With RB67, 127mm and Fujifilm Acros 100. I did not record the shutter setting used but it appears that the depth of field is inadequate as the eyes are a bit out of focus, unlike the body and legs.
Dynamic range is a kind of double-edged sword. The more DR, the sharper and deadlier the sword. This is especially true for negative film, because not only the medium is capable of capturing super high DR pictures, but the processes of making the picture can also make it look either greater or worse as we have almost no reference about what the shot should look like - so the positive image produced from a negative depends largely on judgement of the creator. For some shots, too much DR means flat and dull. For some, it means dream-like and surreal (as the camera see more than our eyes.) And for some, it is just right, comparing to what we see with our eyes.
This shot was taken with Mamiya RB67, Sekor 90mm F/3.8C and Kodak 100T. I personally didn’t know this film as, to my knowledge, it had never been available in my country - I just got it as a bundle from an eBay purchase, and it was long expired. Regarding this image, the original image the scanner (Coolscan 8000ED) produced was of very high DR that it looked flat. I increased shadow density so the shot looks contrastier and this shot is the result.
Shot with RB67, Sekor 150mm F/3.5 and Kodak Ektacolor 160. I always love the color rendition and transition of film. The shot was made handheld. The metering was done through my beautiful and responsive Olympus C-7000 digicam - So far I have used this as my main light meter, never let me down. I am thinking about a new small digicam with larger aperture for using with my 35mm SLRs and faster than F/2.8 lenses. Something with larger, higher resolution screen is a good idea too.
This picture was taken in Tungsten light, and surprisingly, Kodak Ektacolor 160 copes with the color very well. I really expected that the result would turn out greenish. The image was scanned using Canoscan 8800F and was cropped to 1:1 format in editing software.
[Gear: Mamiya RB67, Mamiya Sekor 90mm F/3.8C]
Taken with Mamiya RB67, Sekor 140mm Macro C and Kodak Potra 160. Scanner used was Canon 8800F. Really looking for a dedicated 120 film scanner.
The advantage of macro photography is that you can stay at home and look around to find shooting subjects. I took this shot in my garden.
From my window. The difference in color temperatures in this image is because of the sunlight, which lit only the top part of the tree, leaving the bottom part under its own shade.
[The lens used was Mamiya Sekor 140mm Macro, a very complicated lens to work with as there are just too many rings to turn. Film was Kodak Ektacolor 160. Film was scanned using Canon 8800F flatbed scanner.]
Shot with Mamiya RB67, 150mm Sekor KL and Kodak Potra 160NC. Film was dated when exposed but had been stored in freezer since purchased. The shots were made handheld, thanks to the beach environment for allowing handholdable shutter speed setting.
Mamiya RB67 Pro SD with Mamiya Sekor 250mm C Lens and Fuji Neopan Acros 100
The largest tree in my house. Shot with Mamiya RB67 and 250mm Sekor C lens and Kodak TMax 100 (10 years dated).
Shot made with Mamiya RB67, Sekor 250mm C and Kodak TMAX 100. The film has been expired since 2002 but the result is still great. The saying that low speed film will maintain its characteristic well for over 10 year is not exaggerating.
Pictures taken with Mamiya RB67, Mamiya Sekor 90mm C lens and Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100.
Pictures taken with Mamiya RB67, Sekor 50mm & 90mm lenses and Fujifilm Neopan 400. My confession again, even without a high-end scanner, the advantage in tonality of medium format film is clearly evident, and I just fall in love with it!
Taken with RB67, 127mm and Kodak Ektacolor 160. Converted to B&W in post-processing. I know vignette is supposed to be a blemish in picture, but I have no idea why I love having mild vignette in my pics!
Shot with Mamiya RB67, Sekor 127mm and Kodak Ektacolor 160. Really love the smoothness of 120 film. I wish I had a better scanner!
Another angle from the famous Piazzale Michelangelo. With my Mamiya 645 Super and 80mm Sekor lens. Florence is beautiful by its uniqueness, which is even further enhanced by that Duomo. I bet you agree.