I am now the proud owner of a Hasselblad!

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  1. ted_smith

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    I am happy to say I am now the proud owner of a 501C/M Hasselblad with 80mm Planar CB Carl Zeiss lens :smile:

    It arrived today and seems to be in great condition. Cost me £1400. I have had a hold and a play and love the feel of it already. As soon as I picked it up it screamed "quality, sturdy" at me. Looking down the viewfinder for the first time was quite an experience - it looks amazing with the Acute Matte D WLF. Though this "left is right, right is left" business will take some getting used to!

    Below is a picture of me with my new prized posession. Strange how life works - a thief walks off with nearly all of my Nikon kit and the end result is I am now a Hasselblad owner. I can't wait to get some film and shoot a few scenes.

    :smile:

    I say again - thanks to everyone who has spent so much time advising me and guiding me through this bewildering experience of moving from 35mm to MF (note - I still have one Nikon F5 and I just bought a new 50mm prime for it, so I'll be multi-format now).

    2012-01-06 13.52.25.jpg
     
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  3. Jeff Kubach

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    Great to hear! Ever think of more than one back.

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  4. Mainecoonmaniac

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    Congratulations! You have one of the finest camera ever made. Feels good in the hand. Better than my Mamiya RZ.
     
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    Congratulation!
    Now go and make something great with it :wink:
     
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    enjoy the baby!
     
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    Yes, you look a bit like a proud father with a newborn... :smile:

    Enjoy the camera!
     
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    Excellent. I know I'm going to have to get one eventually, I just can't afford it at the moment.


    Steve.
     
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    Congrats - enjoy!
     
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    Congrats. Got mine less than a month ago.
     
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    Have fun with it and get to know it. Maybe one day I'll also own one.
     
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    Congrats, enjoy. Now don't lock/freeze up the body!
     
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    You will truly be amazed when you see the results from the Zeiss lenses and larger neg/chromes.

    Chromes will especially astound you with the punch and color.

    Have fun my friend.
     
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    Congrats; I cherish mine, it is the best investment in camera gear I ever made.
     
  16. Sirius Glass

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    Enjoy!

    If you ever want to be a snob in the future, you now will be able to out snob Leica owners. :whistling:

    Anyway, go out and enjoy using your camera.

    Steve
     
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    lol...Steve

    I do like a bit of "My Dad's bigger than your Dad" when it comes to camera chat. :smile: I'll be amused when someone next tries to ask me how many megapixels it has at the next social engagement!
     
  18. Sirius Glass

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    Now check out the ITAH? thread in APUG.

    ITAH? => Is That A Hasselblad
     
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    Congrats, Ted!
     
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    Congrats and have some fun! :D
     
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    Congratulations! Well, you may already have realized its biggest downside: there ist so many beautifull lenses and accessories for it around. :smile:
     
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    That is not a downside! Nothing beats a good piece of glass!

    Besides, Hassies are chick magnets! :D
     
  23. ted_smith

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    resummerfield - can I come and visit you? We can compare Hassie's whilst photographing Polar Bears! You must be the luckiest man alive to live in Alaska!

    Steve - chick magnets? I'm digging that prospect, despite being married ;-)
     
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    I think chick magnet, ya want proof or sumpthin'?

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    Ditch the F5 and buy a 150mm Sonnar....no, maybe keep the F5!
     
  26. Hikari

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    You are going to have to buy a new shirt now.

    Happy shooting...