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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. #271
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    Got asked again yesterday.

    I was waiting for a bus (which I haven't taken in ages) with my C330. The one guy standing there commented that you don't see many people shooting film these days. We chatted for a moment before my bus came.

    Sat down and another guy sat close by, looked over at my TLR next to me and asked the inevitable "Is that a Hasselblad?"

    I told him it wasn't, explained what it was, then asked him why he thought it might have been a Hasselblad. I'm always curious. He thought for a while and couldn't really tell me why he thought that, then he said maybe it was the two lenses and the boxy shape that looked like a real high-end camera. So I took the time to talk to him about the differences between SLRs and TLRs, etc.

    I asked if maybe he had seen some Hasselblad marketing campaign, perhaps on TV or something (I don't watch so I don't know). He thought for a moment, shook his head no, then quipped "Well they went to the moon! That was an out-of-this world marketing campaign!"

    Which makes it the second Hasselblad-Moon reference in as many days for me.
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    Two-fer, just got another on a tongue-in-cheek photo I posted on another site.

    My response was that it's just so damn sexy it's hard to tell. Oh, and the red camera, too.


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    Is that a Bronica?

    About a year and a half ago, I saw this guy with a very recent all-black Hasselblad (with 90-degree prism and plenty of other bells and whistles) taking pics at some rapids in the La Cloche mountains north-west of here. Not knowing any better, I asked, "Is that a Bronica?". I swear the guy turned pale and did a dry heave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmike View Post
    About a year and a half ago, I saw this guy with a very recent all-black Hasselblad (with 90-degree prism and plenty of other bells and whistles) taking pics at some rapids in the La Cloche mountains north-west of here. Not knowing any better, I asked, "Is that a Bronica?". I swear the guy turned pale and did a dry heave.
    Hee hee.... you should have asked him if it was a Holga!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosaiya View Post
    Got asked again yesterday.

    I was waiting for a bus (which I haven't taken in ages) with my C330. The one guy standing there commented that you don't see many people shooting film these days. We chatted for a moment before my bus came.

    Sat down and another guy sat close by, looked over at my TLR next to me and asked the inevitable "Is that a Hasselblad?"

    I told him it wasn't, explained what it was, then asked him why he thought it might have been a Hasselblad. I'm always curious. He thought for a while and couldn't really tell me why he thought that, then he said maybe it was the two lenses and the boxy shape that looked like a real high-end camera. So I took the time to talk to him about the differences between SLRs and TLRs, etc.

    I asked if maybe he had seen some Hasselblad marketing campaign, perhaps on TV or something (I don't watch so I don't know). He thought for a moment, shook his head no, then quipped "Well they went to the moon! That was an out-of-this world marketing campaign!"

    Which makes it the second Hasselblad-Moon reference in as many days for me.
    Youre lucky, they ask me when I use my C330 with the prism finder and the 250mm lens pair, if I'm from the local TV station !
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    Usually I get the ITAH question when I'm out and about with one or more Rolleiflexes.

    It's broadly equivalent, I suppose, to being asked whether one's Mercedes is a BMW. Or, since we're talking Swedes here, Volvo.

    ;-)

    Before anyone flames me: I have a Volvo and I like it. If someone wants to give me a Hassy I'd probably like it too.

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    It finally happened1

    I was beginning to think there was something wrong with me but I got the question last Sunday. I was shooting just south of the brooklyn bridge on the promanade with an 8x10 Wisner and a guy and his wife came up and asked if that was a Hassleblad.
    It was awesome.

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    Update: someone gave (well, sold) me a Hasselblad. I am now eagerly anticipating being asked if it's a Hasselblad.


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    When they ask ITAH, when it is so OBVIOUS that it's not, be sure to introduce yourself as Weegee! If you're wearing a t-shirt with his image with the Speed Graphic and the cigar, all the funnier. Just a thought...

    paulie

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauliej View Post
    If you're wearing a t-shirt with his image with the Speed Graphic and the cigar, all the funnier.

    paulie
    Where can I get a shirt like that??
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