But regardless of coating, you should always use a hood, and this is true for any lens. In this case, a Hasselblad Bay 50 hood cost half as much as the lens did. As the years go by, accessories become rare and the prices go way up. Decades ago, real camera stores usually had drawers full of camera and lens fittings, filters, and accessories, often at reasonable price. Where have all these things gone? Were they mass disposed in dumpsters over the years or hoarded in cabinets of eBay customers?
The shutter speeds on this old-timer sounded good, although 1 sec. may have been a bit slow. But with some exercise, it smoothed out and appears to be fine as per correctly exposed negatives. The coating was pristine.
|Clay Street, Vicksburg, Kodak Tri-X 400 film.|
|Old Courthouse Museum, Vicksburg. The old Clay Street YMCA is on the right. Kodak Tri-X 400 film.|
Here are two examples taken with the 250mm Sonnar from the 4th floor of the Relax Inn in Vicksburg. The proprietor generously let me go to the balcony with my tripod. The light was misty, accounting for the soft contrast.
|Washington Street view north, Vicksburg, Fomapan 100 film.|
|Kansas City Southern (KCS) tracks view east from Mission 66 bridge, Vicksburg, Fomapan 100 film.|
|KCS tracks from Baldwin Ferry Road, Vicksburg. Fomapan 100 film.|
|KCS tracks and rail yard from Washington Street, Vicksburg. Fomapan 100 film.|
|Hasselblad advertisement, Popular Photography, March 1981, p. 72.|