Hassy question

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  1. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    So, I've read loads about the bottom dropping out of the film market, yadda yadda, but it made me wonder: just how FAR has the bottom dropped out? This is where you guys come in. I bet one or more of you bought a Hasselblad system, say a 500c/m, new. How much would a basic kit with body, 120 back, 80mm lens, and waist-level finder set you back? I see them on sleBay going for around $1000 or so....
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, that's about right. There are a few Ebay sellers which sell 500CM hassies for around $300 (no WLF, mag or lens), then you add a lens ($350-450), a WLF ($75-100) and a mag (12 exp. plus film insert/dark slide) for about $120 and you arrive at $1,000.

    I never buy anything new, BTW. ;)
     
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    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    Let me clarify: how much were they when they were new?

    Oh, and Dimitri, we all know you never buy anything new! :mrgreen:
     
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    My B & H Professional Photo Sourcebook (circa mid to late 1990's?) lists Hasselblad 501 cm kits (body, 80mm lens, WL, and A12 back) for $2700.

    I just sold my 500 cm with 80mm, 150mm, WL, metered prism, and 2 A12 backs for $1000, and felt pretty lucky to get that.
     
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    I bought mine about 4 years ago for 1400 USD just before a drop in the market. That was for a 500CM body, 80mm lens and 220 back. I think that you could get the same package now for 800-1000 USD. Also about a year later bought a 60mm lens for 1600 USD.
     
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    These prices, however low they are in today's marketplace, are still giving me the vapors! Must be 'cause I'm broke all the time. :mrgreen:
     
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    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    I agree. But it looks like there hasn't been such a dramatic drop in price. I guess I always figured that these guys cost like $5000 new or something...
     
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    Add in a couple of film backs, a metered prism, a selection of lenses, official Hassy accessories like lens hoods and filters, and it quickly went over $5000.

    official Hassy gear prices from the same B & H catalog:
    lens: $1800 - $7000
    film back: $700 - $1200
    metered prism: $1200 - $1500
    focusing screen: $160 - $250
    camera strap: $85
    lens hood: $100 - $150
    filters: $120 - $500
    flash: $440
    flash bracket: $400 - $450
     
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    At our local camera swap I saw an unbelievable price on a whole wedding kit. 3 500CM chrome bodies, 40mm, 80mm, 150mm lenses, 2 eye level finders and a waist level finder, 3 lumidyne strobes, 6 battery packs, 3 chargers, 3 strobe frames, 8 film backs all in 2 fitted pelican cases for $2,200. Over the 2 day show, it didn't sell.
     
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    I have got to get my glasses changed... I expected it to be about loose women..
     

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