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

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  • No.

    270 37.40%
  • Yes, while shooting 35mm or smaller.

    23 3.19%
  • Yes, while shooting Medium Format

    196 27.15%
  • Yes, while shooting Large Format

    94 13.02%
  • Yes, and it was a Hasselblad!

    202 27.98%
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  1. #161

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    Had this question for the first time today. I had brought my 65ish year old Graphic View to school to take a few shots between classes, and my English teacher asked me, "ITAH?" I did a double take, and answered softly, "No, it's different." "Is it as good?" to which I replied, "It could be." She was genuinely interested and asked me to bring in some prints, which is quite nice.

    - Justin

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    I was shooting a Southern California landscape with my 8x10 Wehman when a hiker asked me, is that a antique camera?

    He then followed up by informing me that now I could get a digital camera that would produce better results without all the hassle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Hoskinson View Post
    I was shooting a Southern California landscape with my 8x10 Wehman when a hiker asked me, is that a antique camera?

    He then followed up by informing me that now I could get a digital camera that would produce better results without all the hassle.

    Did you tell him that there's probably an excellent hiking program for his XBOX?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jstraw View Post
    Did you tell him that there's probably an excellent hiking program for his XBOX?
    I'm going to remember that one - pure classic.
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    "A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist" -- Louis Nizer

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    ....no it's a zoom compact, or maybe I'm just pleased to see you ROFL!
    "He took to writing poetry and visiting the elves: and though many shook their heads and touched their foreheads and said 'Poor old Baggins!' and though few believed any of his tales, he remained very happy till the end of his days, and those were extraordinarily long "- JRR Tolkien, ' The Hobbit '.

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    Yesterday, while taking a break with my Super Graphic, catching a movie at the Seattle Film Fest, and the lady next to me asked, "What's that?" I told her it was a Speed Graphic, and she said, "No, what does it do?" It's a camera, like what press pho... "Gasp! Are you trying to copy the movie?" No, it takes pictures. She didn't quite understand with it folded up, so I opened it up and... "Ohhhhhh.... Is that a Hasselblad?"

    I also get asked a lot if it can only take B&W.

    ITAH and a friend recently actually called my a photographer. Now I'm really something!
    Last edited by noexit; 06-09-2007 at 05:40 PM. Click to view previous post history.

  7. #167

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    Then again...a couple years ago I was in New Brunswick photographing with my Calumet Wood-Field 4x5. An elderly woman came up and said "Ah, a Deardorff moment!"

    Turned out she was a pro who had been shooting large format for decades. So you never know!

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    I've had my Hass SWC every concieveable place over the past 26 years. I was never asked if it was, but, yesterday 3 seperate people asked or said "nice SWC".
    Location? a vintage motorcycle street show.
    Unbelieveable.

    John

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    its funny, a really old lady asked me in the subway once. and it was a rollaiflex. haha.

    my m6 is often confused with a toy and my hasselblad have so far only been reqognized by older japanese men. And they ALLWAYS coment it. seems the 60'-70's most popular camera over here must have been hasselblad..

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    When people ask what I'm shooting with, and if they'll put up with a bit of techno-geek-babble, I love telling people how many things a film camera can do a digital can't, and especially the things a LF can .... I do admit digital has a place, but they can tell where my heart is.

    C
    Last edited by CBG; 09-19-2007 at 10:54 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: misspellllling



 

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