All Hasselblad cameras and film magazines, as well as some other Hasselblad items, bear a two or three letter code in front of, or incorporated into, the serial number. Two of these letters are used to encrypt the year of manufacture. The key to translate these letters to digits is the word VHPICTURES, in which "V" stands for 1, "H" = 2, etc ...
Here the complete code:
V H P I C T U R E S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
The digits indicate the decennium and year in which the item was produced.
For instance, a camera carrying the 'date code' "ER" was produced in 98, or 1998 ("E" = 9, "R" =
You can find this information here:Hasselblad Historical
I am helping my friend to ask how to use "Serise Number S/N" to check the camera's history, like what year of the camera, any repair history...
Where can I check? Would you sent me a link please! He wants to check the camera history before buy the camera. Thank you Thank you!!