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EJ & The Bear :-)
04-JUL-2009 Sam_C

"EJ" & The Bear :-)

Two heart-breakers. The kid with the coolest Mohawk, young Ethan,
and his pops the lovable "Teddy-Bear" :-)

"He just keeps on movin',
Ladies keep improvin'
Every day is better than the last.
New dreams and better scenes,
And best of all I don't pay property tax"
-BJ & The Bear TV Show, 1979

Note: The Hasselblad 110mm f/2 Planar is perhaps the finest lens I've ever used,
and I don't say this lightly. Those of you who know me, know the variety of lenses
I've used. The Planar etches the subjects as if they were pasted on in Photoshop,
and provides superb resolution while doing it wide-open. It also provides that little
intangible called "micro-contrast." Been playing around with lots
of other film cameras and lenses, but it only took one roll to remind me that if I
really want top quality, I need look no further than my old Hasselblad combo.

This lens can only be used on Hasselblad 200/2000 series bodies, not the more popular
500 series. Also, you can get the lens much "cheaper" if you opt for the "F" version,
and not the "FE" version, which is newer and meant for their metering models, such as
the 203FE. Otherwise, the optics are identical.


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bill friedlander25-Jul-2009 23:47
Very crisp image. Exceptional tones and details. The Bear looks very proud of little Ethan. V
James Clarke17-Jul-2009 07:25
Great portraiture and sharp shooting with that ultra-sharp less. BV
XiaoBernard9914-Jul-2009 14:14
LOvely portrait full of the parental proud and of the beauty of a baby.
Boked lovely.
A warm picture
Fong Lam13-Jul-2009 11:06
Superb portrait of Ethan and dad, Sam.
Fantastic resolution and bokeh with your Hassy gears ~V~
Bill Warren12-Jul-2009 19:26
Exquisite lens indeed. V
shatterbug12-Jul-2009 05:15
Quality portrait...great eye contact from both, and beautiful bokeh!
Simon Chandler12-Jul-2009 02:13
Excellent work. Great separation of the subjects from the background. Great tonal range. Good info. v
Kaden Kratzer11-Jul-2009 21:30
Mohawked beauty. V
Nuno Boavida11-Jul-2009 21:02
The kid looks like the soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo :o) V
Jeff Real11-Jul-2009 18:28
Sam, you amaze me. His hair in a mohawk like that contrasting with the hairless head then the smile contrasting Ethan's expression. Timeless classic ~V~
parallaxes11-Jul-2009 15:09
Great contrast between these two (good looking) heart-breakers :^)
Willy Alfaro11-Jul-2009 13:39
Hey Sam! This is a great shot, great duo! V!
Your info is excellent, this lens is certainly outstanding!
FrankB11-Jul-2009 13:17
Oh yeah...a little bruiser...and budding ladies man..that's for sure! :) great portrait Samster...V you forgot to mention that this lens is the MF speed king...no contest!