New Addition to the Family

Vacation starts today at 3pm when I hop on the E train to JFK. I'll pick up the rental car, drive back into Manhattan, pick up Kate and Chloe, and then head to Maryland's Eastern Shore (yay, New Jersey turnpike traffic!) for some much needed relaxation. I've been trying to clear my work desk before I leave and now realize that I haven't taken any real pictures for a week. That will change on vacation, because I'll be taking a new friend with me...

Hasselblad 501cm

Hasselblad 501cm

I picked this Hasselblad 501cm medium format camera up at Adorama. It has an A12 back, which means it shoots 12 square shots of 120 film. I also, since it was my birthday gift to myself, picked up a Polaroid 100 back that takes Fuji instant film. I've played with the camera indoors a bit and am blown away by the huge, bright screen on the waist level finder. This will be perfect to play with on vacation. In order to afford the Hasselblad, I sold my Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 wide angle lens and am selling my Mamiya 645 1000s camera. Not a bad trade, when you consider I rarely used the Tokina and the Hasselblad is a medium format upgrade over the Mamiya.

I have plenty of film too...

Assorted 120 and 35mm film: Fuji Instant 100 B&W and Color, Kodachrome 64, Ilford Delta 100 and 400, Kodak Tri-X 400, Kodak T-Max 400, Ilford 3200, Kodak Ektar 100

Pile of Film

I have one other surprise waiting for me when we arrive in St. Michaels. My father-in-law has left me his old 35mm Olympus OM-1 on the kitchen table. So, I'll have two great cameras to play with on vacation.