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Hasselblad 500C/M

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After several years out of photography, and a couple of years using a DSLR I was ready for a change.

My local camera store has a used equipment case strategically placed so you can browse while the staff is in the back fetching whatever it is you came in for. There was a Mamiya C330 that looked almost new that reminded me of the TLR I used in the 80s. During the next week I kept thinking about it, and I went back to the store to take another look. Too late, sold. They did have one other medium format camera, though...

That's how I ended up with a Hasselblad 500C/M in 2008.

The shutter release is on the front, bottom left, with the troublesome O/T switch. The silver tab on the lens is the EV lock, and the EV indicator is the orange arrow above it. The focus distance, depth of field, aperture and shutter speed are on the top of the lens easily viewable when using the waist level finder.

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Nikon F5

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I began shooting the series Descent on medium format using a Hasselblad and the Fuji GF670. My father became more impatient and impulsive and these cameras could not keep up with him. I purchased an F5 because it had fast focus and film advance. I've been using it for about 4 years.

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New55

It's not Type 55 but it's beautiful.

Leaf (New55 Negative)
Leaf (New55 print)

More info at new55.net

Onward 2015

A print from the series Descent will be on display at Onward 2015. “Curated by guest juror Elinor Carucci, the exhibition of ONWARD Compé ‘15 features 53 images by 37 emerging photographers from across the globe.” Opening is Saturday, March 14 from 6-9 PM. • More info