Hass 2003FCW mirror vignette

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  1. sim

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    Hallo,

    Still thinking about getting a Hass 2003FCW & am wondering if anyone knows if the mirror cuts off the viewing image when shooting close-up? I believe the 500 series had this problem until the GMS (gliding mirror system) on the 503CW/501CM - has the 2003FCW got the GMS or a bigger mirror?

    Does this make sense? Hope so.

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  2. Sputnik

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    Hi! The 2003 has the newer bigger mirror, as does the whole 200/2000 series.

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    The Hasselblad 2003 FCW does not have a mirror vignetting problem.

    Steve
     
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    On a historical note: the 2000-series were the first to get what is now called the GMS, back in 1977!

    Next in line to get the bigger mirror was the 500 ELX in 1985 (all later EL(...) models of course have it too).

    The non-motorized 500 series cameras were last in line, with the 503 CW in 1996, and the 501 CM in 1997.


    Hasselblad perhaps felt uncomfortable using a marketing name like GMS while their mainstay camera still did not have it. So the GMS designation only appeared when the 503 CW did.
    20 years after the thing itself appeared in the 2000-series! :wink:
     
  5. sim

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    Thanks very much for these replies, getting seriously tempted with a 2003FCW now!
    Seems strange that Hasselblad took twenty years to put the bigger mirror in the 500 series. Still stranger things have happened - glances at an H1!

    Sim.