The Hasselblad 500C/M was the third medium-format, single-lens reflex camera (SLR) designed and produced in Sweden by Dr. Victor Hasselblad. Designed to capture 6cm x 6cm square images on 120 roll film, his first 2 cameras—the 1600 F (1948-1953) and 1000 F (1953-1957)—were similar in design, but featured focal-plane shutters, which proved to be finicky. In 1957 the 500 C/M- an improved model 500C- was introduced, along with a new series of lenses, each of which contained its own leaf shutter, which in addition to being far more reliable, enabled flash sync at speeds up to 1/500-second, which was just one reason Hasselblad 500s quickly became the camera of choice among professional studio, portrait, and wedding photographers. Since then, Hasselblad cameras have captured some of the most iconic images in recent history.
Note: as you can see in the pictures, this unit is badged as a “500 C”. This is due to an overlap between manufacturing and Hasselblad updating their product naming. This occurs in approximately 10-25% of 500C/M’s. As you can see from the images, this unit does indeed have the focus screen clips of the C/M.
|Key features:||Modular design, interchangeable focusing screens,|
|Condition:||Good external condition, excellent functional/internal condition. Recently CLA’d & under warranty through May 2021.|
|Included:||Camera body, Acute Matte Focus Screen, Crank Winder Handle.|