The Mamiya RZ67proII and creative work with J-Chans designs and Adriana

Last fall I had a wonderful shoot with Jessica of J-Chan’s Designs working on a wonderful outfit and makeup and a Denver based model I’ve had the privilege of working with on several occasions, Adriana.    Some of those shots where blogged over on the old site, but the ones from the Mamiya RZ67proII never made it – so I figured I’d post them here before reposting any of the others.

The Mamiya RZ67 proII is what I called the beast.   Among the largest and bulkiest cameras I’ve ever owned.   It shoots the 67 format of medium format film (120 and 220), the largest medium format there is you get a whopping 10 images per roll of 120 film.

Despite it’s bulk it has some striking features not found on many cameras.  First was the rotating film back, you don’t tilt the camera to shot a vertical framed shot, difficult since it’s primary focusing setup is with a look down waist level finder, but rather the film backs are designed to be rotated from horizontal to vertical will keeping the body in the same position.   It also features bellows focusing which allows virtually every lens that mounts to it to be a macro focusing lens.

Alas this camera setup was one of those sold to finance the surgery for my dog, and while not near the top of the list of equipment I want to replace – I do hope to have another of these wonderful cameras someday.

The focus of this shoot was B&W film shooting a mixture of Kodak TRI-X and Ilford HP5+

TRI-X

TRI-X

TRI-X

TRI-X

TRI-X

TRI-X

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Ilford HP5+

Ilford HP5+

Ilford HP5+

Ilford HP5+

 

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