I kicked off the previous article in this series by stating that in its V-System, Hasselblad created one of, if not the world’s most comprehensive and flexible medium format camera system.
Mention 6x6cm medium format film cameras to a photographer and most will immediately think Hasselblad. Mention Rolleiflex to the same group and they will almost certainly think of the well-respected range of twin lens reflex (TLR) cameras.
It’s been a few months now since I came into the world of medium format and became a Hasselblad owner.
From what I’ve read the Bronica ETRS I get the impression that it is considered the “lesser wanted” of the Bronica family. I really don’t know why.
In this section of the Hasselblad V-system master guide, I’ll be taking a look at the first two generations of Hasselblad lenses. If you’re looking for lenses for your Hasselblad 500, 500CM 501 or 305 (whichever version), this is the place to start.
I’ve wanted to get into the medium format aspect of photography for some time now but the timing aspect hasn’t really been there if I’m honest, that was up until now.
I’ve admired several medium format cameras from afar but
Part one of this collection covered an in-depth overview of the Hasselblad V-System. This section of the guide covers roll film, instant and sheet film backs (designated by Hasselblad as “magazines”).
The Hasselblad V-System Master Guide, a hub of in-depth articles and reviews intended to be an exhaustive resource for real, user-verified data on this classic film camera system.
To the uninitiated, the V-System is a black box;
What you see below is my Mamiya Sekor RB67 Pro S, the camera I’m reviewing today.
I brought the Canon EOS-1 a couple of years ago and among all of the cameras that I have had and have been able to use up until now, it is still my favorite in the original analogue EOS
Just a few months ago, I was happily shooting digital. But my work was lacking something. Soul, perhaps.
Today I’m going to be talking a little about my Bronica ETRSi kit, a camera I came to after my first proper step into film photography with a Bronica ETRC (I discount my Holga for obvious reasons, although I had
The Mamiya 645 1000S was not my first medium format camera.
I was recently given a Pentax 110 Auto, it is in lovely condition and it fired up happily with a new set of batteries.
I’ll be talking today about the first medium format film camera I bought in 2016, a Zenza Bronica S2A.
Zenza Bronica S2A – Front Left
My first contact with photography was at age 11, when my mum gave me
Hello again, it’s The 6 Million P Man here back after my review of the Yashica-D with another offering from my (not quite extensive but close enough) camera collection, another delight of the medium format variety, the Zenza Bronica S2A.
What you see below is my Agfa Selectronic 3, the camera I’m reviewing today. It’s a Pentax K-mount SLR released in 1980 and produced for only a few short years until around 1983.
If you are just an old timer still shooting film, or new to the craft, photographing with film encourages one to explore and play with tactile gear and tangible materials.
You may recall the scene below from Rear Window (1954).
In high school, I bought myself a Minolta Maxxum 3000i with some off-brand lenses. It worked great as a point and shoot on drugstore Fuji film.