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  • BIF with a Hasselblad

    Well, OK, not quite!

    We had a long weekend in Falmouth visiting daughter and I was on the quay side with my new toy looking for things to photograph. Cue large seagull standing on one of those coin-in-the-slot telescopes. I sidled up to it and just as I fired the shutter it took flight. I was partly thinking, damn that was bad timing and partly thinking that could be a very interesting shot.

    Anyway here it is:


    Departure by Cariadus, on Flickr

    Personally I think it's a more interesting shot than if the seagull had stood still, but would be interested in other opinions.
    Roger

    E-M5, 20mm/1.7, 45mm/1.8
    OM-1N, OM-10, OM-4ti, 24mm/2.8, 50mm/1.8, 85mm/2, Tamron 70-210mm/3.5
    cariadus.com | flickr | tumblr

  • #2
    Re: BIF with a Hasselblad

    Actually the text on the telescope makes it! Very effective!

    (How are you liking the Hass?)
    Stephen

    A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

    Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

    My Flickr site

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    • #3
      Re: BIF with a Hasselblad

      Thanks Stephen. Loving the Hassy so far. The prism finder really makes a difference to the usability, especially for shots like these. The trouble is that despite my best intentions I've already ordered some extra stuff to go with it - another film back and a 50mm lens. So not good for the wallet!
      Roger

      E-M5, 20mm/1.7, 45mm/1.8
      OM-1N, OM-10, OM-4ti, 24mm/2.8, 50mm/1.8, 85mm/2, Tamron 70-210mm/3.5
      cariadus.com | flickr | tumblr

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      • #4
        Re: BIF with a Hasselblad

        Roger - just something I found interesting recently.
        We were in Canberra and visited the NASA Deep Space Tracking Station at Tidbinbilla. A great interpretive centre, and amongst the displays were photos taken on the moon, and other photos taken by the astronauts. The info board said that altho digital cameras were available now, for ease of handling in their bulky suits, the camera of choice for the astronauts was still the Hass.

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        • #5
          Re: BIF with a Hasselblad

          I think Roger's saving up for a digital back!
          Stephen

          A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

          Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

          My Flickr site

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          • #6
            Re: BIF with a Hasselblad

            It needs an injection of contrast IMO Roger to improve it but I like it
            Edit
            Or just darken a little.

            Originally posted by StephenL View Post
            I think Roger's saving up for a digital back!
            Does he need help with the second mortgage or is he happy with tethered shooting.
            OMD E-M1 OMD E-M5II MMF3 12-40 pro 12-50 EZ 14-42 EZ 9-18 f4.0 -5.6 40 -150f4-f5.6 R 60mm f2.8 macro Sigma 105 f2.8 macro Holga 60mm plastic Holga pinhole lens lens and a XZ-1 Olympus - 35 SP Trip 35 Pen EEs OM2sp

            I nice view does not mean a good photograph. My FLickr

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            • #7
              Re: BIF with a Hasselblad

              Lyn, yes indeed, Hasselblad's were used on the moon. I think there's some still up there, isn't there?

              Stephen, I think the digital back will have to wait a while.
              I've spent enough on goodies for it as it is. 50mm and spare film back should arrive today.

              Alf, thanks. If you're offering help with funding...
              I don't think you have a choice other than tethered for the 500CM. Although why anyone would want to put a digital back on a lovely old *film* camera is beyond me. I am tempted to get a Hasselblad to m43 converter though. An 80mm 2.8 would be quite handy on the E-M5.
              Roger

              E-M5, 20mm/1.7, 45mm/1.8
              OM-1N, OM-10, OM-4ti, 24mm/2.8, 50mm/1.8, 85mm/2, Tamron 70-210mm/3.5
              cariadus.com | flickr | tumblr

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              • #8
                Re: BIF with a Hasselblad

                Originally posted by cariadus View Post
                Alf, thanks. If you're offering help with funding...
                You hadn't heard the terms and conditions
                OMD E-M1 OMD E-M5II MMF3 12-40 pro 12-50 EZ 14-42 EZ 9-18 f4.0 -5.6 40 -150f4-f5.6 R 60mm f2.8 macro Sigma 105 f2.8 macro Holga 60mm plastic Holga pinhole lens lens and a XZ-1 Olympus - 35 SP Trip 35 Pen EEs OM2sp

                I nice view does not mean a good photograph. My FLickr

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                • #9
                  Re: BIF with a Hasselblad

                  Originally posted by alfbranch View Post
                  You hadn't heard the terms and conditions
                  Involves selling my soul, does it?: )
                  Roger

                  E-M5, 20mm/1.7, 45mm/1.8
                  OM-1N, OM-10, OM-4ti, 24mm/2.8, 50mm/1.8, 85mm/2, Tamron 70-210mm/3.5
                  cariadus.com | flickr | tumblr

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                  • #10
                    Re: BIF with a Hasselblad

                    Wow, that's a really interesting shot! I like it, a lot! Has quite an immediacy, if such a word can be used without sounding silly...
                    http://technopeasant.org

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                    • #11
                      Re: BIF with a Hasselblad

                      Thanks Stewart. Sounds like a good word to me!
                      Roger

                      E-M5, 20mm/1.7, 45mm/1.8
                      OM-1N, OM-10, OM-4ti, 24mm/2.8, 50mm/1.8, 85mm/2, Tamron 70-210mm/3.5
                      cariadus.com | flickr | tumblr

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                      • #12
                        Re: BIF with a Hasselblad

                        Originally posted by cariadus View Post
                        Personally I think it's a more interesting shot than if the seagull had stood still, but would be interested in other opinions.
                        Hell Yes, I find it very funny and would've been happy to get that myself!

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                        • #13
                          Re: BIF with a Hasselblad

                          Thanks Ulfrik!
                          Roger

                          E-M5, 20mm/1.7, 45mm/1.8
                          OM-1N, OM-10, OM-4ti, 24mm/2.8, 50mm/1.8, 85mm/2, Tamron 70-210mm/3.5
                          cariadus.com | flickr | tumblr

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