Used Hasselblad 500CM Medium Format Film Camera Body, Waist Level Finder, A12 magazine & 80mm f2.8 T*

  • Condition: Excellent
  • Location: Chelmsford
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  • New Or Secondhand: Secondhand
  • Fitting: Hasselblad
  • Sensor Size: Medium Format (Film)
  • Secondhand Location: Chelmsford
  • Condition: Excellent

Product code: B002011545

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What is the condition like of this used item?

The condition of this item has been described as:

EXCELLENT

  • Obvious signs of use
  • Full working order
  • Some marks and slight scratches
  • No dust or fungus
  • Odour free
  • Smooth zoom/focus movement (Lenses only)
  • Film cameras - Light meter checked and operational
  • Film cameras - Light traps checked and passed test
  • Film cameras - Wind on mechanisms tested and operational
  • Film cameras - Shutter speeds fully operational

This camera has just been retuned from a service and the lens was lubricated, stripped and cleaned so is free from dust and fungus. The camera is fully operational.


Updated version of the 500C. C/M has user changeable focusing screens and quieter operation through improved sound proofing of the light baffles. In 1984 original winding knob replaced by rapid wind advance crank. Later model 500C/M bodies also had minor changes to the camera base plate.

The Hasselblad 500C was introduced in 1957 by the Victor Hasselblad AB, replacing the original focal plane shutter models 1600F and 1000F, which, despite the novel concept never got rid of the problems associated with the shutter. Realizing this, Hasselblad decided to start almost from scratch in order to make a more reliable model. It was a major decision for the company to create a completely new camera, only keeping the physical shape of the original, while everything inside would be new.

The single inspiring factor was the promising new Compur shutter, based on Zeiss Ikon’s Contaflex experience, and the fact that Zeiss committed them selves to manufacture the new range of lenses. The shutter would be an integral part of every interchangeable Hasselblad lens. The new design meant electronic flash synchronization at all shutter speeds, and automatic aperture stop down, the latter one year before the first 35mm SLR, the Minolta SR-2. The new model name 500C reflects the fastest shutter speed and the shutter type, already an established practice: a 1/500th second and the Central lens shutter made by Compur.


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Used Hasselblad 500CM Medium Format Film Camera Body, Waist Level Finder, A12 magazine & 80mm f2.8 T*

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