Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: What camera is Alec Soth using here in the Youtube clip?  (Read 8820 times)

Gilgamesh

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 27
What camera is Alec Soth using here in the Youtube clip?
« on: June 24, 2015, 07:45:06 am »

Alec is famed for his use of the 10x8 format

So, what's this gear he's using is his excellent new book, "Songbook"?

Is that a 'Blad? Not sure about the flash.
Logged

Ellis Vener

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2151
    • http://www.ellisvener.com
Re: What camera is Alec Soth using here in the Youtube clip?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2015, 09:05:31 am »

in that shot in his studio? It looks like a Hasselblad H model. I didn't see a flash but it look s like he's got a simple swing arm flash bracket attached to it.
Logged

Gilgamesh

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 27
Re: What camera is Alec Soth using here in the Youtube clip?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2015, 11:56:48 am »

HERE
Flash is at 1:49

The studio is almost at the very beginning. Several Youtube interviews are carried out here, so I think it maybe is his studio.
Logged

Ellis Vener

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2151
    • http://www.ellisvener.com
Re: What camera is Alec Soth using here in the Youtube clip?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2015, 04:43:59 pm »

Looks like an old Minicam flash head - nothing fancy at any rate, just a a simple manual flash with an external battery/capacitor pack. You could get the same results with a Lumadyne, Norman 200/400B, etc.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2015, 04:47:10 pm by Ellis Vener »
Logged

flashfredrikson

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 104
Re: What camera is Alec Soth using here in the Youtube clip?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2015, 12:33:18 pm »

In a recent reddit he did, he said he used an H4D-40 and an elinchrom flash.
see here, quite a nice read:
http://www.reddit.com/r/photography/comments/391u7u/im_alec_soth_magnum_photographer_and_founder_of/

cheers
« Last Edit: June 28, 2015, 12:38:44 pm by flashfredrikson »
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up