Get your old Hasselblad 500 c/m out of retirement with the new CFV II 50C back!

Hasselblad CFV II 50C
(Image credit: Rod Lawton/Digital Camera World)

Hasselblad has sent us a brand new 907X modular medium format camera for review, but because we asked (begged), they were kind enough to send us an old 500 c/m too so that we could try out the new CFV II 50C back supplied with the 907X.

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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 but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at