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    Hasse lens case

    Okay, so it's not strictly part of my large format gear, but the lens is big enough to qualify as large in anyone's book......

    I just bought a beautiful 500mm C type Sonnar for my Hasselblad and I need a case. I've checked with KEH, Sylvio's, Calumet, and Midwest Photo as well as Paul Mayberry of Classic Cameras. Nobody can find one yet although they are all on the look out.

    Anybody out there have a long lost empty Hasselblad case for the original style 500mm Sonnar?

    Thanks guys!!!!!

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    Re: Hasse lens case

    hi,

    now i don't know anything about the size of your lens, but i had problems finding a case for a symmar-s 300, which is a really big lens. after searching high and low at all recommendable stores bruce at photobackpacker.com provided me with one in the end that fits nicely. you only may have to add extra padding for the lens not to wobble.
    so you may want to check that.

    douglas

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    Re: Hasse lens case

    Thanks, Doug. I certainly appreciate your prompt reply and I'll look into your suggestion for some of my large format lenses, but I think I should have given some dimensions for this particular Sonnar.

    This lens is for the Hasselblad medium format cameras so it has a different configuration than view lenses. Is it about 4 inches across at the largest diameter and over 16 inches long. Basically, it is about the size of an adult man's forearm. Hasselblad sold the lens with its own beautifully made leather case. This one (from ebay) did not have the case, so I'm on a mission to find one.

    Any and all ideas of where to continue my search are most welcome.

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    oops! well, i understand ;-)
    have you tried getting in touch with hasselblad themselves?
    perhaps they can help you. either with a case or a recommendation where to try.

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    something like this?
    maybe the seller can help you finding a suitable one for you.
    ebay 3854384487
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    Re: Hasse lens case

    Thanks, Doug.

    It's exactly the right style (and I love the lived in look), but that one is for the 350mm which is a smaller lens and I just double checked an old Hasse catalog which lists product numbers even for the cases. Not the same, unfortunately.

    Great idea to check with Cambridge though and I will email them right now.

    I appreciate your ideas.

    Tim

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    Re: Hasse lens case

    I was going to suggest a wine bottle carrier, but 16 inches is a bit long for that.
    I'd use a couple lens wraps and stick it in a cut downed cardboard tube. For now..
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    ebay 330162719365

    maybe the seller is willing to sell you the case seperately?
    to be honest i could never find a sonnar 500.
    so am still guessing the right case.

    and now i will stop bothering you! ;-))

    douglas

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    Re: Hasse lens case

    Hi, Doug.

    Good info and better intentions are never a bother. Your suggestions have been most welcome.

    Proving once again how I can dumb things up, my typing got away from my brain in the wee hours of the morning. The lens is not a Sonnar (like my 150mm) but rather a TeleTessar.

    I am in touch with Cambridge Camera now and trying to get all the details I need about a case they say they have that will fit.

    Keep your fingers crossed and thanks again for the help.

    Tim

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    Re: Hasse lens case

    Watch out for Cambridge Camera NY, they appear to have everything ...

    They have a reputation for bait and switch. If you can have a friend in NY go physically check it out before you buy.

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