Medium Film format

Haudi hou! I recently bought my first medium format film camera. It’s called Hasselblad500 C/M. I have to say I love this beast! It takes very sharp and detailed photos, Only downside is that it’s heavy and bulky carry around & challenging to operate because it’s full manual nature. It doesen’t even have a build in light meter, so one have to use seperate lightmeter or the Sunny 16 rule when taking photos. Here are my first Sample film roll pictures.

Here’s some basic info about the camera. The Hasselblad 500C was first introduced in 1957 by the Victor Hasselblad AB, replacing the original focal plane shutter models 1600F and 1000F. It was replaced by the 500C/M (M for modified according to the factory), featuring an interchangeable focusing screen and an improved automatic back, the A-series film magazines.

Following the design of the previous models, the Victor Hasselblad AB made the V-series completely modular: Not only the lenses, but also the winding crank, the viewfinder and the film magazine are exchangeable during normal operation of the camera. Hasselblad came with a 12-shot magazine for 120 film.


Analog is back

Allrighty then! I recently have been little bored with my photography hobby. I think one reason is that too much digitalgear are released nowadays, and you can’t buy them all. This triggered me to go back to basics, and really gave me reason to learn some oldschool photography. I went to do some shopping on ebay. I bought an old Canon A-1 film camera + few lenses, 35mm negative scanner and photochemisty kits, that I could learn the basics how to develop color and black & white negatives at home. I had quite tense two weeks of learning curve, but surprisingly I learned the basics of film photography quite fast.

I really enjoy taking “Real Photographs” using Canon A-1 manual focus lenses, and the fact that I can’t see my photos straight away from camera LCD screen makes photography alot more interesting and fun. I also like wider latitude on 35mm negative films, and those unique rendered colours that every different films can produce.