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

The legendary KODAK Retina 117 from 1934

Legandary KODAK Retina 117 camera produced at Nettel in Stuttgart Germany.
The first camera to make use of the 135 film which is still in use today.

Let’s talk about a very special camera today. The KODAK Retina 117 which was produced from 1934-1935 in Kamerawerk “Nettel” in Stuttgart.

It was the first camera to load the 135 film which is still in use nowadays.

The camera used a Compur shutter and was equipped with a Schneider Kreuznach Xenar 3,5/5cm lens.

Photograph of the Kodak Retina 117 - bellow open - Schneider-Kreuznach lens visible
Photograph of the Kodak Retina 117 - bellow open - Schneider-Kreuznach lens visible
Photograph of the Kodak Retina 117 - bellow open - Schneider-Kreuznach lens visible - photographed from the top
Photograph of the Kodak Retina 117 - bellow closed - lens hidden - photographed from the front
Photograph of the Kodak Retina 117 - bellow closed - lens hidden - photographed from the back