I have been using my Mamiya 645 a lot recently, its such a lovely camera.
The handling is great and the images it produces make me want to shoot it all the time.
I find it easier to compose images in the 6 x4.5 format it seems much more natural to me that 6 x 6.With the metered prism finder portrait images are easy too unlike using the waist level finder.
These images were shot using the 80mm f2.8 on what is becoming my favorite film at the moment Fuji Reala 100 which is obviously expired so I rated it at 50 iso and in some of the frames I over exposed another stop too.
The light was pretty difficult with the sun going in and out all the time and I didn’t take a tripod which was a pain but I only messed up 3 frames with camera shake which I was pleased with to be honest.As usual the film was processed and scanned by FilmDev who did a great job and I cannot recommend them more highly for the quality and especially the price.
I can’t imagine ever developing & scanning my own C-41 ever again.I still have 4 boxes of Reala in the fridge and I am checking eBay to try and get more I love the colours it produces especially over exposed and in good light.
I am going to have to shoot some portraits with it soon.Thanks for looking
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I really like those images! And yes, I’m done with scanning C41 as well.