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    Hasselblad lens review site?

    Hi,

    Is there a site with reviews of Hasselblad lenses?

    (yes, I'm sure they're all good, but I'm sure some are better than others)

    Thanks,

    Mark

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    Mark,

    You will get almost as many different opinions as replies. I assume you are looking to get a lens or more. The focal length would be influenced by what you intend to photograph. If you are looking to purchase one, my suggestion is to test it with a roll or two at different settings preferably with your camera on a tripod. Process the film and see the results. It would also be wise to purchase from a reliable source with a return policy.

    I have five Hasselblad lenses and their 2x and am quite pleased with all.

    http://www.jeffreyglasser.com/

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    They are all good. As noted above, choose the focal lengths that you will use.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    They are all good. As noted above, choose the focal lengths that you will use.
    ^ nailed it. Also sharpness is the last thing to sorry about. Worry more about the focal length, or even more the subject.

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    Johnielvis nailed it.

    All of the Zeiss/Hasselblad lenses are superb. Where differences do exist they're only between superb and superb+.

    That fact is what convinced me to start using the Hasselblad system 42 years ago.

    You'll find fans of each, and detractors of each. Everybody's experiences and shooting style differ, so you can't expect uniform results.

    The one lens to avoid unless you actually want it is the 135mm bellows macro. It has no focusing helicoid, so it cannot be used without a bellows, and the combination is $$$.

    - Leigh
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    The process of buying a Hasselblad lens is this:

    1. What focal length do I need.
    2. What is the newest lens I can afford.
    Have/had Mamiya RB, Rollei 6003, Hasselblad, Nikonos, Canon EOS, Leica R, Fuji Instax...and some other stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by film_man View Post
    The process of buying a Hasselblad lens is this:

    1. What focal length do I need.
    2. What is the newest lens I can afford.
    The Revised process of buying a Hasselblad lens is this:

    1. What focal length do I need?
    2. What is the newest lens I can afford?
    3. Purchase that lens.
    4. Go to Step 1.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    I'm on step 4, again. Now I "need" a 250.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    The Revised process of buying a Hasselblad lens is this:

    1. What focal length do I need?
    2. What is the newest lens I can afford?
    3. Purchase that lens.
    4. Go to Step 1.
    Technically, the lens buying process is steps 1 and 2. What you describe is the process you inevitably end up in once you buy a Hasselblad!
    Have/had Mamiya RB, Rollei 6003, Hasselblad, Nikonos, Canon EOS, Leica R, Fuji Instax...and some other stuff

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    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?

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