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    ??GAS??

    - Leigh
    “Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.” - Plato

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    Does it really matter? "Process people" will forever be debating the difference between a process step and a subprocess.

    How many Hassy lenses do you have, film_man... or which step are you currently on?
    My kit is the bare essentials. Just a 501CM with A12 and 80. And well another 2 A12s and a Polaroid back. Oh and a PM90. And a 50CT. And that 250CT. Oh and the 150CF I bought 3 weeks ago. But that's it. I don't need anything else. Well...maybe I'll get a 553ELX. And maybe a 40...maybe?

    What is SG says, "Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!"

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    ... so how do you like the 250? I'm convincing myself I need one to better photograph my kids playing baseball. The 150 is good, but I sometimes can't get close enough to the action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    ... so how do you like the 250? I'm convincing myself I need one to better photograph my kids playing baseball. The 150 is good, but I sometimes can't get close enough to the action.
    I have the older 250 "C" version. ( not the SA )
    It's a bazooka so consider you might have only one shutter speed (1/500) available when handholding.
    You may become adept at 1/250 but I usually use it at 1/500.

    It's also great on a tripod

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    Being of "thrifty" ancestry and ways... my step 2 in Leigh's simplified proc is "Buy them in whatever sequence I can convince myself of "true need".
    Ahhh, a fellow Scot
    I opted to go all "C"s due to filter compatibility (nowadays bay 50 filters are cheeeeep) and CF's can get pricey.

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    I agree with most above.
    The only blad pissing war's were over
    80mm and 100mm being that much better and so similar a focal length.
    and the 180 was known as better than the 150... the 150 has always served me just fine though.
    TODAY buying used!!!! I would be more concerned with weather it was taken apart and re-assembled by a professional that lives up to the professional standards. The lenses come apart similar to view camera lenses paper thin tolerances are required to return to factory spec.

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    I was going to say something about the 180 being supposedly better but I've never shot one so it would be hearsay anyway.
    I LOVE my 150 "C" and can't imagine wanting much more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    GAS = Gadget Acquisition Syndrome
    Compulsive buying of camera, lenses and other photographic equipment
    That's called "Natural Selection".

    It's a fundamental (perhaps even definitive) characteristic of the human species.

    - Leigh
    “Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.” - Plato

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    Don't discount the pre T coated C lenses, they are in my humble opinion, just as good, especially the 150 and 250, and pricing is very good. Like Leica lenses, the Zeiss for Hasselblad lenses are of a uniform high quality, just find a clean one with a good shutter. My most used is the 150mm Sonnar, very nice, and a must have after the 80mm.

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    The C T* ("Tee Star") lenses have the same multi-coating as their later incarnations, and are generally identical optically.

    The CF 40mm FLE and 50mm FLE lenses were new designs, differing significantly from the C lenses in those focal lengths.

    - Leigh
    Last edited by Leigh B; 03-25-2012 at 10:36 AM. Click to view previous post history.
    “Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.” - Plato

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