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Hasselblad CFE 40mm f/4 Medium Format

4.33 star rating
                      4.33 / 5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $4180.00

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    Product ID20724079

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Igor Osatuke a Professional from Oxford, OH

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2001

Strengths:    Image quality!

Weaknesses:    What ???

Bottom Line:   
I do not own this lens but have used it extensively for many assignments. It was used by several photographers some of whom treated it pretty roughly (hence the scratch) Nevertheless it has been very reliable after all the years of abuse. The image quality is amazing which is not surprizing with CZ lenses. The lens is beautifully corrected for distortions and flare. It is a little cumbersome in use because of the second ring for the floating element but I learned to deal with that and am able to use it anywhere even for location scenes where one would first think of an autofocus slr. I am going to buy one of these for my own use and will probably keep it as a standard lens on the camera most of the time. If you can afford it this is a jewel.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Similar Products Used:   Most Mamiya 645 lenses

Type of photography:   People

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by john john a Expert from grass valley

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2000

Strengths:    extremely sharp

Weaknesses:    $$$$

Bottom Line:   
superb extreme wide angle, a joy to work with

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $3200.00

Purchased At:   del's santa barbara

Similar Products Used:   Hasselblad 50,60,80,100,150,180,350

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mark a Expert from Irvine, CA USA

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2000

Strengths:    Zeiss quality, sharp, good contrast and color rendition.

Weaknesses:    The price!!!! Big lens, defintely for the studio. Well, not the most comfortable set up in the world.

Bottom Line:   
Hey you get zeiss quality, but unless you are a pro and can make you eqipment pay for themselves, then I don't see the reason. You have to be a wealthy amatuer to get this lens.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Similar Products Used:   45 Pentax67

Type of photography:   Fine Art

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