80 years ago, Hasselblad released its first camera, to celebrate that momentous release eight decades ago, the Swedish camera manufacturer is releasing the Hasselblad 907X Anniversary Edition Kit.
It is comprised of a CFV II 50C digital back, 907X camera body, control grip, optical viewfinder, and XCD 30mm f/3.5 lens. Hasselblad says that this special edition kit is limited to 800 total worldwide to commemorate the 80 years since the launch of the first Hasselblad camera, the HK-7, in 1941.
“Since its inception, Hasselblad cameras have been trusted by photographers, capturing countless iconic moments and touching stories, including documenting the historical moment of the first humans on the Moon,” the company says. “Over the past eight decades, Hasselblad has continuously pushed the boundaries on medium format and imaging technology with cutting-edge developments and unique photography styles, providing endless inspiration to creators that pursue excellence.”
The specifications remain unchanged from the non-anniversary version of the camera, which includes a 50MP medium format CMOS sensor (43.8 x 32.9mm) with up to 14 stops of dynamic range, Hasselblad’s Natural Colour Solution (HNCS) and 16-bit capture. Other features include a 3.2″ 2.36M dot tilting rear display, USB-C charging, dual UHS-II SD card slots and wireless connectivity.
Hasselblad says that it chose the 30mm wide-angle lens for this anniversary kit because it echoes the Biogon 38mm wide-angle used in the SWC.
The 907X Anniversary Edition has a new lens design — it is mainly silver as opposed to black — and features an etched focus ring in a Hasselblad logo print. The camera and grip are covered in a black grain leatherette and highlighted with anodized with a grey trim, colors chosen to be consistent with the colors of the SWC. Finally, one side of the camera features a metal plate that reads “Since 1941.”
The 907X Anniversary Edition Kit is available to pre-order at authorized Hasselblad retailers for $15,100. It will come with a specialized plate on the side of the camera and come inside a special 80th-anniversary box.
More info on Hasselblad’s website.