Does it really matter? "Process people" will forever be debating the difference between a process step and a subprocess.
How many Hassy lenses do you have, film_man... or which step are you currently on?
My kit is the bare essentials. Just a 501CM with A12 and 80. And well another 2 A12s and a Polaroid back. Oh and a PM90. And a 50CT. And that 250CT. Oh and the 150CF I bought 3 weeks ago. But that's it. I don't need anything else. Well...maybe I'll get a 553ELX. And maybe a 40...maybe?
What is SG says, "Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!"
... so how do you like the 250? I'm convincing myself I need one to better photograph my kids playing baseball. The 150 is good, but I sometimes can't get close enough to the action.
I have the older 250 "C" version. ( not the SA )
It's a bazooka so consider you might have only one shutter speed (1/500) available when handholding.
You may become adept at 1/250 but I usually use it at 1/500.
I agree with most above.
The only blad pissing war's were over
80mm and 100mm being that much better and so similar a focal length.
and the 180 was known as better than the 150... the 150 has always served me just fine though.
TODAY buying used!!!! I would be more concerned with weather it was taken apart and re-assembled by a professional that lives up to the professional standards. The lenses come apart similar to view camera lenses paper thin tolerances are required to return to factory spec.
Don't discount the pre T coated C lenses, they are in my humble opinion, just as good, especially the 150 and 250, and pricing is very good. Like Leica lenses, the Zeiss for Hasselblad lenses are of a uniform high quality, just find a clean one with a good shutter. My most used is the 150mm Sonnar, very nice, and a must have after the 80mm.