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Hasselblad 2000 FC

A few weeks ago I had no idea what the Hasselblad V system consisted of. I knew the 500 series are the iconic cameras that everyone recognises. What I didn’t know was the existence of the 2000 and 200 series with their focal plane shutters. So what does this mean? Well, in the 500 series … Continue reading Hasselblad 2000 FC

Lightbox

I went to dig out my old lightbox that I purchased when I was still shooting film to view my first roll of film from the Hasselblad. Only problem is that I can’t find the transformer plug that came with it. Also it had been sitting in the shed over the years, so I have … Continue reading Lightbox

First roll of film

I didn’t want to spend too much on film to just run through the Hasselblad to make sure everything is fine, so I got myself some expired film. What surprised me was how slow ISO 100 is in real life. For my first roll, I had to use some extra light which was lucky that … Continue reading First roll of film

Hasselblad 500C/M

So here it is. I got a Hasselblad 500C/M and also a 150mm f4 lens that was on sale at London Camera Exchange. There are very limited places selling used film equipment and I’m not really willing to spend big money on the museum pieces. For whatever reason there is a big trend to shoot … Continue reading Hasselblad 500C/M

Medium format

I was just digging around my files and found the negatives I shot with the Hasselblad that I got to play with ages ago. From the looks of it, I must have had access to the camera around the year 2000. I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t have been earlier than that as I wouldn’t have … Continue reading Medium format

Down memory lane

I was watching this YouTube video by photographer Matt Irwin about the cameras he has owned during his career. Fascinating the cameras he had and the reasons why he got them. So what is my list of cameras that have shaped my career? Well, the first camera I can remember using, when I was a … Continue reading Down memory lane

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