> I disagree. There are some films that are simply unavailable in > 120/220/70mm format . True, they may not be routinely used, but > nevertheless, experimentation can be fun. I am thinking of Kodak's > IR films that routinely come in only 35mm format . If you had a use > for one, but still wanted to use your existing camera/lenses, it > would be the only way to go.
Wilko - there is an illustration with Ebay item 7606059897, but that has reached GBP 260.00 or about USD 450! I agree that a panoramic back would have been better - even a horizontal format would be preferable. However, for under USD 30.00 it's worth a look. After all, what genuine Hasselblad component is priced as low?
There is probably no truth in the rumour that Chinese-sourced conversion kits are about to reach the market, which enable you to buy a Kiev 88 and re-badge it as a Hassel(with stick-on labels). It is claimed that if you put a digital back on it you will not be able to tell the diffrence.