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1950's VINTAGE Underwater Camera Housing

21 October 2013 - 07:14 PM

FYI, for all you vintage collectors - I just posted the following 1950's vintage housing on eBay at: 




If you happen to know anything about it please contact me.


It's only on for five days, so check it out.  Thanks!



Hasselblad Housing For 500C/M, SWC, AND Has 1:1 MACRO Port

01 July 2013 - 04:50 PM

This is another of my Hasselblad housings and it is perfect for the Hasselblad collector or for actual use.  

It is a very unique opportunity in that it includes the standard front half, the port extension for the 50mm lens, both of the rear halves (one for the 500C/M and one for the SWC) AND A CUSTOM MADE MACRO PORT EXTENSION.  This gives you the flexibility to use it for the 50mm, 80mm, 38mm (SWC), and a 120mm macro with two 55mm extension tubes.

The macro port extension allows you to shoot amost 1:1 macro by using the 120mm lens with two 55mm extension tubes.  By adding a close-up Proxar lens you can get more than 1:1 macro.  It does not have any exposure or focus control, use your lighting position to adjust exposure.  It actually worked quite well the few times that I used it.  It does need to have a focusing light though.

I haven't used it in a long time, but it worked great then and is still in incredibly good condition.  I don't think that it has ever been used with the SWC back.  Never had any leaks.  I had Gates change out one of the flash bulkheads to use a Nikonos five pin instead.  I also added a leak detector.


    -  Front section for 500C/M, 500C, and SWC
    -  Rear section for 500C/M, 500C
    -  Film advance adapter for 500C/M, 500C
    -  Lens support ring for 80mm lens
    -  Extension set for 50mm lens
    -  Rear section for SWC
    -  Film advance adapter for SWC
    -  Shutter release adapter for SWC
    -  Original neck strap
    -  Frame viewfinder for the SWC
    -  Custom made port extension for 120mm with two 55mm extension tubes
    -  One set of gears
    -  Wrench to remove the port
    -  Extra o-rings and screws
    -  Original flash bulkhead that was replaced with Nikonos 5-pin
    -  Leak detector

Contact me immediately if you are seriously interested in it.  I have one offer on it but I have not accepted it yet as it is a bit low.