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    I have 3 Hasselblads (a 500C, a 500EL/M, and a 500EL). I also own a Rolleiflex Automat, and a Pentax 67. They're all used for totally different things, but the Hasselblads are the most enjoyable cameras to use in a variety of situations. My 500C is a dream on the street, a no-brainer in the studio, and a hit at parties. I would say 90% of my photographs are taken on that one body.

    If you want one, get one, shoot a few rolls, and if you like it, keep it. If not, sell it back at the same price you paid for it.
    See my work at my website CHRISTOPHER LANGE PHOTOGRAPHY

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.larsson View Post
    Haha, It's funny everybody is trying to get me away from Hasselblad! I'm I being warned away from a trap?
    The only trap you're being warned about is the money trap. Hasselblads, whether new or old are expensive, but worth the money. They keep their value, they are excellent camera systems, and they are still serviceable.

    Since they were compared to cars, the guy with the Mercedes is always going to say that the Mercedes is the only way to go. The guy with the Toyota is going to tell you that the Mercedes is over priced, and his Toyota does the same job equally as well. Each car has 4 wheels, and each does essentially the same job, it's just a matter of how comfortable you want your ass to be during the journey. Heated leather seats with lumbar support are much more comfortable than run of the mill sponge covered spring seats.

    And then there are always the guys who are going to say that its the driver and not the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.larsson View Post
    Haha, It's funny everybody is trying to get me away from Hasselblad! Am I being warned away from a trap?
    Everybody wants that you buy the camera they use. because than they think they made the good choice themselves...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristopherCoy View Post
    the guy with the Mercedes is always going to say that the Mercedes is the only way to go. The guy with the Toyota is going to tell you that the Mercedes is over priced, and his Toyota does the same job equally as well.
    My citroen 2cv was the best car ever!
    Completely analog, no computer inside

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Goutiere View Post
    I discussed this very fact with David Odess, the famous Hassy tech, and reluctantly he confirmed what I have told you.
    That's a bare-faced lie.

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    I contacted David when I read that statement, and here's his reply:
    "Leigh,

    Very interesting. Please believe me when I tell you that I never said that Hasselblad lenses were made by Bronica. It just isn't true.

    Hasselblad lenses were always made by Carl Zeiss.

    Regards,
    David Odess
    www.david-odess.com"

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    And this is his response when I requested permission to quote that email here.
    "Leigh,

    Yes, I would appreciate it if you would quote my e-mail in the APUG thread.

    I wouldn't want anyone to think that the Hasselblad lenses are manufactured by Bronica.

    Regards,
    David Odess
    www.david-odess.com"
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    You should be ashamed of yourself for making up such nonsense.

    - Leigh
    Last edited by Leigh B; 04-01-2012 at 03:49 PM. 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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    W.....O.....W....!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh B View Post
    That's a bare-faced lie.

    ************************************************** **************
    I contacted David when I read that statement, and here's his reply:
    "Leigh,

    Very interesting. Please believe me when I tell you that I never said that Hasselblad lenses were made by Bronica. It just isn't true.

    Hasselblad lenses were always made by Carl Zeiss.

    Regards,
    David Odess
    www.david-odess.com"

    ************************************************** **************
    And this is his response when I requested permission to quote that email here.
    "Leigh,

    Yes, I would appreciate it if you would quote my e-mail in the APUG thread.

    I wouldn't want anyone to think that the Hasselblad lenses are manufactured by Bronica.

    Regards,
    David Odess
    www.david-odess.com"
    ************************************************** **************

    You should be ashamed of yourself for making up such nonsense.

    - Leigh

    have you checked your calendar today?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Lange View Post
    have you checked your calendar today?
    Gad, this was too easy.

    I can't believe anyone wouldn't get this one> "All the Hasselblad lenses are old stock manufactured in the 70's from the Bronica factory."

    Jeez!
    Last edited by Paul Goutiere; 04-01-2012 at 04:17 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Ooh, controversial! Lets keep a calm tone anyway guys! I still think Hassys are the way to go, but it appears that all the lenses apart from the 80mm are slower than f/2.8! What impact does this have? (Obviously I'll be using tripods on most of my landscape shots but never in the city!)

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    Bronica indeed. Good one. If you want faster lenses you'll have to go with one of the focal plane shutter bodies, which certainly is an option, they can use both types of lenses. Is it an issue? Depends on what you shoot and how you shoot it but you probably will be stopping down some anyway.

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