Tessina L Camera – different versions at a glance – “noiseless”, “noise reduced” and “default”

The Tessina is a “cigarettes-package-sized” 35mm camera manufactured in Switzerland. It was commonly used by the Stasi due to its size.

Normally the film is advanced via a clockwork spring/spring motor. In this Video you’ll get to hear and see the different Versions of this camera.

Tessina offered a default version which was pretty loud and a noise reduced with nylon gears (used by MfS/Stasi/Watergate…) and a total noiseless version without a spring motor.

Hasselblad 500 Series

The V System aimed to be a flexible and easily hand-holdable camera with interchangeable bodies, lenses, viewfinders, winders and film magazines.

The V System

Photograph of the Hasselblad 500C/500CM
Hasselblad 500C and Hasselblad 500C/M

The V System – how it got called later on with the development of the H System aimed to be a small flexible and easily hand-holdable medium-format camera with interchangeable bodies, lenses, viewfinders, winders and film magazines.

Due to problems with the focal plane shutters in the 1600 F and 1000 F, the manual leaf shutter-based 6×6 camera Hasselblad 500C got into development.

The Hasselblad 500C came into production in 1957 and was produced until 1970. In 1970 it gave way to the Hasselblad 500C/M which was produced until 1994.

Hasselblad 500C

Photograph of the Hasselblad 500C/500CM

Hasselblad 500C/M

Photograph of the Hasselblad 500C/M