Previously I wrote about the Hasselblad-to-EOS tilt adapter with the 80 f/2.8. Brilliant glass – and a lot of fun – just a bit long. So – I began scanning the pages of KEH – hoping to find a good bargain on a 50mm Hasselblad lens (anything wider than 50mm is quite expensive – especially for as often that I’d use the glass).
And pretty quickly – I found another “Bargain” lens.
After it arrived – I took it out for a morning shoot just to see how the whole combination worked. And generally – I’d have to say – I liked it.
Of course – it’s Hasselblad glass. And – if you haven’t yet had a chance to shoot with some of this old glass – it’s just fun. I also liked the 50mm focal length – and the price was great. However – after a bit of time with the lens – it became evident that this one had a rough spot in the focus ring – so – with some reluctance – I returned it. Of course – KEH has been great throughout the process – and I look forward to working with them again. I imagine they didn’t even know about the focus ring on this one before sending it out. Heck – it wasn’t until I was already in the field shooting that I stumbled onto it.
But – as I had the lens out and about – here are a few of the images from it coupled to the Hasselblad tilt adapter on a Canon 50D. Nothing here for the walls – but hopefully an idea of how it performed.