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Hasselblad 500CM Chrome (500C) Medium Format Camera Body

***Lens not included
Hasselblad Cameras
KEH Model# 345517
Grade Notes Price Qty
Without Waist Level Finder; With Early Rapid Wind Crank
Without Waist Level Finder


Hasselblad 500CM Chrome (500C) Medium Format Camera Body Description


The Hasselblad 500CM represents the extreme high quality and precision of the Hasselblad system. The 500CM is fully mechanical, manual focus 6x6cm SLR meets and exceed the demands of studio and outdoor photography. The 500CM film can be exchanged mid roll via separate backs and syncs at all speeds. Like many of Hasselblad medium format SLR, the 500CM offers interchangeable film magazines, film winding knobs, viewfinders, focus screens, Carl Zeiss lenses and associated equipment. 

KEH Specifications

  • Type: Manual focus, leaf shutter, Single-Lens-Reflex camera
  • Exposure-Control Modes: multiple exposure
  • Lens Mount: Exclusive Hasselblad bayonet lens mount; Accepts all C, CF, CB, CFI, CFE lenses
  • Autofocus System: None. BUT Helicoid focusing system (manual rotating mount built in to lens)
  • Shutter: Mechanical leaf shutter, 1 second to 1/500th and "B". Shutter speeds in full stops only. Camera body accepts standard mechanical cable releases.
  • Metering: (Exposure:) Possible with optional metered viewfinders
  • Film-speed Range: N/A
  • Mirror: (Lock-Up:) Yes - possible with switch below winding crank
  • Viewfinder: NC-2 45 degree prism finder included
  • Flash: "PC" socket for electronic flash connection on lens barrel. Flash synchronization possible at all shutter speeds up to 1/500th. NOTE: The 500C is NOT a TTL flash capable camera.
  • Film Advance: Manual film winding crank located on camera body which simultaneously advances the film, resets the mirror and cocks the shutter. Hasselblad does NOT make a power winder for this model.
  • Power: Fully mechanical camera; no batteries required.
  • Self Timer: Yes
  • Dimensions: 7.08 x 4.49 x 4.33"
  • Weight: 3 lbs. 11 oz.


General information

Brand Name Hasselblad
Product information

Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Hasselblad C, Hasselblad CB, Hasselblad CF, Hasselblad CFE, Hasselblad Cfi