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JJon

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H3D and H6 Question
« on: June 29, 2017, 12:18:34 PM »

So, as people have kindly informed me here, I can confirm now that the H3D does indeed work with H4D digital backs. Also, it will take film so it is a wonderful extra camera (and backup body). But, I am trying to figure out what the replacement would be. Would the H6X also use H4D backs and the film back? Would the H6D? Can you even by an H6 without a digital back?

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Re: H3D and H6 Question
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2017, 03:56:27 PM »

You cannot buy an H6D without a digital back. (Edit: from the message below this one, some dealers may allow it.)
The H6X will not operate the H4D back (educated guess, I have not actually tried that particular combination). It will operate the film back.
I don't know whether the H6D would operate the H4D back.
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Re: H3D and H6 Question
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2017, 05:41:34 PM »

Last year I got my h4d-60 main body destroyed but I managed to save the back (only the protection glass was damaged)
I went to B&H and asked them if I could use one of their bodies and attached my back and see if it was still working.
They gave me the new  H6d body and my H4d-60 back worked just perfectly on it.
Pictures were perfectly on focus.
Of course Hasselblad technicians will tell you that H6d body and H4d back are incompatible but that's just marketing forcing you to buy new stuff.
 
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Re: H3D and H6 Question
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2017, 09:24:57 PM »

I actually have and H3DII back on an H4D. Most things work. I was not aware that the H3D works with H4D backs. Can anyone confirm if H3DII backs work on H3D cameras?
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Re: H3D and H6 Question
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2017, 01:47:02 AM »

Can anyone confirm if H3DII backs work on H3D cameras?

The one I tried did.
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Re: H3D and H6 Question
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2017, 12:27:55 PM »

You may find a unused 'previously owned' H6D body from someone who only wanted the 100mp back for tech camera work and preferred the Hasselblad colors.  But I'm not sure what you're going for. 
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Re: H3D and H6 Question
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2017, 10:40:00 PM »

That is huge to know (as my main cam is H4D60). Out of curiosity what did you end up doing for a camera body? I spoke to Hasselblad / Bron and they said they would try it for me on an H5X. For me this is about having the right insurance replacement value listed. I want to figure out what camera would be a direct replacement of the H3D (given that it functions as a backup for my H4 back and shoots film) in the event of a loss. I was told that they do sell H6D spare bodies but only if you already own another body because they will only sell it matched to the back. My experience was that the H4D60 back worked 100% on my H3D so I think they should give themselves a pat on the back for machining and a wagging finger for marketing and protectionist policies.

If the H6D can fire an H4D back - then perhaps the H6X can as well. The H5X was touted as being a backup body (able to fire H5D backs). The Hasseblad people told me that the H5X and H6X are essentially the same. Has anyone tried an H4D back with the H5X?

Last year I got my h4d-60 main body destroyed but I managed to save the back (only the protection glass was damaged)
I went to B&H and asked them if I could use one of their bodies and attached my back and see if it was still working.
They gave me the new  H6d body and my H4d-60 back worked just perfectly on it.
Pictures were perfectly on focus.
Of course Hasselblad technicians will tell you that H6d body and H4d back are incompatible but that's just marketing forcing you to buy new stuff.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2017, 10:49:47 PM by JJon »
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