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HASSELBLAD 907X 50C

www.hasselblad.com £5,990/$6,400

The Hasselblad 907X 50C achieves two remarkable things. It’s an affordable entry point to Hasselblad’s modular medium-format system, and it also resurrects the classic Hasselblad 500 film camera range, at a price that makes bringing these cameras out of retirement a feasible proposition – especially as many are still working today.

Hasselblad’s modular medium-format cameras now come in two types. You have the big, bulky and expensive H6, the latest in the Hasselblad H series of digital SLRs. This is sold with a 100MP digital back, with a sensor roughly the size of old medium-format 645 (6 x 4.5cm) film, once you allow for a few millimetres of rebate around the film area. This is so-called ‘full-frame’ digital medium format, and the H6D-100C costs around $33,000, body-only.

Now we have the 907X, a smaller camera with a smaller 50MP sensor. It’s still medium format, 67% larger in area than full

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