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View Poll Results: Vote for your most essential Hasselblad focal lengths
30mm 2 0.70%
40mm 15 5.26%
50mm 83 29.12%
60mm 34 11.93%
80mm 188 65.96%
100mm 34 11.93%
120mm 20 7.02%
150mm 69 24.21%
180mm 17 5.96%
250mm 9 3.16%
350mm 1 0.35%
500mm 3 1.05%
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Old 01-07-2017   #81
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Wide is my fav, and have several Lenses, but my most used one is the 40. I'd love a 38, but that is a totally separate unit.
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Old 01-07-2017   #82
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I got the camera for Landscapes, thus the 40 f4. Anybody use a B104 Red Filter?
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I got the camera for Landscapes, thus the 40 f4. Anybody use a B104 Red Filter?
Darth, that's one filter I have never purchased for the Hassey. You can bet when a good one comes out on the Bay; it will be snapped up fast, as the 40 is a well used lens. Ever thought about a real deep orange?. There's a real nice one on the Bay now; and again not cheap.
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Old 01-07-2017   #84
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Old 01-07-2017   #85
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When I used a Hasselblad the 80 was by far the most used. Had a 50, 60, 80, 150, 250 at one time or another. Used them all at one time or another.
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Old 01-07-2017   #86
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Darth, that's one filter I have never purchased for the Hassey. You can bet when a good one comes out on the Bay; it will be snapped up fast, as the 40 is a well used lens. Ever thought about a real deep orange?. There's a real nice one on the Bay now; and again not cheap.
Definitely a good reason for going with the CF version, it uses 93mm drop-in types which can be economically adapted to much more common 95mm filters via this adapter ring. I use it with both my 40mm F4 FLE CF and 350mm F5.6 CF, it does vignette a bit with the 40 but it's way better than nothing especially when using filters like a polarizer or R72 for infrared.
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Definitely a good reason for going with the CF version, it uses 93mm drop-in types which can be economically adapted to much more common 95mm filters via this adapter ring. I use it with both my 40mm F4 FLE CF and 350mm F5.6 CF, it does vignette a bit with the 40 but it's way better than nothing especially when using filters like a polarizer or R72 for infrared.
Your Lens is a beauty, and in the long run; way cheaper on filters due to lots out there. A polar for mine cost me $400 (used), but like new
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I wanted to include the 38mm Biogon in the survey, but there were not enough response options to include both the 30mm and 38mm. So I had to leave out one or the other, and decided to list all the lenses that fit on the 500CM bodies. Nevertheless, I do have a SWC/38mm and it is one of my most-used Hassie lenses. I'm a wide-angle type. I use the 38, 40, 50, 60 the most. I do have the 80, 100, and 150, but they are used less. I bought the 100 because it is such a well-regarded lens; but I seem not to find much application for the focal length, and the 150 doesn't see that much use, either. I like the 120mm field of view, but I didn't keep the Makro-Planar because of its softness at longer subject distances, requiring stopping down to f/16 for acceptable sharpness. A great lens at close distance, though!
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Old 02-05-2017   #89
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About a year or so ago I had the 50/60/80/100/150, all very close but I was trying out different things seeing what suited me composition-wise and while I appreciated each lens individually I eventually settled on the 60 and 100mm CF lenses as a pair and sold the 50/80/150 trio (which in itself is a wonderful and well-rounded kit).

So a few years later now my kit is the 60 and 100. Suits me just fine whenever I use the old Blad.
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Old 02-05-2017   #90
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I'm down to only the 38 on my SWC/M. Did really like the 50 and the 150.
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Old 06-08-2017   #91
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I like 38 and 110 best, 60 fills the middle ground.
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Old 06-11-2017   #92
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I guess it's the 80mm, I have two so that's the two!
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Old 06-13-2017   #93
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I guess it's the 80mm, I have two so that's the two!
I'm doubled up on the 60mm. I added the 60mm CF T* meaning to sell my 60 CT*; but I can't seem to part with the 60T*! I like the way it looks . . .
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Old 06-20-2017   #94
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I have only used two China made Hassylbald mount lenses. Both are very rare, and was made to order for the military in 1970's, and only 20 some pieces were made. The one on the right is the 1000mm F6.7 mirror lens, much compact than a Zeiss Mirotar 1000mm F5.6.

Another one is a 311mm F5 prime that is quite sharp, and equally rare.



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Old 09-10-2017   #95
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I don't have a real favorite; It depends on what I am doing.

Right now it's the 100mm F3.5 Zeiss T* Planar. What a great lens..........
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What subjects do you use the 30mm Distagon for?
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What subjects do you use the 30mm Distagon for?

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This one isn't common. The 30mm F3.5 Distagon Hasselblad Fisheye.
Need to get out more and use it this year!

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I have thought of getting the 30mm, despite the fisheye rendering, just to get a lens wider than 38/40mm for my outdoor panoramic shots. Even the 38mm is only equivalent to a 25mm on 135 format. The 30mm would be more like a 20mm in image width. But I'm not enough of a fisheye fan to carry this heavy and expensive lens in my kit.

What subjects do you 30mm Distagon owners use it for? Maybe I should start a 30mm Distagon image thread.
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Old 02-03-2018   #97
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I have the 60cf/150c and just added the 100mm. I just ran a roll through it so I'm looking forward to seeing the results
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Old 02-04-2018   #98
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I bought here an 80 CF and a CF 60 with my camera. The great thing about the 60 is the close focus to under 0.6m compared to a little less than 0.9m on the 80. This is always discussed with Leica lenses - 0.7 v 0.9 or 1.0m but I never see it mentioned in Hasselblad discussions. I could leave the 60 on all the time. And now I have a 150. I've never had much time for "portrait lenses". Prefer a 50 for 35mm portraits. The 150 is heavy and big, but this morning I took it and the 60 on a bush track and I am hoping I got a wonderful shot of some wild flowers with the 150 near the river. I expect they will be beautifully isolated amongst the trees, mirror prerelease and cable release on a solid tripod and my new Leofoto ballhead, and so I am not quite yet regretting adding it to the kit.
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Richard, when you see how the 150 performs, even at wide apertures, I believe it will be a keeper. Yes, it does require a tripod to see what it can really do.
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I have thought of getting the 30mm, despite the fisheye rendering, just to get a lens wider than 38/40mm for my outdoor panoramic shots. Even the 38mm is only equivalent to a 25mm on 135 format. The 30mm would be more like a 20mm in image width. But I'm not enough of a fisheye fan to carry this heavy and expensive lens in my kit.

What subjects do you 30mm Distagon owners use it for? Maybe I should start a 30mm Distagon image thread.
Sometimes this lens works and sometimes not. W. Eugene Smith once said "fisheye lenses are difficult to use intelligently". That says it all. But when it works, it works!
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Old 02-13-2018   #101
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I just recently aquired a 501c and was given a 150mm f4 cf that has been fun. I purchased the 80mm as I think it silly not to own one and I purchased this system for the fast 80mm. I was between this or a 2.8f solely for the fast lens and chose this for a number of reasons.

I was loaned a 501cm with a 40mm, 50mm, 80mm, 150mm and boy, this is a great system. I can't hear enough about the 60mm and 120mm, i"ll probably get them at some point. However, I'm really interested in the 350mm or 500mm for safari.
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[quote=Rob-F;2787215]What subjects do you 30mm Distagon owners use it for?/QUOTE]


Here is a good 30mm Fisheye example, I have always liked this one. The circular circus ring works well with the curving of the 30mm image lines. The front end of the lens was about a foot from the end of the clown's nose.

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Still enjoying the 60/100mm CF lenses. I don't think I'll need anything else since I'm not shooting my Hasselblad enough to warrant additional glass, but when I do get to use it, these two seem to suit exactly what I want to shoot with it.
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What subjects do you 30mm Distagon owners use it for?/QUOTE]


Here is a good 30mm Fisheye example, I have always liked this one. The circular circus ring works well with the curving of the 30mm image lines. The front end of the lens was about a foot from the end of the clown's nose.

clown2 by Nokton48, on Flickr
Yes! This shot is indeed a great application for the fisheye! They really do lend themselves well to circular subjects. And placing the main subject in the center seems to result in little or no distortion. And some landscapes that are shot with the lens held perfectly level give no hint of being shot with a fisheye.
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Just starting on my Hasselblad years, I recently picked up a 50 FLE and 180 CF pair.

I'm shooting the 50 the most, it's nicely balanced and the 0.5m close focus is great for in close shots around home. It's wide enough and still useable in general purpose. A beautiful lens.

The 180 gets less use, I've heard it's a great lens, but it is big and heavy - the camera tips forward when it's sitting on a table with the 180, not with the 50. I'll persist with it though, I didn't get a Hasselblad for a lightweight carry everywhere kit aft all.

But I think I'd be just as happy swapping the 180 for the 150, or even the 100 or 80 and the 2x for when I need the reach?

Does anyone use the 100 or 80 with the 2x?
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The 150 balances better than the 180. And it is a stunningly sharp lens, even though it doesn't enjoy the mystique in the public mind of the 180.
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The 150 balances better than the 180. And it is a stunningly sharp lens, even though it doesn't enjoy the mystique in the public mind of the 180.
The 150 looks about the same size and weight as the 50 FLE, so should balance well. I think the issue with the 180 isn’t just the weight, but that it is very front heavy; there’s a huge chunk of glass in the front end.
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The only one I have....at the moment....SWC 38mm T*
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Just got a 100 CF Planar - woooow
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i know i'm in the minority, but 60mm just feels right on the hasselblad. i'm not trying to draw a line from 35mm format to 6x6, but 60mm 'feels' like the 35mm FOV on the 35mm format.
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50,80,150 and 180. All CF, the 80mm and 50mm see the most use. These go on a 501cm body.
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i know i'm in the minority, but 60mm just feels right on the hasselblad. i'm not trying to draw a line from 35mm format to 6x6, but 60mm 'feels' like the 35mm FOV on the 35mm format.
I agree. But the weight and the balance of the 80 makes it a constant in the bag at least.
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About a year or so ago I had the 50/60/80/100/150, I eventually settled on the 60 and 100mm CF lenses as a pair

So a few years later now my kit is the 60 and 100. Suits me just fine whenever I use the old Blad.

Back in my Blad days I had your "leftovers" -50-80-150- as that's what came with the used body I had bought.


Today I would come to the same conclusion as you...60 and 100 would be happily sufficient. Two of our favored focal lengths happen to be two of Carl's best efforts.

Yes, it depends on the user's proclivities.
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60 and 100 are indeed two of the best! And I personally find the 50mm CF FLE indispensable. And I find I am using the 40mm in preference to the 38mm Biogon. I believe the ability to see the composition on the groundglass has won me over to the 40!
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