Hasselblad Winder F
I bought a Hasselblad Winder F (not CW) and it's in the mail currently. What sort of cable release does it take? Mechanical or electrical?
Not mechanical, not electrical, no wireless remote. None.
The camera is still tripped using the (mechanical) release button, as if no winder is attached.
All the Winder F does is reset the camera and wind the film. There's no way it can trip the shutter release.
You bought it for a 2000 FCW or 2003 FCW camera? If so, and it is the Winder F without the two blue stripes, it will also reset the shutter curtains after you change a magazine.
If you bought it for a 200-series camera, it won't, but doesn't have to
If it is one with two blue stripes and if it is going to be used on a 200 FCW or 2003FCW, it will not reset the shutter curtains, and you will have to trip the shutter release and let the winder reset the camera after removing the magazine and before putting on a new magazine.
(And if you bought it for any other camera, you're in trouble... )
I bought it for my 2000FCW and winder comes with stripes. Thank you very much for the info.
Not that it will be a big problem (if one at all), but even though you have a winder now, keep an eye out for a Winder F without the stripes.
The one without the stripes senses the shutter curtain state, and resets the shutter after it has been retracted during changing a magazine.
The ones with stripes are made for the 200-series, and because those cameras don't have that shutter retraction thingy, were simplified and don't reset the shutter.
Though much bulkier, it would have been nice if the Winder CW would also fit the 2000/200-series cameras. And though Hasselblad did modify some for NASA, to fit NASA's space 203s, they never offered such thingies for mere mortals like us.
On the other hand, i find the Winder F quite usefull (though as loud as all other Hasselblad motor thingies are too - great for attracting attention ), and though it doesn't work well as a grip (you'd be missing a release button on it), instead of using it as a grip for your right hand, you can hook your right hand thumb behind it, put your right index finger on the camera's release button, put the rest of your right hand below the camera, and operate the lens with your left hand. You get a very nice hold of the camera that way.