Posted on July 1, 2010
previously (as they say on Dexter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and others, before wasting 10 minutes of airtime on recapping seemingly the entire series to date) I mentioned a new camera.
Well, its not new. 1981 to be exact. But it’s new to me. And actually, given the concourse condition, it may as well be new. There’s not a mark on it anywhere.
So, what is it? Observant stalkers readers will know that its a Hasselblad 500 C/M
Maybe one of you will know what that is and probably no-one will actually care!
But hey, I’m a technology evangelist, so I’m going to damn well educate you, like it or not.
It’s a Swedish-made (no Austin Powers jokes please) medium format film camera. One of the very finest cameras from days gone by actually. It has a look down waist level viewfinder, no lightmeter – its totally manual – takes 12 shots of 6×6 medium format film (like the Holga) and is just amazing.
Actually, mine is in much better condition than this one – its totally unused.
So, watch this space for some pictures of a different kind.