Week 31 continued: More Mamiya

My second (and final) roll through the borrowed Mamiya RB67 was another Fujifilm Neopan Acros.I enjoyed using the camera, but it is just too big for the kind of photography that I enjoy. Even the action of getting it in and out of my bag was difficult. The focusing knobs, mirror reset lever and other…

Week 31: Um Chagga Lagga

Earlier in the year, a friend of mine bought a Mamiya RB67. It was a strange choice given that his photography is usually fast-moving, spontaneous stuff, but like many of us, he identified the type of work he wanted to move towards and bought a camera suited to it. Having tried it, and frustrated by its size and…

Week 8, Tree Down!

One of my favorite trees in our backyard came crashing down as we got some rather intense wind gusts during a passing storm. This tree had been looking sickly for a while and I was expecting to have to take it down myself in the next year or so. It was a white ash tree,…

Week 7, Strobist Fun

I set up a sort of mini studio in my living room on a coffee table. The winter winds were howling and it was darn cold, so I decided to keep going with with my studio work using the Mamiya RB67. In this case I used a speedlight, a Phottix Mitros, along with a number…

Week 6, Indoors with a Mamiya RB67

I recently purchased a very nice Mamiya 67 with a Sekor K/L 127mm/3.5 lens and the SD back. For this project, I am restricting myself to medium format, and the only form factor I did not have yet was 6×7. I also want to start doing some studio work with strobes and/or continuous lighting, either…

Week 2 – Down the canal

Mamiya RB67 – Ektar 100 – Tetenal C41 – Epson V600 It was Sunday, the last day I could shoot week 2, so I went down the canal. It’s close to home and I couldn’t think of anything else as I only had about 45 minutes before I had to be somewhere. I repeated a…