A few of the first shots from my "new" Mamiya RB67 Pro. The Holga is a total medium format gateway drug of a camera. It's is very fun and gets you to appreciate the possibilities of the larger negatives, but it is not exactly a precision instrument. I was looking for something that would give me better control and the RB67s have a good rep and are going for a song on the used market. I picked up a body and standard lens on eBay and a couple more lenses from keh.com. The Mamiya is a complete monster, it's got to weight at least 10 pounds, and is built like a tank - not exactly a street shooter - but so far has been living up to its hype. Shooting with it is a lot more involved than with your standard 35mm slr, but I can't argue with the end results - big, gorgeous negatives. What's not to like?
|Garlic Scapes, June 2011, Chicago IL|
(Mamiya RB67Pro, 90mm f3.8, Fomopan 400, developed by 120processing.com, scanned self w/Epson V600)