Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/01

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Subject: Re: [Leica] New Hasselblad 35mm Rangefinder Camera
From: (Keith Bingman)
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 1998 03:27:09 +0100

> > Has anyone seen or heard of the new Hasselblad rangefinder camera??

While on vacation back home in Seattle, I got the chance to handle one of
these at Glazers. The Hasselblad rep bought a demo in, according to the
serial number, no. 17. It was very nicely made and handled well. The
rangefinder patch is not quite as big or bright as an M6 (I had mine with
me there) and though it is heavy, it is not much more than an M6 with 90
Elmarit. I can think of quite a few reasons I might want one, mostly
shooting travel photos and stock, but it is certainly not for everyone.
An intriguing camera.

Keith Bingman