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Old 07-13-2013   #1
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Mamiya 6 photos

I said to myself that if I were to shoot film again, it would be medium format. A couple of weeks ago, I managed to gather funds for a M6, 75 & 50... bought a box full of expired film & some portra and had enough left over for a V600 flatbed.

I'm thoroughly enjoying the M6 - love the handling, the viewfinder and that collapsable mount (flattens it just enough to fit in my diaper bag).

I'm not enjoying the scanning









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Old 07-13-2013   #2
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sometimes i miss my 6...great camera and awesome lenses!
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Old 07-13-2013   #3
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I love my Mamiya 6 and the images it produces.

I've also purchased expired 120 film for it and have had great results.

The only thing I haven't liked about it is that I can't seem to trust its meter readings. I've taken to using my external meter whenever I use this camera. When I use the external meter, my film images are perfectly exposed.

Enjoy your new acquisition!

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nice to see another RFF Calgarian and great Stampede shots with the Mamiya 6, one of my dream cameras.

I shoot with a Pentax 6x7 and do my own scanning with a V600 and the included Epson software and overall happy with the results.

if you are interested on some 120 films (HP5+, Delta, TMAX, Provia 100 and Velvia 50/100) let me know as I'm looking to retire from MF
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Old 07-14-2013   #5
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Ellen - my experience confirms everything I've read about the meter being easily influenced by something bright over head. I'm trying to make it a practice to point down and lock the meter at that reading.... tell you one thing I missed: the wide margin of error you have with negs.

taemo - taemo rin Thanks for the 120 offer, but I'm afraid I've exhausted my film budget for the time being (love b&h). I might have questions about your scanning workflow however... quite the learning curve.
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Old 09-01-2013   #6
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I have been using the Canon 24-70 MKII on my 5DMIII a bit lately, which is an extraordinary lens, but my Mamiya 6 and the Mamiya 50mm is still the best camera and lens setup in my collection.

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Old 09-01-2013   #7
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The meter is terrible with even minimal backlight. So if the sun isn't coming from over my shoulder, I meter off the ground or where-ever the tones seem similar and use the AEL setting to carry this over to the desired view. Sometimes I use the "sunny f16" rule instead of any meter reading. That this is the Achilles heel of the camera took many underexposed shots for me to learn.
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Old 09-12-2013   #9
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Great shot! Was this taken with the 50?

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Old 09-12-2013   #10
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Great shot! Was this taken with the 50?
It was. I just have the 50 and 150. I've been getting wider and wider over the past couple of years, and I've really enjoyed shooting with the 50 (and processing everything at home!)
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50mm on the Oregon, Washington coast....



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^^ Great work gshybrid, I like them both.



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ditto and thanks....

[quote=j.scooter;2226159]^^ Great work gshybrid, I like them both.
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I miss the coast!
My wife and I just spent our anniversary in Cannon beach. The weather hit a few extremes... really it just added to the surreal atmosphere along the coast....


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Been doing some night work recently.


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Gorgeous, me thinks I'm on the wrong Coast
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My first medium format pictures evar...
As I read before shooting, meter may not be the best ever. Can work with moody B&W though.


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very nice series. what lens?
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Great shots.. gshibryd, love your coast photos!
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very nice series. what lens?
Cheers, it's the 75/F3.5
I was worried about focus and shallow DOF after all I had read (the sun was going down for some of these) but was pleasantly surprised w/ the results in the end.

The square definitely made me reconsider the whole process though.
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Reply to original poster:

Get also the 150 lens - it is cheap, has great smooth rendering (half-body portraits are perfect with it) and is as sharp as the 50 and 75. It may take a while to get confident focusing it since it pushes the RF precision, but if you have your RF properly calibrated, than it will be OK.

Just an example from M6 + 150 (one of my very favourite photos)

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Get also the 150 lens - it is cheap, has great smooth rendering (half-body portraits are perfect with it) and is as sharp as the 50 and 75. It may take a while to get confident focusing it since it pushes the RF precision, but if you have your RF properly calibrated, than it will be OK.

Just an example from M6 + 150 (one of my very favourite photos)

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Excellent photos, GG!
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Thanks everyone, here's a few more recent shots...






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Thanks everyone, here's a few more recent shots...
Are the last two from the Tokyo Congress Center? They really remind me of some of my shots there.
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Are the last two from the Tokyo Congress Center? They really remind me of some of my shots there.
It's called the Tokyo International Forum, and it is just south of Tokyo Station. One of my favorite interior spaces, it is so much fun wandering around inside of the main atrium...
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It's called the Tokyo International Forum, and it is just south of Tokyo Station. One of my favorite interior spaces, it is so much fun wandering around inside of the main atrium...
Right, I did not recall the name correctly. I also really liked it and took many pictures there (can't post them here, though: not taken with a Mamiya... )
The building is very recognizable, even from those detailed perspectives as in your pictures. Nicely done.
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Right, I did not recall the name correctly. I also really liked it and took many pictures there (can't post them here, though: not taken with a Mamiya... )
The building is very recognizable, even from those detailed perspectives as in your pictures. Nicely done.
The Forum is a truly distinctive place. The building's interior has so many interesting angles, it is hard not taking pictures in it! It is kind of a guilty pleasure, but one I occasionally indulge in when I'm in Tokyo. (It's fun just wandering around, you can take the walkways to the top if you want too.)
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