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

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  • No.

    266 37.46%
  • Yes, while shooting 35mm or smaller.

    23 3.24%
  • Yes, while shooting Medium Format

    190 26.76%
  • Yes, while shooting Large Format

    92 12.96%
  • Yes, and it was a Hasselblad!

    201 28.31%
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    No. But I was once asked "Are you making a movie" when I was out shooting with my Hasselblad.

    Also had the "Is that digital" when the Sinar was out in the street. I couldn't resist and had to say "Yes, it's a 480 megapixel."
    If you tone it down alot, it almost becomes bearable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TPPhotog
    You know your talking to a real expert when they ask "Is that a Hasselbald?" when your shooting with you HOLGA
    Cool idea...I think I can fit HOLGABLAD (or maybe just HOLGABAD) on the front of our little plastic holga. I've never been asked, but I can offer OLYMPABLAD, PENTABLAD and TOYOMEGABLAD as well.
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    Oh, I'm SO hoping that someday, someway, when I least expect it...someone will come up to me and ask "Is that a Hassleblad?" My reply will be "But of course...is there anything else?" haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Caulfield
    The reason they ask that is that Hasselblad happens to be a design icon, like Levi Strauss and Harley Davidson.
    Actually, I believe its because nearly everyone (who makes that comment) has been to a wedding and that was the name that was a few feet in front of them. For most people, professional photographer = wedding photographer (that is not meant to disparage any wedding photograhers).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Caulfield
    The reason they ask that is that Hasselblad happens to be a design icon, like Levi Strauss and Harley Davidson.
    They're also famous for having gone to the moon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NikoSperi
    No. But I was once asked "Are you making a movie" when I was out shooting with my Hasselblad.
    I've had this question with my Kowa Six!
    But, but, why hasn't anyone ever mistaken my "poor man's Hasselblad" for a (ahem...) Hasselblad?

    Cheers y'all

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    Twice: once with my Koni Omega Rapid, "I know good equipment. That's a Hasselblad, ain't it?"; and once with my Speed Graphic tripod and all, "I didn't know they still made film for them Haz-sail-bads." My reply, "Actually, they don't."
    I love the smell of fixer in the morning. It smells like...creativity!
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    Nope. Can't say it has ever happened to me. Not even when I have my hartblei out. A "pro" did notice what it was and laugh once though. Told me if I wanted to make real photographs I would have to get a "pro" quality camera. SOme people were just born jerks.
    Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy. Pope Paul VI

    So, I think the "greats" were true to their visions, once their visions no longer sucked. Ralph Barker 12/2004

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    Recently some one asked me "Is that an antique camera?" No, I replied; It's a Hassleblad. That got a blank look followed by "Well it looks like an antique."

    A couple of years ago I was shooting some pictures in Zion and a young lady came by and said "Ah, I see you are using a Pentacon 6TL - - nice camera!" Indeed, it was a Pentacon 6TL (with 50mm CZJ MC Flektagon).
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    That's ok, when I was out shooting my Blad I was asked if it was the newest Nikon digital. I told them it was and it was a 125 mega-pixel capture.
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