I really love this camera but I’ve found myself neglecting it lately in favour of the smaller formats because of their ability to be wielded like a lithe Épée; the TLR more Sabre like.
This is me trying to shoot fast with a C330 like it was my GF1 or Zorki:
I do love the leaf shutter for mega-flash syncing.
Saying that, there’s something wonderful about a lovely square of melt-in-the-mouth film chocolate from a Mamiya TLR with it’s quality glass (at least I think so).
I loaded the TLR with Ilford’s FP4 around mid November but never felt I was in the position to use it on my daily commutes since it gets dark a few hours after getting light this time of year in the UK (December).
I had a few days freedom before Christmas, annual leave, so I took it out and about down by the shore before turning it on my family.
I can’t scan film at all well these days so I don’t even bother trying but I liked these enough to post to Flickr if only for me to see. Prints to come when I can.
It is a big camera to manoeuvre and requires such a small turn of it’s knobs to focus from infinity to less than a metre but it’s still dreamy to use. I made a review of the camera a wee while ago.
I took this next picture because I had 2 frames to fill but I was concerned because my daughter sorta ‘posed’ for it; I don’t want her to start posing for me because I like to believe in the truth of the candid photo if there is any in it.
The iPad ran out of power moments later and she started to sulk like a teenager without any care for photos …
“Truth restored” I lied to myself.
Anyway I hope your religious holiday of choice is going spiffingly well so far. Here’s to The New Year And The Same Ol’ Same Ol’ – a band title if you’re looking for one perhaps; I put it in title case and everything for you!