Mamiya RB67

Links to images by film roll are here

I started getting the itch to play with black & white photography but wasn’t happy with the conversions of color images in Lightroom, etc. The failing was likely mine. If I had a better idea of what I wanted the software could create it. I thought I should shoot some real B&W using B&W film. That meant I needed a film camera. I wanted a big negative to work with. 6x7 cm seems just about right. The last version of the Mamiya RB67 is available and not too expensive. I purchased this one one on ebay in February 2015.

Mamiya RB 67 Professional SD and 90mm f/3.5 lens

Mamiya RB 67 Professional SD and 90mm f/3.5 lens

Along with the camera I needed film plus equiment and chemicals to develop the film since it had been almost 40 years since I last played in a dark room (or film changing bag). Needed supplies ordered.

I selected Tri-X as my film and loaded a roll to test out the camera and the development process. All negatives will be scanned – no darkroom needed.

I intend to post the scans of at least the first few rolls on these pages. Don’t know how long I’ll keep that up.