The Hasselblad 501CM is a mechanical, medium-format, single-lens reflex camera. It is part of the Hasselblad System which covers interchangeable lenses, viewfinders, film magazines and a host of other accessories. In some countries the 501CM is available as a complete camera kit with Planar CB 2.8/80 mm lens and A12 magazine with slide holder as standard.
Film format. 6x6 cm (21/4 x 21/4") or 6x4.5 cm (21/4 x 15/8") with appropriate magazines. 6x4.5 cm (21/4 x 15/8") or 6x3 cm (21/4 x 11/5") with format mask.
Shutter. Leaf shutter with speeds from 1 s to 1/500 s and B.
Flash synchronization. The leaf shutter provides flash synchronization at all shutter speeds.
System compatibility. All CFi/CFE-, CF- and C- lenses. All magazines, viewfinders and most other accessories.