Operating the FlexBody and ArcBody

For years, the Hasselblad camera system was considered perfect for any type of photography except for applications that required swing and/or tilt control. To eliminate these limitations Hasselblad added the FlexBody, the ArcBody, and the PC Mutar to the V system line. The FlexBody and the ArcBody were not introduced as substitutes for studio cameras; instead, the aim was to give the Hasselblad location photographer the possibility of swing and tilt control on inexpensive rollfilm without the need to carry a large studio camera with an assortment of large-format lenses.

The FlexBody allowed creation of pictures with a sharpness range way beyond the depth-of-field capability of the lens. The ArcBody allowed ...

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