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Hasselblad A12V Film Magazine (Black, 30180) - Accessory

Hasselblad A12V Film Magazine (Black, 30180) - Accessory

120 film magazine for the Hasselblad V system medium format cameras made by Hasselblad. This back exposes 6x4.5cm negatives vertically. It was manufactured from 1986 to 1988 and was primarily made to meet the needs of commercial photographers who wanted rectangular images without turning the camera on its side. It can take 12 photos per roll of 120 film. It essentially crops the sides of the original 6x6cm image. Metal body available in chrome and black.

  • Size: 98 x 91 x 49mm
  • Weight: 391g
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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 A12V Film Magazine (Black, 30180) - Accessory Availability & Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
24 Jun 2024 T70894 € 356.06 Hasselblad A12V Film Magazine (Black, 30180) - Accessory Image
05 Feb 2023 T33182 € 509.86 Hasselblad A12V Film Magazine (Black, 30180) - Accessory Image