A&P I was left a Hasselblad 2000 FC/M Gold camera, never used. How much?

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  1. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    My father left me his brand new Hasselblad 2000 FC/M Gold when he died, it has never been used and still in a aluminum case with custome molded spaces for lenses and camera, It is one of 750 produced, anyone know a value of such an item, I have to go to california to pick it up, Is it a collectable? I am not familiar with that type of format, can anyone elaborate?
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    i will as soon as i go pick it up. But i found a picture of it on the net. I recently found out about this, Father died when i was 3 in 1985. So its been sitting waiting till i wanted to pick up photography. Father was a photographer.

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    i hope you're not planning on selling it :hsugh:

    by this thread alone, i'd say you are
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    what should i do with it? Its not a family heirloom i would say, i got left countless watches and stuff, i would hate for it to go to waste. I would be afraid to use it since i have called hasselblad today and they say they do not make replacement parts and to their knowledge mine maybe the only one left without one shutter release
     
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    1985 100 year anniversary edition camera. nice.

    Not sure how much that will go for, but the 500CM golds are about $4-5k. Call KEH to get an idea of the resale value.

    For the record though, you would be a dumbass to sell it. That will be worth a small fortune if you keep it and never use it.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    yeah my mother just told me it originally cost 17k. without the extra lenses. She says he had 4 CZ lenses with it too. Carl Zeiss?
     
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    bling bling
     
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    Yeah its safe to say that camera is wayy too one of a kind to sell. def if yoru dad saved it and never used it to give it to you. i doubt he paid 17k for it in 1980 though.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    who knows mother said he had three kind. Same cameera in black and silver/grey, but i have been hunting down on the internet can;t find any documentation on a silver or black version of a 2000fcm
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    nevermind it only worth like 3k might as well keep it at that value, perhaps a digital back???

    PS: thanks for the keh.com suggestion found one on there too.
     
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    Some people still shoot with them. That's the Lambo or Ferarri of cameras. Only worth 3g is like saying I only drive a 100,000 dollar car. :) Keep the camera even if you don't shoot with it.
     
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    It's only worth a small fortune when you sell it :hsugh:
     
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    :ugh:

    Oh god, someone want's to pick a semantics fight. :greddy:
     
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    Sell it and buy a 5d. :x:
     
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    worst. choice. ever.
     
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    Fine, trade it for a s2 is. :fawk:
     
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    now the s2is would be a better choice! :big grin:
     
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    I've held on to too much stuff that was "supposed to eventually" be worth a small fortune that ended up in the dump.

    If it's worth good money now, and the thing holds no personal value, sell it now.
     
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    No personal value? I'm pretty sure something given to him by his father who passed away when he was 3 years old holds some personal value.
     
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    :rofl:

    I would have already sold it for $500.

    I don't know how to use it. I don't know were to get film for it.
     
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    Using it is really easy. And you live in california. I'm sure there has to be a store somewhere local that has 120speed film.
     
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    I don't shoot film. I don't plan to start anytime soon either.
     
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    OP begs to differ :o
     
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    "So its been sitting waiting till i wanted to pick up photography. Father was a photographer."

    I'd at least try it out...respect his wishes :dunno:
     

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