Over the last week, I ran a roll of TMax 100 through my Mamiya-6.
It is not the single lens reflex which most people associate with the Mamiya name, but instead a folding camera and coupled rangefinder. Unlike many coupled rangefinders, instead of the lens moving backwards or forward to find focus, the focal plane carrying the film is moved in or out. The camera focuses accurately from around 3 ft to infinity.
The lens is a Setagaya Koki Sekor 1:3.5 f=7.5 cm, in a Copal shutter with speeds B, 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 and 300. Both the front and rear elements of the lens are easily removed for cleaning.
The photographs were taken not far from where we live in Shellharbour, around the nearby the seaside town of Kiama. Behind the township, Saddleback Mountain rises high over the southern end of the Illawarra coastal strip which is bound by high escarpments to the north and west. Often it rains, and this day was no different with squalls moving along the coast.
Infrequently, but yes sometimes, I feel moved to take photos of individuals in the landscape.
The film was developed in a mix of Xtol (1.3) and Adonal (1.100).
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I am a sucker for crepuscular rays, though I have not heard such a fitting name for them before.
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