a little story - Fell free to feel envy!!

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  1. gandolfi

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    the story:
    two years ago, my girlfriend and I was at an island, doing a one-day fun'n games with a bunch of people from a professionel commercial photographer compagny..
    I had to try and make a photographic competition for aLL the members of the compagny.
    not easy, when some of them were secretarys and such - people that never took an image - blended with all the pros..

    so we did Pinhole camera. Stine was model - stood there all day, in the nude, beside the water-- and it wasn't too warm..

    I was promised a whole darkroom and lots and lots of quality paper for my work...

    time went on, and I didn't hear from the photographer...

    In the meantime I had a really great offer, and bought a Hasselblad system for the school.. really cheap. (1000$)

    Now - two years later, I got the darkroom. 4 (normal) enlargers and one Durst 138..
    and lots of paper...

    I had this idea, and asked my headmaster.. how about a schwitz? (spelling?)
    I havn't use for all those enlargers (I have two great ones)
    ok - he said.

    SO now I am the proud owner of the Hasselblad system....
    two cameras - 50-80-150-250mm lenses - 3 close-up lenses - extension rings - pol mag - 4 magazines - filters - wodden box and the hasselblad leather case.. (I might miss out some..)

    and without paying any money for it! :smile:


    SO now I only have one problem: I actually don't like Hasselblad... I'm a Rollei man....
    my girlfriend states that the hassy makes her sexy, so.......

    PS: the one camera is the ELX. with motor.. I can't figure it out.
    anyone here with a prospectus?
     

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    You do indeed make me sick. Start using that camera or we'll have to send someone over there... :smile:
     
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    Yes, this is definitely gutwrencing. Then again I'm a Rolleiman too....:smile:
     
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    You have my sympathies. I know just how you feel. A few months back, I traded a broken donkey cart full of rotten fruit and dried chicken bones for a nice, lightly used Hasselblad outfit with two hundred and fourty five rolls of fresh Tri-X. Now, my accountant says that the Hassy makes her sexy...What's a guy to do?

    :smile:
     
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    Three things needed to operate:

    1) Put all back in box, pack well.

    2) Put a label on it addressed to me.

    3) Ship it.


    No more dilemma's.
     
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    Heck, if I had a Hassy and a girlfriend who it made sexy, I wouldn't be writing on here, I'd be having fun with one or the other, if not both...
     
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    I want the broken donkey cart full of rotten fruit, that sounds way too random and cool!
     
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    I'm a bit confused... Does a Hasselblad make a girlfriend sexy because she's using one, or because she's modelling (I presume nude) for it and it makes her feel like a supermodel?

    You know... the two put together would sure be nice...
     
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    she is working hard to be a photographer, so...
    it actually looks good on her. the size fits. nude or clothed..
     
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    yes! you forgot the adress... :smile:
     
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    I TOLD you people that Hasselblad's are sexy and make people feel the same...
    (see my recent misunderstood thread)

    Good deal Gandolfi.
    And to think I do things like that for free...
     
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    Hmm, I loove photographing with my Hasselblad but haven't thought that it makes me look or feel sexy - although the image quality does makes me feel excited and inspired. The feel in my hands and the 'clunk' - it doesn't get much better than that... except of course for the quiet trip of the Leica. :D

    Now, that manual... I have the 6th edition of "The Hasselblad Manual" and I'm sure somewhere in there it clearly states that the blad is beautifully made for a woman's touch. So feel free to send me your blad gear at any time and I'll even photograph your sexy model. :D
     
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    Ha, it must be one of the things they updated, as I only have the fifth edition... Remembering an old coversation we had, I though we agreeded that most cameras, especially Hassies were made by men for men.
    Who was it that gave up on the Hasseblad because she thought it was unfit for a woman's hand? Aggie? Ann?
     
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    Nicole, I've seen that image of you and your Hassy on your website, and I therefore disagree with your first sentence.
     
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    Oh, btw, I DO believe that any woman holding a Hasselblad is sexy, let alone Uber-Sexycat Nicole Boenig McGrade...
    :wink:
     
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    Ari, I think it may have been me that initially didn't feel the perfect 'fit' with the Hasselblad V-system. But I didn't give up and now we are perfectly made for each other. :D

    Now to complete our relationship I need another 120 back with slide holder, the 50mm lens, 120 macro lens, and the 180 lens. :smile:

    Congratulations Gandolfi, it hurts to see it that it doesn't fit you. I'm happy for your partner and am sure she'll put it all to good use.
     
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    thanks - I think the outfit is beautiful. But I have always thought that Rollei was so much quicker/easier to use.
    (the SL 66 E)

    but again: I havn't got a wide angle lens or the 250 on my Rollei. Neither the pol mag.
    I'll let my girlfriend use it a lot. She is getting quite good at it..
     
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