Hasselblad Compendium 2011 2nd edition by Richard Nordin, Numbered, Limited Edition, Includes Bonus DVD

SKU Hasselblad Compendium 2nd edition Nordin


Rick Nordin 2011; Hardcover, 368 pages, 8.5 by 11 inch format, printed in grayscale, 1120 photographs.

Hasselblad cameras were first made beginning in 1949 as the result of the vision of Victor Hasselblad who felt that a high quality modular camera using film larger than 35 mm but more convenient than large format sheet film would find ready acceptance by photographers. For more than 60 years Hasselblad has been the standard by which all medium format cameras are judged and has been used by a wide range of photographers from wedding and fashion, portraiture, industrial, scientific and art. Hasselblad cameras received particular recognition as the primary film camera for the NASA space program.

This book provides systematic and detailed descriptions of all Hasselblad equipment made up to the beginning of 2011. Included are all the production cameras, lenses and accessories as well a many rare and unusual items. 1120 photographs are included to augment the text. Tables of equipment codes and information on production numbers and dates of manufacture are provided.

An included DVD (plays on computer only) contains much additional information including instruction books, factory brochures and catalogs, related documents and pdf files of all the photographs in the book - including some in color that are black and white in the printed pages.


*** Forward
*** Preface
*** Introduction

PART ONE: The Early Cameras (1949-1957)

*** The Beginnings
*** The Military Cameras
*** Hasselblad 1600F
- Mechanical Development - Production Camera Bodies - 1600F advertising and packaging

*** Hasselblad 1000F - 1000F Serial Numbers - Lenses for the Early Cameras - Kodak Lenses - Zeiss Lenses - Supreme Wide Angle / Super Wide

*** Accessory Equipment - Accessory Description - Marketing the early Hasselblad - Bibliography for the Early Cameras - The Ledger Books

PART TWO: The 1957 - 2010 Cameras: The V System

*** Identification of post-1957 Hasselblad Camera bodies and film magazine manufacturing dates - The V-System Cameras - The V-System Lenses - Special purpose of special production lenses - V-System Film Magazines and Digital Backs - Digital backs for the V-System - Film Magazine Accessories

*** V-System Accessories - Section A. Body Related Accessories - Section B. Lens Related Accessories - Section C. Accessories for the EL, SWC and 2000/200 FC Cameras - Section D. Cases and Unterwater Housing, PCP80 and Special Items

PART 3: The XPan and the H-System Cameras

*** XPan
*** XPan II
*** XPan Lenses
*** XPan Accessories
*** The H System Cameras
*** H System Lenses


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