Colouring – In B&W


I forgot to formally post these earlier.

This is the Hasselblad 8mm Extension tube.

In my view, it addresses one of the major shortcomings of the Hasselblad 500 series: The close focus distance.  Had I had one of these earlier, I probably would not have bought and sold so many different Hasselblad (and MF…) cameras.

(Okay fine…and bought and sold and bought and sold and…you get it).

I previously tried the 16mm tube, but it brought the focal range down to basic macro, and was not terribly useful.  The 8mm extension brings the 80mm lens down to useful “household” distance.  DOF is exceedingly thin, so focus is a little bit more deliberate; also moving targets are a tad challenging.  Portraits at close-focus show some very minor perspective distortion…but kids don’t really care about that.  😉

These are all on HP5+ pushed to 1600 ISO.




8 thoughts on “Colouring – In B&W

  1. Karim D. Ghantous says:

    Fantastic. I think one can best appreciate these at larger sizes. In-line previews don’t show the delicate, angelic nature of the subject.

    Have you considered close-up diopters, BTW?

    • mewanchuk says:

      Thanks Karim. I tried some a while ago on the Yashica MAT 124G, and found them to be a little cludgy…of course that required two different lenses for the TLR.


  2. Peter | Prosophos says:

    Mark… so cool. I can definitely see how the extension tube has changed your Hassey shooting.

    And the whole Foldio set-up in the other post… equally as cool!

    Thanks for sharing this info with us.

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