Hasselblad "Bay 60".... someone please explain!

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I took my Hasselblad out today for the initial test run. I'm confused what Bay 60 means. I initially thought it was 60mm. I have B&W 67mm filters and they seem to be the same diameter as my 80/2.8 CF lens. But the lens has no threads on the front. How am I to attach a filter without threads? And what is the actually diameter of "Bay 60?" Do I need to get an adapter or something to use my filters?

Why doesn't Hasselblad just do like all the other camera manufacturers and keep it simple?
 

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[do like all the other camera manufacturers and keep it simple?[/QUOTE]

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Then it would not be a Hasselblad, nor have the Hassy cachet.

You can buy nothing but Bay 60 bayonet filters and accesories--or do what I did: buy a Hassy Bayonet to standard thread adapter. Mine came from a place in China and was quite reasonable and nicely made.
 

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Yes, you can get a Bay 60 adapter, so you can then use any other make of screw-in filter. I got a Bay 60 to 58mm adapter, can't remember where from or how much now.
 

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Brian,

That works. Check Heavystar's listings for buy it now prices. No hassle with bidding, etc. As I recall, prices are in the $7 to $15 range depending on where you shop.
 

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Or buy Bay 60 filters. They are bayonette mounted and much easier to handle then threaded filters.

Steve
 

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I didn't lnow there were plastic ones. I've had good luck buying metal hoods from him before for 35mm lenses. KEH lists them also. A phone call to them will answer all your questions.
 

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Here you go........

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Hasselblad made them as well. I think. Probably pricey but they should last.
 

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A friend was at our favorite new/used camera store in Houston yesterday. He called to ask if I needed anything. I rememered needing the Bayonet 60-67mm filter adapter. Bingo! They had a new old stock Hasselblad adapter in the paper box and the plastic filter case (looks a lot like a B+W box made in W. Germany which dates it kinda). Original price: $49 maked down to $29. It's mine. It has a 67mm heliopan filter on it now. I'll know tonight if it also fits the CFE 80mm Planar. There's no reason it shouldn't. Now I can get a hood on the lens and hopefully stop some pesky flare.

The last one I saw at KEH with shipping was very close to the same price.
 
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