1,2 or 3 notches on Hasselblad magazines?

Discussion in 'Medium Format' started by nick_palm, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Hi,
    Can anybody tell if the filmmagazine had only 2 notches?
    Or had the 16 magazine only one?
    Had the 70 filmmagazine any notches at all?
    Any magazine with 3 notches?
    Sorry for bad english.
    Best regards
  2. dear nick please what do you mean by " notches " , I am using 8 different film magazines from hassel. if I know that you mean I might be of a little help to you, pls
  3. Hasselblad "V" magazines have two notches in one side of the film gate by tradition. I suppose someone could file another notch for identification purposes. I did that with cut film holders.
  4. look at this picture.
  5. From http://www.david-odess.com/faq.html :
    If you remove the dark slide from a magazine and look at the plate that mates with the rear plate on the body, you will see two small "v" shaped notches on the left-hand side, in the middle. These two small notches are cut into every Hasselblad film magazine, and appear on every negative taken with a Hasselblad camera.​
    Henry Posner
    B&H Photo-Video
  6. 2 notches, plus as many as a previous owner thought fit to add.
  7. It's not unusual for pros to add notches, using a unique pattern/number for each magazine. This makes it easy to identify a faulty one in the event of a malfunction such as uneven image spacing.
    - Leigh

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