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Old 16th of December 2007 (Sun)   #1
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Default I have a 1961 Hasselblad 500c w/lenses (help, i know nothing)

This camera belonged to my grandfather, and my dad dug it out to show me. Original paperwork, lotsa goodies, all in all a pretty cool find. I don't want to sell it, I just want to know anything and everything I can about it. Since the POTN forum is my primary resource for my own DSLR needs, I thought I could try my luck with this here aswell.
I would appreciate any help in terms of knowing the approx. value of things, rarity, whatever. There are a bunhc of other things that belong to a Leica that was stolen, if anyone's wondering about that stuff when looking at the pics.
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Old 16th of December 2007 (Sun)   #2
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Default Re: I have a 1961 Hasselblad 500c w/lenses (help, i know nothing)

awesome! It looks in great condition. I know the body probably ranges from 100-150 not sure about the lens (what lens is it?) . I wouldnt sell it just because its a camera your grandfather used.
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Old 16th of December 2007 (Sun)   #3
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Thanks Izak. How about the lenses, or the extension tube?

I'm going to take the camera and goodies into a shop (Macbain Camera in Edmonton) when I get back to the city after the holidays, just to get everything cleaned maybee appraised if its worth it, maybee try even get some film, I don't know, it's just a really cool find/surpise.
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Default Re: I have a 1961 Hasselblad 500c w/lenses (help, i know nothing)

Found this link ....has a bunch of links at the bottom and one for the 500C

http://www.3106.net/photo/cam1033.htm
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Default Re: I have a 1961 Hasselblad 500c w/lenses (help, i know nothing)

hmmm. I think its a Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm 2.8. I just checked ebay and it was selling for like 200. I could be totally off on the prices here though .
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Old 16th of December 2007 (Sun)   #6
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Awesome, thanks guys.
I'm surprised at how cheap or of little value everything is worth, but, thats the way it goes.

So, if I wanted to make this camera digital, that is what would cost me an arm and a leg, correct?
From what I understand I'm looking at spending anywhere from 9k to 35k for a digital back? Or can i even get one for this model?
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Awesome, thanks guys.
I'm surprised at how cheap or of little value everything is worth, but, thats the way it goes.
Put some slide film in it to make sure it's exposing properly. Do the same for any other lenses (presumably the shutter is in-lens).

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And probably a few children.

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From what I understand I'm looking at spending anywhere from 9k to 35k for a digital back? Or can i even get one for this model?
Not sure. If they've changed the back in 40+ years, probably won't work.
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Default Re: I have a 1961 Hasselblad 500c w/lenses (help, i know nothing)

I read this reference on another board...it's dated material so I don't know if a digital back is still available but it was a couple of years ago

http://photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00Edba
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Default Re: I have a 1961 Hasselblad 500c w/lenses (help, i know nothing)

I would not think about a digital back. This is an awesome camera, so do some research and learn how to use it. Looks like a 135mm lens to go with that 80, and a 16 exposure 6x4.5cm film back.

Do your homework, pick up some 120 negative film, and have fun. However, it can be a little challenging to find a lab to process that film these days.
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Default Re: I have a 1961 Hasselblad 500c w/lenses (help, i know nothing)

I agree with cowpix. Go buy some film and get busy. Me, I'd shoot transparency instead of neg but YMMV... Just go have some fun with it!!!
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Definately a great set you got there Go get some film and have fun with it like what was said before! My dad just found his Canon AE-1 that he used to take my baby pictures a little bit ago. Im getting it cleaned and gonna give it a whirl in a bit. That thing is as old as I am! The Speedlight 177A still works hehe.
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Definately a great set you got there Go get some film and have fun with it like what was said before! My dad just found his Canon AE-1 that he used to take my baby pictures a little bit ago. Im getting it cleaned and gonna give it a whirl in a bit. That thing is as old as I am! The Speedlight 177A still works hehe.
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It's almost 3 decades old
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I'll give you 50 bucks for it. That's a lot of money coming from an American whose dollar isn't worth ****.
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I'll give you 50 bucks for it. That's a lot of money coming from an American whose dollar isn't worth ****.
I'll give you 50 POUNDS for it! (about $100)

It's practically worthless, so just send it all to me (I'll even pay the postage) and I'll 'look after it' for you

Seriously, thats a nice bit of kit! - A classic Hasselblad - I'd run a film or two through it and see what it produces.
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