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Mick King

Hasselblad 1000F

I've had a non-working 1000F for a long time, 1990, or so. Shutter is damaged, of course. Weren't they all? I have 2lenses, 2 backs, leather cases. Does it have much value? I know, I will post the lens info when I dig it out. If it does have value, do you think it will appreciate? Thanks.

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9/5/2004 10:21:11 PM

Mick King   Ok, it's been dug. lens 1: Carl Zeiss Nr 1204521 Distagon 1:5.6 f=60mm. It's got a lever that changes aperture independent of the f stops. Runs up to 50'/15m before infinity. Made in Germany. Has a leather case on the strap of the main case.

Lens 2: Eastman Kodak Co. Rochester NY, made in USA. Kodak Ektar Lens 80mm f/2.8 ET3247 Also has the lever, so maybe it is just unusual to me.

2 backs: CP 16399 Each has a shiny metal slide to keep things dark, I imagine. The one that is mounted to the camera is reluctant to come off, and I'm reluctant to force the issue.

The camera mounts in a leather case stamped Hasselblad Sweden. The whole works fits into another case, not marked Hasselblad, and in rough condition. I'll see about some pics, but it'll take several days. thanks.

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9/6/2004 7:26:06 AM

Mick King   Hey, come on folks, does no one know anything about hallelblad? Does no one care? Or is everyone so jealous of my possession that the fingers are frozen? Any thoughts or ideas welcome. thanks, mick

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10/4/2004 8:16:51 PM

Kenneth Loen   Hey Mick, I know this is going back a while, but the kit you describe is one I've been interested in buying lately....something to tinker on and hopefully make pictures with eventually! I love the really early Hasselblad stuff...any chance you'd be interested in selling? (assuming you still have it of course)

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12/13/2007 10:53:42 PM

Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  The 1000F came after the 1600F and its first manufacture date was about 1952.
It was state of the art for about 5 years when Hassie replaced it with the "C" series bodies. So, you've got a very very old piece of equipment, which doesn't mean it's not good equipment but it may be tough finding parts for the thing.

Another problem you're up against is that the value of Hasselblad equipment has eroded during the digital age (although I still shoot strictly film). Working equipment is reasonably affordable these days so there's not much point in buying something that doesn't work. That's especially so since 1000F bodies and their shutterless lenses were essentially outmoded by the 500 C and CM series and subsequent versions. I use CM bodies all the time since they're fully manual bodies and wouldn't trade them for anything. I also rotate the bodies to the Hassie service center in Fairfield New Jersey once a year or so and lenses every 18 months for preventive maintenance. It's really well worth the cost of cleaning, lube and adjustment.

The light traps in the magazines need to be changed from time-to-time as well since they break down and have a tendency to leak even with the dark slide.

Something else you might consider for your 1000F rather than getting rid of it is to try contacting their service center to see what they'd charge to go through and try to revive it.

The 100OF, like its predecessor, is a pretty specialized and fairly outdated along with lenses for it (since they're shutterless are not nearly as plentiful as either the Schneider or Zeiss type "C" "CF" and "CF T" lenses, with built-in shutters. I can't remember if there is no interchangability between the F bodies and C. Because the C bodies require shutters in the lenses or stick you with one shutter speed based on the body itself, my guess is they can't be interchanged.

So, rather than trying to find a buyer here, try the Bay which may be your best shot at finding a collector and buyer. Or contact and see whether they offer you anything for it (use their web site for faster results) or you could also send it to them to try and repair.

And while your dark slides may be silver, as they all are, you might tell people whether the body is black or silver trimmed. Afterall, black is the more professional look an a major selling point, right?
Take it light ;>)

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12/14/2007 9:42:19 AM

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