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The Camera of a Heritage: Hasselblad 907X

6 February 2022
The Camera of a Heritage: Hasselblad 907X

Hasselblad 907X, brings together tradition and technology with the inspiration taken from HK-7 that the first camera produced by the brand.

The first photo in history was an engraving image. It was taken by using a sliding wooden box camera that was made in Paris in 1825 by Nicéphore Niépce, Charles and Vincent Chevalier. The first photo whose subject area is the real world was taken in same year 2 or 9 February. It is also possible to say that it was Niépce’s wide angle photo frame that was taken from his home’s window in Le Gras in 1827. This photo frame got attention in following years. However, after it was shown to people last time in 1905, it was forgotten for 50 years. On the occasion of a photographic work, it was come into question. Nowadays, this photo frame has been shown in Harry Ransom Center/Texas. This photo frame’s long story that named “View from the Window at Le Gras” should be topic of another article. And we can continue with another camera whose journey starts during World War II and it took a photo of several historical moment including Apollo 11 in 1969. 116 years old Hasselblad produced 800 limited cameras named 907X to commemorate the 80th anniversary of HK-7 (1941-2021).

The Camera of a Heritage: Hasselblad 907X
“View from the Window at Le Gras”

The technical skills of Hasselblad started during World War II that necessitates superior precision in military conditions. Then, it was suited to the civil cameras. Today, the brand that immortalize several moment including Apollo 11, celebrates its 80th anniversary. Also, this celebration was doing with a very great appreciation to their cameras that produced a hundred years ago.

The Camera of a Heritage: Hasselblad 907X
HK-7, the first camera of Hasselblad

Hasselblad 907X Anniversary Edition Kit that produced for 80th anniversary is with a boxed form, winged camera cover that moves up and down and about 740 gr. It likes original model with a very modern area. Of course, it was produced more little than original one. It includes a 50 MP CMOS sensor in its metal body. The camera that can takes both modern and nostalgic images are 8.272 x 6.200 pixel and with HNCS color management technology that registered by Hasselblad.

907X and its hidden advanced technology claim to look at the traditional photography from a different technological perspective. Well, how are these traditional traces captured? The camera that enables us both analog and digital photography includes XCD lens range that enable modern photography to analog approach and this feature included a variety of Hasselblad cameras. With these features enable digital camera to have an analog approach since 1957.

The Camera of a Heritage: Hasselblad 907X

907X that follows the heritage of the HK-7 produced in 1941 by the brand was produced 800 pieces limited. “Since 1941” that was written on the body of the model by handwriting points out the rooted history between lens of the camera. Well, if you had a Hasselblad 907X, what could have been in your framing?