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

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  • Yes, while shooting 35mm or smaller.

    23 3.19%
  • Yes, while shooting Medium Format

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  • Yes, while shooting Large Format

    94 13.02%
  • Yes, and it was a Hasselblad!

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    I'm a recent transplant to the LA area; I've gotten a few people thinking I'm hauling a piece of movie equipment when I'm out with my camera with motor drive attached. I told one guy to stick around because the catering truck will arrive soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingCamera View Post
    In the last two weeks I've had three different people either ask me if my Rolleiflex was a Hasselblad or outright claim it was a Hasselblad (wherupon I politely corrected them). I'm starting to think that the vast majority think there are three brands of camera in the world: Nikon, Canon and Hasselblad. And anything not immediately identifiable as (and larger than) a 35mm SLR is by default a Hasselblad.
    It must be contagious. Having never been asked before, I just spent a couple of weeks away and, like you, had three people on three different occasions ask me if my Yashica D TLR was a Hasselblad. After the third time, I actually got online to refresh my memory on exactly what a Hasselblad looks like. I can't see where the confusion comes in - the two cameras really only have two things in common... mostly black... a bit of chrome. So, yes, I think it's simply a case of a great many people only knowing one brand name of a camera larger than a 35mm SLR.

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    A few years ago I got asked it that was a hasselblad and they were correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJSLATER View Post
    I'm a recent transplant to the LA area; I've gotten a few people thinking I'm hauling a piece of movie equipment when I'm out with my camera with motor drive attached. I told one guy to stick around because the catering truck will arrive soon.
    Priceless!!

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    Ran into Chris Faust today while he had a Hasselblad over his shoulder. I damn well knew what it was, but I went and ITAH'd him anyways.
    Gear: Camera, Brain, Light.
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    I was asked this question yesterday by a woman, when I was using a Canon F1 .
    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molli View Post
    It must be contagious. Having never been asked before, I just spent a couple of weeks away and, like you, had three people on three different occasions ask me if my Yashica D TLR was a Hasselblad. After the third time, I actually got online to refresh my memory on exactly what a Hasselblad looks like. I can't see where the confusion comes in - the two cameras really only have two things in common... mostly black... a bit of chrome. So, yes, I think it's simply a case of a great many people only knowing one brand name of a camera larger than a 35mm SLR.
    Well, there's also the waist-level finder (if you're using one on the Hassy). But you're right, the overall form factor is radically different. For all intents and purposes, the lens(es) on a TLR don't appreciably project beyond the front of the camera, and there's two of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okto View Post
    ...the two (top-tier? illustrious? "best"?) camera systems (Hassy and Leica).
    The manufacturers (and owners) of quality Nikon products would like a word with you...

    :-)

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    I was asked if my Yashica-Mat 124G was a Hasselblad by high-ranking Sensei in my Kendo club when I was shooting a competition with it.
    "Art is is a picture of some dude I never met smoking under a lamppost at 6400 ISO and in BW."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybertrash View Post
    I was asked if my Yashica-Mat 124G was a Hasselblad by high-ranking Sensei in my Kendo club when I was shooting a competition with it.
    Lo how the mighty have fallen if a Swede can't tell the difference between a Yashica and a Hasselblad.

    On a separate note, I will probably bust a gut if someone asks me if the 2A Autographic Brownie is a Hasselblad when I'm out shooting with it at lunch today.



 

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