Fuji GA645: first frames

by Todd on July 22, 2012

The Fuji GA645 is a medium format (6×4.5) fixed lens rangefinder. It’s small, light and fairly automated…basically a point-and-shoot cousin to the Contax G2, in a larger film format. It’s got a very high quality Fujinon 60mm f/4 lens. I’ve wanted one of these for a long time, but they’re a bit expensive and difficult to find, so I didn’t plan on having one any time soon. But I happened to see this camera for sale recently on a web forum at an unexpectedly low price. The reason was the flash was fried, and no longer functions. Since flash is about the last feature I’m ever likely to use on a camera, this didn’t bother me one bit, and I snapped it up quickly. It arrived Saturday morning, and I shot and developed this roll Saturday evening. I’m thrilled with the results, though I don’t quite have a handle on composing for this aspect ratio yet. The film is Ilford Delta 400. Development was 1:90 R-09, 1 minute of agitation then stand for one hour. Have I mentioned how much I love R-09?

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