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sidearm613

Anything for a Hasselblad

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by , 05-13-2009 at 01:40 AM (1561 Views)
So, very quickly, I figured I would bloggify. This is a much better outlet than twitting on Twitter. So...(omg, I went to the mall, like, today, and i like, saw the cutest shoes, omg!!!!)

On a more, mature note, putting aside my mocking of many women my age (16), I find that my love of analog photography has me coveting expensive cameras and lenses in a manner that is unhealthy to both mind and wallet. People my age are supposed to waste their days smoking or getting a driver's license or something to that effect, but all I find myself doing is browsing eBay for a Hasselblad 503cx and a 60mm Distagon. (one of my favorite lens manes, by the way) Then, I go to the Samy's Camera down the block from my house to find that Canon L lens I really want to photograph with. Deary me, heroin is no addiction compared to pretty cameras!

As e.e. cummings said:"by gorry by jingo by gee by gosh by gum!"
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  1. berrybrian's Avatar
    Ash, Sidearm, do not pine for for Swedish perfection. Take one week's lunch money down to the camera store and buy a Canonet QL17 for about $25. Yes, it was made 40 years ago, but there are millions out there, and most of them still work. You will have a pro-quality lens in a fast, practical camera body. Not as wide as a 60 on 6x6, of course, but wide enough to feel wide if you use it thoughtfully. And, competitive with any single camera-lens combination I can think of .... don't let lens lust destroy your young life, Sidearm! Go and Shoot!
  2. sidearm613's Avatar
    I actually have a Canonet QL17, but the light seals are screwed up at the moment. Gotta get around to fixing those so I may reenter rangefinder land.


 

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