Sometimes I miss working with a Hasselblad. I have to admit, the Hasselblad 500 C/M is a very well designed machine. It is near perfect in size, easy to hand hold, easy to customize, and of course the Zeiss glass is impeccable. In fact, I would say if the camera has any flaw at all it would be that the Zeiss lenses are possibly even too sharp! Sometimes with portraits I like a little softness around the edges.
As I've mentioned on this blog before however, my particular Hasselblad 500 C/M was plagued with problems. I had to get the shutter repaired several times and I had to replace the film backs at least twice due to light leaks. In fact, when this image was made the Hasselblad that the model is holding was inoperable and was reduced to just simply being a prop for a photograph. I instead made the image with a Mamiya C330 TLR, a camera which I use to this very day that has never given me any repair issues.
Oh well, some cameras are perfect in some ways, but no camera is perfect in all ways.