Hasselblad 500c - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Hasselblad 500c

1957

Victor Hasselblad

Gothenburg

Sweden

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Lens:
f2.8, 80 mm Zeiss Planar. Fully automatic iris diaphragm to f22. Depth-of-field scale on lens. Interchangeable bayonet mount. Serial no. 1595983 (c. 1956).

Shutter:
Synchro-Compur, speeds 1 - 1/500, B. EV 2 - 18. Delayed action. X and M synchronisation.

Construction:
Metal body.

Format:
12, 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 roll-film.

Focusing:
Helical to 0.9 metre.

Attributes:
Reflex viewing through taking lens. Full-size focusing screen. Fresnel condenser. Interchangeable viewing hood. Focusing magnifier in hood.
Auto-stop on film advance, interlinked to shutter. Film advance lowers the mirror and tensions the shutter.
Interchangeable film magazines. Accessory shoe. Film type reminder. Automatic frame counter. Exposure meter housed in film advance knob. Scaled EV 1 - 20. Sliding cover for incident reading. Made by Gossen.

Identification:
Early model with accessory socket holes on camera front.

Serial Number:
CE 38341 (1959) .

With:

  • f4, 150 mm Sonnar. Fully automatic iris diaphragm to f32. Pre-view lever. Synchro-Compur shutter, speeds 1 - 1/500, B. EV 3 - 19. Delayed action. X and M synchronisation. Focusing to 4' 6". With front cap and plastic lens bubble. Serial no. 4454007 (1967).
  • f5.6, 250 mm Sonnar, iris diaphragm to f45. Pre-view lever. Synchro-Compur shutter, speeds 1 - 1/500, B. EV 4 - 20. Delayed action. X and M synchronisation. Focusing scale to 8' 6". With front and rear caps. Serial no. 5453474 (1971).
  • Lens cap. Lens shade 80. Improved model of c. 1962.
  • C16 Film Magazine. For 16 exposures on 120 roll-film. Frame counter. Film transport indicator. Serial no. TR126431.
  • A24 Film Magazine. For 24 exposures on 220 roll-film. Frame counter. Film transport indicator. With instructions, inspection certificate. In box. Introduced in 1970 as a replacement for the C24 back. Serial no. 32EP14736 (1993).
  • 70 mm Film Magazine. For 70 exposures on 70 mm perforated film held in cassettes. Frame counter. Film loaded indicator. Film transport indicator. Introduced in 1966. The camera release locks when the end of the film is reached. The automatic frame counter resets to zero when the magazine is opened, this can be manually set by a small dial to allow a partly exposed film cassette to be re-loaded in the magazine. Serial no. TR 301468 (1968).
  • Polaroid 100 back. For exposures on 3 " x 4 " Land Pack Film. Introduced 1975. Serial no. EB7281A.
  • Cut film back. For exposures on 6.4 x 6.4 cm film. With instructions. In box.
  • HC-1 pentaprism. Introduced c. 1962. With instructions.
  • Magnifier hood. 2.5x magnification, eyesight correction. Version with vertical script c. 1958.
  • Frame view-finder (code TISFC) for 150/250 mm lenses Introduced 1964. In box.
  • Sports view-finder with parallax compensation. Introduced 1957.
  • Professional Lens Shade (introduced 1969). For 38 mm to 250 mm lenses.
  • Film advance knob without meter.
  • Pistol grip, introduced c. 1965.
  • f1m Proxar, close-up lens. With front and rear caps.
  • Haze filter, with rear cap. CR6 filter.
  • Zeiss Softar III, B57. Front and rear caps.
  • Ever-ready case for camera. Smooth black finish, introduced c. 1961.
  • Instructions for Extension tubes and close-up lenses. 500c instruction book, d. 1958. Instructions for roll-film magazine, d1957.

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