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
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.
- Roll 1 – getting used to the camera
- Roll 2 – Playing with exposure
- Roll 3 – More exposure testing
- Roll 4 – shots of the moon
None of roll 4 were worth scanning. Wrong camera for the job. I should have known better.
- Roll 5 – Using EI 1000 for metering
- Roll 6 – Lost in development. Developer only last so long. The bottles of Diafine I’d mixed up years ago were no longer any good. The negatives came out of the developer completely clear.
- Roll 7 – I loaded the film backwards! Nothing to see.
- Roll 8 – Shots of my R1200GS before it went away
- Roll 9 – Test shots of a portion on my front yard to compare various apertures on the RB67.