Friday, October 14, 2011

New addition to the family!

I know, I know, I've been slacking on the blog but I had some things to take care of in the last week or so.

So last week I found a killer deal on a Mamiya RB67 Pro SD. I had a hard time ignoring it. It was so good I could NOT refuse it!!! But long story short. When I told Sarah about the fact I saw an awesome deal on a Mamiya she immediately said 'Buy it! That's what you always wanted to have. Do it! And then you can build your darkroom in the basement!'. I looked at her and I saw she was even more excited than me. And in turn I was in awe because I did not had to beg on my knees this time to get something I really really wanted! Aaaah love, isn't it beautiful?

So today I bought the camera! The kit consists of a Mamiya RB67 Pro SD, 2 120mm Pro-SD film backs, a Mamiya 67mm ƒ4 K/L lens, a 127mm ƒ3.8 Mamiya-Sekor C lens and a 180mm ƒ4.5 Mamiya-Sekor C lens. All in awesome working condition. The kit came with some more nick-nacks like a grip and holding strap etc.

Yeah I'm pretty excited to go back to film. At least for some of my black and white work at least. The plan is to shoot some of my black and white landscape stuff on film again, develop it myself and eventually PRINT it myself as well. Plans are already underway (at least in my head) to build that darkroom in our basement. Talk about striking the metal while it is hot and all huh... ;)

Anyhow. I've been sharing this news a bit on twitter here and there and some friends already knew about what my plans were too. I got reactions ranging from:

  • Do it! 
  • Welcome to the club! 
  • You are a very brave photographer! 
  • You are an environmental polluter (I'm not kidding)

So anyhow. I am very excited to get started shooting some rolls of Ilford Pan F Plus (or maybe Tri-X 320) in the next few weeks.

But without further ado, here's my new baby. :) Isn't she beautiful?