12 thoughts on “The Graduate.

  1. wow! beautiful portrait, Peter. this will sound silly but it almost looks real — as in, not a photo. beautiful skin tones.

    1. Thanks Henry! No, doesn’t sound silly at all. Years ago when I used the Pentax 645D, or – in film – the Mamiya RZ67 and 7, I was always struck by the greater tonality possible with large(r) sensors.

      I could only imagine what a “real” medium format digital sensor would do…

  2. Don’t want to turn this into a “tech-centris post”, but other MF camera bodies utilize a similar AF design, which I’ve found in-testing, to hunt for accurate focus constantly, even with static subjects. Are you focusing manually, or just being very patient? Love the look of the 110!

    1. Hi Chris, I don’t mind the question at all.

      Focus is slow but very accurate with the 110/2 lens. The 23/4 misses a little but is also very accurate. The 63/2.8 is the least accurate, so I often switch to manual focus or shoot multiple shots to make sure I get a keeper.

      The above applies to stationary subjects only. If you’re photographing anything that’s moving, then forget it!

  3. With this Fujiya 😉 portraits are stunning 🙂 Bravo! Sometimes I think you live for cameras, now it seems the camera does it for you!PERIOD!

    1. Ha ha, “Fujiya”… I think the people at Fujifilm may have something to say about that!

      Going with the 50R was a gamble, especially since I was initially disappointed with its ergonomics/handling after trying it out at a local camera shop a few months back. It definitely wasn’t love at first sight. But, man, I couldn’t get that image quality out of my head. And, like the Mamiya RZ67, I’ve ended up liking it, even though it’s not my typical kind of camera.

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