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    Victor's Pride, V system feedback needed

    I would like to ask the good people in this forum what they think of when they imagine the Hasselblad V system cameras. I am planning a new venture around the V cameras and my preferred title of 'Victor's Pride' was described as a beer slogan so I need to gather all the suggestions I can. My current working title is Classic V.

    Classic V, support for Hasselblad V system cameras.
    www.classicv.co.uk
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    Re: Victor's Pride, V system feedback needed

    "The most neglected camera extraordinaire in the history of photography". That's some title isn't? And totally honest.
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    Re: Victor's Pride, V system feedback needed

    Classic V sounds good.
    Your endeavour sounds interesting - I wish you every success.
    The 503 still remains my favourite camera.

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    Re: Victor's Pride, V system feedback needed

    There is love and hate in my relationship especially to the 500 C. I love the mechanical sound the blad makes when you release her. I hate the cross-coupled old C-lenses. I love the Zeiss glass, I always hated the Filmmagazines especially when our 500 ELM killed the transport gears by the dozends. I love the classical look of the silver bodies, I always hated the black versions especially when they were aging, the scratches just looked cheap, I always loved the image quality but I really hated the fact that our apprentices ALWAYS managed to put a non cocked lens on a cocked body or reverse which caused a lot of fumbling or a repair at worst............

    Love and Hate.....

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    Re: Victor's Pride, V system feedback needed

    For me the V-series are summed up in one word, 'timeless'.

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    Re: Victor's Pride, V system feedback needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Steib View Post
    There is love and hate in my relationship especially to the 500 C. I love the mechanical sound the blad makes when you release her. I hate the cross-coupled old C-lenses. I love the Zeiss glass, I always hated the Filmmagazines especially when our 500 ELM killed the transport gears by the dozends. I love the classical look of the silver bodies, I always hated the black versions especially when they were aging, the scratches just looked cheap, I always loved the image quality but I really hated the fact that our apprentices ALWAYS managed to put a non cocked lens on a cocked body or reverse which caused a lot of fumbling or a repair at worst............

    Love and Hate.....

    Greetings from Germany
    Stefan
    Yes . Love and Hate and Love

    Quote Originally Posted by Mammy645 View Post
    For me the V-series are summed up in one word, 'timeless'.

    Timeless , beautiful and sexy .

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    Re: Victor's Pride, V system feedback needed

    Modularity, versatility, solidity, quality, timelessness.

    (I shoot them with much love these days, and am amazed at how a 50+ year old design can mount a digital back and shoot with the big boys. Of course, I'm shooting film.)

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    Re: Victor's Pride, V system feedback needed

    Timeless, industrial, steam age photography. Love them.

    My favorites were the very pedestrian 500C/M with 80 and 150 mm lenses fitted with waist level finder, and the 903SWC. Sold the kit in 2004, and miss it ... The SWC in particular. May have to get another.

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