Hasselblad 503 CX

6x6 cm SLR (1988-1992)

 

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Hasselblad 503 CX

 

Hassleblad 503 CX (about $500 used (cubical body only), or about $1,300 used as shown with 80mm f/2.8 CF lens, A12 back and waist-level finder. bigger. I got mine at this link directly to them at eBay (see How to Win at eBay).

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610g; 1,510 with A12 & 80mm CF

Main reason to get the 503 CX over the 500 C or 500 C/M is because it's the first Hasselblad to come with the Acute-Matte screen, which is day and night brighter and better than every screen that came before.

The star on my body (★ 503 CX) means it was originally sold in Japan. The Japanese importer had Hasselblad do that to help them combat the gray market; it's the same camera everywhere.

 

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Oil Can Display, Route 66 Museum

Oil Can & Map Display, Route 66 Museum, 2:51 P.M. 1993 Zeiss Planar T✻ 80mm f/2.8 CF with no filter, 1992 Hasselblad 503 CX with 1985 PME metered prism, Kodak T-Max 100 in 1993 A12 magazine, f/16 for 5 seconds. More technical details. bigger.

 

Rail Road Crossing Sign

Rail Road Crossing Sign, 3:32 P.M. 1993 Zeiss Planar T✻ 80mm f/2.8 CF with B60 Hoya Orange filter, focus distance set halfway between 1.7 meters and 6 feet, 1992 Hasselblad 503 CX with 1985 PME metered prism, Kodak T-Max 100 in 1993 A12 magazine, f/11 at 1/30 (EV 12). More technical details. bigger.

 

Earth Shadow Rises over Barstow

Earth Shadow Rises over Barstow, 5:23 P.M. 1993 Zeiss Planar T✻ 80mm f/2.8 CF with B60 Hasselblad CR 1,5 warming filter, focus set to the left side of the infinity loop, 1992 Hasselblad 503 CX with 1985 PME metered prism, Fuji Velvia in 1996 Hasselblad E24 magazine, f/11 at 1/4 (EV 9). More technical details. bigger.

 

Cyan Sidewalk, Route 66

Cyan Sidewalk, Route 66, Daggett, 9:46 A.M. 1993 Zeiss Planar T✻ 80mm f/2.8 CF, no filter because I wanted a clean, cool cyan, 1992 Hasselblad 503 CX with 1985 PME metered prism, Fuji Velvia in 1996 Hasselblad E24 magazine, f/22 at 1/30. More technical details. bigger.

 

Motel Henning, Newberry Springs CA, Route 66

Motel Henning, Route 66, 11:55 A.M.1993 Zeiss Planar T✻ 80mm f/2.8 CF with B+W B60 Deep Red 091 (29) filter, 11½ foot focus distance,1992 Hasselblad 503 CX with 1985 PME metered prism reading EV 9 when set to ASA 25 and f/2.4 to approximate EI 20 with an f/2.8 lens, Kodak T-Max 100 in 1993 A12 magazine, f/16 at 1/2 second. More technical details. bigger.

 

Amboy Post Office at Dusk, Route 66

Amboy Post Office at Dusk, Route 66, 5:48 P.M. 1993 Zeiss Planar T✻ 80mm f/2.8 CF with Hasselblad B60 CR 1,5 warming filter, 200 foot focus distance, 1992 Hasselblad 503 CX with 1985 PME metered prism, Fuji Velvia in 1996 Hasselblad E24 magazine, f/8 at 2½ minutes. More technical details. bigger.

Roy's Sign by Starlight, Amboy, Route 66

Roy's Sign by Starlight, Route 66, 5:22 ~ 5:55 P.M. 1993 Zeiss Planar T✻ 80mm f/2.8 CF with Hasselblad B60 CR 1,5 warming filter, 50 foot focus distance, 1992 Hasselblad 503 CX with 1985 PME metered prism, Fuji Velvia in 1996 Hasselblad E24 magazine, f/5.6 at 3 minutes and 33 seconds. bigger.

 

Willys Jeep, Bottle Tree Farm, Route 66

Willys Jeep, Bottle Tree Farm, Route 66, 10:35 A.M. 1993 Zeiss Planar T✻ 80mm f/2.8 CF set to 1.25 meters as seen on ground glass with Hasselblad B60 Proxar 0.5 (actual subject distance 503mm), Hasselblad B60 CR 1,5 warming filter, 1992 Hasselblad 503 CX with 1985 PME metered prism reading 12⅙, Fuji Velvia in 1996 Hasselblad E24 magazine, f/22 at 1/8. (Gossen Luna Pro SBC said EV 12½ at ISO 40 and the meter app in my iPhone said 12⅓, both at ISO 40 to compensate for the CR1.5 filter not on the stand-alone meters). More technical details, including a photo of the setup for this photo. bigger.

 

Metal Sculpture at Bottle Tree House, Route 66

Metal Sculpture at the Bottle Tree House, Route 66, 10:49 A.M.1993 Zeiss Planar T✻ 80mm f/2.8 CF with Heliopan B60 Yellow filter, 1.19 meter focus distance,1992 Hasselblad 503 CX with 1985 PME metered prism reading EV 11/12, Kodak T-Max 100 in 1993 A12 magazine, f/9.5 at 1/30. (My Gossen Luna Pro SBC and iPhone light meter app both agree at EI 50.) bigger.

 

Brick wall outside Route 66 Museum

Brick Wall Outside Route 66 Museum, 3:06 P.M. 1987 Zeiss Sonnar T✻ 150mm f/4 CF with B60 Heliopan Yellow filter, 10 meters focus distance, 1992 Hasselblad 503 CX with 1985 PME metered prism, Kodak T-Max 100 in 1993 A12 magazine, f/13.5 at 1/125 (EV 14/15). More technical details. bigger.

 

Texas Route 66 Sign with Skull

Texas Route 66 Sign with Skull, 4:14 P.M. 1987 Zeiss Sonnar T✻ 150mm f/4 CF, no filter, 7.2 foot focus distance, 1992 Hasselblad 503 CX with 1985 PME metered prism that says EV 8, Kodak T-Max 100 in 1993 A12 magazine, f/22 for 3 seconds to add ½ stop for reciprocity failure. More technical details. bigger.

 

Post and Weeds in Last Light

Post and Weeds in Last Light, 5:07 P.M. 1987 Zeiss Sonnar T✻ 150mm f/4 CF with B60 Heliopan Yellow filter, 4.2 meters focus distance, 1992 Hasselblad 503 CX with 1985 PME metered prism, Kodak T-Max 100 in 1993 A12 magazine, PME reads EV 11, f/32 at 1/2. More technical details. bigger.

 

Route 66 Cadillac with yellow headlights

Cadillac with Yellow Eyes, Route 66, 7:19 A.M. 1987 Zeiss Sonnar T✻ 150mm f/4 CF with B60 Hasselblad CR 1,5 warming filter, 3.5 meters focus distance, 1992 Hasselblad 503 CX with 1985 PME metered prism reading EV 10/11, Fuji Velvia in 1996 Hasselblad E24 magazine, 1/8 second at f/13. More technical details. bigger.

 

Weathered Wagon Wheel, Route 66

Weathered Wagon Wheel, Route 66, 7:34 A.M. 1987 Zeiss Sonnar T✻ 150mm f/4 CF with no filter, 3.5 meter focus distance, 1992 Hasselblad 503 CX with 1985 PME metered prism which read EV 13, Kodak T-Max 100 in 1993 A12 magazine, f/16 at 1/30. More technical details. bigger.

 

Weathered Wood Door and Window, Daggett, Route 66

Weathered Wood Door and Window, Daggett, Route 66, 9:32 A.M. 1987 Zeiss Sonnar T✻ 150mm f/4 CF with Heliopan B60 Yellow filter, 1992 Hasselblad 503 CX with 1985 PME metered prism which read EV 14, Kodak T-Max 100 in 1993 A12 magazine, f/8 at 1/250. More technical details. bigger.

 

Two Wheels on an Old Truck, Route 66

Two Wheels on an Old Abandoned Trailer, Route 66, 4:00 P.M. 1987 Zeiss Sonnar T✻ 150mm f/4 CF with Heliopan B60 Yellow filter, 1992 Hasselblad 503 CX with 1985 PME metered prism, Kodak T-Max 100 in 1993 A12 magazine, f/9.5 at 1/125. More technical details. bigger.

 

Mountain of Slag, Route 66

Slag Mountain, Route 66, 4:05 P.M. 1987 Zeiss Sonnar T✻ 150mm f/4 CF with Heliopan B60 Yellow filter, 10 meter focus distance, 1992 Hasselblad 503 CX with 1985 PME metered prism, Kodak T-Max 100 in 1993 A12 magazine, f/16 at 1/30. More technical details. bigger.

 

Decaying Truck Tire and Wheel, Route 66

Decaying Truck Tire and Wheel, Route 66, 4:21 P.M. 1987 Zeiss Sonnar T✻ 150mm f/4 CF with B60 Hasselblad CR 1,5 warming filter, 3.4 meters focus distance, 1992 Hasselblad 503 CX with 1985 PME metered prism reading EV 12/13, Fuji Velvia in 1996 Hasselblad E24 magazine, f/13 at 1/30. More technical details. bigger.

 

Route 66 Gas Station Door at Sunset

Gas Station Doors at Sunset, Route 66, 5:06 P.M. 1987 Zeiss Sonnar T✻ 150mm f/4 CF with B60 Hasselblad CR 1,5 warming filter, 10 meters focus distance, 1992 Hasselblad 503 CX with 1985 PME metered prism reading EV 10, Fuji Velvia in 1996 Hasselblad E24 magazine, f/11 at 1/8. More technical details. bigger.

 

Gas Pump at the Bottle Tree Farm, Route 66

Gas Pump at the Bottle Tree Farm, Route 66, 10:24 A.M. 1987 Zeiss Sonnar T✻ 150mm f/4 CF with Hasselblad B60 CR 1,5 warming filter, 1992 Hasselblad 503 CX with 1985 PME metered prism reading EV 13⅚, Fuji Velvia in 1996 Hasselblad E24 magazine, f/11 at 1/125 (EV 14; my Gossen Luna Pro SBC said EV 12⅚ at ISO 40 and the meter app in my iPhone said 13, both at ISO 40 to compensate for the CR1.5 filter not on the stand-alone meters). More technical details. bigger.

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Specifications

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Lens Compatibility

 

Sensor

 

Image Sizes

 

Cropped Aspect Ratios

 

 

ISO

ISO

 

Auto ISO

 

White Balance

 

Color Spaces

sRGB and Adobe RGB.

 

Autofocus

 

Finder

% coverage.

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Light Meter

 

Shutter

 

Frame Rates

 

 

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Flash

1/xxx sync speed.

 

Built-In Flash

Yes, pops up.

 

External Flash

No Prontor-Compur (PC) terminal; use the built-in flash to trigger your slaves or use a hot-shoe adapter for corded sync.

 

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Video

 

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Storage

 

Connectors

 

Power

 

Size

 

Weight

19.900 oz. (564.1 g) with battery and card, measured.

19.6 oz. (555 g) with battery and card, rated.

 

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Autofocus

Performance          top

Autofocus is

 

Ergonomics

Performance          top of T6s review

It handles

 

Finder

Performance          top of T6s review

The finder is

 

High ISOs

Performance          top of T6s review

High ISOs look

 

Auto ISO

Performance          top of T6s review

Auto ISO is

 

Flash

Performance          top of EOS M3 review

 

Sharpness

Performance          top of T6s review

It's super sharp.

The only limitations are your skill as a photographer and the lenses you use.

As shown at High ISOs like all cameras, it's sharpest at the lowest ISOs.

 

Quiet Mode

Performance          top of T6s review

The Quiet Mode

 

Movies

Performance          top of T6s review

 

 

Top LCD

Performance          top of T6s review

I consider top LCDs a throwback to 35mm film days, and prefer cameras without these vestiges of days gone

 

LCD Monitor

Performance          top of T6s review

The LCD is sharp, bright and colorful.

 

Playback   

Performance          top of T6s review

Playback is fun because you can zoom and scroll with your fingers.

 

Data

Performance          top of T6s review

Cards are titled EOS_DIGITAL.

 

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Lens Suggestions

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I got my T6s at Adorama. I'd just as well have gotten it at Amazon, at Crutchfield or at B&H.

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More Information

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Canon USA's T6s page.

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Canon USA's T6s Press Release.

 

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