My First Shots

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by ECN, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. ECN

    ECN New Member

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    Here are 4 shots from my first ever roll of film on the Hassey 500c. first time loading film and winding too. focusing is so tough!!! i will work harder at it. also, first time with light reader. :z04:
    development was clear, the scanner is dirty. used Iilford asa 400

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  2. wbulte

    wbulte Active Member

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    Your camera in all likelihood has the original focusing screen. That one is dim and difficult to focus at the best of times (OK, a sunlit desert will work). Does the screen have a black painted cross hair in the center ? If yes -> original screen.

    Wilko
     
  3. ECN

    ECN New Member

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    yes. crosshairs.
     
  4. polypal

    polypal New Member

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    My guess is the camera is a 500C making it more than likely this camera has a focusing screen from the first generation.
    The difference between C and CM bodies is the possibility to change screens in a CM body.
    It can be done with a C body as well but needs to be done by a technician.
    With the 500CM screens can be changed by the user.
     
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    And you need a brave technician willing to get the screen out of its metal frame (the 500C/M) uses metal framed screens).

    I don't think a non-framed AcuteMatte (that is the bright screen we are talking about) was ever available as an option for 500C upgrades.


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