Hasselblad New SE 907X Control Grip & Optical Viewfinder
Hasselblad Special Edition Control Grip
Designed to beautifully complement the 907X Special Edition, the 907X Special Edition Control Grip brings the most crucial functions right to the photographer’s fingertips. It enables quick adjustment of aperture, shutter speed, and fast AF point selection via the joystick control. Additional buttons give quick access to image browsing and menu options. All four buttons on the Control Grip are customisable with the option to choose between 30 different functions.
The Control Grip gives an all-around balance to the combination regardless of whether shooting at eye level or waist level and vertical orientation, all while still being able to adjust the main settings with a simple click. The 907X Special Edition Control Grip is also an advantageous alternative to using the touch screen when shooting with gloves on in cold weather conditions.
Hasselblad Special Edition Optical Viewfinder
Reminiscent of the Hasselblad SWC viewfinder, the optional 907X Special Edition Optical Viewfinder (OVF) enables simple eye level shooting. Used in combination with the 907X Special Edition, it is easily mounted on the camera body via a cold shoe adapter. The OVF has a wide field of view and markings for XCD 21, 30 and 45mm and a center cross for an autofocus point.
The CI Take
These are beautiful and functional new accessories for the Hasselblad 907X Special Apollo Edition. Despite the convenience of the seamless touch screen on the rear LCD, there are some who will appreciate the tactile controls and access from the new grip. And having a toggle wheel is a plum. With the addition of the OVF, the toss back to SWC-land now really begins to clarify. The Special Apollo Edition does require the new firmware 1.3 update.
It will be interesting to see these show up with the Standard Edition 907X, once it ships, and we wonder if they will be cross compatible (for those who just have to have one of each!).