Discussion in 'Medium Format' started by djino_djino, Oct 16, 2006.
Hi What is the difference between Hasselblads 501C and 501CM ? Thanks
Click the above link and read it. Amazing what two minutes of google searching can turn up, eh?
or here: http://www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00GEe7
Djino, I'm a little confused by what the links meant in the last posting (I think there is confusion over a 500c and c/m or something). Look at: http://www.photoethnography.com/ClassicCameras/index-frameset.html?Hasselblad500.html~mainFrame. The big difference IMO, is the 501CM had a gliding mirror system that helps with viewfinder vignetting when longer lenses are used. I'm not sure Googling would have helped you much.
Michael sez: "I'm not sure Googling would have helped you much." You are probably right, Michael. I had seen that document in the first link a long time ago and knew where to look for it. Googling any list of terms that includes 'Hasselblad' returns an great deal of hits -- many not what one is looking for. The second link is bogus -- 500C, not 501C. My mistake; my apologies. The document in the first link is great because it gives the story of 500 series camera line evolution.
Michael is right "The big difference IMO, is the 501CM had a gliding mirror " It looks like the 501CM superceded the 501C in 1997 and was still listed in the 2001 Product catalog. Which means the early 501CM came with Gliding mirror and a 80mm "New" C lens and an acute matte screen. the later 501CMs with a 80mm CB lens and acute matte screen. the later ones agian with a 80mm CFE and acute matte D screen.
Thanks a lot for your help ! DD
For future reference.
(Still in its infancy though)
That's a pretty cool page. It's easy to get confused by all the numbers.
Separate names with a comma.