A couple of polariods from Saturdays shoot with Melissa, Alicia and Renee. The second one had a bit of a light leak from the back not being attached properly but I still like it 🙂
Mamiya RZ67, 180mm Lens, Polariod Back, Fuji Fp100 Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.
Crap I just noticed I spelled Mamiya wrong in the title… Just fixed it 🙂
Camera face off
Another exploration with Fergus. This time Erskine College out in Island Bay.
Unfortunately Fergus was a bit cagey about what we were going to shoot so all I had with me was my Rollei and the RZ with a 180mm and Pan F 50 ISO Film. I would have loved to have the F5 with a 19mm but I made the most of what I had and we will definitely have to go back and shoot it again.
Erskine College closed in 1985 and while parts are still used for function rooms and the cathedral most of it is in disrepair.
The last two shots off the film that expired 19 years ago.
This was also a bit of a test since I have been having trouble with focusing at the closer distances… Theses were taken on a tripod in good light with the camera set to f8… It looks like I might have to do another test on something static, but the camera might have to go and get the mirror re-calibrated.
The other day I got given a roll of Kodak Ektachrome 64T which expired in October 1992. It had been kept in a freezer so I thought I would do a short series on the humble road cone which I would then get cross processed… It turned out much better than I thought… Might have to try and find some more.
These shots are from the second trip to the abandoned Fever hospital (The images from the first trip are HERE)
The light was much more subdued this time and being able to shoot wide with the 50mm on 6×7 (28mm equivalent) was pretty cool.
Cant wait to go back after dark sometime and splash some light around 🙂
Took the RZ out to the cemetery in the weekend loaded with some Pan F+ 50 ISO Film to see how it would handle… I have to say I like the results 🙂
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 🙂 )
Got a new camera last night, a Mamiya RZ67 Pro 1 with a 180mm f4.5 Lens (equivalent to about a 90mm on 35mm).
It makes my Rollei look pretty small by comparison. Cant wait to go and take some shots with it 🙂