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1957

Hasselblad V system

Discontinued

The Hasselblad V system comprised equipment for superlative photography. It was a camera system representing the ultimate in precision and dependability. The system offered the photographer options for tackling every conceivable photographic situation. That is why the Hasselblad V-system cameras and lenses were the choice of professional photographers and advanced amateurs all over the world, in space, on land, and beneath the sea.

A system with maximum interchangeability was the concept behind the Hasselblad V system. This means that the various camera models, no matter when they were made, accepted the system's accessories almost without exception. That is why Hasselblad cameras and lenses retained their value over the years and represented an investment that really paid off in the long run.

Hasselblad lenses with leaf shutters are indicated with a "C" (C, CF, CB, CFi and CFE). The "C" lenses that also had a designation "F" and an "F" setting on the shutter speed ring could also be used on focal plane shutter cameras.

The Carl Zeiss C lenses had a design with interlocked aperture and shutter speed rings. Originally matt-chromed, all C lenses were supplied in black trim from 1973 to 1981.

In 1973, Zeiss developed the multi-layer, anti-reflection, T* multi-coating. It was used first on lenses in the 30-80mm focal length range. Since 1974, all lenses were multi-coated and carried the red T* symbol.

The CF lens series replaced the C lenses in 1982. Among the important improvements were a more modern design with improved ergonomics and a newly developed Prontor shutter with double the life-expectancy of the earlier Compur shutter. On CF lenses, aperture and shutter speed rings were no longer interlocked but could be locked together when desired.

On CFi lenses, the flash connector was equipped with a cable locking device. CFE lenses were identical to CFi types but also had the electronic databus connections for the light metering system in the 200 series cameras.

In the CB lenses, Carl Zeiss eliminated some features like the "F" setting. CB lenses can be used on focal plane shutter cameras (except the 202FA), but the exposure must be made with the shutter in the lens.

The Carl Zeiss F lenses were originally designed for the 2000 series cameras with focal plane shutter, had no built-in shutter and electronic coupling to the camera body. These F lenses had a wider aperture and shorter close-up focusing limits than the C lenses. The F lenses became TCC types with electronic databus connections when the 205TCC camera was introduced and were changed later, in name only, to the FE types.

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Camera lineup

Hasselblad V mount lens lineup

Fisheye lenses
3.5 Carl Zeiss F-Distagon 24mm F/3.5 CF IHI [shutterless] [V]Pro
3.5 Carl Zeiss F-Distagon 24mm F/3.5 CF IHI [V]Pro
3.5 Carl Zeiss F-Distagon 30mm F/3.5 C [V]Pro
3.5 Carl Zeiss F-Distagon T* 30mm F/3.5 CF [V]Pro 1982 
3.5 Carl Zeiss F-Distagon T* 30mm F/3.5 CFi [V]Pro 1998 
Ultra-wide angle prime lenses
4.0 Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 40mm F/4 C [V] B104Pro
4.0 Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 40mm F/4 CF [V]Pro 1982 
4.0 Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 40mm F/4 CFE [V] B93Pro 1998 
4.0 Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 40mm F/4 IF CFE [V]Pro 2003 
Wide-angle prime lenses
4.0 Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 50mm F/4 C [V]Pro
4.0 Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 50mm F/4 CF [V] B60Pro 1982 
4.0 Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 50mm F/4 CF FLE [V] B60Pro 1989 
4.0 Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 50mm F/4 CFi [V] B70Pro 1998 
4.0 Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 50mm F/4 ZV [V] E67Pro 2006 
2.8 Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 50mm F/2.8 FE [V] E86Pro
2.8 Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 50mm F/2.8 F [V]Pro 1977 
3.5 Carl Zeiss Distagon [T*] 60mm F/3.5 C [V]Pro
3.5 Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 60mm F/3.5 CF [V] B60Pro 1982 
3.5 Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 60mm F/3.5 CB [V] B60Pro 1997 
3.5 Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 60mm F/3.5 CFi [V] B60Pro 2001 
Standard prime lenses
2.8 Carl Zeiss Planar T* 80mm F/2.8 C [V] B50Pro
2.8 Carl Zeiss Planar T* 80mm F/2.8 F [V] B50Pro
2.8 Carl Zeiss Planar T* 80mm F/2.8 FE [V] B50Pro
2.8 Carl Zeiss Planar T* 80mm F/2.8 CF [V] B60Pro 1982 
2.8 Carl Zeiss Planar T* 80mm F/2.8 CB [V] B60Pro 1997 
2.8 Carl Zeiss Planar T* 80mm F/2.8 CFE [V] B60Pro 1998 
3.5 Carl Zeiss Planar T* 100mm F/3.5 C [V] B50Pro
3.5 Carl Zeiss Planar T* 100mm F/3.5 CF [V] B60Pro 1982 
3.5 Carl Zeiss Planar T* 100mm F/3.5 CFi [V] B60Pro 1998 
4.3 Carl Zeiss UV-Sonnar 105mm F/4.3 C [V] B50Pro
4.3 Carl Zeiss UV-Sonnar 105mm F/4.3 CF [V] B60Pro 1982 
Short telephoto prime lenses
2.0 Carl Zeiss Planar T* 110mm F/2 F [V] B77Pro
2.0 Carl Zeiss Planar T* 110mm F/2 FE [V] B77Pro
4.0 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 150mm F/4 C [V] B50Pro
4.0 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 150mm F/4 CF [V] B60Pro 1982 
4.0 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 150mm F/4 CFi [V] B60Pro 1998 
2.8 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 150mm F/2.8 F [V] B77Pro
2.8 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 150mm F/2.8 FE [V] B77Pro
4.8 Carl Zeiss Tessar T* 160mm F/4.8 CB [V] B60Pro 1997 
4.0 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 180mm F/4 CF [V] B60Pro 1991 
4.0 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 180mm F/4 CFi [V] B60Pro 1998 
4.0 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 180mm F/4 CFE [V] B60Pro 2001 
4.0 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 180mm F/4 ZV [V] E67Pro 2006 
Medium telephoto prime lenses
5.6 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 250mm F/5.6 C [V] B50Pro
5.6 Carl Zeiss Sonnar 250mm F/5.6 Superachromat CFi [V] B60Pro
5.6 Carl Zeiss Sonnar 250mm F/5.6 Superachromat C [V] B50Pro 1972 
5.6 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 250mm F/5.6 CF [V] B60Pro 1982 
5.6 Carl Zeiss Sonnar 250mm F/5.6 Superachromat CF [V] B60Pro 1982 
5.6 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 250mm F/5.6 CFi [V] B60Pro 1998 
5.6 Carl Zeiss Sonnar 250mm F/5.6 Superachromat CFE [V] B60Pro 2001 
4.0 Carl Zeiss Tele-Tessar T* 250mm F/4 F [V] B77Pro
4.0 Carl Zeiss Tele-Tessar T* 250mm F/4 FE [V] B77Pro
2.8 Carl Zeiss Tele-Superachromat T* 300mm F/2.8 FE [V]Pro 1999 
5.6 Carl Zeiss Tele-Tessar T* 350mm F/5.6 C [V] E86Pro
5.6 Carl Zeiss Tele-Tessar T* 350mm F/5.6 CF [V]Pro 1982 
5.6 Carl Zeiss Tele-Superachromat T* 350mm F/5.6 CFE [V]Pro 1997 
4.0 Carl Zeiss Tele-Tessar T* 350mm F/4 FE [V] E96Pro
4.0 Carl Zeiss Tele-Tessar T* 350mm F/4 F [V] E96Pro 1984 
8 Carl Zeiss Tele-Tessar [T*] 500mm F/8 C [V] E86Pro
8 Carl Zeiss Tele-Apotessar T* 500mm F/8 CF [V]Pro 1982 
Macro lenses
5.6 Carl Zeiss S-Planar T* 120mm F/5.6 C [V] B50 @ CFD 0.95mPro
4.0 Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 120mm F/4 CF [V] B601:4.5 @ CFD 0.8mPro 1982 
4.0 Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 120mm F/4 CFi [V] B601:4.5 @ CFD 0.8mPro 1998 
4.0 Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 120mm F/4 CFE [V] B601:4.5 @ CFD 0.8mPro 2001 
4.0 Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 120mm F/4 ZV [V] E671:4.5 @ CFD 0.8mPro 2006 
5.6 Carl Zeiss S-Planar T* 135mm F/5.6 C [V] B50 @ CFD 0.54mFor bellowsPro
5.6 Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 135mm F/5.6 CF [V] B60 @ CFD 0.54mFor bellowsPro 1982 
Standard zoom lenses
4.8 Hasselblad 60-120mm F/4.8 FE [V]Pro 1998 
Telephoto zoom lenses
5.6 Schneider-KREUZNACH Variogon 140-280mm F/5.6 F [V]Pro
5.6 Schneider-KREUZNACH Variogon 140-280mm F/5.6 CF [V] ⌀93Pro
5.6 Schneider-KREUZNACH Variogon 140-280mm F/5.6 C [V] ⌀93Pro 1976 

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