Adventures in Analogue Pt2

Although heavy and cumbersome my Hasselblad 500C is my favourite film camera. All the photos taken in the Analogue gallery on this website were taken using it.

This model was in production between 1957 and 1970 and is a classic, a modified version of this camera was used on the Apollo 11 lunar landing.

Recently while browsing through Ebay (as you do), I typed Hasselblad into the browser to see if anything interesting (and affordable) would pop up. I came across a few extension tubes and decided to buy one.

Without getting too technical, an extension tube is a tube that fits between your lens and camera body allowing you to focus on objects much closer to the front of your lens. For example without the tube I can focus on objects at a distance of 3.5 feet and beyond but with the tube attached I can focus on objects between 6 and 20 inches away. This might not mean anything to you but it opens up a whole new realm of possibilities for my trusty Hasselblad.

Below are the first fruits of the new purchase. I use two rolls of film. The first, Kodak Ektar which gives super fine grain and nicely saturated colours. The second roll was Fuji T64, a slide film which I cross processed resulting in a nice warm purple tone to the images.

I have to say, so far, I'm very happy with the results and I think the tube will be stuck on my camera for a while more yet.