Dating hasselblad lenses
The lens uses 10 elements in 7 groups and an internal floating focusing mechanism. Hasselblad says the flat field reproduction makes the lens ideal for accurate macro work, but that the moderate telephoto focal length will also suit portrait photographers.
The autofocusing system is effective throughout the entire distance range, and the smallest aperture available will be F32.
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 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.Pricing will also be released closer to the availability dates.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. 1989 Hasselblad 903 SWC, no filter, 4.6 foot focus distance, Kodak T-Max 100 in 1993 A12 magazine, i Phone app says EV 4/5, I use f/22 for 40 seconds to add 1 stop for reciprocity failure. 1989 Hasselblad 903 SWC, Kodak T-Max 100 in 1993 Hasselblad A12 magazine, Gossen Luna Pro SBC. Hasselblad 903 SWC, B W B60 CR1,5 filter, focus set to 15 feet, f/8 at 1/15 on original Fuji Velvia (not Velvia 50; this is original Velvia frozen when new and expired 2006-09). The real reason you'll want to use a tripod is for precise leveling and composition. filter carefully balanced inside front of lens, 9 foot focus distance, Fuji Velvia in 1996 Hasselblad E24 magazine, f/16 at 30 seconds (i Phone app read EV 4 through the filter and I added a stop for reciprocity failure). More technical details, including the viewfinder view through the SWC! 1989 Hasselblad 903 SWC, Kodak T-Max 100 in 1993 A12 magazine, Gossen Luna Pro SBC. This is a standard trick in vehicle shots: they drive a car slowly with a camera mounted to it and make a long exposure, and it looks like they're doing a hundred and two and shooting right at the wheel. Sunset at the beach with eroded cliffs, 5PM, 26 January 2016. It's got plenty of depth-of-field for hand-holding at reasonable apertures, and it's easy to hand-hold at slow speeds like 1/15.