Hasselblad 500CM, 04 January 2012


Oh yes…more color film scans!

Hass500CM CHI Portra160 NorthLoop01B

Hass500CM CHI Portra160 UptownBroadwayBldg01B

Hass500CM CHI Portra160 UptownBroadwayBldg02B

Photo Information:

Camera: Hasselblad 500CM
Lens: Carl Zeiss 50mm f/4 Distagon (Photo 1); 80mm f/2.8 Planar (Photos 2 & 3)
Film: Kodak Portra 160 (120)

Photo 1:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Chicago Loop

This is a view of the Chicago River from the Lake Shore Drive Bridge, facing west; the Loop is on the left, and the Streeterville Neighborhood is on the right.

Photos 2 & 3:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Uptown Neighborhood

These two photos are of the Uptown Broadway Building (completed in 1927 and designed by Wwalter W. Ahlschlager); I’ve photographed this building before, but not in color…which is why I’m posting these shots! As you can see, the terra cotta detailing is mostly rendered in pale yellow with sky-blue highlights.



2 Responses to “Hasselblad 500CM, 04 January 2012”

  1. Love the perspective on the first shot, those blocks look like they could topple into the river.
    Can I ask, what do you use for your scans? I’ve got a stack of old slides that I’d like to be able to transfer to digital, but I’m scared of investing in the wrong piece of kit!

    • seeker312 Says:

      I use an Epson V600 Photo; it’s a combination flatbed / film & slide scanner. It can handle up to 120-sized film, and has a pretty decent resolution range. Also costs around 250 USD, IIRC…not a bad deal, since the next step up jumps to over double that price (though to be fair, the “better” ones than this model are also capable of scanning large format, so I suppose that sort of price increase is warranted).

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