80mm Planar + F5.6 + 2 Seconds

Hasselblad 503CX + 80mm 2.8 CF Planar

There is perhaps no less of an iconic duo than the Hasselblad V series and 80mm Planar. The two go together like butter and bread. Offering a shallow depth of field and also the ability to dial all the way up to F/22. The 80mm focal length is roughly the equivalent of the 50mm lens on a 35mm camera.

80mm Planar + F/11 + 1 Second

Ilford HP5+ with Ilfosol 3

The images on this post were shot on Ilford HP5+ and developed with Ilfosol at 68 degrees for 6 minutes.

A word of caution

There is a single light seal that runs along the edge of the dark slide entrance. They require service every two years or so, and as you can see, I failed to notice that the Mylar film in mine had dislodged. This is a common issue and can be fixed easily as a DIY using authentic parts from Hasselblad (You will need these two parts: Magazine Foil, and Light Trap) or eBay has some good alternatives for around $12. If you're on a serious budget, you can fasten your own with 2mm medium density foam, and an excess cutting from a 120 negative.

Right now is also a worthy time to replace the dark slide if there is any warping, bending or the like. They can be had new from Hasselblad here.

If you're not the DIY type, I highly recommend David Oddess for repairs and CLA (Clean Lube Adjust). Part of taking care of your gear is regular servicing.