Loaded up the Mamiya 645 with some Ilford Delta 400 yesterday and decided to do a spot of Landscape photography with the intention of some nice shallow DOF shots as well as the traditional views.
After the first mile and a half I began to realise that the Mamiya is not a walk around camera its built like a tank and weighs like one too.
Nevertheless I was determined to get some shots and to try out the new B&W developer I recently bought …. Ilfotec DD-X.
The results from the camera and film/dev combination were lovely, I shot most of the closeup detail at f2.8 – f4 and stopped down to f11 for the views.
The detail captured was great all these shots had minor touchup in Photoshop mainly dust and a few hairs and a little curves adjustments.
I so love this camera, I bought it with the sole intention of portrait work but the stunning negatives I am getting from it means I am going to try to use it as an allround camera……
I think I may try a bit of street photography next …. 🙂
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