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The Hasselblad CFV-39 digital back provides seamless integration between your existing Hasselblad V camera and the digital domain, maintaining both form and function along the way.

Photo: David Trood

Digital Workhorse

The Hasselblad CFV-39 is custom designed to match the appearance and functionality of the Hasselblad V System cameras.

Using a 39 megapixel sensor twice the size of full frame 35mm DSLRs, the CFV-39 provides the ultimate in digital integration and image quality for all the classic Hasselblad V System cameras and lenses and turns your existing camera into a modern digital workhorse.


Advanced Digital Solutions

Inside the Hasselblad CFV-39, lies some of the most cutting edge digital technology on the market, such as tools for powerful digital workflow control using Hasselblad’s Instant Approval Architecture (IAA)

Other advanced features include Hasselblad’s Natural Color Solution and 3F RAW file format, a choice between tethered or untethered shooting, as well as compatibility with view cameras using an interface plate.


Digital lens correction for Carl Zeiss lenses

With the CFV-39, Phocus adds digital lens correction for the V system lenses providing a new level of image quality.

Square and rectangular image format

The CFV-39 offers the choice of shooting to the classic and loved square format giving 29 megapixel images and the full rectangular format giving 39 megapixel images.


Sensor size: 39 Mpixels (5412 x 7212 pixels)

Sensor dimensions: 36.7 x 49.1 mm (Lens factor 1.1) and 36.7 x 36.7 mm (Lens factor 1.5)

Single shot

16 bit colour

ISO 50, 100, 200, 400 and 800

Longest shutter speed: 64 seconds

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 

Storage capacity: On average 80 images on a 4GB CF card

Battery type: Sony™ InfoLithium L NP-F series

Colour display: 2.5 inch TFT type, 24 bit colour

Histogram feedback



IR filter: Multi-coated. Mounted on CCD sensor

Feedback: IAA - Instant Approval Architecture: provides acoustic and visual feedback

File format: Lossless compressed Hasselblad 3F RAW 

Software: Phocus for Mac and PC (included)

3FR files are also supported directly in Apple and Adobe environments

Macintosh: OSX version 10.5. PC: NT, 2000, XP, XP64, Vista and Vista64 

Camera support:  All Hasselblad V System cameras manufactured since 1957. 2000 series cameras and 201F with C lenses only. 202FA / 203FE and 205FCC camera models need a minor camera modification to use F/FE lenses. All other cameras with Hasselblad V interface. 


Host connection type: FireWire 800 (IEEE1394b)

Battery capacity: Sony™ InfoLithium L, up to 8 hours of shooting capacity

Operating temperature: 0 - 45 °C / 32 - 113 °F

Dimensions: 91 x 90 x 61 mm [W x H x D]

Weight: 530 g (Excluding battery and CF card)

Package contents: Hasselblad CFV digital back with protective cover, adapter cables, EL camera battery adapter, FireWire cable and 8 GB CF card. Focusing screen (Split Image / Micro prisms) with dual format markings.