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Monday 3 November 2014

The Hasselblad Project - Part 2.

After purchasing a Hasselblad 500 C/M body and A-12 film back, I have been looking around for the rest of the parts I need to build a complete camera.  During my search I happened upon another 500 C/M body, and I decided to buy it because it was being offered at such a great price.

The body is just that, with no film advance crank and no glass viewing screen.  Like the first 500 C/M body I purchased, the owner advised me that the rear curtain shutter did not fully close after the shutter button had been pressed.  In this case the owner appears to be correct, and I have fired the shutter many times and every time the curtain shutter remains open approximately 5 mm.

Although this is obviously a problem, the curtain shutter does snap shut immediately when you begin to turn the film advance mechanism (which can still be wound without a proper crank fitted).  I'm sure it can be repaired, so it will make a good back up for the first 500 C/M body I purchased. This one was also in great cosmetic condition, with the included dust easily removed.

- harajuku32

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