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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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  1. #421
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    When I was young I was asking my father to take me to the beach. Mum told me not to Hasseldad.

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    This has only happened to me once. I had been shooting my shen hao for about 6 months, and I got my first ITAH. I was surprised at the question, so I gave a very candid answer, "I don't speak Chinese. It is a 4x5 camera." She walked away very confused.

    After reading the first few pages, i'm getting the idea it happens a lot. I'll think of something more cynical the next time it happens to me.

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    I was out shooting last night with my Canham 5x12. I did get asked what make of camera it is, but amazingly enough, nobody asked if it was a Hasselblad.

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    I sure wish I had an ITAH tale to share, but my experience has been somewhat the opposite.

    I'm a member of a model train club here in New Jersey. A few years ago, I took it upon myself to photograph certain parts of the permanent layout because I knew they would change as part of the conversion to a new train control technology called Digital Command Control (DCC).

    Over the course of several weeks I hauled my Hassy, tripod, and other gear I needed to the club, and when I arrived, I found a place to park my stuff and unpack it. Other members arriving after I did would see me with my camera, often while I was unpacking it, and comment on it.

    "You got a Hasselblad."

    "That's a medium format camera. Cool."

    And so forth.

    The reactions were, in some ways, not surprising, as the club membership is comprised of people in law, accounting, computer programming, etc. - in short, educated, intelligent people.

    Dieter Zakas

    P.S. The club of which I'm a member, Pacific Southern, took down their website account no traffic thereto.

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    OK, I just had my first "is that a Hasselblad" experience. Carrying my Bronica EC-TL and two guys lounging on the sidewalk during lunch popped the question. Turns out one still shoots film, and used to have a Hassy 503. I turned them on to APUG -- I keep spreading the word in the hope that some like-minded photographers will give us a try. Then I walked across the street to shoot Abraham Lincoln and re-read the Gettysburg Address.

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    I had Gene Cernan say it was nice to see my Hasselblad. I made a group photo of 20 some odd astrounauts (including Armstrong) with my trusty Hasselblad...

    .... Colin Powell held my "Blad" because he had not yet seen a digital back on one. This was about 2006, when I got a Leaf Aptus.

    Jerry Ross and I talked about photo-training at NASA.. he used a Hasselblad too.

    Enough name dropping, I don't want to be "called out". But I figure if you have a name to drop it's ok to do it now and then.

    (This was my 700th post..) I'm sick...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradS View Post
    hmmmm, so...its a size thing?
    nxt time, you pull down your pants and she says itah?,you are in trouble
    Regards

    Ralph W. Lambrecht
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomalophicon View Post
    When I was young I was asking my father to take me to the beach. Mum told me not to Hasseldad.
    Hahahaha! =D
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    "Nice picture, you must have an amazing camera."
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    I did not get a ITAH, more TIAH (That Is A Hasselblad), I was taking photos on a beach, and a wedding shoot was going on up the beach, the wedding photographer said "Woah, Hasselblad!". She was shooting a Canikon DSLR, but told me she had 4 Hasselblads herself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dikaiosune01 View Post
    This has only happened to me once. I had been shooting my shen hao for about 6 months, and I got my first ITAH. I was surprised at the question, so I gave a very candid answer, "I don't speak Chinese. It is a 4x5 camera." She walked away very confused.

    After reading the first few pages, i'm getting the idea it happens a lot. I'll think of something more cynical the next time it happens to me.
    if i had apenny for every time i get sked this stupid question, i could buy another lens for it too!
    Regards

    Ralph W. Lambrecht
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