Like all Hasselblads until the recent X-Pan and H1, the 1600F was 6x6 medium format on 120 film, used interchangeable film backs, viewfinders, and lenses.
The F in the 1600F indicated that it used a ocal-plane shutter built into the camera body.
From a distance, the older 1600F is indistinguishable from a contemporary Hassie 500 or 200 series.
There was also a selection of a wide-angle and a telephoto Ektar available at the time.Manufacturers commonly use a serial number to uniquely identify a camera lens or body.Knowledge of these numbers may allow the dating of the specific item.Our stock includes including Polarizers, Proxars, Softars, UV, ND and colour balancing filters - please call for details.The Hasselblad 200 series is a successful line of high-end, focal-plane, single-lens reflex (SLR) medium format cameras made by the Hasselbald Corporation of Sweden, using German-made Carl Zeiss lenses.The use of a speculum (dentist's mirror) allows to read the number even if it is facing the camera's folding bed.We have a wide range of second-hand filters in 50, 60 and 70mm bayonet fittings, and 63mm and 93mm screw thread sizes.Hasselblad de-tuned the shutter and released the 1000F in 1952 with a top-speed of 1/1000 sec.The German optics industry had recovered by that time and as a cost-cutting measure, Hasselblad offered the Zeiss Tessar 80mm as the standard lens in Europe, along with other Zeiss wide-angle and telephoto lenses. S., they released the cameras with the Kodak Ektar or Zeiss lenses.This page provides known serial number and date sequences for cameras, lenses and shutters.Camera makers frequently made sure that the serial number of the shutter was out of sight by judiciously orienting the shutter casing.