Hasselblad 500CFilm Camera

Hasselblad 500C

  • Camera Type for Hasselblad 500C


  • Film Type for Hasselblad 500C


  • Manufacturer of Hasselblad 500C


  • Origin Country of Hasselblad 500C


Size & Weight

  • Camera Size for Hasselblad 500C160 x 110 x 110 mm
  • Camera Weight for Hasselblad 500C1.35 kg
  • Camera Build Material for Hasselblad 500CAluminum alloy


  • Camera Focus Mode for Hasselblad 500CManual Focus
  • Camera Focus Type for Hasselblad 500CSplit Image


  • Camera Shutter Speed Range for Hasselblad 500C1 s – 1/500 s
  • Camera ISO Speed Range for Hasselblad 500C25 ISO – 6400 ISO
  • Camera Exposure Modes for Hasselblad 500CManual
  • Camera Exposure Meter for Hasselblad 500CNone (external metering)
  • Camera Viewfinder for Hasselblad 500CWaist level viewfinder

Lens & Accessories

  • Camera Lens Type for Hasselblad 500CInterchangeable Lens
  • Camera Lens Mount for Hasselblad 500CHasselblad V mount
  • Common Camera Lenses for Hasselblad 500C80mm f/2.8 Planar is a common lens for the Hasselblad 500C 80mm f/2.8 Planar50mm f/4 Distagon is a common lens for the Hasselblad 500C 50mm f/4 Distagon150mm f/4 Sonnar is a common lens for the Hasselblad 500C 150mm f/4 Sonnar
  • Camera Flash for Hasselblad 500CHasselblad 500C Flash No Built-In Flash
  • Camera Common Accessories for Hasselblad 500CHasselblad A12 film back is a common accessory for the Hasselblad 500C Hasselblad A12 film backHasselblad prism viewfinder is a common accessory for the Hasselblad 500C Hasselblad prism viewfinderHasselblad lens hood is a common accessory for the Hasselblad 500C Hasselblad lens hood


  • Camera Battery Type for Hasselblad 500CNone
  • Battery Life for Hasselblad 500CN/A


Use Cases

  • Camera Use Cases for Hasselblad 500C
    Studio photography
    Landscape photography
    Portrait photography
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Description for Hasselblad 500C Description for Hasselblad 500C

The Hasselblad 500C is a legendary medium format film camera that was introduced in 1957. It is widely regarded as one of the most iconic cameras in the photography world. The 500C features a modular design with interchangeable lenses, viewfinders, and film backs, allowing photographers to customize the camera according to their needs. It uses 120 or 220 roll film and produces square 6x6cm negatives. The camera has a focal plane shutter with speeds ranging from 1/500 to 1 second, as well as a bulb mode for long exposures. It offers a waist-level viewfinder for composing images and a bright focusing screen for precise manual focusing. The Hasselblad 500C is known for its exceptional build quality, reliable mechanics, and superb image quality, making it a favorite among professional photographers and enthusiasts alike.

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The Hasselblad 500C was the first Hasselblad camera to feature a focal plane shutter, which allowed for faster shutter speeds compared to the earlier leaf shutter models. It became popular among photographers for its versatility and ability to handle a wide range of photographic genres, including portraiture, landscape, and studio work. The camera's modular design also made it easy to upgrade and adapt to new technologies, ensuring its longevity in the ever-evolving world of photography. Today, the Hasselblad 500C is considered a classic and highly sought-after collector's item.

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Description for Hasselblad 500C Pros and Cons for Hasselblad 500C

Medium format camera, providing high-resolution images

Interchangeable lens system, allowing for versatility in shooting

Built-in light meter for accurate exposure

Robust and durable construction, suitable for professional use

Leaf shutter mechanism for precise and quiet operation

Manual focus and manual film advance, requiring more time and effort

Relatively large and heavy compared to 35mm cameras

Expensive compared to other film cameras

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Description for Hasselblad 500C Potential Problems and Fixes for Hasselblad 500C

Fungus in Lens

The Hasselblad 500C lenses are prone to fungus growth if not stored properly. It's important to store the camera in a dry, cool place and use silica gel packets to absorb any excess moisture.

Shutter Failure

The shutter mechanism in the Hasselblad 500C can sometimes fail due to age or misuse. Regular servicing and gentle handling can help prevent this issue.

Film Advance Issues

There can be issues with the film advance mechanism getting stuck or not advancing the film properly. Regular cleaning and lubrication can help prevent these issues.

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