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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 3.18%
  • Yes, while shooting Medium Format

    196 27.07%
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    94 12.98%
  • Yes, and it was a Hasselblad!

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  1. #491
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    I never had been asked "is that a Hasselblad, but I mostly shoot with a Canon SLR.

    However, I have been asked many many times if I am with the local paper.

    Actually the most flattering thing is that I was at a overlook with my camera, and a young nice couple asked me to take a photo with their film SLR since "I knew what I was doing." I also gave them my work card. Got a email 2 weeks later saying that the photo i took is framed in their house. That was one of the nicer things.

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    I was recently asked "What Leica is that?" buy one of our local self-styled experts-on-everything. I was carrying a Kiev 4a.

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    should have sent them a bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zedwardson View Post
    a young nice couple asked me to take a photo with their film SLR since "I knew what I was doing."
    I've had people ask me that, when I was carrying anything from my EOS 3, m645af, Hasselbladski, and Toyo G.
    Too bad that every time they then asked me to take a photo of them using their phone, an area in which I specifically do [b]not[/url] know what I'm doing
    An awful lot of electrons were terribly inconvenienced in the making of this post.

    f/64 and be there.

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    I have been asked if I was using a Hasselblad on several occasions, mostly when I was actually using my 2000 FC/M. There have been times where I was asked that when I was using my Mamiya C330, go figure. Most of the times when I am shooting the Hassie, it's "Nice camera!". I do often get asked what kind of camera I'm using when I'm shooting with my Canham 4x5, one guy just said "what's that?", and when I told him it was a camera, he looked puzzled and said "really?".

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    No, its not a Hasselblad!

    Not the same question, but analogous. I was sitting on the ground in my front yard, taking a close-up of a dog tooth violet with my Pentax 645n. My 120 macro was mounted, of course, as was the right angle finder and a cable release. The camera was on a focus rail and supported by a Manfrotto tripod. My next door neighbor Sylvia, who is a nosy busybody, hollered "Mighty fancy camera, George. Is that a Nikon?"

    Naturally I couldn't let that go unchallenged, so I told her no, it was a Pentax medium format film camera, the likes of which Nikon had never made. I don't think she had any idea what I was talking about....

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    Never had the ITAH, but I've been asked several times if my RB67 was a movie camera. Once I had my RB on a tripod taking a shot of the foot bridge at a local park when an elderly gentleman and what I imagine was his grandson stopped about 30 feet away, and the fellow said "see that camera boy? That mans a professional, if only he knew how wrong he was. The best one happened while I was walking down the main street of a nearby town, a woman who was probably in her mid 50's stopped and asked me what kind of camera I was using. I told her it was Mamiya RB67 and it was a medium format film camera. She looked at me like I must be on drugs and said "film, film they stopped making that 20 years ago". When I assured her that film was still available she said "well where on earth do you get it developed". "I do it myself" I said, she immediately gasped and replied "surely thats illegal". I just kind of sighed and she wondered off.
    Mamiya 645/Mamiya-Sekor 80mm F=2.8C, Canon FTb/Canon 50mm F=1.4, Polaroid 450.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle M. View Post
    Never had the ITAH, but I've been asked several times if my RB67 was a movie camera. Once I had my RB on a tripod taking a shot of the foot bridge at a local park when an elderly gentleman and what I imagine was his grandson stopped about 30 feet away, and the fellow said "see that camera boy? That mans a professional, if only he knew how wrong he was. The best one happened while I was walking down the main street of a nearby town, a woman who was probably in her mid 50's stopped and asked me what kind of camera I was using. I told her it was Mamiya RB67 and it was a medium format film camera. She looked at me like I must be on drugs and said "film, film they stopped making that 20 years ago". When I assured her that film was still available she said "well where on earth do you get it developed". "I do it myself" I said, she immediately gasped and replied "surely thats illegal". I just kind of sighed and she wondered off.
    Oh yeaaaah! I jus' lov' sniffin' that there fixer, don' you?? Thems illeagle thangs is the very best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle M. View Post
    Never had the ITAH, but I've been asked several times if my RB67 was a movie camera. Once I had my RB on a tripod taking a shot of the foot bridge at a local park when an elderly gentleman and what I imagine was his grandson stopped about 30 feet away, and the fellow said "see that camera boy? That mans a professional, if only he knew how wrong he was. The best one happened while I was walking down the main street of a nearby town, a woman who was probably in her mid 50's stopped and asked me what kind of camera I was using. I told her it was Mamiya RB67 and it was a medium format film camera. She looked at me like I must be on drugs and said "film, film they stopped making that 20 years ago". When I assured her that film was still available she said "well where on earth do you get it developed". "I do it myself" I said, she immediately gasped and replied "surely thats illegal". I just kind of sighed and she wondered off.
    Good grief. Some people are alive only because stupidity is not fatal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle M. View Post
    Never had the ITAH, but I've been asked several times if my RB67 was a movie camera. Once I had my RB on a tripod taking a shot of the foot bridge at a local park when an elderly gentleman and what I imagine was his grandson stopped about 30 feet away, and the fellow said "see that camera boy? That mans a professional, if only he knew how wrong he was. The best one happened while I was walking down the main street of a nearby town, a woman who was probably in her mid 50's stopped and asked me what kind of camera I was using. I told her it was Mamiya RB67 and it was a medium format film camera. She looked at me like I must be on drugs and said "film, film they stopped making that 20 years ago". When I assured her that film was still available she said "well where on earth do you get it developed". "I do it myself" I said, she immediately gasped and replied "surely thats illegal". I just kind of sighed and she wondered off.
    Sadly, she's probably already reproduced - thus passing along both the genetic and attitudinal imbecility she manifests.



 

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