One of the great things about taking classes at the local community college is the access you get to equipment and gear you might not otherwise. For example, the venerated Hasselblad 500C. I checked it out for three straight weeks in a row, being rather unfamiliar with modular 6×6 cameras of its type. Apparently, since I was one of the only people doing this, they were excited to thrust upon me a variety of configurations and lenses to try. This thing was clearly designed with stationary uses in mind (or, you know, space), but I decided to take it for a spin on a handheld adventure through Ann Arbor’s annual Art Fair.
It’s a bit of an unwieldy beast, to say the least, and I’m still getting used to a mirror-image waist-level finder for handheld composition. Furthermore, the sounds it makes are not exactly subtle. Having to use a handheld meter on the go and/or sunny-16 on the go added another angle. But it was a fun experiment nonetheless
Hasselblad 500CM w/ 50mm Carl Zeiss lens. All images were Ilford HP5 400 (metered as such) developed in Kodak D-76 1+1.