A Site for Photographers by Photographers

Community > Forums > Medium Format > Hasselblad > 501C vs. 501CM

Featured Equipment Deals

Aging Photos Roundup Read More

Aging Photos Roundup

Learn Photoshop techniques on how to age your photos digitally in the Photoshop Darkroom. Includes example images and step-by-step instruction.

Latest Equipment Articles

4 Outdoor & Adventure Photo Packs Read More

4 Outdoor & Adventure Photo Packs

Photo packs have come a long way in the past decade, especially those that are targeted toward outdoor and adventure photographers. Alaska-based adventure photographer Dan Bailey takes a closer look...

Latest Learning Articles

Getting Started in Video Read More

Getting Started in Video

Photographer Ted Kawalerski made the transition from still to motion and has never looked back. Ted takes you through the steps to get started in a medium that will open your photography business to...


501C vs. 501CM

Djino Djino , Oct 16, 2006; 07:33 p.m.

Hi

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

Thanks

Responses


    1   |   2     Next    Last

Brian S. , Oct 16, 2006; 07:38 p.m.

http://www.hasselblad.com/media/ffb4d535-8125-4a0a-ab2e-ff5fe6353932-500_series.PDF

Brian S. , Oct 16, 2006; 07:39 p.m.

Click the above link and read it. Amazing what two minutes of google searching can turn up, eh?

Brian S. , Oct 16, 2006; 07:43 p.m.

Michael Axel , Oct 16, 2006; 07:59 p.m.

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: (link). 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>.

Brian S. , Oct 16, 2006; 10:08 p.m.

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.

Bill Sotiras , Oct 17, 2006; 01:38 a.m.

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It looks like the 501CM superceded the 501C in 1997 and was still listed in the 2001 Product catalog.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.

Djino Djino , Oct 17, 2006; 11:46 a.m.

Thanks a lot for your help ! DD

Q.G. de Bakker , Oct 17, 2006; 12:04 p.m.

For future reference.

(Still in its infancy though)

Michael Axel , Oct 17, 2006; 12:15 p.m.

That's a pretty cool page. It's easy to get confused by all the numbers<g>.


    1   |   2     Next    Last

Back to top

Notify me of Responses