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13 Nov 2011

Meet the newest member of the ruinista family: a near-mint Hasselblad 500c/m with standard Zeiss Planar CF T* 80mm f/2.8 lens — aka Dashiell, or Dash, or What’s The Fun of Being In Debt If There Aren’t Fun Toys Too?.

These photos were taken this weekend in Prospect Park, just a handful of test rolls to make sure there weren’t any light leaks, and to get a basic sense of focal distances and so on.   Mike graciously offered to join me and to stand here, there, and everywhere so I could work on figuring out how to make everything work relatively smoothly.  There’ll be a post coming up soon with some pretty great black and white shots that we took in an impromptu and inspired moment later in the day.

But for now, here you go.  I’m excited, and while I don’t think a new camera will suddenly change my general frustrated outlook on my photography, I do hope that it will inspire me to try to really see again, full of awe and wonder.  As beautiful and well-crafted as the Hasselblad is, it cannot necessary save me (or anyone else) from blah photographs (do a flickr search for Hasselblad photographs, if you don’t believe me); it will take time to get a sense of how Dash and I will work out. This is only week one, with just three test rolls to my name. We shall see. Fingers crossed!

But if nothing else, there’ll hopefully be more photographs of Mike double-fisting Starbucks and posing awkwardly, to the delight of young parkgoers everywhere.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. 13 Nov 2011 9:23 pm

    Awesome photos. Where is that tunnel in Prospect?

  2. 13 Nov 2011 10:36 pm

    @jay – thanks! that’s meadowport arch, near the northern edge of the park closer to the prospect park west side.

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