I have a special feel for the Hassel Blood V system and I still love it. The works of “Square Photographs” taken with Hassel Blood 500CM, 500ELM and 553ELX will be exhibited from December 18 (Friday) in the photography exhibition “Rokuroku” at Olympus Gallery Tokyo in Shinjuku. Oh, by the way, I also use Olympus Flex and PEN-F in the works on display, just in case. I mean it (laughs). Please come if you have time.
So from the beginning I wrote an extra advertisement, but photographing with the Hassel V system camera is a “private matter”. In other words, it’s a private shoot. I don’t even remember when I last used the V system for “work”.
If you are a serious professional photographer, you may think that you can fully utilize the digital bag for the V system and use it for your most important business shots, but for the bottom photographer who only emphasizes efficiency and struggles with raising money, buying a digital bag is quite difficult. Hello.
So far, not only the original Hassel but other companies have prepared many digital bags for V systems, but the price and specifications are strong for commercial use. Aside from the old days when I had a lot of work, now it’s hard to become a moto.
After all, is it a square?
Hassel Blood’s screen size on film is 56 x 56mm square. The CFV II 50C has a rectangular screen with a sensor measuring approximately 44 x 33 mm. It’s good that a search screen for V is also available based on the sensor size and aspect ratio. I’m pretty determined, so I thought I didn’t like the photos taken with the V system unless they were square. If you stick to squares, you’ll naturally crop the image.
But as I get used to it, I don’t even care about the rectangle. It’s messy. However, I think the key to mastering the V System + CFV II 50C is to overcome this inconvenience.
Of course, the camera body of a mechanical V system such as 500CM does not have a built-in meter and the photographer has to determine the exposure. Then manually turn the crank, charge the shutter, focus and press the shutter button. This is the same as in the movie era. However, if you can afford to take a test shot, you can take a light test shot and view the image and histogram, and there is no problem with the exposure. After all, digital makes people lazy.
But the photo is occasional. The subject may disappear during the test shot. Good guys should use a single exposure meter properly.