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501CM Medium Format Camera


Hasselblad

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19 Reviews  

Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Marcelo Gomes da Silva

member since: 6/19/2006
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Rating: 5 out of 5
This is a gem. A time provem design. I've learned a lot just by shooting with it.
6/30/2006 1:08:47 PM
 
Merilyn Anderson

member since: 4/4/2006
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Rating: 5 out of 5
I have full control with this camera and it is all manual. I can do any setting, set any asa i want and can compensate for varying conditions. Zeiss lens that are the best in the world for clarity and precision.
4/4/2006 11:41:17 PM
 
Ahab Abdel-Aziz
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member since: 3/25/2006
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Absolute pleasure to use. Composition is significantly aided by the large view. Print quality substantial improvement on 35 mm, especially on enlargements. Currently use a Carl Zeiss Planar C 80 mm f2.8 (Beautiful Lens).
3/25/2006 7:22:14 AM
 
Daniel Gunning

member since: 8/21/2004
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Excellent image quality,Takes a little time to set up and shoot.Photos have good resolution whem enlarged
1/30/2006 10:03:57 PM
 
Glen Taylor

member since: 7/9/2005
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Rating: 5 out of 5
What can you say, except it's a Hassy? If it's good enough for Ansel Adams, it's good enough for me... Seriously my 501CM has been very reliable and is easy to operate. Some great lenses to choose from.
1/30/2006 2:31:26 PM
 
Barbara Shamblin

member since: 12/30/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Love the Hasselblad! Incredible film quality. The Fuji S2 Pro is a battery hog, and cannot handle contrasty light.
1/20/2006 8:05:05 AM
 
Barbara Shamblin

member since: 12/30/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Love the Hasselblad! Incredible film quality. The Fuji S2 Pro is a battery hog, and cannot handle contrasty light.
1/20/2006 8:04:45 AM
 
Bert Wagner

member since: 9/17/2004
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Great medium format camera, awkward box shape.
10/15/2005 4:12:41 AM
 
Hitz Burton

member since: 4/23/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Reliable. Sturdy. Well engineered. Great optics.
7/11/2005 7:33:27 PM
 
Teri  Bonatti

member since: 6/21/2005
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Fantastic
6/21/2005 9:58:12 PM
 
Karen Dombrovski-Sobel

member since: 4/1/2005
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Rating: 5 out of 5
With lenses to fit that are so sharp and with such high quality, and interchangeable backs, I think this camera is lacking nothing. The ergonomics of the camera are such that it sits perfectly in my hands, even though the size is large compared to other cameras. I happen to like the square format, so that is not an issue for me.
4/7/2005 9:29:21 AM
 
Karen Dombrovski-Sobel

member since: 4/1/2005
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Rating: 5 out of 5
With lenses to fit that are so sharp and with such high quality, and interchangeable backs, I think this camera is lacking nothing. The ergonomics of the camera are such that it sits perfectly in my hands, even though the size is large compared to other cameras. I happen to like the square format, so that is not an issue for me.
4/7/2005 9:28:35 AM
 
Jonathan J. Swinton

member since: 2/17/2005
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Rating: 5 out of 5
This is the greatest camera ever made by mankind. I am serious. The quality, the format, and ease of use make it the camera of all time.
2/25/2005 12:58:03 PM
 
Kevin Saitta

member since: 8/6/2003
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Rating: 5 out of 5
Simple and easy to use.
7/25/2004 3:42:37 AM
 
Jill M. Martin
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member since: 4/22/2004
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Well, this is the cadillac of cameras, even a used one 20 something years old. A very basic camera requiring a meter for proper exposure. The Hassleblad lenses are top notch.
5/18/2004 2:20:15 AM
 
Edward L. Robinson

member since: 12/31/2003
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Rating: 5 out of 5
I have the 501C(black body) with Carl Zeiss 150mm F4 Sonnar T* & the Carl Zeiss 80mm C T*. Not much to say about this system, it simply speaks for itself. Simplicity and superb craftmanship w/"breath-taking" Zeiss lenses.
12/31/2003 7:32:41 PM
 
Timothy W. Malone

member since: 12/16/2003
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Rating: 5 out of 5
I waited 35+ years to own this camera! It is, without doubt, the best piece of equipment I have ever worked with!
12/16/2003 2:00:02 PM
 
Gaetan P. Dery

member since: 10/14/2003
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Rating: 5 out of 5
Simply the best when combined with Zeiss lens.
10/14/2003 4:32:00 PM
 
Robert Brown
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member since: 3/18/2003
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Rating: 5 out of 5
Great camera if you're looking for superior image quality and willing to take your time with a manual camera.
7/1/2003 10:24:59 AM
 

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