More Favorites From Photographica

While I did only take one roll of Tri-X into the show, the Hasselblad really did not let me down I loved all of the shots, and continue to review the negatives with amazement. They convey that classic 3D Hasselblad look- insane sharpness, yet a dreamy look that challenges the human eye. Each time you look at a well made frame, you notice something new.

The large aperture when used on the Planar makes a large hall look small, while drawing your subject in close. Use the scale on the barrel of the lens after estimating your subject distance. Your DOF preview will be dark, but after a while, becomes highly effective. The optional quick focus handle really is a nice tool to use.

Checking out photography books. The large aperture when used on the Planar makes a large hall look small, while drawing your subject in close. Use the scale on the barrel of the lens after estimating your subject distance. Your DOF preview will be dark, but after a while, becomes highly effective. The optional quick focus handle really is a nice tool to use.

I remember chatting with this gentleman at the last Photographica, and he always seems to be having a lot of fun.

I remember chatting with this dealer at the last Photographica, and he always seems to be having a lot of fun, and quite a pleasant gentleman.

Tonality, texture, and dynamic range are all attributes of film that I love. Not to mention the ability to capture “The Decisive Moment”-

Let's Make A Deal!

Let’s Make A Deal! Some beautiful gear, including a large format camera.

It’s going to be a long wait till the next Photographica. Shooting Hasselblad this Spring and Summer should really help the time fly.

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2 thoughts on “More Favorites From Photographica

    • Thank you – I’m glad you stopped by and commented. It is the beautiful simplicity, yet highly functional, Swedish design and charm. Victor Hasselblad, like Edwin Land, was a true visionary. The Hasselblad is also a beautiful looking instrument, and timeless. There was also a lot of serendipity in the partnership with Carl Zeiss for the glass. The camera will likely outlive me, and I hope to hand it down to my son someday.

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