In this Shots article I wanted to share 5 frames from a roll of Lomography CN 400 shot with my Hasselblad 500 CM and 150mm f/4 lens.
I haven’t yet done a review for my Hasselblad or the 150mm lens because I’d like to use it more before I do that. So far though, this lens has given me beautiful results.
Most of us already know the reputation of the Hasselblad 500 CM, and what a beautiful machine it is, so it didn’t surprise me when I fell in love with it. The 150mm lens however, I was worried, was too long. That ended quickly after I processed my first roll and saw the lovely character it gives, and the way it sets the subject in the foreground.
These photos almost look like macro photography the way it isolates the subject. The bokeh reminds me of the affect I get with my Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4 lens. I really like it.
This was mainly like a test roll because it has been a while since I brought this lens out, but after these results I definitely am going to shoot with it more often.
While the 150mm focal length is pretty long, which often has me stepping back many steps from my subject, it is worth the beautiful compression it gives. The Hasselblad 500 CM is just a joy to shoot with. It’s light and uncomplicated. The viewfinder is bright and beautiful. The downside is the price tag which makes me feel like I have to be extra gentle with it.
Let me know how you feel about the Hasselblad. Do you have the 150mm lens or do you prefer shorter lenses? I always love hearing from you all in the comments.
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