Tag: medium format

Light on the Border

I recently bought a Mamiya 645 Pro TL with a lens, grip, viewfinder, and film back. It’s a medium format camera. To test out that all parts were working as advertised, I put a roll of film in it and went to work. I tested the auto-exposure and manual exposure. The film advance in the grip, too. Everything worked. Focus was on the little lamp, leaving the flowers outside the field of focus. In post, I used Negative Lab Pro to process the images, but turned them to black and white in LR. Altogether, I am happy with my purchase. And I managed to get a few pictures that were decent out of all that play!

Succulent

Succulent

Another medium format image using the Agfa Isolette iii.  In reading about the 6×6 or square format for photography, the approaches recommend playing to the symmetry of the square by using circles, equal areas, and centering of the central point of the image.  Didn’t do that here . . . maybe I should revisit this rather large plant?

It is a lot harder to focus – and stay focused – with this all-manual camera, too!  I should have focused on the center of the stems . . .