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Hasselblad 501C - Camera

Hasselblad 501C - Camera

120 manual focus Hasselblad V medium format camera made by Hasselblad introduced in 1994. A modular camera made available as an entry-level camera into the Hasselblad system. Does not have the cocked/released window as seen on the earlier cameras. Comes with a non-interchangeable Rapid winding crank (44040). The shutter release button is wider compared to the ones on older cameras. Metal body available in black.

  • Size: 112 x 99 x 86mm (body only)
  • Weight: 505g (body only with focusing screen)
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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 501C - Camera Availability & Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
Available T58592 €3.699,00 Hasselblad 501C + 80mm f2.8 Planar T* CFE + A12N Film Magazine + Waist Level Finder (New / 42323 Black)
24 Mar 2023 E18389 € 3.999,00 Hasselblad 501C - Camera Image
12 Jan 2023 T33636 € 3.999,00 Hasselblad 501C - Camera Image
09 Dec 2022 T17157 € 3.518,99 Hasselblad 501C - Camera Image