medium format

Davis: in the studio with the Fuji GA645

by Todd on November 9, 2012

It’s been too long since I’ve posted, and I’m happy to say I got a chance to shoot a couple of rolls yesterday. The other roll was with my new Contax 90/2.8 G-lens, and hopefully I’ll have time to post some of those soon. Davis does some modeling professionally, so in addition to having a […]

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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 […]

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Fuji Pro 400H, 6×6, full roll

by Todd on December 19, 2011

Coop and I went shooting yesterday with no particular plan, and found ourselves walking around West Liberty. I planned to shoot a few rolls of 120, but as usual, I underestimated how long it takes to screw around with this old gear (not complaining!), and I ended up shooting a fair amount of digital. My […]

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Neopan Acros, 120

by Todd on December 11, 2011

I haven’t posted in a while so I made myself finish a roll of Acros yesterday. This is the first roll of 120 I’ve done with my new tank and Hewes reel. I can’t say enough good things about Hewes reels…so easy to work with. These were all shot at ISO 400 and developed in […]

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Blue Sky, or Blue Sky?

by Todd on October 16, 2011

Just a few more shots from around Iowa this fall. I suppose I should look into finding a good white balance routine for film. The sky is a different shade of blue in every one of these! It’s so much easier with digital…

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Thin DOF on the Tracks

by Todd on October 11, 2011

OK, maybe not quite as catchy as the Dylan title. Both shots were at f/5.6. Being new to medium format, it still astonishes me how much of a DOF difference there is with this camera. These were Kodak Ektar. I got a pretty nice roll this time, and have several more to post, but not […]

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Iowa City, Autumn

by Todd on October 10, 2011

I had one roll of Fuji Astia languishing in the refrigerator, and I decided to get out and shoot it. Just a few random shots from around town, all shot last Friday.

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West Liberty, Iowa

by Todd on October 6, 2011

More shots with the Bronica SQ-Ai, and Portra 400. All taken in or near West Liberty. All f/16 or f/11, 1/500s. The first one has a level of redundancy I find charming.

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Bronica SQ-Ai: Getting Re-acquainted

by Todd on September 29, 2011

I’m trying to spend a little more time with this camera, and with some color film as well. These are just a few random shots off my last roll of Portra 400. I’m really liking the colors with some of the shots, though it’s clear I would need to get a whole new grasp on […]

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Jake: 6×6 with Fuji PRO160S

by Todd on September 28, 2011

I think this is the first time I’ve shot this film. I had a half-shot roll in the Bronica, which I haven’t shot for months. I was shooting Jake’s senior pics (digital, of course) and decided I’d take a few with this old beast. I didn’t even know what film was in it, and I […]

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