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    Hasselblad: What is the difference b/w a 503cw and a 503cx?

    I have been looking at 503cw's and came across a 503cx. Is there any significant difference between the two?

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    Quote Originally Posted by copake_ham
    I have been looking at 503cw's and came across a 503cx. Is there any significant difference between the two?
    Apart from the fact that the W has the larger, gliding mirror system (the X doesn't), a good place to look would be the photoethnography site. I'm guessing it might be a built-in meter or focal plane shutter (for the cx) but I'm just speculating wildly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by copake_ham
    I have been looking at 503cw's and came across a 503cx. Is there any significant difference between the two?
    I only know one difference, but that doesn't mean there are more as I'm sure there are more. I do know that the CW can take a winder but the CX can't. The CXi *can* take the winder though.

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    503cw and 503cx both have ttl otf. 503cw can take the winder. 503cw has the gliding mirror system which is nice if you use a long lens. 503cx has a body-cocked indicator, the 503cw does not. The 503cx isn't as new as the 503cw (1990's I believe) I wanted the 503cw, settled for the 503cx. I'm very happy. With the money I saved, I purchased a back, waistlevel and put a good part down on a used 80mm planar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip P. Dimor
    503cw has the gliding mirror system which is nice if you use a long lens.
    ... or if you're doing anything even vaguely macro-like, which is not to say that it's just nicer... it makes it actually POSSIBLE to see more than half the frame.



 

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