On Boxing day I treated myself to a Mamiya C330s TLR but after 3 rolls of film determined that there was something wrong with the focus and sent it back. After posting on facebook about what had happened I was contacted by a fellow photographer who said he had got some 6×6 equipment if I was interested.
I said that I would definitely be interested if I had not just spent my camera fund on the C330s and was waiting to see wether it was to be replaced/fixed. He told me that he had stored the equipment for the last 10 years and was never going to use it and because I was really getting back into film that the price would be very good for me.
So I jumped into the car and popped over to Maesteg to have a look and as you can see from the photos above I have managed to bag myself the deal of the century.
The total inventory is as follows :
Bronica SQ-Ai, Bronica SQ-A, Ae prism finder, 2x 80mm f2.8, 150mm f4, 40mm f4, 250mm f5.6
all in working order 🙂
The weather has been rubbish over christmas but I managed to get out for an hour yesterday to try out the new kit.
I shot on Kodak T-MAX 400 and processed it in Infosol 3 1+9, I was very,very pleased with the results.
It was nice aslo to use an AE Prism Finder rather than my light-meter, it was almost like using my SLR.
6×6 format is so nice, I am loving shooting and composing in the square format it is so much different to what I am used to.
My son is getting fed up with me asking him to pose so I can test my equipment so I tried something a bit different with this shot which I thought worked in the square frame.
And the sharpness of the 80mm at f4 was superb….
I am so pleased with this equipment and so grateful to have got it at an unbelievable price I hope I can push my film photography to the next level.
Thanks for looking…….
14 thoughts on “Bargain of the century ……… Loving 6×6 format”
you are scoring some great gear, I’m jealous Tim 🙂 Nice work too.
Congrats Tim. Looks like you bagged yourself a winner this time around.
I am still hoping to get the C330s replaced or fixed too 🙂
Huh, not jealous, no really!
I am still pinching myself just to make sure I’m not dreaming it was so cheap 🙂
It’s the wide angle lens I’d like to have a look through, be good to try my style of low level stuff with one – ah well, I can but dream!
You will have to borrow it Mike and give it a go, I have a spare body 🙂
I thought you’d end up buying these cameras. Nice set of images Tim, great contrast with the T-MAX.
Lucky Tim. You are not because you bought the camera almost for a song but you are enjoying once again film photography. I can see it in your work. They’re great! Just Keep on shooting!
I have not taken my 6×6 out for a fair time – your images prompt me to ‘extractum digit’, get out there and do it! 😉
Great series. My favs are the railway tracks and the Shoulder shot The angle gives a pleasing composition. Nice deal BTW :0)
Thank you 🙂 I have just started another blog that just features my film photography if you want a look http://usingfilm.wordpress.com/.
I am so glad I have gone back to shooting film 🙂
I just enjoy taking pictures . I also enjoy looking at others work especially B&W. Really new to blogging though. Thanks for the follow BTW.