Hasselblad 500C/M

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After several years out of photography, and a couple of years using a DSLR I was ready for a change.

My local camera store has a used equipment case strategically placed so you can browse while the staff is in the back fetching whatever it is you came in for. There was a Mamiya C330 that looked almost new that reminded me of the TLR I used in the 80s. During the next week I kept thinking about it, and I went back to the store to take another look. Too late, sold. They did have one other medium format camera, though...

That's how I ended up with a Hasselblad 500C/M in 2008.

The shutter release is on the front, bottom left, with the troublesome O/T switch. The silver tab on the lens is the EV lock, and the EV indicator is the orange arrow above it. The focus distance, depth of field, aperture and shutter speed are on the top of the lens easily viewable when using the waist level finder.

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