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Old 02-10-2017   #1
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Hasselblad Users - Show us your Cameras!

Hasselblad users, it is time to post your photos of your gear!

Show us what YOU have and share your love for medium format. There are many of us who would love to know more about the Hassy systems.

In the meantime, I will continue with my CiroFlex shooting as I can find the time. Dreaming of a 'blad is not such a hard way to go, is it?
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500C with 135 f4 lens

120 back

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Here is my babyyyy, although I think I need to get it CLA'd soon. The focusing ring is a little difficult to turn.

500c/m
I don't think I would trust another medium format camera - it was the first one I learnt how to use, and it will be the last.

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My $200 500C/M with 80 f2.8 CF T*. Wouldn't trade it for anything.
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Late-model 500c (interchangeable focussing screen) with 80mm f/2.8 Planar:

hassie by Jean-Yves, on Flickr

Posing with its bigger cousin:

hassie_rz by Jean-Yves, on Flickr

Now I need to find a chest holster so that I can carry my Hasselblad when cycling to and from work.
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I like the black 70s lenses, with chrome bodies. Classic vintage Blad stuff. I have a few

001 by Nokton48, on Flickr

The 135mm F5.6 Zeiss Planar-S is an unusual lens in that it does not have a focus helical; It goes on the Hasselblad Bellows and focuses from 1:1 to infinity with that unit. As a long Planar it is one of the sharpest lenses in the lineup. Amazingly it is quite hand holdable and usuable that way.

002 by Nokton48, on Flickr

The 30mm F3.5 Zeiss Distagon Fisheye is perhaps the rarest of that lineup, excepting maybe the 250mm UV Sonnar which is really a specialty lens with limited practical applications. I got a great price on this one, although I took out a smallish personal loan at the time to pay for it. At the time it cost as much as a Superwide C! But still I am so glad I have the lens. The fishy lens bayonets apart to insert internal filters (which I have in quantity).

They made over a hundred accessories for this system. I would say I have about 3/4 of them in the studio.
I call the Hasselblad system "The Erector Set of Photography". Just seems fitting. Configure it as you wish.
No other manufacturer of MF, has even close to the number of accessories they made for these cameras.
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^ That's almost as pretty as a Bronica S2 I used to have . Just couldn't come to grips with
the noise the mirror/shutter made . Peter
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500C with 135 f4 lens

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Bill, I don't know the 135 f4 lens, is that the precursor to the 150 f4?

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No Hasselblad gallery should ever be without the SWC:



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Godfrey,

That Super Wide C is absolutely lovely.
Exactly the model and vintage I would need to fill in my collection.
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503CXi and 501CM. I love them.



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Here's my 500c/m.

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Used to be a Hasselblad 500C/M user, but after three or four years of not using this kit, I sold it. Was a beautiful camera and the images were fantastic, but didn't really have much call for it with the work I've been doing of late.



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^ That's almost as pretty as a Bronica S2 I used to have . Just couldn't come to grips with
the noise the mirror/shutter made . Peter
I struggle with it too and have a bit of a love/hate relationship with this camera. I initially found it awkward to hold, but that eased when I realised I wasn't holding it as Victor intended (thanks to the advice on here). I still find it less than ergonomic. I also dislike the noisy mirror and rear flap sound, but maybe I've just been been spoiled with my Rolleiflex? Lenses and accessories are overpriced. I had a back lock up on me whilst on holiday which didn't fill me with confidence, then I discovered it also had a light leak.

And yet I still love the damn thing because it's a joy to own and use such a lovely piece of engineering and design. It's incredibly flexible and ultimately, it takes wonderful photographs.
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Godfrey,

That Super Wide C is absolutely lovely.
Exactly the model and vintage I would need to fill in my collection.
Thank you! It's a really nice example of a 1978 vintage SWC. I acquired it from an old photo buddy who had two of them. Since this photo was made, I've had a full service done, fitted the correct Really Right Stuff tripod adapter, and acquired an original Hasselblad lens hood for the 38mm Biogon.

I looked into having it updated to SWC/M spec, but Dave Odess is out of the required parts now and cannot get them any more. If I had that, I could use the Polaroid back on it, but it's a minor thing. (I can still use the back on the 500CM. Hmm, maybe I'll shoot a few with it today. )

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Jeez, these are some beautiful cameras! I had wanted a Hasselblad for the longest time but when the prices for good used ones came down to where I could justify buying one, I had already shut down the darkroom and switched to totally digital.

The cameras are simply art forms, in my opinion. Thanks for sharing.
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Wow!

Great cameras all! As said above, beautiful art form!
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Very nice Godfrey. I have the same but 1979. Looks just as nice as yours including the 38 shade. Sorry no pix of it but if you look at yours you will see mine. Just put a roll of film in this week.
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Greyscale, your 1000f took me back to my mentor, John Brooks, for many years a high end portrait photographer in Boston, MA, USA
He had one camera...1000f or 1600f, I forget which.
and one lens, the 180 Olympic Sonnar.

He had no lights....used nothing but window light from his northern exposure on Boston's tony Newbury Street.
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Here is my babyyyy, although I think I need to get it CLA'd soon. The focusing ring is a little difficult to turn.

500c/m
I don't think I would trust another medium format camera - it was the first one I learnt how to use, and it will be the last.

Beautiful.., what year is this camera, Sara?
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As a thought after seeing these cameras, they are pure art that just happen to work perfectly as picture-taking machines...

Is anyone using their camera(s) this weekend for a little exercise?
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As a thought after seeing these cameras, they are pure art that just happen to work perfectly as picture-taking machines...

Is anyone using their camera(s) this weekend for a little exercise?
Yes, but more likely the Polaroid SLR670a or Leica M-D because I'm going up to the city for walk then an exhibit reception. I only rarely take the Hasselblads out without a tripod and a specific photographic effort in mind.

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Yes, but more likely the Polaroid SLR670a or Leica M-D because I'm going up to the city for walk then an exhibit reception. I only rarely take the Hasselblads out without a tripod and a specific photographic effort in mind.

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This is a different world with so much to learn about the Blads. The sheer beauty makes it fun!
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My 500CM

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setup I use for portraits


Was going to bring an instant camera with me this weekend, but now I think I'll put a roll of Portra through the HB
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I will post a few, less "modern" stuff as well.
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Flexbody, also a nice equipment.


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Does anyone here have the original CFV-16 Digital Back?
I would like to get one eventually (even though ASA 100 is limiting)
Hard to get 'cause interest in high.........

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Does anyone here have the original CFV-16 Digital Back?
I would like to get one eventually (even though ASA 100 is limiting)
Hard to get 'cause interest in high.........

Recommended by Hasselblad for the 500 series

P1210497_cfv16 by Charles Chu, on Flickr
Good question... I am interested in digital backs for the V camera. Is anyone using that option?
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Who is using a digital back on your V system camera?
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I'd like to get a CFV-50c, but have been holding back because I'm not entirely sure how much I'd use it. Spending $7K to $10K for a digital back is a pretty hefty commitment, I want to be sure that I'll get the capability/advantage I want from it. I've seen this back available second-hand for as low as $6500 once in a blue moon, but that's still pretty expensive.

Personally, I wouldn't go with an older back. There's little real benefit/advantage to the older backs for me—the Leica SL with the range of lenses I have for it already outstrips their performance, for all intents and purposes. If I want square format to emulate Hasselblad, the output is already 16Mpixel. So the draw to me is the larger format with equivalently higher pixel resolution where a square format crop will be 37 Mpixel and the dynamics of the image (FoV/DoF relationships) will be closer to medium format film.

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(Also, my 'fast' scanning methodology nets me a 16 Mpixel square image from 6x6 film already, and much more resolution if I go to a flatbed or film scanner.)
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Here is part of the system you don't see every day. Very compact. I am a view camera user, so I am used to the zen-like slowness of single exposures.

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I'm loving that strap. Which one is it?
Thank you! It's an olive strap from Cub & Co (http://cubandcompany.com/goods). I use Joel's straps on all of my cameras now. They're pretty awesome! Drop him a line and let him know I sent you over there.
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Beautiful.., what year is this camera, Sara?
I have absolutely no idea
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