Shooting with a legend: Hasselblad 500CM
Shooting with a legend: The Hasselblad 500 C/M is a bit like traveling in a Time Tunnel. I like especially the waist level experience with this camera. Bending over your camera and peering into the ground glass, seeing the image reversed left to right represents a kind of emotional pleasure that I don't get with modern gear.
The Hasselblad is essentially the Mercedes of cameras. It was introduced in 1957 by the Victor Hasselblad AB, with optics from the famous lens maker Carl Zeiss. All specs aside, Hasselblad's are known for exceptional image quality and still a hefty price tag, but that is an investment I don't regret.
After moving around a lot, I sometimes find, to my astonishment and pleasure, some things I missed or already forgot. Finding a roll of 120mm color film and another of b/w from 1995 I got excited and took my beloved MF camera out for a stroll here in Mumbai.
Shooting handheld, I didn't get all the images I wanted, and due to the old films, the result is more like a Lomographic adventure - but a fun one.
I just ordered some new film as I got the film bug again. More to come soon.