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Hasselblad 503CW - Camera

Hasselblad 503CW - Camera

Manual focus V mount 120 SLR released by Hasselblad in 1996. This model changed the mirror geometry to eliminate image cut-off when using telephoto lenses. Has TTL and OTF flash capability. An electric winder was made specifically for the 503CW. Metal body available in black and silver.

  • ISO range: 64 - 4000
  • Size: 100 x 98 x 89 mm
  • Weight: 522g
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Hasselblad V

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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Hasselblad 503CW - Camera Availability & Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
Available T44967 $4,302.00 Hasselblad 503CW + A12N Film Magazine + 80mm f2.8 Planar T* CF + Waist Level Finder (New / 42323 Black)
16 Nov 2023 T52311 € 3,759.20 Hasselblad 503CW - Camera Image
10 Aug 2023 T39707 € 4,199.00 Hasselblad 503CW - Camera Image
14 Jul 2023 T46526 € 2,345.18 Hasselblad 503CW - Camera Image
07 Jun 2023 T44335 € 4,385.22 Hasselblad 503CW - Camera Image
13 Apr 2023 T40358 € 4,299.00 Hasselblad 503CW - Camera Image
17 Feb 2023 T35250 € 4,799.00 Hasselblad 503CW - Camera Image
15 Feb 2023 T36711 € 2,999.00 Hasselblad 503CW - Camera Image
22 Jul 2022 T11931 € 4,399.00 Hasselblad 503CW - Camera Image
18 Dec 2021 A74598 € 4,004.11 Hasselblad 503CW - Camera Image