Hass 50mm F2.8 - arrived !

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  1. Sim2

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    Hallo,

    :D

    Rather chuffed today - just taken delivery of a Hass 50mm F2.8. Been searching for one for a while, no scratches looks real nice & got a disount off list price.

    Bit heavy though - lol!

    Sorry, but just had to share without having to explain why!

    Looking forward to giving it a run out this week.

    Cheers,
    Sim2
     
  2. Robland

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    I use mine along with the 150mm. Or I take the 80mm solo. The 50 has a very close focus. Enjoy.
     
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    Congrats!
    That "bit heavy" is something you will be saying/thinking quite a lot. :wink:
     
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    Was sunny when I got home, so have just blatted a film with this lens. Oooooooo, I think I like. Didn't appreciate how wide a 50mm is on 6x6 or how close this can focus. Shot some stuff into the light to be really unfair and be able to criticize the flare, but seemed controlled.

    Can see a Lee w/a adapter in my future and possibly a stepping ring for the 105mm polarizer - when does the spending stop??????

    Sim2.
     
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    I'm continually amazed at the ability of Hasselblad lenses and coatings to fight flare. I recently photographed a dark-toned room with very bright windows and saw no noticeable flare bleeding into the room. This is with an early 90s 50mm Distagon, not a FLE.The admission price may be steep, but the gear is worth every penny.

    Peter Gomena
     
  6. Sirius Glass

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    And yet people keep posting "Should I buy a non-T* C lens? I can save almost $60US." "C lenses are oh so cheap." There is a reason. The market tells the story.

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    The market tells a story about people's fears and hopes. Those are the reasons.
    The difference between T and T* isn't that big, and it's well worth considering getting T (without *) lenses (if they are in good condition).
    Try it yourself sometimes. Test T vs T* lenses and see for yourself what the answer to the question in your post is.
     
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    Regarding the "bit heavy" part - would you say you're able to walk around town with the Hasselblad or is it really more of a studio or tripod-based camera?
     
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    I don' own a 50 2.8 but shoot handheld on the street with a 500 c/m 50/4 80/2.8 150/4 all day if need be.

    My V series 'blad is easily handholdable compared to my RZ :wink:
     
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    Not meaning to be a smartass, but Carl Zeiss AG made the lens, not Hasselblad.

    Hasselblad makes the camera bodies, and Zeiss makes the lenses.

    But I agree that these lenses are first-rate.
     
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    Did not know Zeiss marked there lens with just a T,always see the T*.

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    T is for "Transparenz" and is Zeiss' short-name for their single-coating technologie. Therefore, if a Zeiss-lens is single-coated it's T-coated although not marked as such.
     
  13. Sim2

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    It seems to me that the only light bit of a Hass is the body itself - once I pop things onto that the weight does rocket! I intended to use it tripod based and mostly studio so whilst not irrelevant the weight was not primary consideration - if I was intending to wander around a lot and didn't want close-up capabilities I would probably have gone with a Mamiya 7.

    That said, had a wander with the 50 and a monopod nad lived to tell the tale, so not all bad ! :D

     
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    Indeed.

    Yet i must confess that i have substituted the F 50 with a CF 50 many times i knew i was going to carry the stuff all day long.
     
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    Hey, those lens shutters are h-e-a-v-y!
     
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    I once read that Hasselblad when they receive the lenses from Zeiss AG test them in their quality control dept., and reject around fifty percent of them and return them as being below their standard they want to supply to their customers, so they know every lens they supply is a good one.