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I bought a used V96 Ixpress digital back for my Hass. 503CW

But I did not get the shorter cable that connects the digital camera back to the battery pack. I have the long cable but it is too long to take in the field. Where might I locate a short cable to purchase?
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SOURCE: Whats the diff between the 503cw and the 503cxi?

The only real difference between the two is that the 503cxi have a too short, vignetting, mirror. The 503cw have a long, non-vignetting mirror. The vignetting is only noticeable in the viewfinder, and when using lenses 150mm or longer. 
Both bodies will accept winder CW, and both have TTL flash metering.
/Chris

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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