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

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  • No.

    262 37.32%
  • Yes, while shooting 35mm or smaller.

    23 3.28%
  • Yes, while shooting Medium Format

    189 26.92%
  • Yes, while shooting Large Format

    90 12.82%
  • Yes, and it was a Hasselblad!

    200 28.49%
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    I was recently asked by an onlooker "What sort of a camera is that?"
    "Its a Hasselblad", I replied.
    "Oh so thats what they look like!" she said. She then told me about a swedish crime novel where an old hasselblad camera was crucial to the plot of the story and she wondered what these cameras looked like.

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    I used my Hasselblad often on my recent 2 month holiday in Germany and England. Never got asked ITAH. In Germany I was told by a number of admirers that I had a VERY GOOD camera. In England a man crossed the street to tell me he was glad to see someone using a Hasselblad. The best moment was in Bristol - I was approached and had my hand shaken by a lovely man with a huge smile and a Rollei.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noblebeast View Post
    Yeah, but the really weird part of it was I was standing at a urinal at the time, and didn't have a camera with me...
    I would have said "No, and don't call me Blad".
    Or maybe "Yes, and I'm emptying my Hasselbladder."

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    I was asked if my mamiya 7 was some kind of apparatus to detect the presence of fish while I was taking some shots in a mountain stream!:-)

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    One day i ran into a friend from school while shooting with my DSLR. He said "Oh, nice camera, i love vintage cameras"
    I've also been asked if i was a reporter, paparazzi and stuff like that when shooting 35mm, and i don't even use long lenses.
    I haven't been asked about my Kodak 3A, but i guess it'd be too stupid to ask if it's digital. But you never know...

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    Within a day or two of getting my RB67, a neighbour sees it when we're in the elevator:

    "Is that a Hasselblad?"

    I point at the big "MAMIYA" label.

    "No but really? Is it a Hasselblad?"

    I mumbled something about it being pretty much the same idea but not actually a 'blad.

    Actually I do appreciate that people take an interest. Just need to be a bit more confident in replying and engaging them. These are opportunities to share an enthusiasm and educate people.

    Still funny though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angelo di Mango View Post
    I was asked if my mamiya 7 was some kind of apparatus to detect the presence of fish while I was taking some shots in a mountain stream!:-)
    Not only to detect, but to record for later analysis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto V. View Post
    I haven't been asked about my Kodak 3A, but i guess it'd be too stupid to ask if it's digital. But you never know...
    I do get asked about the digital part when using older cameras. It's not as stupid as it could be, some people know that there are digital backs for film cameras so I can see how they might wonder about it. I usually try to say something funny without sounding condescending, something along the lines of "You should see the batteries!"

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    I have had about three dozen or so people who told me that I have a nice Mamiya in public, and indeed, I was shooting with my RB67. One time, in the dark, someone on the street shouted "Nice Hasselblad," but when I turned, they saw the side of the camera and remarked, "Oh, my bad, nice RB67!"

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    I was at a National Park photographing with my Hasselblad and a man proudly told his girl friend that I was using a "Hasslehoff"! I choose not to correct him.

    Steve
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.



 

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