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What a lovely compatibility "monster" .
I have never seen such a combination before . This must have been in use by the traffic control depertement .
Steves gear looks like a canonball rod . What are you shooting for ????
All this gear and much more is the result of my interest in Hasselblad cameras.
Once I was bitten by the collecting virus there is absolutely no way to stop the epidemic.
A short history of the components in the former post:
The ELX body I found in a small camera shop in Brussels, the lens I bought
from a guy who had it serviced.
He had bought the 40 mm with a stiff helicoid thinking it needed a service.
It turned out this mint lens must have been dropped at an early moment while in the hands of the first owner.
It needed a new part that was no longer available.
I found that part and had the lens repaired.
The transmitter/receiver was heavily modified for use with a Leica R7.
I undid that mod and turned the set into an original kit exactly like it was sold by Hasselblad in the seventies.
The film back was lying quietly on a stall at the camera fair where I met Kevin
last month. Only this happened about 4 years ago.
For the price of 4 decent bottles of wine it is now part of my collection.
Nice to know it is number 6 from the production that was made in Switzerland.
Look at page 237 top RH corner of Ricks Compendium to see another rare item
for the EL series.
That blimp exists of two parts. There is also a section for the lens.
EL series cameras are exciting subjects for a collector.
Not very expensive, with a host of extremely interesting accessories.
A small selection there is more....
The mains powered timer in the RH corner got a substantial offer from a well known person suspected of acts against the safety of the country.
It weighs a ton. Just looking at it gives me a back ache.
I love seeing devices from what I would call the "Electro-mechanical" age. The first mainframe computer that I saw did calculations using thousands of vacuum tubes (valves) and out-put data on a "clacking" teletype machine. Seeing Hasselblad's solution to timing and control brings back fond memories of an "ancient" time.