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Thread: Hassie help?

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    Hi Carl, I photograph primarily in B&W and children to earn a living and have a 501c/m and am about to purchase a 500c/m as well. I've worked with both and really love them. I'm not trying a 503 or others that come with a higher price tag as the 501 & 500 do the job and with incredible results. My 35mm rarely gets a roll these days. I don't do studio work or weddings but find myself chasing moving targets most days and have learnt how to handhold and work the blads very quickly - with lots of practice. Good luck with your decision Carl, I'm sure you love it.

    Kind regards, Nicole

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    Thanks again for the input folks...

    your views and opinions have helped - now the decision!

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    It should be noted that the "flash" feature of the 503 is the addition of TTL flash, using an internal sensor that reads the exposure off the film. The 501 works perfectly well with studio and portable flash units that don't depend on TTL features.
    [COLOR=SlateGray]"You can't depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus." -Mark Twain[/COLOR]

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    I use a 500cm with 40CF 80CF 120CF 150CF and some extension tubes. The image fall off is not a problem whatsoever. It works great in studio and remember you got flash sync at all speeds.

    Its a superb camera, love it.

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    I bought a 503cx body pretty cheap, good condition. I liked that it was a '94 as opposed to a '74. Just made me feel a bit better. The screen that came with it was a brightscreen (nice!)

    I like the idea of ttl flash, even if I don't have a flash for it yet.
    Great camera system!

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    Then there is the 150 or 180 debate...

    this will be a people camera most of the time but hopefully more environmental stuff without much environment if you know what I mean?!

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    Hi Carl,
    I work with a 503 and am happy with it, although I did not use the flash metering of it so far. And I am also happy with the 150 mm CF, amongst others.
    The CFi are called to be better, but to me they look a bit "cheaper"...
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    [SIZE=5]LOVE MY BLAD!!!!!!! [/SIZE]

    Have a 503 but a 500c/m would have been just fine if I hadn't gotten such a good deal on my 503. I have a friend that I helped find his 500c/m and he LOVES IT as well.

    We both spent our money on additional backs and a few lenses.

    Our outfits are pretty similar- I have
    503
    3 - A12 backs great for zone shooting
    2 - A24 backs
    80mm CFE )
    150mm CF ) ............very happy with this combo so far -
    40mm C -- ) love this lens

    I soooo want a 30mm (can't afford) and I'm looking at 100mm

    Crap load of misc "stuff"

    I just LOVE this camera, and shooting square and printing full frame SQUARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sorry for the slight rant everyone, I do however feel better now that now that I've "shared"

    Sorry did I already say how much [SIZE=2]I love my blad![/SIZE]


    Cynthia
    (aka- Beckie)

    PS: One thing I must recomended is the brighter screen - acute matte D (I have the grid) if you get a camera that doesn't already have one.
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    Yes, that D is great!!
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    I love my Hassey as well. I have the 503CW. I shoot a combination of studio and location. With the CW Winder, this machine is wonderful for hand shooting. In fact I travel with it everywhere - it's my 'tourist' camera so to speak. Add a PME 45 prism and you've got a pretty neat little 35mm-like MF camera.

    Regards, Art.
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