Mamiya RZ67 Pro II + 110/2.8 @ f/4 + ND filter + Kodak Tri-X 400 + cute (but quick moving!) model.
A roll of 120 film on the Mamiya RZ67 allows for exactly 10 photographs.
I used 3 of those frames tonight to photograph Honey — just because I love shooting the RZ67, and I hadn’t for a while, so I was itching… because good things happen when I pick up the RZ67.
(and Honey makes for a willing model)
More to follow.
(currently scanning the images… 9 out of 10 are worth keeping)
Yes, I did it.
I managed to burn a hole in my M3 shutter curtain.
After all of these years… this is a first. I had read about it but never really worried about it.
As far as I can tell, it was caused by not having the lens cap on while I was outside in intense sunlight (at the Blue Jays game). My uncapped lens likely focused the rays of light onto a small area of the shutter cloth and — voila! — a hole was created.
This is what the hole was doing to all of my film images:
(iPhone shot of a scanned image on my computer screen)
Fortunately the curtain was repaired/patched courtesy of Alex at Setadel Studios (he had my camera back to me within 24 hrs — amazing service).
Now I have to reconsider my w(hole) modus operandi for shooting. I have been using my lenses with protective hoods and filters but no lens caps.
Sometimes, you just have to hang on.
Technical: 1/30 sec.
Technical #2: My Leica M3 is broken (curtain issue). I thought the (now sold) 50/2 Jahre was flaring badly, but the same bright spot I was seeing in its images appears in the centre of most of my images with 35 Summicron ASPH. Bummer! Thank goodness I took two quick images of this scene and this (second) image was okay. Thank you also to my friend Mark (If Time Stood Still) for help with the diagnosis.