Hockey Girl.

2014, Favourite, Film, Hockey, Inspiration, Kodak Tri-X 400, Mamiya RZ 110mm F/2.8, Mamiya RZ67 Professional Pro II, Portrait, Scanner - Plustek 120

It’s February 9th, 2014.

That’s today.

My wife and I are rushing to get Hockey Girl ready for her early game, and we’re running late.

I notice it’s snowing outside and the light looks magical.

I turn to my wife, and she immediately understands.

She says, “5 minutes”.

I run upstairs to grab the Mamiya, which is already loaded with Kodak Tri-X 400.

Hockey Girl and I go outside, and I shoot a few frames.

This is one of them.

As it turns out…

Hockey Girl goes on to score her first ice hockey goal, ever.

Hockey Girl

↑Mamiya RZ67, Mamiya 110mm @ f/2.8, and Kodak Tri-X 400.

13 thoughts on “Hockey Girl.

  1. Peter, (and the hockey girl…)

    Congratulations! Beautiful shot indeed.

    I can even make out your reflection taking the shot…

    Well worth the extra five minutes!


  2. Congrats! I remember my boys’ first hockey goals. Every time they score, it’s like the first (maybe because they’re only 6 and 9)! A lot of fun. Great portrait, thanks for sharing!

  3. Thanks Mark, Kevin, and Bijan. I know all three of you have daughters, and so you know the feeling.

    On another note, the Mamiya RZ67 with 110mm lens (and Kodak Tri-X) is a combination that continues to amaze me.


  4. Congrats to H. I think you never really forget that first tally although over the years mine morphed from a goalmouth melee that deflected off my skate as the defenseman was knocking me on my keister and handcuffed the keeper, to a top shelf wrister from a bad angle… 🙂

    You realize, however, that given the superstitious proclivities of all hockey players you will now have to take a picture of her with that camera before each game…

  5. Awesome……that being the first goal in hockey for your daughter. I love watching my daughters participate and compete in sport.

    Now, to the photography side of things…….I know you LOVVVE your M9 and 50 lux (hard not to)….however this image made my eyes widen, my mouth smile and I immediately thought……WoW….

    I know you are shooting at 2.8 with this 110m, though if I can obtain the resolution and rendering with the Mamiya 7 lenses at f4 I’ll be very happy in deed. Actually you’ve got me thinking about what the RZ and those lenses can produce!? I might have to email Bellamy from and change the focus (boom boom ;-)) of my search! Though not sure it will be ideally suited to how I’m intending to use a MF camera….

    Keep them up Peter! No pressure….

    1. Thank you Andrew.

      The Mamiya RZ67 is a a beast, with respect to size and weight.

      The Mamiya 7, being a rangefinder, is more in line with your Leica Monochrom experience.

      However, yes, the RZ67 + 110mm/2.8 lens set-up is phenomenal. Better — by leaps and bounds — than anything else I’ve previously used for portraiture.

      I had a few people question why I didn’t choose another MF camera system when I first announced my acquisition of this Mamiya. Well, I hope the answer is now becoming more obvious…

      1. Curious do you use a traditional viewfinder or is it more along the lines of Hasselblad looking down into the camera….I presume like the Hasselblad you would have both options?

        1. Indeed, you do have both options on the RZ67. My camera came with both the waist level viewfinder and the AE prism finder (the latter is pictured here I’ve been using the AE prism finder so I can hold the camera up to eye level, but it adds weight to the set-up. With the AE prism though, I can also get metering functionality and I (if I desire – which I don’t) can let the camera choose the shutter speed.

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