Two moldiest ever Hasselblad 500c cameras and 80mm lenses have been listed on eBay
Mold is the enemy of photography gear and many of us will skip buying a second-hand camera or lens if it’s infested by fungus. But one optimistic seller has recently listed two really moldy Hasselblad 500 c cameras with 80mm lens and back. And I mean, really moldy!
The description reads that the speed focus handle is in working condition for sure, but “other than that you are on your own.” The seller is offering two bodies both with 80mm planar lenses and backs, with one body having a prism finder. You also get three super-moldy extra backs. The seller warns that people with mold allergies should not bid on this item, and I’d definitely give you the same advice.
Now, some minor fungus infestation can be resolved with soap, water and vinegar. But this gear is so moldy that I think it wouldn’t even be safe to use it, not even to goof around with it. Still, if you want it and think you can clean it (good luck with that), the listing expires on 26 July and the current price is slightly under $400.
Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.