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

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  • No.

    267 37.50%
  • Yes, while shooting 35mm or smaller.

    23 3.23%
  • Yes, while shooting Medium Format

    191 26.83%
  • Yes, while shooting Large Format

    93 13.06%
  • Yes, and it was a Hasselblad!

    201 28.23%
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  1. #61

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    Quote Originally Posted by colrehogan
    I'm surprised you still took the picture.
    Sometimes I do things I can't explain. The oppiste happend once as well, when I was outside with my Nikon D70 (How bad is that for someone who has a real camera at home) a girl told me she still preferes the looks of film, she looked damm good as well so you can imagine I completely forgot how my camera works.
    But that remark did it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaussianNoise
    hmmmm, so...its a size thing?

    Strange world, a few years ago it had to be chromium-plated, the size didn't matter.


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    everything becomes more worse. one thing becomes better: the moral becomes more worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinten
    ..... a girl told me she still preferes the looks of film, she looked damm good as well so you can imagine I completely forgot how my camera works. But that remark did it...
    It's amazing when out street shooting and I decide there's no other way to get a shot other than ask, that when I say I'm shooting black and white film they say "yes". They usually add that they don't usually say "yes" to being photographed but love Black & White pictures.

    Black and White film is the great persuader

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    1st ITAH at Boynton Canyon, Sedona AZ by a very distinguishing gentleman and his wife. Just for a minute there I reached the lofty heights of being called a professional photographer.... but then fell to being just a friendly person when asked to take their picture with their digital camera. For that one moment tho I was on zone nine.... Oh the memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Brown
    They're also famous for having gone to the moon.
    ..and that aliens visiting the moon will stop, turn and say to each other (telepathically , of course) Hey, that looks like a Hasselblad"?

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    When I was in Yellowstone I was using my Graflex Mini Speed on a tripod. Was shooting the canyon and when I was changing roll backs, a guy shows up with his wife (or whomever she was) with a "Blad" around his neck. He looks in my direction and comes over to see what I am shooting. He then excuses himself and moves right in front of my camera on the pod. He snaps a photo and starts to leave. His companion says to me that my camera was "cute". He doesn't say a word nor looks at me. They both then left.

    I guess that was the HB attitude? :rolleyes:

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    I had a Hasselblad experience today. I was shooting some 5x4 with my Cambo monorail in the grounds of a nearby Abbey when an 'elderly' gentleman came over stating he was intrigued. I stated that I was shooting the texture of the stone on the rear of a gravestone. He frowned and asked " OK, so wheres the camera?". I pointed to the LARGE mass atop of the LARGE tripod and said "This is the camera".
    His frown deepened and he exclaimed "Must be a Hasselblad then, like they use on the moon!". I think he had just landed.

    Phill
    Can I now be a member of the NINAFHB club (No its not a F&%!ng Hasselblad)
    It is not tradition that secures the survival of our craft, its the craft that secures the survival of our traditions.

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    Nobody ever asked me anything, they just yell when I take their picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankB
    No one has yet mistaken it for a 'blad though; I must be too scruffy!
    Okay, scratch that!

    My Mamiya C330S arrived by courier to my works. I carefully unboxed it. A couple of seconds later a chap a couple of desks away took one look (at the large Mamiya logo on the top of the front side, as it happens) and said, "Oh, is that a Hasselblad?"

    I feel that a void in my life has now been filled...
    The destination is important, but so is the journey

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    got it two days ago with my Mamiya rz67 ... 'hasselblad' basically means SLR medium format - I answered that it was a Mamiya and the guy seemed disapointed - I wonder what 'mamiya' meant to him ...



 

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