Yesterday, something awesome happened. The Hasselblad 503cx I ordered from Keh.com was delivered. I had been following the tracking updates to the point where it was getting obsessive. Luckily, the day was bright, sunny and beautiful and I was ready to rip through a roll of film. I grabbed some Ilford HP5+ that I had purchased a few weeks ago, looked up the film loading instructions and hit the streets.
Below is a mixture of street shots and portraits, some shot with an 80mm lens and some with a 150mm lens. The goal for me was to make sure everything was working appropriately, that the camera would actually make an exposure and that I could operate it.
I'm not sure I -like- HP5+ film. I've never really gotten results from it that I would consider outstanding. I have been amazed by FP4+, wowed by the Delta films, but not HP5.
The Hasselblad performed remarkably. I was actually a bit frightened by the shutter sound it made; a resounding KA CHUNK....CHUNK as the mirror flips up, the rear curtains open and then close once you release the shutter.
Stay tuned for more work from this camera, as well as some work from the job that made getting this beast possible.