The service life on the H-system is around 100,000 captures; then it needs servicing. The moving parts are the mirror
and the rear curtain
. Rest of it is solid state electronics, so if kept with the same care as a mobile phone, will last for another round before servicing again.
The eyecup also needs the occasional replacement but that is something I consider to be within the aspect of normal wear and tear. The Hasselblad body is made from durable materials (body stainless steel, outer shells aluminum) and designed to last.
So I professionally disagree
with Bernhard, who is entitled to his personal opinion from his experience
, I would not "stay away from used H1 and H2
", but I would recommend sending the body to a local Hasselblad service center for check-to-spec
service (about $150 here in US.)
The Hasselblad H1 and H2 systems receive firmware upgrades that update with modern features to make your investment last...whether you are the first owner or a new owner of a used system.
I suggest these to be important points that should be considered along with the subjective opinions of peers, because these affect your personal budget and your personal brand when you walk into the view of your clients. The brand Hasselblad is powerful and pervasive. The equipment represents quality.
Look for yourself, this is one tough cookie: