Thanks for that. Looks good, but he doesn't have any 503CW's.
So you must have a sliding mirror (long lenses) and plan to use a winder? If not the CX is pretty much the same.
i bought almost all of my blad equipment 2nd hand from good ealers and was never dissappointed
Just adds another 10 years to the kit, and almost certainly had a hard life with a wedding photographer. If 2nd hand, Id rather buy something somebody kept on the shelf as a show pony.
Not sure how much fill flash you use, but apparantly the extra 2 stops of TTL are usefull with faster film. Porta 800, -1 stop needs ISO 1600..
I have found a mint- millenium with CFE and A12 for $2700. Think thats the go. KEH, has a mint 503CW for $1599 and CFE on sale for $1099 then Id still need a back.
Please make sure that the Millenium has ISO 3200. There was once a debate on photo.net and it seemed that not all Milleniums were the high-iso variants.
Picked up a 500cm with waist level and 2 A12 backs from KEH a couple years ago. IIRC the body was EX condition and indeed it was. I could hardly tell it from a new one. Film wind is still buttery smooth and I have never serviced this camera. Only problem I had was one of my backs had a bad light seal which I replaced myself for about $20, easy to do, just check YouTube. Total for body, finder, and backs was about $600. If I had that kind of loot to spend on a new camera, I guess it would feel good knowing it's new, but for hobby use, it would never pencil out for me.
In fact I unloaded my Pentax 645 system to get the Hasselblad system figuring that I can always get service in the future, probably not so much for the Pentax, which was a great system BTW.