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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. #221

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    Luke_h, I had something similar happen this weekend: I was shooting portraits of my nephew and his prom date with my new (to me) 500 c/m. Her dad looks at the camera and asked, "Is that a Leica?"

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    Today, I had the experience of my lifetime. I'm 1.80m tall, and I've always been strong, fit, and broad-shouldered (having played handball most of my life). So, I was out shooting with my 4x5, the Shen Hao on a tripod, my head underneath a dark cloth, and two joggers came by, ladies in their Fifties. When they were, like, 100 m away, one exclaimed: "Oh, look! A roe!" ("Oh, schau mal, ein Reh" for native German speakers). I've been called many things, but that was a first.

    It felt great.

    Antje (to stay on topic: I also had a Blad with me and shot with it later, but no-one but the midgets took any notice)

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    I guess is was the day for it. I got the question yesterday, I was sitting in a bagel shop loading a roll of film in my Hasselblad.

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    I've gotten the 'Is that a movie camera?' one with a tlr and my speed graphic.
    Also 'Is that a 35mm?' with my Pentax 645. At least that guy was pretty close. Better than 'Is that an old digital camera?' !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip P. Dimor View Post
    I've gotten the 'Is that a movie camera?' one with a tlr and my speed graphic.
    Someone also asked me if my Speed Graphic was a movie camera, and when I opened it up, they said, "Is that a Hasselblad?" A kid on the street asked, "Is that a camera?"

    People notice my old Nikons, too, but they genreally recognize them as Nikons.

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    We're spending a few days on the island of Moloka'i, Hawai'i, and I've got my 2x3" Technika. Dollar Rent-a-car gave us an all wheel drive vehicle, so we took a dirt road out to Hale O Lono harbor, which is in a remote part of the island, and I was shooting some land/seascapes and there was a snorkler in the shallows, and as we were getting ready to leave, he came up with a 40-60 lb 'ulua and then came over to the car and asked if I would take a picture, so I said "sure," and he asked "Is that a Leica?"

    The guy happened to be the captain of a local fishing charter boat, spearfishing on his day off.
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
    Photography (not as up to date as the flickr site)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com/photo
    Academic (Slavic and Comparative Literature)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com

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    About 2 years ago in Bryce Canyon, I had just taken a picture with my Pentacon 6TL with my 30mm Arsat, when a young woman walked up to me and said "what a nice Pentacon! is that the 30mm Ukrainian lens?" Turns out she was from the Czech Republic.
    *****
    I think I would have proposed marriage on the spot!!
    John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anscojohn View Post
    About 2 years ago in Bryce Canyon, I had just taken a picture with my Pentacon 6TL with my 30mm Arsat, when a young woman walked up to me and said "what a nice Pentacon! is that the 30mm Ukrainian lens?" Turns out she was from the Czech Republic.
    *****
    I think I would have proposed marriage on the spot!!
    Why don't I get to meet women like that?
    Charles Hohenstein

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    In Gothenburg last year I asked this bloke in the picture if that was a Hasselblad? He didn't say anything!
    Mike
    PS. Apologies to Victor!
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    Well, I actually had it happen to me last weekend - I was taking some informal shots at an event with a Mamiya C330 (which clearly says "Mamiya C330" on the front), and my cousin asked me if it was a Hasselblad.

    Ah, well, at least he recognized a waist-level finder
    i can't wait to take a picture of my thumb with this beautiful camera.

    - phirehouse, after buying a camera in the classifieds



 

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