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    KEH has both the 350 and 500 in stock. Consider the size of filters you might need . . .

    I'd imagine that yes, the 350 and 500 have tripod mounts. The Hasselblad bodies are so light and relatively fragile that I can't imagine another configuration. There's a lot of metal in the big lenses.

    Have you thought that 35mm might be a better option for your needs? Faster lenses, less bulk and bother, 36 exposures to a roll, etc.

    Yes, I know bigger is better, but shooting from the deck of a moving ship with a huge f/5.6 or f/8 lens begins to make me wonder. You could pick up a bunch of used Nikon or Canon gear and some nice lenses for the equivalent expenditure, including backups!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgomena View Post
    Have you thought that 35mm might be a better option for your needs? Faster lenses, less bulk and bother, 36 exposures to a roll, etc.
    TREASON! Go from a Hasselblad to 35mm! Are you daft?? Go wash your mouth out with mouthwash and stand in the corner for a month!

    After composing on a large viewfinder, how could one pick out the subject on a 35mm postage stamp size viewfinder?

    Lose the ability to change film mid roll? Oh the insanity of it all!
    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 pgomena View Post

    Have you thought that 35mm might be a better option for your needs?
    Are you sick in the head?


    Ha, but no. I don't think I'd have much a problem with an f/8 lens if I got some 400 or 800 speed film. Especially down here where it's so bright. The 150 is a nice lens but it really doesn't have the reach I want, I wouldn't get a 180mm unless I was actually trading up the 150. The next step would be 350 or 500 I think, I don't think 250 would quite cut it, but again what would I know :P

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    Possibly the best accessory on a ship with a Hasselblad and a heavy lens between Tassie and Antartica, would be a Miller Fluid Head atop a decent tripod; with the tripod strapped to something of course.

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    My apologies, gentlemen. I don't even use my 35mm gear anymore. I should know better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdial View Post
    I use my 150 on the Hasselblad quite a lot, both for landscapes and other kinds of things. If your vision works in a "less is more" sort of way, it's a good way to go. If you want to be very selective in your compositions, a 250 might be a better choice as an addition to your 150, rather than the 180. Aside from a converter, another good way to find out might be to rent one or both.
    +1 My thoughts exactly. I use my 250 as much as I use my 150. Get a 250 as they are cheap!
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    Alex,

    Have you considered the Mutar 2x to go with the 150? You would have a 150 and 300 that way. I have the 50, 80, 150, 250 and 350. When I travel I take the 50, 150 and 2x. Mine is super sharp and since I predominately use a tripod the 2 stops are not a big deal (I don't use the 2x with the 50). The 350 is a big lens and a hefty tripod is best. As I mentioned on another page I recently used the 2x with the 350 and the subject was a landscape about a half mile across a bay. Even in a scanned negative 7 inch print as a proof the details are there.

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    When you consider that mf lenses translate to roughly half of 35mm lenses' angle of view, a 250mm lens would be 125mm in 35. That's not much in the way of telephoto even though it's a lot of lens in size and weight. I use a 300mm for my P67, and don't think of it as a really long lens. The only ones bigger for that system are 400 and 800...HUGE lenses, but just 200 and 400 mm's in pulling power compared to 35mm. Get the 250!
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    No the 250mm for a Hasselblad translates to approximately 150mm in 35mm. One has to compare the horizontal dimension since the shape is different the diagonal comparison does not apply.
    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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    The 150mm has been practically living on my camera the last 3 days. I also really like how it renders a scene through the viewfinder (of course, will have to see how they turn out on print) I almost prefer how it makes a landscape look over the 80mm, but I could just be seeing through rose coloured glasses (or a red25). I think I've found my new favourite way of shooting scenery

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