenses, powered by Mac- and Windows-compatible Phocus image processing software.
“Quickly and easily, the Hasselblad CFV-39 can transform a V System film camera into a high-performance digital camera,” says product manager Peter Stig. “Just snap on a charged battery, insert a CF card, add the back, and you’re ready to shoot.”
Among the CFV-39’s features and capabilities:
- The Hasselblad Natural Color Solution offers a generic profile that delivers true colors right out of the box.
- All V System cameras operate cable-free. The 202 FA, 203 FE, and 205 FCC are fully supported. Other 200 and 2000 series models can be used with C-type lenses only.
- All F and FE lenses work seamlessly with the CFV-39 using 202FA, 203FE and 205TCC/FCC (camera requires slight modification).
- There are two selectable image formats: square (29 megapixel, 5412x5412) and rectangular (39 megapixel, 5412x7212 pixels).
- The sensor is 100 percent larger than a full-frame 35mm DSLR sensor.
- Image storage options include using a CF card for untethered operation or computer hard drive for tethered operation.
- A Hasselblad raw file format, 3F RAW (3FR), ensure that images captured with Hasselblad digital products are quickly, effectively, and safely stored on the available media.
- The 3FR files can be opened directly in Adobe Photoshop CS4, in Aperture on Mac OS-X, and converted directly into Adobe’s DNG (Digital NeGative).
- Hasselblad image files carry a full set of metadata, including capture conditions, keywords and copyright, facilitating image asset management solutions.
- Fits traditional view cameras: with the V camera interface plate for mechanical attachment and the flash sync connection to trigger digital capture.
- Capture rate of 1.4 sec per capture with 39 captures per minute.
- ISO speeds range from 50 to 800.
- H camera owners can gain full access to V lens DAC correction by using the CF lens adapter.
“The Hasselblad CFV-39 brings an ultra-high level of integration, flexibility, and image quality to the professional photographer who needs the best for mobile and studio shooting,” says Peter Stig.
|Sensor size|| 39 Megapixels (5412×7212 pixels)
29 Megapixels (5412×5412 pixels)
|Sensor dimensions||36.7x49.0 mm or 36.7x36.7 mm|
|Pixel size||6.8 μm|
|File format||Lossless compressed Hasselblad 3F RAW|
|CF card storage capacity||4 GB CF card holds 80 images on average|
|Capture rate|| 0.7 frames per second
39 frames per minute
|Shooting mode||Single shot|
|Color definition||16 bit|
|ISO speed range||ISO 50, 100, 200, 400 and 800|
|Image storage||CF card type II (write speed >20 MB/sec) or tethered to Mac or PC|
|Color management||Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution - One generic profile|
|File format||Lossless compressed Hasselblad 3F RAW|
|Battery type||Sony™ InfoLithium L NP-F series or compatible|
|Dimensions||91 x 90 x 61 mm [W x H x D]|
|Camera support|| All Hasselblad V System cameras manufactured since 1957.
2000 cameras and 201F with C lenses only. 202FA / 203FE and 205FCC camera types need a minor camera modification to use F/FE lenses.
All other cameras with Hasselblad V interface
|Software||Phocus for Mac and Windows (included)|
|DAC digital lens correction|| Support for DAC for Carl Zeiss lenses included in Phocus.
Supported lenses are CF/CFE 40 FLE, CFE 40 IF, CFi 50 FLE, CFi/CFE 80, CFi/CFE 120, CFi 150, CFE/CFE 180, CFi 250, CFE 250 Sa and CFE 350 Sa.
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