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    why Hasselblad 500cm is so cheap?

    why Hasselblad 500cm is so cheap?
    from 500-1000$ with everything plus lens!?

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    Professional don't want them. Hasselblad is a "professional" camera. Most of the "professionals" are migrating to digital format because that is what their clients demand. So, they sell their old equipment.

    Help them out. Buy it
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    well how come 503 is 3000$? what are the difference between them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vladimer
    why Hasselblad 500cm is so cheap?
    from 500-1000$ with everything plus lens!?
    Yes, but check out the cost of extra lenses & accessories: not so cheap....

    Bob.

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    well does 500cm take all the modern carl zeiss lenses?
    500-1000 includes 80 2.8 lens!!
    I would not need anything more for at least one year 80mm is fine
    plus I have Nikon F6 with whole range of nice lenses I just need quality of medium format for landscapes and portraits!

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    The new 503 gives you the advantages of having a new camera from the factory under warrantee, an improved mirror transport with less vibration, the newest lens design and coating, the option of TTL flash metering.

    Personally, given $3000 to spend, I'd rather have a 500 c/m with three lenses and three backs than the 503CW with one lens and one back.

    Just as a point of comparison, I probably have around $3500 (including repairs/CLA) in my Bronica S2A system, which includes two bodies, around ten lenses, five 12/24 backs, Polaroid back, prism and chimney finders, tilt-shift macro bellows, extension tubes, pistol and L-grips, metal shades, filters, and various other doodads and whatnots.
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    So 500c/m can use new hasselblad lenses?

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    The 500C/M is an older camera. It was discontinued sometime in the 1980's (that's a guess on my part). Since there were a gazillion of them made back then, there's no real collector's interest in them. Used medium format equipment prices have tanked recently.

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    If you would like to know how old the 'blad is, the first two letters in the SN tell you. Using VHPICTURES(1-0) as a code. V=1 etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vladimer
    So 500c/m can use new hasselblad lenses?
    I think what Vlad is asking is "Can the 500CM use the latest CB/CFi/CFE lenses?"

    I don't know myself.

    Vlad, you might want to ask on the Hasselblad User's Forum at http://www.hasselbladinfo.com/discus...rd-topics.html

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