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Zeiss Planar 80mm for Hasselblad

Toronto. … is it always gets worse, or so sang Bruce Cockburn in the early 1980s in the song he wrote of the same name. Shown at left is the famous Zeiss Planar 80mm f/2.8 lens used as a normal lens on a Hasselblad This lens did not “get worse”as the song suggests. This beauty was a lot in a recent auction.

Not sure about Hasselblads, since I usually saw them as studio cameras, but in the case of the Leica and other 35mm cameras,  a medium wide-angle lens like a 35mm or 28mm was far more suited to hand held street scenes.

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