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Old 09-11-2017   #1
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On my way out the gate at this year's Renaissance Fair I asked this young elf to sit for a quick snapshot with my RB67. Finally got around to developing and scanning the film.



Earlier in the day I snapped an underexposed negative of this mysterious lady. As it turns out the under exposure (forgot bellows factor) was a lucky accident.


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That first one seals the deal. That cameras ability and purpose is a perfect match with that subject, and I hope you know how to find her. Wonderful that one. The second one is well done, probably some great detail in it. A bit unlike the first one however in its appearance.
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Thanks Mr. P, the RB is first and foremost a portrait making machine. I only dig it out once a year typically for the Renaissance fair so I have to re-learn a little each time. I'm checking it's little brother the 645 for light leaks now and may carry it more due to it's lower weight.

Here's the other "keeper" from this roll:

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Lovely! My dream has always been to own an 'ideal size' film camera.
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Lovely! My dream has always been to own an 'ideal size' film camera.
Thank you Linda,
I checked out your website and all I can say is WOW! What a great body of work you have.

When my brother retired and closed his studio I sold his higher end film cameras for him on E-Bay and kept a few that would net less than a grand, like a couple of RBs, and a 645 outfit. It's greedy of me to keep the second RB as a backup no more than I shoot with them, but I love the camera too much.

I am going to sell the vari-angle grip I bought for it though as I find it more uncomfortable than no grip and it's heavy enough to carry around without one.

One more from this roll. I'd discounted it because the subjects eyes aren't open enough, but it got a surprising number of "likes" on Flickr.

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The last one is nice and I'd say it is my 3rd favorite.
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On the first one, the DOF is very narrow... but its working for the image! Nice work!

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Very, very nice and thanks for sharing. What film was used?. I have the R.B also a Bronica
and sad to say rarely us either,seeing these lovely images may just convince me to buy a couple of rolls and have another bash..
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Very, very nice and thanks for sharing. What film was used?. I have the R.B also a Bronica
and sad to say rarely us either,seeing these lovely images may just convince me to buy a couple of rolls and have another bash..
Thanks! This is Kodak Ektar 100. I usually overexpose a half stop or so and "pull" it back while scanning the negatives, probably end up the same as shooting box speed. I really like the pallet with colorful subjects.
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Those are fine images, Alan! Well done!


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