Mamiya C330S, 80, SFX 200, River, Jasmit, July 2020 - Camera Film Test

by Brett Johnson August. 01, 2020 152 views

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 1 month ago

That one is on my list, good results

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Brett Johnson Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 1 month ago

Thanks Sir, I adore the Mamiya, I also have a Bronica 6x6 and I am enjoying trying to make 6x6 work, a format after 40 years of photography I am brand new to. The Mamiya being fully manual (and NOT easy to operate) actually made me think like a photographer, rather than a button pusher. I had to sett speed, exposure and focus before Jasmit got there, then, when he arrived in the frame I pushed the shutter button! That's how it was done 60 or 70 years ago and wow, it works! When I finally sort my film cameras the ones that I will keep will be the ones that are hardest to use, plus my working digitals. The hardest to use film cameras are great to use, I get a buzz with each shot, I think "wow, I made that!", and when I processed the SFX or any film the buzz of opening the tank and having images is irreplaceable. As for scanning I hate it! And post processing, the same! Given we are planning (with luck and an end to COVID?) lots of travel over the next few years I don't think an enlarger and wet chemistry kit will be on the agenda, but I wish it was.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Brett Johnson 1 year, 1 month ago

Every photographer should have and use a fully manual film camera. You can learn a lot. Good for you that you have found that path. You got a fine selection of quality cameras there. I am sure you gonna find a lot satisfaction in shooting film. And you will grow as a photographer. Good tip try using a handheld lightmeter. I use some vintage ones and they work great. Love your posts

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