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Fun with the Hasselblad 907x

Ai_Print

Active member
Today marks two weeks in the Faroe Islands on my 8 week stay. Along with 10 rolls of 120 black and white film, I managed to snap a couple with the CFV-II 50C back today. This was with the CF 350mm 5.6 + 1.4XE converter. Since this 99% a film based trip, I am only using an 11“ iPad Pro so post processing and uploading is still a bit wonky for me. Not sure why this site wont let me post a good jpeg of this, it is amazingly sharp.

This is truly the land of a million waterfalls…ED3F4CDC-D99A-4A1A-BAB0-E89D104CD84D.jpeg
 

spb

Well-known member
I had to move my car around in the garage today because they're doing some work on the pipes over my parking spot. Once I tucked it into the spot where it will sit for the day, I saw the light there and decided to bring the Hasselblad down for a shot or two. I liked this one the best of the ten or so that I made.


Lancia Fulvia Coupe, 1967 - Santa Clara 2021
Hasselblad 907x + XCD 65mm f/2.8
ISO 100 @ f/4.8 @ 1/8

enjoy! G
That's a cool car, I had one but not HF version.
 

Geoff

Active member
Its a cutie. Have known this car for the past 15 years in Chicago... along with a few others of the marque - not to take us too far OT. :)
 

Godfrey

Well-known member
That's a cool car, I had one but not HF version.
Its a cutie. Have known this car for the past 15 years in Chicago... along with a few others of the marque - not to take us too far OT. :)
Thanks!

It's not a full HF Fulvia Coupe, but it's been fitted with a 1.3L engine, alloy bonnet, and HF alloy wheels (I think the full HF model has alloy doors and trunk lid too, as well as maybe perspex side glass), and the HF steering wheel is going in soon as well. The HF decals and badging were added on its restoration repaint about 2005 or so, according to the records I got with the car. I'm in the process of doing some further restoration/refurbishment work on the interior and to some of the mechanicals (electronic ignition, electric fuel pump, etc), bring it up to spec for the modern day and reduce maintenance needs. It's a sweetheart to drive.

btw: Very nice to meet you online, Geoff! :)

Getting back to the photography ... I looked through the whole set I made the other morning a second time. The 907x/CFVII 50c is remarkable in how broad the capture dynamic range is! A couple of these photos would have been hopeless with any of my other cameras because the sunlight that was striking the car varies and plunged one side into absolute black and burned out the highlights, but with this camera the entire range was captured pretty nicely—I can make good prints out of half of my exposures!

Now to take the car out on a good morning or evening to a nicer setting and do some real beauty shots... :D

G
 

spb

Well-known member
Thanks!

It's not a full HF Fulvia Coupe, but it's been fitted with a 1.3L engine, alloy bonnet, and HF alloy wheels (I think the full HF model has alloy doors and trunk lid too, as well as maybe perspex side glass), and the HF steering wheel is going in soon as well. The HF decals and badging were added on its restoration repaint about 2005 or so, according to the records I got with the car. I'm in the process of doing some further restoration/refurbishment work on the interior and to some of the mechanicals (electronic ignition, electric fuel pump, etc), bring it up to spec for the modern day and reduce maintenance needs. It's a sweetheart to drive.

btw: Very nice to meet you online, Geoff! :)

Getting back to the photography ... I looked through the whole set I made the other morning a second time. The 907x/CFVII 50c is remarkable in how broad the capture dynamic range is! A couple of these photos would have been hopeless with any of my other cameras because the sunlight that was striking the car varies and plunged one side into absolute black and burned out the highlights, but with this camera the entire range was captured pretty nicely—I can make good prints out of half of my exposures!

Now to take the car out on a good morning or evening to a nicer setting and do some real beauty shots... :D

G
Agreed they were beautiful to drive, I had the Fulvia 1.3S, silver with red leather seats. Very nice car I wish I had room to have kept it.
 
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