Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Spent Last Weekend Printing........

So Print Comparisons are on the Horizon:


Tried Arista.EDU for the first time.  And I may have found a new paper favorite.....
Look back at previous 'Print Comparisons'. 
Its been a while.......

Sunday, August 13, 2017

52 Rolls Weeks 29 & 30....All Infrared All the Time!

We bid farewell to this round of Infrared Film Testing....The 720 nm filter made the difference.  Also longer exposures at ~ISO 50.

Baby Eggplant:



The Mamiya 1000S testing constitutes Week #30 for the 52 Rolls Project.  But You've seen them all here.  Week #29 was a similar Rollei IR test using the Mamiya 6.  results were not as good, 
but check it out for yourself.

And the camera worked beautifully:


Friday, August 11, 2017

Mamiya 1000S 645: Infrared Experiments I

I realized that I should have used a 'normal' film for testing the camera.  But I was on an Infrared Binge, so I picked up a roll of Rollei IR 400.  I also had the 720 nm IR filter to play with....

So 3 Exposures: 1 sec, 2 sec, 4 sec:  Wild Grapes







Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Unboxing Reveal.........

The Mamiya 1000S with a waist level viewfinder was my first foray into medium format 12+ ears ago.  My first 1000S was purchased at a photo swap meet in San Jose, CA.  All the professionals were moving to digital, and there were great deals on film cameras.  My first 1000S was not in great shape like this one, but it was a rugged camera and a good stating point.  I also got n 80 mm macro lens with the camera purchase........That has proven to be a very useful lens, giving me a medium format macro option..........


I wanted to revisit the waist level viewfinder and work in a totally manual mode.......


Shortly after moving to Colorado, I traded up for a Mamiya 645 Pro because I wanted the changeable back option.  But I always regretted giving up the 1000S.  But now I have an even better one!


This must have been a display camera because it was virtually unblemished.


Friday we'll see the first images from my 'new' vintage camera........

Monday, August 7, 2017

A 'New' Old Camera Joins the Family........

So We begin with an 'unboxing'.  My husband likes to do this so I'm taking a page out of his blogger habit:



It arrived from Japan.......I had vowed never to buy from overseas again after a bad recent experience.


Bu this particular item was just to good to pass up.  I had one of this model before, but sold it to upgrade to a newer version of this camera........


Any ideas yet what type of camera it might be?
There's a clue in the tags......Wednesday, the full reveal.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Short Eared Owl.......


My photos this night weren't so great....But she turned out well.  For my best I again refer you to 2015

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

An Evening of Owls.....

@ the Raptor Education Foundation.  We'll start with the Great Horned Owl:


This evening was more about education than photography.  But back in 2015 we spent a day long photo shoot with our Photography Club at the Raptor Education Foundation.  See those results here...