First Roll Through the RZ67

Went out yesterday to put a roll of film through my new (second hand) Mamiya RZ67 and 180mm f4.5.

Now don’t get me wrong I’m not really going to use this as a street shooting camera but I was testing to see how it would handle and to make sure it was all good 🙂

The 180mm lens kind of threw me after shooting pretty much nothing but an 80mm for the last year or so not to mention the rectangular aspect ratio.

I still have to get used to it but its a freaking sweet camera… I cant get over how bright the matte screen is compared to the 50 year old one thats in my Rollei (apparently you can put the RZ one into the Rollei with a but of tweaking)

Next its time to try some studio stuff and maybe some colour film…


The shot of the guy reading is a good example of how sharp this lens is… Its not a particularly good shot but if you look at second shot you can pretty easily see that he is reading Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere (which is one of my favorite books… I have signed first edition 🙂 )

Mamiya RZ67, 180mm f4.5 Lens, Fuji Neopan 400 (expired 09), CanoScan 9000F Scanner.

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