501C vs. 501CM

Discussion in 'Medium Format' started by djino_djino, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. Hi

    What is the difference between Hasselblads 501C and 501CM ?

    Thanks
     
  2. http://www.hasselblad.com/media/ffb4d535-8125-4a0a-ab2e-ff5fe6353932-500_series.PDF
     
  3. Click the above link and read it. Amazing what two minutes of google searching can turn up, eh?
     
  4. or here:

    http://www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00GEe7
     
  5. 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<g>.
     
  6. Michael sez: "I'm not sure Googling would have helped you much<g>."

    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.
     
  7. 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    It looks like the 501CM superceded the 501C in 1997 and was still listed in the 2001 Product catalog.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.
     
  8. Thanks a lot for your help !
    DD
     
  9. That's a pretty cool page. It's easy to get confused by all the numbers<g>.
     
  10. Very nice!!!
     

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