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

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  • No.

    273 37.60%
  • Yes, while shooting 35mm or smaller.

    23 3.17%
  • Yes, while shooting Medium Format

    196 27.00%
  • Yes, while shooting Large Format

    94 12.95%
  • Yes, and it was a Hasselblad!

    203 27.96%
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    So did they ask?.......
    "He took to writing poetry and visiting the elves: and though many shook their heads and touched their foreheads and said 'Poor old Baggins!' and though few believed any of his tales, he remained very happy till the end of his days, and those were extraordinarily long "- JRR Tolkien, ' The Hobbit '.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okto View Post
    It's interesting the difference in public awareness of the two (top-tier? illustrious? "best"?) camera systems (Hassy and Leica).
    You get "Is that a Hasselblad?" with any camera that is either big or has chrome on it, but it seems like you only get "Is that a Leica?" when it actually is.
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Simpson View Post
    The manufacturers (and owners) of quality Nikon products would like a word with you...

    :-)
    And Mamiya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    Even $3,000 espresso makers take lousy photographs.
    I DOES seem like half the people on APUG use the damned stuff to develop film. A 3 grand cuppa espresso must be better for developing than the cheap 129.00 one from Costco.

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    I've been out shooting with my Kiev 88CM (hassy1000 rip-off for those who don't know) and had people ask me what it is. When I give my standard reply, "you know a Hasselblad? It's the soviet rip-off of that", noone even knows what a Hasselblad is (except for the one or two who know of it being responsible for the Lunar. Oh how the mighty have fallen).
    To be fair though, most aussies (present company excluded) would barely even know a real hassy if it bricked them across the face (which is coincidentally a good escape if someone who does know what they are wants to relieve you of it). Generally the next question after someone asks what I'm using is along the lines of, "does that take film, can you still even buy film?"...
    An awful lot of electrons were terribly inconvenienced in the making of this post.

    f/64 and be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Croubie View Post
    I've been out shooting with my Kiev 88CM (hassy1000 rip-off for those who don't know) and had people ask me what it is. When I give my standard reply, "you know a Hasselblad? It's the soviet rip-off of that", noone even knows what a Hasselblad is (except for the one or two who know of it being responsible for the Lunar. Oh how the mighty have fallen).
    To be fair though, most aussies (present company excluded) would barely even know a real hassy if it bricked them across the face (which is coincidentally a good escape if someone who does know what they are wants to relieve you of it). Generally the next question after someone asks what I'm using is along the lines of, "does that take film, can you still even buy film?"...
    I find it a good thing that Aussies are ignorant about hassies. That's why I managed to pick one up really cheap

    Most of my friends have no clue what it is. They just know that it takes amazing photos. As in they look better than what their mobiles can take (cell phone for americans).

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    I've gotten "I know a guy with Hasselblad" or the like when I shoot with my Bronica SQ-A. At least they recognize it's not a Hasselblad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Simpson View Post
    The manufacturers (and owners) of quality Nikon products would like a word with you...

    :-)
    A few days ago I was walking down the sidewalk. A man walked toward and past me, saying "you don't see many Nikkormats any more". He has a very good eye, as I was carrying an FTN over my left shoulder, pressing it with my lower upper arm by the lenscap against my waist to prevent jostling - all he had to see it and recognise it by would have been the side of the lens and shutter speed ring.

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    ISTR back in the olden days of APUG [cue Hovis ad music..] a doughty APUGGer by the name of Doc Holliday did just that!
    "He took to writing poetry and visiting the elves: and though many shook their heads and touched their foreheads and said 'Poor old Baggins!' and though few believed any of his tales, he remained very happy till the end of his days, and those were extraordinarily long "- JRR Tolkien, ' The Hobbit '.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    "I do not have a Leica, but I have two Hasselblads."
    And a Panon in a pear tree,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    About pears ...
    Now THAT'S funny.
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