Hasselblad C 60mm F/4

Discussion in 'Medium Format' started by raymond_tai, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. I have Googled and checked the archives but found no mention of this lens anywhere. Has
    anyone used this lens and how does it compare to the f/3.5 version? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Raymond...the subject lens performs well but is not in the same league as the f/3.5. The f/4 has some fall off (sharpness and luminance) but performs well by f/11. There isn't much information on this lens because it was only manufactured for one year (following the f/5.6 version). After the 50mm was introduced in the early 1960's, the 60mm lens was dropped from the offerings. In the mid 1970's, Hasselblad introduced the 60mm f/3.5 and have not changed the formula since (all are T* lenses). Of course, the shutter, barrel and internal barrel anti reflection methods have changed. The only reason to go after the f/4 version would be as a collectable. I paid towards $800 to $900 for a real nice example....for that much you could get an f/3.5 and have a much better performer (at all apertures). Good luck, JP Mose
     
  3. Thanks JP. That is very helpful. I'll stick to my f/3.5.
     

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