Hasselroids (A healthy dose of FP100C)


No, I'm not talking about a Hasselblad using performance-enhancing drugs.  I'm talking about a Polaroid back for my Hasselblad.  I finally picked up a Polaroid 100 back from KEH the other day as well as 8 packs of Fuji FP100C from B&H.  I figured it would be a cool experiment considering that a pack of ten frames of FP100C costs about 8 bucks and that technically includes development too.  So even though it is not comprisable to the quality of 120 film, it still is way cheaper overall and gives a really cool retro and dreamy vibe, I think.

A lot of these were just "test shots" of me trying to figure out exposure and how the film works. I've noticed that it's exponentially bad in low light.  Normal shots that would be at a slower shutter speed and larger aperture, (anywhere from 1/30 - 1/15 and f4 - f2.8) will have to be a good 3 stops brighter than the "proper" exposure to look decent on the film.  Just something I have to take into account and I found I can't hand hold a lot of shots that I would normally be able to on an ISO 100 film.  Anyway, I would recommend for anyone with a camera that can take the standard 4-1/4 x 3-1/4 in. film to give it a shot because it's a great about of fun.  I really wish Fuji would stop discontinuing their films!  I would love to use some FP300B!  I know it's still kind of available but I don't feel like spending over 20 bucks per pack.

Suggested Song: Jack's Mannequin - Dark Blue

All these photos were taken with my Hasselblad 500C/M with 80mm Carl Zeiss Planar f2.8 and Polaroid 100 back