Adding Film to My Arsenal…

by Mike on April 4, 2011

I’ve been tempted to add a Canon 35mm-film body to my gear arsenal for a quite a while, but I’ve decided to make the jump straight to medium format.

Last Friday, I had my first encounter with a medium format camera – a Mamiya RZ67.

The second I stuck my eye in the prism to look at the bright, gigantic viewfinder, I knew medium format was for me. It’s like looking at a giant HDTV up close – the detail you can see is unbelievable, though of course that’s required when using manual focus. Even the full-frame DSLR’s like the Canon 5d Mark II and Nikon D3S can’t compare with the viewfinder size and quality you see in MF cameras.

I’m still researching exactly what I need, but odds are I’ll go with a Mamiya 645 or Pentax 645 system since they’re so cheap and somewhat hand-holdable.

So coming soon  – how to use Aperture with scanned images shot on film!

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L.Green April 4, 2011 at 8:53 pm

In the early 90s I had a Mamiya 645 Super with an AE Prism, polaroid back. Man I loved that camera. Those big transparencies and negatives were. like you said, HDTV vs a 13 inch tube. Very expensive glass, though.

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