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    Compur shutters are great but coming to end of useful (read reasonably repair cost) life. No more new parts are available but many shops still have parts for now. Just a thought.

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    Another reason that the 500s are inexpensive is that many fine art photographers want the 6X7 or 6X4.5 format so as not to lose too much in the crop. Others like the square so they can crop in any direction. I have never owned a hass but I have rented in the past and found the optics to be superb.

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    Some like the square because then they don't have to crop because they like the square.
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    That is fine with me! I love pure 6x6 as I told before I own good complect of 35mm nikon cameras and lenses which will give me flexibily!

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    The 500cm is a great value if you find one in good condition. Try it with a film back and lens so that you get a clear indication of how everything is working together.

    The most likely problem with a camera of this age will be the leaf shutter in the C-series lenses. This will vary depending on the lens. Most should still be fine.

    Briefly:
    500c - 12 back - chrome C lenses are the oldest and cheapest.
    500cm - A12 back - black or chrome C lenses with the T* coating are newer
    The C T* lenses were replaced by CF T* lenses in the late 1970s - early 1980s.

    The workmanship of the 1970s - 1980s Blads is excellent. In the late 1980s they came out with discounted (cheaper made) 501 bodies and CB lenses.

    I'd look more for good examples rather than a specific model...

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    Don't think twice. I would buy it.

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    I am just reasearching
    but I am sure I need to rent it somehow and test it out... (doubt that they have a place in dubai, to rent hasselblad)

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    Hasselblad USA has 'pre-owned' program where they will sell off their demo stock as reduced prices. I don't if all Hassey locations do this, but you might want to check out the hasselblad website and see.

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    Thank you for the tip, even though I am not in US

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    Doesn't the 500 C/M use a 50mm lens connection whereas the new Hasselblad lenses use a 60mm connection? Even if that is the case though, you can always step up.

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