Working with the new baby!

I've been extremely excited to finally be able to talk about my new baby! If you guys don't know already (which I'm sure you can tell by my excitement!) I am extremely new to film photography. I've tried it in the past but I've always ended up with crappy quality cameras and photographs.

If you know me, then you know I despise not being able to deliver. So...I decided to take matters into my own hands and enroll in a film & darkroom class where they teach you how to correctly meter, develop, & print analog photos. Thanks to Connie Thalken I can now say I feel like a pro!

To fast forward through all the boring details I had to invest in a medium format camera asap. I REFUSED to spend over $100 on eBay so after searching through different camera shops I came across this Mamiya 645 pro - TL sitting in the glass window waiting for me. 

SPECS:

  • Min Exposure: 1/1000 sec
  • Max Exposure: 4 sec
  • Exposure Modes: TTL program flash, manual, time exposure
  • Shutter Control: electronic
  • Timer Functions: self-timer
  • Self-Timer: Delay10 sec
  • External-sync Speed: 1/60 sec
  • Film Advance: manual

Where did I get my camera?

Wings Cameras 

3100 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

Photos from Mamiya 645pro

REVIEW

This camera was absolutely built for me. It's small, easy to pack away and to lug around. The buttons are easy to navigate and one of the best things about this camera is how you can purchase different viewfinders if you aren't a fan of a waist-level. The image quality is also extremely sharp exactly how I like it. Although I had my eye on a Hasselblad 105cm this Mamiya measures up quite nicely and works amazingly in the studio. When I purchased this camera from Wings it came with a 120 film back, Polaroid film back, a tripod release plate, Ilford HP5 film, and a free carrying bag.

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