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View Poll Results: Ever been asked "Is that a Hasselbad?"

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  • No.

    257 37.09%
  • Yes, while shooting 35mm or smaller.

    22 3.17%
  • Yes, while shooting Medium Format

    187 26.98%
  • Yes, while shooting Large Format

    89 12.84%
  • Yes, and it was a Hasselblad!

    200 28.86%
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    I have, however, been asked "Is that a T.V.?" when using my 8x10 in a State park...

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    I've been asked "the question", but more often been asked something else:

    1. TSA kid at airport looking at my camera bag in the x-ray machine: Is that a Mamiya 645? (No, it's a Hassy.) Okay, then we'll have to do a hand-search... I've always wanted to hold one of those.

    2. What kind of a camera is that? (It's a Hasselblad.) What's a Hasselblad?

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    At an outdoor museum in the Netherlands I had two Rollei TLRs slung around my neck. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed a young Dutch couple watching what I was doing with them. The young man leaned over to her and said knowingly, "Hasselblad". Later, at a cheese market, another photographer approached me and asked to take my picture (and the Rolleis) for his camera club. He said you don't often see two at once anymore!

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    When shooting my first roll of Velvia, a family dropped by and the father asked if the Hasselblad on my tripod was "still film or already d*****l". Even though I'm shooting both, owning a really nice dSLR kit that sees a lot of use, that hurt. I was surprised it hurt so much. I pointed to the dSLR peeking from my backpack and told him I was shooting both, actually. He wasn't genuinely interested anyway, just showing off.

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    At a wedding I was shooting this weekend (oooh I always wanted to say that! ) some of my not-so-close friends came up and wondered what the hey the black box on a tripod was (it was a brownie) but I didn't get graced with the ITAH question. Sigh. I was vaguely impressed they correctly identified it as a box camera! The Brownie is great for all sorts of strange looks - another time I was trying to take a picture of my husband with my Brownie and a lady asked me what it was because she couldn't see how a black box could be so interesting to look at (waist level viewfinders).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akki14 View Post
    The Brownie is great for all sorts of strange looks - another time I was trying to take a picture of my husband with my Brownie and a lady asked me what it was because she couldn't see how a black box could be so interesting to look at (waist level viewfinders).
    Awesome.

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    I used to own a Hasselblad (a nice 500c with chrome trim) and on two separate occassions, I was asked if it was a Brownie.

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    Weird thread, yet...

    ...while out shooting some achitecture in town with my Shen Hao HZX45, a passerby commented, "Nice camera! Looks like a Hasselblad." Well, I have yet to ply my way through this thread, but the recollection of that comment was personally filed under weird and unexplanable. The horrible thing is that I replied, "Yes, it is!", a hasty reply considering that the initial remark did not quite make it through the debabbler yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dianna View Post
    I used to own a Hasselblad (a nice 500c with chrome trim) and on two separate occassions, I was asked if it was a Brownie.
    This has to be my favorite post from this thread!

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    A guy at a local lab once popped the question when he saw I was getting back square negatives. It's funny how excited people get.



 

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