C or CM?

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by J Rollinger, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. J Rollinger

    J Rollinger Member

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    Today i have finally decided to buy my Hasselblad and have narrowed it down to two bodies. My final choices are a 1994 black 501c body in excellent condition and a 1984 chrome 500cm in excellent condition with a recently replace rear curtain. I have read about not being able to use a winder or a body ready indicator on the 501c but neither of those options matter to me. Both bodies are within $5 of each other. Im leaning towards the 501c but to be honest, Its only because its black. I know there are black 500cm's but i didnt see one i liked. If i were to buy the 501c today is there anything i would regret down the road?
     
  2. BrianShaw

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    500 or 501?

    You might have the question wrong!

    If both appear to be in similar good condition, I'd take the newer one.
     
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    I liked the first 501c so much, I bought two more. Never regretted it.
     
  4. J Rollinger

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    Brian & Ralph, Thank you! I will get the 501c today!
     
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    Good choice!
    Congrats!
     
  6. Sirius Glass

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    Welcome to the Club! Enjoy!

    Steve