I have been looking at getting a medium format camera for a while, and I particularly want a Hasselblad (I know it's a brand thing).
What are the pros and cons of the V series (e.g. 503CW) vs the (older) H series (e.g. H1)?
So far I can think of the following points:
- Auto focus
- data embedding onto film
- get 16 shots on a roll of 120mm film
- battery reliance
- expensive lenses
- non-square/smaller image format
- more electrics to go wrong
- simple operation
- larger square frame
- lots of parts and lenses available a reasonable prices
- None found yet
For a good (late) V kit or a used H1, the initial costs are similar (£1-2K) Are H series cameras likely to depreciate more (quickly) than a V?
So which makes more sense as a portrait camera? (I don't intend to buy a mass of lenses or kit, just as a decent film camera).