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501C vs. 501CM

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


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



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


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It looks like the 501CM superceded the 501C in 1997 and was still listed in the 2001 Product catalog.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

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