What prism is this?

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    Ted,it looks like a PME 45-very,very expensive-$1000 +.Kiev make 45 degree prisms that fit hasselblads,you can get these for less than $50,the Kievs meters are nowhere near as accurate as Hasselblads-but you may meter handheld anyway.You can even get older model Hasselblad brand,non metered,45's for around $50 too.
     
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    I have an older and much simpler Hasselblad 45° prism with a meter that works very well.
     
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    Ted,

    I'm pretty sure it is a version of the PME51. According to a 1957 Hasselblad catalog I haven't had the heart to discard, it has the same design as the PM5 but has a center-weighted TTL meter with a silicon cell, ISO range 25-6400, scale illumination by a red LED, push button start and auto shut-off after 10s. Takes a 6V type PX28 or equivalent battery. Possibly it was pre-dated by as mentioned a PME45.

    http://www.jeffreyglasser.com/