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Hasselblad 500 EL/M - tricks, traps, anything else?

Discussion in 'Film and Vintage Forum' started by no_attitude, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. no_attitude

    no_attitude Member

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    Hi there l'd like to know what you think of the Hasselblad 500 EL/M?

    I'm a complete stranger to this machine, had l not been forewarned l would have used it to transport sandwiches.

    I have no specific questions yet, l examined it briefly today but didn't have time to mess about with it.

    Looking for straightforward advice but also candid hints, anecdotes, e.g. a comment on YouTube said don't use the old batteries, they might pop out and hit you in the forehead because the original batteries tend to go awry over time.
     
  2. BriPriUK

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    First tip - don't forget to pull the film slide out. It sits between the camera and the back and the camera won't work if it's left in.
    Loading the film is complicated - there is a good video here:



    Good luck

    Brian
     
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    Andy 0 Always on Premium Member

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    No advice but a fantastic bit of kit and I hope you enjoy it :)
     
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  4. no_attitude

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    Thanks for that. The comments section is very enlightening too - something about how to avoid wasting the first image in a roll of film (the video missed that bit apparently).
     

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