Hasselblad 500CM Review – Shooting with the camera

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This week I tried out arguably the most iconic medium format camera. The hasselblad 500cm is a medium format film camera that shoots 120 film and creates a 6×6 negative.

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Carlos Orellana says:

where can I rent a film camera? I'm in nyc

Gabriel says:

Just FYI: you can get metering prisms for the Hasselblad, just as you can for the Mamiya RZ67. The same prisms work on either the V or the F series. I however use a simple, non-metering PM45 with my 501CM, as I always use a handheld meter. I never particularly enjoyed using the WLF myself, and find a prism much easier to focus/compose quickly with.

Bob Sykes says:

Wow. I love the broken glass car shot at 4:58! Beautiful shots throughout.

airscrew1 says:

You got some nice images there mate. Well done. You obviously know your craft.

Tim Berghoff says:

That shutter sound…..awww, yissss!

The Hasselblad is sort of on my wish list – but then, the price is quite steep. And I definitely want a mechanical one like this, not an electric one – b/c once the electronics give out, you're screwed as almost nobody is able to repair them.
What I really want in my connection is a good SLR camera with a WLF and changeable film backs that shoots 6×6. That pretty much narrows it down to Hasselblad or Bronica for me, neither of which are cheap cameras. So far I have a Mamiya 645 and a Mamiya RB67 – both are awesome cameras in their own right, but they don't shoot square format.

Martin Canart says:

Pause the video at 2:05 that should have been a picture

SeanKimStyle says:

Is this what Michael Kenna use?

どもさいこくんですよ〜 says:

まじすごい! Really love to see this to be your series in your channel, photowalk series, really enjoying it! Keep up the good work! 🔥

Caffeine High says:

Perfect video, man. Those car shots are dope

Alexandra Senna says:

One roll only one good shot, broken window car.
Those hassles don't make good photos own their own, you gotta tame the tiger.

Garvin Kelly says:

You should maybe try the Rolleiflex 2.8 Planar. It is the same lens but easier to carry around and use outside of a studio. If you get an earlier model like the 2.8C, it can be found for a lot less $ than a hasselblad setup. Cool video, I agree that shooting in square format is different and creatively rewarding

Jonathan William Fay says:

I would still tell you to try out a Voigtlander Pronto from the early 50s, try to get the 75mm, this is a pocket 4X4 medium format camera. And is great for on the go, really well worth the price, are available on eBay for under $60. If you get a good one you won’t be sorry. It’s the same size then a Leica M, and as light and well made…

Thor says:

Just discovered your channel a few weeks ago. You're uploading some great stuff and inspire me next to negative feedback and Matt Day to start a channel on my own about photography. I started studying photography myself at the Royal academy for fine arts in Antwerp (BELGIUM FTW!!!) a couple years ago because of guys like you. I never could've made a better choice. So thank you for teaching us all. Keep doing what you're doing and thing will take off! also a little mistake I noticed, on 5:32 it should be AvEdon but the rest of the vid was exellento especially them car pics!

Olga Brycht says:

Hey, love your vids. What do you use for sound when you're shooting on location?

S Baines says:

May you should get a neck strap!, clearly this is the camera for you keep shooting 👍

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