Hasselblad 近日公佈了由於需求下跌,隨著型號 503CW ,亦即是 V 系最後一台相機停產,Hasselblad V system 正式結束。

V 系第一台相機出產於 1957 年,當時 Hasselblad 希望推出一台既方便攜帶,又具備較大片幅的相機,於是就研究出中片幅 6×6 500C SLR 相機,而其特色之一是相機組件包括機身、鏡頭、觀景器及大量配件都是可供替換,所以一直發展下來,V 系大量改良版本的配件和型號都能彼此兼容。另外,Hasselblad 後來更開發出 1600 萬像素數碼機背,比全片幅感光元件還要大 50%。

至於結束的主因,相信就是用家們都轉向了 Hasselblad H 系產品,這個自 2002 年發佈的系列,已經逐步取代了舊有的 V 系。但無論如何,一個超過半個世紀的系列,始終還是有結束的一天,再見。


Hasselblad is to cease production of its 503CW model – the last V System camera in the company’s portfolio.

The decision, which comes into immediate effect, brings to an end over a half century of evolution of the company’s original camera line.

Dr. Larry Hansen, Hasselblad Chairman and CEO said: “Everything has its place in time. The veteran 503CW combined with an extensive V System range of interchangeable lenses and accessories, was for seventeen years the camera of choice for discerning professionals and aspirational amateur photographers.

But there has been a substantial decline in demand for this camera over the past five years or so and the time has now come for us to reluctantly consign the V System to history. In so doing we would like to thank all fans and customers for both their loyalty and their enthusiasm for our legacy Hasselblad V System.”

He added: “Now of course the focus on medium format capture is on our H System – the world’s most advanced camera system. The latest generation cameras represent medium format capture engineering at its most exemplary and are well-placed to secure and underpin the company’s unrivalled reputation for providing highest image quality and craftsmanship. Additionally we are focusing on new products for advanced enthusiasts.”

Hasselblad has confirmed that the last 503CW has rolled off the production line but the company will continue to provide V System accessories while stocks last. V System support will also still be available through current channels.

via Photo Rumors