1. Greg Heath

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    This week I purchased a pre-owned Hasselblad 503cx outfit. Why did I wait so long... It's beautiful.
    I'm afraid my wife will see me cuddling with it, so i hid all the sledgehammers...
     
  2. dehk

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    Smart thinking on hiding the sledgehammers.
     
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    ...you might want to take it's number off your cell phone too -wives look at your contact list when you leave your phone lying around.
     
  4. MattKing

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    Offer to let your wife cuddle it too :D
     
  5. smiling gecko

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    congratulations!!!

    take that rascal EVERYWHERE with you...for me, the square format is my absolute favorite...i compose and print square and loooove it...and i hope you will too.

    breathe, relax and enjoy.
    smiling gecko aka kenneth
     
  6. Two23

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    Back in July I bought a vintage 1942 Leica IIIc, with 5cm Elmar. It sits on my nightstand while I sleep. My wife named it "Debbie."


    Kent in SD
     
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    Congratulations, there's nothing like that first Hasselblad.
     
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    I love my Bronica and the pictures it produces, but I guess the trade-off wasn't only price, but cuddlyness too. I have yet to use the words "Bronica" and "beautiful" in a sentence!
     
  9. Greg Heath

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    If I left it on the nightstand....it might be gone in the morning.

    I love it soooo much along with my other Medium Format cameras I created a website for it.... http://gregheath.com

    Just having a bit of fun..

    I only have 2 photos up right now, but I will be out shooting tomorrow.
    I used the website for practice for developing a website for a friend. Rapidweaver for the Mac is awesome.

    Greg
     
  10. Richard S. (rich815)

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    Congrats. Love my Hassy. Got to use it more.
     
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    Forwarding this thread to the OPs wife. She is going to be crushed, but I feel she should know.
     
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    Greg, you just have to convince your wife that the relationship is purely platonic. One tip: never refer to it as "My Scandinavian beauty".
     
  13. wblynch

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    So now you can get a girlfriend named Debbie and....


    :devil: Oops, never mind
     
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    You now have an insatiable mistress who constantly wants expensive "accessories" and has a desire to "go out" all the time. Guard your credit card.

    Peter Gomena
     
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    I think my Bronica is beautiful... but envy you your new Hasselblad nonetheless. Have fun and make great photographs.
     
  16. Sirius Glass

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    Congratulations!!

    Just tell the wife that no one wants those old bulky film cameras so you only had to pay $20 at a garage sale. :whistling:
     
  17. Alan Gales

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    Take some family photographs with the Blad. Women love pictures of their kids or grandkids. This will convert your wife.

    After you convert your wife, tell her you need more lenses for the camera so you can take even better pictures. :wink:
     
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    Some guys get all the luck. I have to sleep with a Pentax 6x7. Is it wrong?:laugh:
     
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    Don't ask, don't tell. Please don't tell.
     
  20. Joseph Maxwell

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    I second that - nothing beats the SQUARE! :smile:
     
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    I´ve found cast iron frying pans can be very useful when smashing things is on the menu, or at least my wife has. Now I buy cameras that look reasonably alike so that she can´t tell how many I have. I have the Kowa Super 66, once called the poor man´s Hassy, could be I could sneak in a 500 series under the radar. :wink:

    Congratulations by the way
     
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    That is great!

    Jeff
     
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    I just tell my wife, "That's what happens when I put two of these in a dark corner together. It's nature!"

    Nah, she doesn't believe me either.
     
  24. Alan Gales

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    Trust me. Women (if they are not into photography) can't tell one camera from another, even if it's a different format.

    Kowa's are fine cameras. Hasselblads are better and of course much more expensive especially when you start buying the Zeiss lenses.

    Shooting either camera you will end up taking the same photographs.

    Spend your money on film. That's always the best way to go!
     
  25. Alan Gales

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    I'm not trying to piss off women here. The same deal goes for men. If my wife buys new make-up, I can't tell it from the old. If she told me her new shoes were 5 years old, I wouldn't know the difference.

    We pay attention to what we are interested in.