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    Anyone ever hear of "green star" Hassy lenses?

    I just picked up a 4/50 Distagon FLE CF via Japan. It's one of the "green star" lenses made custom for a Japanese dealer. Supposedly it's better than the normal version.

    Anyone ever heard of this?

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    Re: Anyone ever hear of "green star" Hassy lenses?

    Here's how you can tell - notice the little star (white, actually) on the shutter speed lock button:

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    Re: Anyone ever hear of "green star" Hassy lenses?

    I have a star on my 110/2 planar that I bought when I was living in Japan. When I asked about it, the dealer said that the star indicated that it was a official Hasselblad Japan lens. He did not say that it had any other significance.
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    Re: Anyone ever hear of "green star" Hassy lenses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Richardson View Post
    I have a star on my 110/2 planar that I bought when I was living in Japan. When I asked about it, the dealer said that the star indicated that it was a official Hasselblad Japan lens. He did not say that it had any other significance.
    Aha! Okay, so at least it makes a little sense, then.

    I've seen backs with a star on the release, also for the Japanese market.

    Weird.

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