Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!=='''''<u>A modular system camera</u>'''''== <div class="floatright">[http://www.flickr.com/photos/50678983@N00/506486188/in/pool-camerapedia/ '''''<u>http://farm1.static.flickr.com/190/506486188_d40d06e07a.jpg</u>''''']'''''<u><br />advertisement in National Geographic, november 1965</u>'''''</div> '''''Following the design principle of the previous models, the Victor Hasselblad AB made the V-series completely modular: Not only the lenses, but also the winding crank, the viewfinder and the film magazine are exchangeable during normal operation of the camera. With the introduction of the 500C/M, also the focussing screen became easily exchangeable.''''' '''''Victor Hasselblad AB put great effort to assist correct magazine handling: the presence of a dark slide in the film magazine prevents the shutter from being fired, but allows the removal of the back, whereas the back is locked to the body without the dark slide in place. Further: two small indicator windows opposite one another - one on the back and the other on the body - show the state of the film (exposed vs. unexposed) and shutter (cocked vs. released).''''' '''''The above described effort is in strong contrast to the ease with which the shutter and body state dissociate upon removal of the lens. This can result in either (i) a released shutter and a body already in a mirror-down position or (ii) a cocked shutter and the miror up. In either situation, re-inserting the lens can easily lead to irreversible damage. Over the years, this has led to the introduction of a great variety of tools from many vendors addressing these issues. It is recommended to always keep the camera wound before making any exchanges.''''' Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Camerapedia are considered to be released under the GFDL Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://camerapedia.fandom.com/wiki/Hasselblad_500_C/M"