My Hasselblad is old and ugly, but it’s a great tool. I haven’t learned the ropes yet; the images are often tilted, out of focus or over-/underexposed. It doesn’t matter; it’s so fun to use! Once in a while I get it acceptably right, too.
I love that it’s made right across the border by the industrious Swedes and that they let Carl Zeiss make the lenses. Very wise.
The Hasselblad slows me down. It forces me to think hard about what and how to shoot. Bracketing is a luxury. Tripod is a must. It takes about one cigarette to decide aperture and shutter speed. I make many mistakes. I learn a lot. I’m having great fun!
I’ve been looking for a medium format system for a long time and I am glad I chose the Hasselblad. Additional accessories are expensive, though, so it won’t be much of a system for some time…
Comments about things I could have done better, or different, are very welcome. Perhaps you have a Hasselblad trick or two to share?