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    Which Hasselblad?

    I'd like, eventually, to get a Hasselblad for head and shoulder portraits, both in a studio environment and on location. I'll probably get a 150mm lens, as I already have a Rollei TLR with a 75mm lens, a Fuji GSW690III, and a Fuji GS670III. I'm looking for opinions as to which model body and lens I should look for.

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    what is your budget?

    Got $1000? Get a 500cm and a 150mm CF

    Got $2000? Get a 501cm and a 150mm CFi.

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    For $1000 you could get a 500cm with the 150 CT* and 80/2.8 CT*

    I've never used the CF, but I can't say enough good things about the CT* version. It's a truly gorgeous lens.
    Paul

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    When I dropped my beloved Kowa on a rock last summer found a 3-lens 2000-series kit going for a good price and snapped that up instead of trying to find a reliable new Kowa body. The 150 f2.8 F is just gorgeous wide open (as is the 250 f4 if you like more compression). Stopped down it is still excellent, but busy backgrounds can fragment badly because of the pentagonal aperture - but that's going to be a problem with any Hasselblad lens.

    The F-lenses seem stupidly cheap (except the 110 f2) at present, and 2000 bodies likewise. If you can live with the 1/90 flash sync it's a great way to get a full kit on a budget.

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    For head and shoulders portraits you might need an extension ring as well. Around 8 mm should suffice.

    You can see two portraits in my APUG gallery shot with the 150 sonnar CT*. Both with 8 mm ext. ring.
    Be careful his bow tie is really a camera
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    hassy lens

    I photographed countless portraits and weddings in the 70's and 80's with the 150mm cf - it's a beautiful lens.
    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by david b View Post
    what is your budget?

    Got $1000? Get a 500cm and a 150mm CF

    Got $2000? Get a 501cm and a 150mm CFi.
    What's better about the 150mm CFi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter De Smidt View Post
    What's better about the 150mm CFi?
    Well its got 'i' the lowecase i always makes things better... iPod, iDog, iMac...
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    Color Film always existed. It's just the world was always black and white till recently.

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    The CFI has the latest lens and coating design (according to zeiss), longer shutter life, and better wearing materials for the lens mount.

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    And an electronic interface that you do not need if you shoot film.

    Steve
    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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