New Cameras

I haven't updated this as often as I used to since I switched over my wedding and portrait work over to www.anniehallphoto.com/blog and have since been wondering how to keep this blog updated as well.

"What do you do for fun?" is a question people like to ask, and I think I finally have an answer besides "I still like to take pictures in my free time." I like to learn and shoot with film. In my free time I've been going out with some film cameras, but I haven't really posted any of the results here. I think it's maybe because I haven't been satisfied with my skills yet, but it'd be fun to start keeping track of my progress here.

A friend of mine has access to a darkroom where he can help me develop some black and white film, and I've been playing with the idea of getting an Epson V600 to scan my own negatives. Maybe if I get better at this stuff I can start saving money from sending my film out. I got more time than money! I'm going to try to use the resources I have as much as I can.

Anyway, the two recent new cameras I got is the Nikon FM and the Mamiya 645af. Both were an awesome deal I didn't want to pass up. I wanted a 35mm film camera after the Nikon N80 mysteriously stopped working, and I also wanted a medium format camera with autofocus (Recently I've absolutely just been SUCKING at manually focusing with the Mamiya RB67), and the size of the RB67 has been keeping me from going out and shooting with it.

Nikon FM Mamiya 645af

Someone stop me from buying ANY OTHER CAMERAS from now on. I've covered ALL my bases, and have absolutely NO REASON to get anything else.

2 comments:

  1. I just found your blog. HA! Another photographer taking on the same path as I am. So excellent. I just bought 2 Nikon FE2 ($125 each), a pair of Nikon F100 ($95) each, a used 50/1.2AIS ($450), and I'm about to take the plunge into MF film with a Mamiya 645 Pro TL with the 80mm f/1.9 Sekor C. I also want the Nikkor 24mm f/2AIS and the 105mm f/2DC. Later this summer I'll get my hands on the Pentax 67ii with the 105mm f/2.4. While everyone raves about it, I have no interest whatsoever in purchasing a Contax 645 - especially now that Kyocera will no longer be supplying parts for that the MF system beginning in 2015.

    After shooting professionally for the past 8 years, primarily shooting with the Nikon D3 and D3s, both of which were just sold so I could buy a pair of D600's and this film gear, it's crazy how taking this giant step backwards in photography gear has reignited my passion for photography again. I used to be a gun slinger, now I'm slowing down and seeing so much more. I love it. Can't wait to see where you go with your film.

    c

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