Hasselblad CFV II 50C brings 60-year-old medium format V cameras back to life!

CFV II 50C digital back and Hasselblad 907X

Hasselblad cameras are separated into an older ‘V’ series – the classic medium format SLR models used by generations of wedding, fashion and social photographers and today’s digital ‘H’ models.

So although Hasselblad's announcement of the new Hasselblad X1D II 50C has caused a stir, there's more to medium format than the latest digital cameras. Older cameras are also  back in vogue as photographers rediscover the joys of simple analog hardware…  but don’t necessarily want the expense and hassle of an analog film  workflow.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com