Special 100 mm Planar

polypal

New Member
I was lucky to find a 100 mm Planar lens from the MK series.
The MK series are special lenses bodies and filmbacks produced for fotogrammetrie, scientific photography.

Hasselblad made a special ELM body for that purpose as well as an SWC camera fitted with the motordrive from an ELM.
The cameras are finished in the well known yellow leatherette.

These lenses were also used by NASA.
The famous "blue marble" picture of the earth was made with the 100 MM Planar lens.
It looks like an ordinary 100 mm CF lens but it has an extra focusing scale, it misses the F mode and it has a different shutter operation.

CZ produced only a small number of these lenses.
They were built with very close tolerances using only the best glass elements
they could find.
 

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jotloob

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Paul

Congrats . That is a jewel for a collector . I have never seen a MK camera , except on an image .
But you forgot to mention , that there is no pancake version for that lens available .:z04_photos:
 

vandevantersh

New Member
"These lenses were also used by NASA.
The famous "blue marble" picture of the earth was made with the 100 MM Planar lens.
It looks like an ordinary 100 mm CF lens but it has an extra focusing scale, it misses the F mode and it has a different shutter operation."

That reminds me of the Richard Nordin comment, that the most significant camera in the history of photography is on the Moon.

Steve
 

polypal

New Member
Hi Steve,

That is part of the old joke about free Hasselblad cameras.
Free Hasselblad cameras? Where can we get them?
On the moon you only need to get there!

It bothers me that the body that makes this lens and the viewer that I have complete is gathering dust in the moon.

Paul
 
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