Is The Hasselblad 500CM good?

The Hasselblad 500C series of medium format film cameras is one of the jewels in the film photography crown. The Hasselblad 500C series of medium format film cameras was undoubtedly one of the best film cameras and certainly the most revolutionary cameras for Hasselblad and for the industry as a whole.

Are Hasselblads reliable?

Hasselblad bodies need a factory-quality CLA every 5 years or so to maintain their reliability. Lenses and backs too. That done, they are extremely reliable. The 500cm has interchangeable focus screens, whereas the 500c requires disassembly.

What is the difference between Hasselblad 500C and 500CM?

The 500CM is newer (better parts availability should it be necessary) and is more likely to come with a CF (Prontor shutter) or newer lens. The older C lenses with Compur shutters are harder (more expensive if parts are even available) to get repaired.

Is Hasselblad 500 worth it?

On top of the many benefits of shooting medium format film negatives, Hasselblad 500 series cameras are legendary for their build quality and optics. The cameras are built like a work of art — every camera is hand-crafted, with thick metal and perfectly-machined mechanics.

Does Hasselblad 500C have a light meter?

It’s 100% manual and mechanical; batteries not required! This means there is no built in light meter, so you’ll have to meter externally or use the old “Sunny 16” rule.

Why is Hasselblad the best?

The CMOS sensors built inside Hasselblad medium format cameras deliver the best in image quality, resolution, and detail capture possible. More importantly, it’s the size of the pixels that makes the biggest difference in image quality. The bigger a pixel is, the more light-gathering capability it possesses.

Why Hasselblad camera is so expensive?

Larger sensors capture more detail, and Hasselblad’s is one of the biggest available. Its cameras are what’s called medium format. Basically, it means the sensor is big, and it’s what makes these cameras so expensive. Your smartphone camera sensor is around this big.

Why is Hasselblad so expensive?

What film does the Pentax 67 use?

120 film
The camera uses 120 film and exposes images on a 6 x 7 centimeter area (hence the name). The camera was able to use 220 film as well, though this feature is now moot as 220 film is no longer manufactured. There are four models in the Pentax 67 range.