a leader in Medium Format Camera Systems
I have shot at least 30,000 black-and-white images and 15,000 color
transparencies with Hasselblad cameras over more than 30 years.
will be discussing various aspects of the Hasselblad system as we
build and update this new photography web site. In the meantime
I am busy using my two ELX's and one SuperWide
medium format camera taking a tabletop picture of a a cellular
workhorse lens in my photography assignments is a 135 macro. I had
one 120 macro but sold it to colleague Eldon Leiter. A few years
later I needed a comparable lens for the Seitz
Super Roundshot system so I bought a new one from Ken Hansen.
other Zeiss lens that has recorded thousands of Maya pyramids and
palaces is the Zeiss 50mm. I wish I had the new one with floating
lens elements. Mine is an earlier model.
350mm Zeiss is a handy lens, especially for sculptural detail high
up on Maya temples. With architecture as a prime target I do not
have much use of a standard (80mm) lens, but when I got the contract
to photograph for a Japanese photographer I needed to be able to
cover all eventualities, so I added an 80mm lens to my arsenal.
for expanding my capabilities
handle the new generation of digital backs (such as the ScanView
Carnival) it will be necessary to have the latest model ELX, namely
the 553. My two are the previous generation and do not accept digital
I could not live without the prism meter finder, but I would prefer
the latest generation.
class of work can get by with an ELX (as opposed to an F, FE, or
FCC), but I do need the motorized capability because I often am
photographing all day long.