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    Hold a C/M and trip it. Now pick up the ELM and click it. Smooth as silk. That thing has a 10lb chrome-and-leather vibration damper attached to the bottom of it. Practically like hauling around an anvil after toting a C/M. Go ahead.... click it again. Smoooooth. The EL ELM is a whole other animal from the standard Hasselblad. And they don't cost anything. That's really wild. You put some fresh foam in an EL and it is sweet as a Rolleiflex.

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    I don't own a Hasselblad, but did shoot a few rolls with a borrowed one, about 20 years ago. I don't remember the model, but it was an excellent experience. It seemed very well engineered, and elegant in it's use. There's no way I can believe they'd issue the substandard product you describe.

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    WHERE did I say substandard??? For corn's sake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom1956 View Post
    WHERE did I say substandard??? For corn's sake.
    Pretty much every post in this thread.

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    Strange. I thought I was speaking English. It originated on a little island off the European coast and I just assumed it's the same English everybody else speaks. Hmmm. I didn't think I had to write a treatise on the legendary Hasselblad C series. Not many things in this world ever got a reputation of their caliber. And well-deserved I say. My ELM trips off like a feather. The C does not. I hope that's clear now.

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    My English comprehension is just fine. From just one of your posts: "I'll not have a camera that jumps like a bullfrog when I trip it." I would think a camera that vibrates like that would have to be considered substandard. There are other posts I could quote, too.

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    Had to look these up, so ELM means electronic? What's with the 9V conversion? Is the original battery not available? It is SO much cheaper, makes me want to pick one up...

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    The original battery is 100 dollars apiece. Do NOT use the 9v conversion. Besides, the basttery weight is part of the vib. damping you have working for you. Instead, I fabricated battery packs out of box tape, chipboard (like from a scratch pad), and five 1.2v AAA rechargeables soldered in series. Then wrap the set with cardboard to fill out the space of the compartment. Tape chipboard ends to this rolled-up tube, and affix some copper tape or some such, and solder the wires coming off the battery set. Works perfect. Right voltage, good battery life, and a little bit of needed weight to add to that natural tripod, called the motor drive unit.

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    I see a cheapo EL listed as a "parts camera" on fleabay right now for 89 bucks. It's missing the battery cover. More often than not, the EL ELM "parts cameras" work perfectly. They're either missing a panel cover or the motor is noisy, or somesuch other triviality. I can have one working lickity-split. Give me one of those parts EL's an I can have it working like a champ in 30 minutes.

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    Crazy. Were the $100 batteries rechargeable? Or one time only?



 

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