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Hasselblad B57 Soft Focus Filter Softar II (50520) - Accessory

Hasselblad B57 Soft Focus Filter Softar II (50520) - Accessory

Soft focus filter made by Hasselblad for all lenses with B50 accessory bayonets introduced in 1966. Used to achieve a softer focus effect in the image. Had a chrome mounting ring until 1973 and changed to black in 1974. Marked B57 but fits B50 mounts. Metal body available in black and chrome.

  • Size: 59 x 9mm
  • Weight: 15g
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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 B57 Soft Focus Filter Softar II (50520) - Accessory Availability & Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
Available T18771 €15,00 Hasselblad B57 Soft Focus Filter Softar II (50520)
28 Mar 2024 T24309 € 4,50 Hasselblad B57 Soft Focus Filter Softar II (50520) - Accessory Image
12 Jan 2024 T48657 € 15,42 Hasselblad B57 Soft Focus Filter Softar II (50520) - Accessory Image
08 Jun 2023 T30520 € 15,00 Hasselblad B57 Soft Focus Filter Softar II (50520) - Accessory Image
21 Feb 2023 T17257 € 20,00 Hasselblad B57 Soft Focus Filter Softar II (50520) - Accessory Image
13 Jan 2023 T34051 € 15,00 Hasselblad B57 Soft Focus Filter Softar II (50520) - Accessory Image
02 Oct 2022 T26224 € 15,00 Hasselblad B57 Soft Focus Filter Softar II (50520) - Accessory Image