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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Mamiya RB67 Pro-S

it'd been long i was pursuing for a TLR or Medium Format! Just about recently, i'd finally got myself a Medium Format camera, Mamiya RB67 Pro-S. Well, to answer some of the doubts from friends, Why Medium Format? Put this into a simpler way, It's a film camera that traditionally widely used by professional fashion/portrait/still live/weddings photographers back in the 70's, some of my favorite medium format photographers like Sebastiao Salgado, Michael Kenna and Eugenio Recuenco. Of course, there are much more! 

Frankly, i missed the time when photographer uses Film, especially medium format, i wasn't even born yet! it's unfair! and i don't want to regret for the rest of my life for never used a medium format camera! For me, my future is Analog. (Sounds Bleak) 
Make Up: hee, Model: hee, Photographer: hee, Assistant: NicoBella, Outfit: sponsored by Ms.T

i don't want to argue about the quality of Full Framed DSLR, DX DSLR, 35mm, TLR or medium format, let's not talk about that. it wasn't about the camera or quality, it's about the feel. i feel comfortable with medium format, 35mm, TLR, cause you just never know what you'll get until the day you develop it. 

looking through the prism from waist level, with much larger view finder, 120mm, and look at the size of it! it's just massive! heavy! bulky! VINTAGE!!! 

how heavy? 2690g!!! how's that? i love the weight! 

Also, i'm sober due to the rising of DSLR users in the market, everybody can just initiate the intelligent mode from expensive DSLR and shoot but it wasn't about skills anymore. with Medium Format, you just can't do it without photography skills. 

i always wasn't the popular kid at Kindergarden, School, Uni, Work... and i don't want to be a popular user too. Don't you feel sad when you're using iPhone or BB? while 95% of the population are using the same thing? Don't you feel drunk seeing some many Toyota and Honda on the road? Congratulation if you don't. If you do, you'll mess up your life like i do. 

Of course you see i'm talking irrelevantly to what i'm showing, shut your pie hole!!! (that's what ben wah says). Yes, Mamiya RB67 Pro-S does have interchange lens and viewfinder!!! Mine is 90mm. You can check out more here

Don't you just love the design? people back in those days make better stuff don't they? 

Conclusion: This machine is highly not recommend. So that it will stay unpopular, and i can stick to it. Also, medium format cameras are still under production till recent day. It's not as antique as you think. For such, modern medium format makers; Hasselblad, Mamiya, Rollei and Sinar

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*author speaks on his humble opinion, nothing sarcastic or satirize.* 


YEN said...

feels nostalgic!

jennwei said...

the future of Analog =D