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Hasselblad 120mm f5.6 S-Planar

Hasselblad 120mm f5.6 S-Planar

Regular price $580.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $580.00 USD
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Tested and inspected with special tools and machinery. Received significant mechanical repairs or service. Delivered cleaned and working with no significant flaws.
The lens and shutter mechanisms have been cleaned and lubricated. Aperture and depth of field preview mechanisms cleaned. Shutter and aperture blades replaced and cleaned. Shutter speeds adjusted and tested. Focusing tested. Flash sync tested. Lenses cleaned. Has a lot of smaller scratches on the front element and a few on the rear element that might lower contrast slightly in situations with direct light.
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Hasselblad 120mm f5.6 S-Planar - Lens

Manual focus telephoto lens made for the Hasselblad V medium format system by Carl Zeiss introduced in 1964. It was designed to have great optical flatness-of-field and resolution at close distances with reproduction ratios between 1:10 (less than 1.5m) and 1:2. Early lenses had a minimum aperture of f32 but after 1967 it was changed to f45. T* coating became available for the 120mm f5.6 S-Planar in 1975 however only in black. No silver T* lenses are believed to have been made. Metal body available in silver.

  • Hasselblad 120mm f5.6 S-Planar (6 elements, 4 groups)
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.95m
  • Aperture blades: 5
  • Shutter: Synchro Compur, leaf, 1s - 1/500s + B
  • Size: 86 x 79mm
  • Weight: 633g
Filter thread size for Hasselblad 120mm f5.6 S-Planar: B50

Also includes: case

Hasselblad V System

The Hasselblad V system consists of a variety of 6x6 medium format cameras that began production in 1948. These bodies were produced, with many iterations, until 2013. All Hasselblad V cameras use medium format (generally 120) roll film and produce 6x6cm square images.

The first cameras of the V system, the 1600F and 1000F, used in-body focal plane shutters. While they were successful, issues with reliability and fragility, as well as user desire to sync flash more easily, prompted Hasselblad to switch to lens-based leaf shutters.

The first Hasselblad with a leaf shutter was the 500C in 1957. These lenses, fitted with Synchro Compur shutters, proved incredibly robust, reliable, and popular. NASA even brought these cameras to the moon, as Hasselblad loves to remind us! The famous ”Earthrise” photo, with the Earth rising over the horizon of the moon, was taken with a modified Hasselblad 500EL and 250mm lens.

For the next 60 years Hasselblad cameras would stand as the definitive modular SLR experience. Despite innovations from companies like Mamiya, Zenza Bronica, and Rolleiflex, the Hasselblad V system was the bar to reach in terms of build/image quality.

Hasselblad V cameras have access to a wide array of Carl Zeiss lenses as well as a series of interchangeable backs, allowing the cameras to shoot 6x6, 6x4.5, and 35mm panoramic. There are even digital backs that can turn your 60 year old Hasselblad into a modern digital camera!

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