View Poll Results: Ever been asked "Is that a Hasselbad?"
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Yes, while shooting 35mm or smaller.
Yes, while shooting Medium Format
Yes, while shooting Large Format
Yes, and it was a Hasselblad!
Now THAT'S a great answer. When you shoot a format where a single sheet of film is more than a used A12 back....
Originally Posted by Dave Wooten
tim in san jose
Where ever you are, there you be.
I reply :"No, it's a Henway" hoping they'll ask
"Whats a Henway?" Then I get to tell 'em:
"About five pounds!"
Or: "It's a dickfor." You know the rest
Originally Posted by John Kasaian
Hmm. John, ever been asked "Is that a Guarneri del Gesu?"
Today at a Thanksgiving gathering I brought my Canon New F-1, FD 50/1.2L, loaded with Ektachrome 320T, and another photographer shooting a Nikon D40 asked me, "Is that full frame?" I think this question is the new "ITAH?"
(To be fair, he was otherwise fairly knowledgeable and was doing some good flash work, knew to gel the flash to tungsten to combine with ambient light, and was getting some good photos.)
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My last ITAH was three weeks ago at the Roman Baths in Trier, Germany.
I was shooting with a Graflex Pacemaker Crown Graphic with a 90 mm Schneider Angulon.
(The shots I made on 35 mm with the Konica Hexar AF on Portra 400NC turned out sharper than the 4x5s. Dim light, which with a max app. of f/6,8 resulted in shutter speeds which were a bit too slow to shoot hand held).
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Finally, on November 17, half way up Mt. Stilwell in the Australian Alps I too was blessed with a genuine exact ITAH from a rucksacked bushwalker. He seemed genuinely disappointed to learn it was only a Tachihara 810 HD.
Photography, the word itself, invented and defined by its author Sir John.F.W.Herschel, 14 March 1839 at the Royal Society, Somerset House, London. Quote "...Photography or the application of the Chemical rays of light to the purpose of pictorial representation,..". unquote.
I shot a few beech trees with my Blad during a hike (yes, I hike with all my gear, and yes, it hurts), and a guy about my age came up, saying how cool it was to see a Hasselblad in action. He asked what lenses I had and which film I used. Nice.
On the other hand: I went to a reputable photo store with huge second hand department and asked about used large format gear. The wizened sales man pointed me to the corner where everything was and waited - a Rolleicord, a Hasselblad 501, a Mamiya, a Bronica... Not *exactly* what I was looking for. *sigh*
I have added a Hasselblad 501CM kit to my arsenal of large format and 35mm. I cannot wait for someone to ask me if the camera is a Hasselblad. Now, should I be a smart ass and say "No, it's a Mamiya" or should I proudly say a hearty "Why yes, it is! How did you know?"
Without going into too much detail, the Japanese are very brand-savvy: Rollex, Vuitton, Leica, Mont Blanc, etc, etc. I was surprised that the average person on the street here knows at least the name Leica/Rollei and how expensive they are.
Originally Posted by eric
When I go on vacation I can tell who the Japanese are because they still use disposables. Old habits die hard ...
I appreciated her shooting with a small P&S "film" camera.
I would have shook his hand
Originally Posted by André E.C.
THAT'S when you reply "No, I'm just happy to see you"
Originally Posted by SteveH
People don't usually approach me, but when they do I almost always get "Is that digital?" After I say "No, I shoot film" I usually answer questions for about 5 minutes. I never get "You should shoot digital"; I'd be pissed if I did (though I know fully how to answer back.) The most looks I've gotten is when I'm with my M3 or a TLR. The latter seems to jog many a senior citizen's memory
Those who know, shoot film