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    WTF: Hasselblad Film Back Serial Numbers

    Looking on KEH's site a short time back for a couple more A12 backs, I noticed that the remark "matching numbers" appears frequently as part of the product description for the A12s. Anybody have any idea why? Is this a variant/mutation of "Fanboy-itis," wherein the serial number of the A12 casing must match that of the insert? (lol) Do "correct" serial numbers influence market value, and if so why? It's not that I give a s**t (all six of my current A12s do, however); I am just curious as to why KEH - and other sellers, I assume - make mention of the fact.

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    I don't think it really matters so long as the same type back is matched. But then, who would want mis-matched anything, when it is a simple enough affair to keep things together?

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    read the user guide...

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    I've got matching backs and non matching backs.Negatives from non matching are as sharp as negatives from matching.It's hard for me to believe that Hasselblad machined every insert to match one particular case/holder.Cogs is cogs,as they say.

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    ditto, can't tell the difference between matched and non matched that I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xmas View Post
    read the user guide...
    Umm...well...cheap-ass here bought some of his Blad equipment used (read: user manual...what user manual?).

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    The early 12 magazines for the 1600F and the 1000F *were* matched. Missmatched inset/shell could be off. When the 500c came out in 1957 the magzines where changed and made to better tollerences and improved. Since then I think that it was not as important. And when the A12 came out I know it didn't matter.
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    http://www.oresteen.com/ROLLEI4X4.htm

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    definitely doesn't matter with the A12's. Unless you're a collector, and then you shouldn't have a Hasselblad.

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    90% of my backs are early and it doesn't make any difference.

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    http://www.butkus.org/chinon/hasselb...ad_a12_a24.htm

    please try reading page 4

    note one of the limitation's of 120 film cameras is film flatness and 'sets' that cold film may adopt if left in cameras with labyrinthine film paths.

    This may only be detectable with the large aperture lenses close up.

    Some 120 are designed with flat runs e.g. Autocord and Mamiya TLRs.

    YMMV

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