I’ve begun scanning in my prints from my Mamiya C330 onto my laptop and so I’ll put a couple on here, I should really spend longer removing the dust and hairs etc. from the scans so that you can appreciate the photos properly but sometimes lifes just too short!!
When picking up these photos from the shop the old boy who develops them said they were the best exposed 120 films he had seen in years, this made me feel like I’d come a fair way since I first started using film and my exposures were a bit hit and miss whereas know I can just look at the scene and guess within a stop just by eye.
Well I got the roll of Ilford developed and printed on 6×6 Kodak paper and the prints are fine but for some reason they wont scan!! tried loads of different settings but to no avail!! So here are just a couple of small copies so that you can at least see the shot, albeit with no quality. The real prints are amazing, stunningly clear with an amazing tonal range and perfect details.
I really love the Mamiya C330, might take a bit of time to sort out the settings for a shot but the results are worthwhile. The detail in the prints are exceptional, I get them developed and printed 6″x6″. To get these prints into my computer I simply scan them with my old flatbed. Its a shame you cant see how crystal clear and sharp the prints really are but in a certain way the imperfections the scanner adds do not detract from the image.
Here are a couple of pictures from the latest roll of Ilford film.
Here is a scan of a picture that I took on the 27th of October at Mid Wales mental hospital. I think this photo sums up the place quite well. It really is such a shame that great buildings like these are just being ruined. I took the photo on my Mamiya C330 Professional with 400iso ilford film. I’m not very impressed with this film, I dont think it handles the highlights too well.
Apologies for my rubbish scanner (its really dirty), the actual print is crystal clear with hardly any grain at all so I’m feeling the need to get this onto canvas as the medium format negative is definitely up to the job and I think that the texture of canvas would enhance this image not ruin it.
I got my first film back today out of the Mamiya C330 Professional and all seems well! I had been using my Nikon DSLR as a light meter and had been warned that some Nikons seemed to give a low reading thus causing you to overexpose by upto two stops. This turned out to be the case but the Ilford film has handled it ok. I now have a light meter and it reads a little lower than my Nikon does so hopefully that problem is solved.
Heres a couple of pics from the test reel so I’m looking forward to putting it to proper use now!
I am wayyyy too excited about finally getting my hands on a medium format camera! Found this little beaut in a camera shop in Stafford. I’v got two weeks to take it back if I don’t like it.
Anyway….I went out and took 6 shots of Naomi today and I will be using it at the weekend for the shoot but I’m using my Nikon D50 as my light meter so until I get some films back developed I have no idea whether the old Mamiya C330 is working properly!!! Everything seems to be working well but it really is an unknown quantity at the moment. I just love the viewfinder you can really compose the shot so much better!
Fingers crossed for the Mamiya though otherwise I will have wasted a lot of money on stupid 120 film !!!