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May 5, 2016 / Aware of the Void

My Mamiya RB67 Should be Used More

Camera:Mamiya RB67 Film: Rollei Infrared 400S Filter: Heliopan Infrared 715 (88A) Dev: HC110 (B) awareofthevoid.com/ www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid

Camera:Mamiya RB67
Film: Rollei Infrared 400S
Filter: Heliopan Infrared 715 (88A)
Dev: HC110 (B)
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Last weekend we had some guests to stay with us in Dublin while they explored the city. We are all film photographers so we played the usual game of show and tell with our various cameras. This had me haul the Mamiya down from my dark room to pass around and play the game of “guess the weight”. I had a film back fitted and seemed to have a couple of shots left on the roll so I made some portraits.

Every time I develop film from this camera I am delighted with the results. Looking in the view finder makes the whole world look like the set from a movie. I enjoy the massive clear negatives that it provides and printing the big in the darkroom is an utter joy. This is a pretty random selection of shots that I have taken with this camera and I’m mostly posting these to motivate myself to bring this camera out more often.

Despite the weight of the beast I love the results.

Camera:Mamiya RB67 Film: Foma 100 Dev: Rodinal 1+50 9min awareofthevoid.com www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid Development details on FilmDev

Camera:Mamiya RB67
Film: Foma 100
Dev: Rodinal 1+50 9min
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Development details on FilmDev

Camera:Mamiya RB67 Film: Foma 100 Dev: Rodinal 1+50 9min awareofthevoid.com www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid Development details on FilmDev

Camera:Mamiya RB67
Film: Foma 100
Dev: Rodinal 1+50 9min
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www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid
Development details on FilmDev

Camera:Mamiya RB67 Film: Foma 100 Dev: Rodinal 1+50 9min awareofthevoid.com www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid Development details on FilmDev

Camera:Mamiya RB67
Film: Foma 100
Dev: Rodinal 1+50 9min
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www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid
Development details on FilmDev

Camera:Mamiya RB67 Film: Kodak Tri-X Dev: Agfa Studional R09 1+ 50 (14mins 20c) awareofthevoid.com/ www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid

Camera:Mamiya RB67
Film: Kodak Tri-X
Dev: Agfa Studional R09 1+ 50 (14mins 20c)
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www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid

Camera:Mamiya RB67 Film: Kodak Tri-X 400 Dev: HC110 (B) 4.5min awareofthevoid.com www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid

Camera:Mamiya RB67
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400
Dev: HC110 (B) 4.5min
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Camera:Mamiya RB67 Film: Foma 100 Dev: Rodinal 1+100 80min awareofthevoid.com www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid Development details on FilmDev

Camera:Mamiya RB67
Film: Foma 100
Dev: Rodinal 1+100 80min
awareofthevoid.com
www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid
Development details on FilmDev

Camera:Mamiya RB67 Film: Foma 100 Dev: Rodinal 1+50 9min awareofthevoid.com www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid Development details on FilmDev

Camera:Mamiya RB67
Film: Foma 100
Dev: Rodinal 1+50 9min
awareofthevoid.com
www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid
Development details on FilmDev

Camera:Mamiya RB67 Film: Rollei Infrared 400S Filter: Heliopan Infrared 715 (88A) Dev: HC110 (B)  awareofthevoid.com/ www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid

Camera:Mamiya RB67
Film: Rollei Infrared 400S
Filter: Heliopan Infrared 715 (88A)
Dev: HC110 (B)
awareofthevoid.com/
www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid

Camera:Mamiya RB67 Film: Kodak Tri-X Dev: Agfa Studional R09 1+ 50 (14mins 20c) awareofthevoid.com/ www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid

Camera:Mamiya RB67
Film: Kodak Tri-X
Dev: Agfa Studional R09 1+ 50 (14mins 20c)
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www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid

I have started to make an effort with my portraits of strangers project again.  These two were sitting having lunch in Dublin and asked me to take their picture. I was delighted to be asked and as soon as I had snapped a shot with their iPhone I could take one with my camera. They asked how should they pose and I just told them to relax. They got a fit of the giggles and I got this shot. We were under the canopy of the restaurant so light was poor. This was shot handheld at 1/30 sec. Considering I was my first outing with this camera I am pleased with the result. Camera:Mamiya RB67 Film: Kodak Tri-X Dev: Agfa Studional R09 1+ 50 (14mins 20c) awareofthevoid.com/ www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid

I have started to make an effort with my portraits of strangers project again.
These two were sitting having lunch in Dublin and asked me to take their picture. I was delighted to be asked and as soon as I had snapped a shot with their iPhone I could take one with my camera.
They asked how should they pose and I just told them to relax. They got a fit of the giggles and I got this shot.
We were under the canopy of the restaurant so light was poor. This was shot handheld at 1/30 sec. Considering I was my first outing with this camera I am pleased with the result.
Camera:Mamiya RB67
Film: Kodak Tri-X
Dev: Agfa Studional R09 1+ 50 (14mins 20c)
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www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid

One of the many Cos Players at this years Experience Japan Festival in Farmleigh in Dublin. Some people really go all out for this event and it is an early highlight of the festival season.  I started shooting B+W film shortly after I took this but I feel that I might have missed an opportunity here. - Such is life... Camera:Mamiya RB67 Film: Kodak Portra 160 Dev: Tetenal C-41 Kit awareofthevoid.com/ www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid

One of the many Cos Players at this years Experience Japan Festival in Farmleigh in Dublin.
Some people really go all out for this event and it is an early highlight of the festival season.
I started shooting B+W film shortly after I took this but I feel that I might have missed an opportunity here. – Such is life…
Camera:Mamiya RB67
Film: Kodak Portra 160
Dev: Tetenal C-41 Kit
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www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid

Camera:Mamiya RB67 Film: Kodak Portra 160 Dev: Tetenal C-41 Kit awareofthevoid.com/ www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid

Camera:Mamiya RB67
Film: Kodak Portra 160
Dev: Tetenal C-41 Kit
awareofthevoid.com/
www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid

Camera:Mamiya RB67 Film: Kodak Tri-X 400 Dev: Rodinal 1+100 80min awareofthevoid.com www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid Development details on FilmDev

Camera:Mamiya RB67
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400
Dev: Rodinal 1+100 80min
awareofthevoid.com
www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid
Development details on FilmDev

Camera:Mamiya RB67 Film: Kodak Tri-X 400 Dev: Rodinal 1+100 80min awareofthevoid.com www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid Development details on FilmDev

Camera:Mamiya RB67
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400
Dev: Rodinal 1+100 80min
awareofthevoid.com
www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid
Development details on FilmDev

Camera:Mamiya RB67 Film: Kodak Portra 160 Dev: Tetenal C-41 Kit awareofthevoid.com/ www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid

Camera:Mamiya RB67
Film: Kodak Portra 160
Dev: Tetenal C-41 Kit
awareofthevoid.com/
www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid

Camera:Mamiya RB67 Film: Ilford FP4 plus 125 Dev: Agfa Studional R09 1+15 (3.5 mins) awareofthevoid.com/ www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid Development details on FilmDev

Camera:Mamiya RB67
Film: Ilford FP4 plus 125
Dev: Agfa Studional R09 1+15 (3.5 mins)
awareofthevoid.com/
www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid
Development details on FilmDev

Camera:Mamiya RB67 Film: Ilford FP4 plus 125 Dev: Agfa Studional R09 1+15 (3.5 mins) awareofthevoid.com/ www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid Development details on FilmDev

Camera:Mamiya RB67
Film: Ilford FP4 plus 125
Dev: Agfa Studional R09 1+15 (3.5 mins)
awareofthevoid.com/
www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid
Development details on FilmDev

Camera:Mamiya RB67 Film: Kodak Tri-X Dev: Agfa Studional R09 1+ 50 (14mins 20c) awareofthevoid.com/ www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid

Camera:Mamiya RB67
Film: Kodak Tri-X
Dev: Agfa Studional R09 1+ 50 (14mins 20c)
awareofthevoid.com/
www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid

Camera:Mamiya RB67 Film: Kodak Tri-X Dev: Agfa Studional R09 1+ 50 (14mins 20c) awareofthevoid.com/ www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid

Camera:Mamiya RB67
Film: Kodak Tri-X
Dev: Agfa Studional R09 1+ 50 (14mins 20c)
awareofthevoid.com/
www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid

Camera:Mamiya RB67 Film: Rollei Infrared 400S Filter: Heliopan Infrared 715 (88A) Dev: HC110 (B)  awareofthevoid.com/ www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid

Camera:Mamiya RB67
Film: Rollei Infrared 400S
Filter: Heliopan Infrared 715 (88A)
Dev: HC110 (B)
awareofthevoid.com/
www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid

Camera:Mamiya RB67 Film: Foma 100 Dev: Rodinal 1+50 9min awareofthevoid.com www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid

Camera:Mamiya RB67
Film: Foma 100
Dev: Rodinal 1+50 9min
awareofthevoid.com
www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid

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Camera:Mamiya RB67 Film: Foma 100 Dev: Rodinal 1+ 50 9mins awareofthevoid.com www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid Development details on FilmDev

Camera:Mamiya RB67
Film: Foma 100
Dev: Rodinal 1+ 50 9mins
awareofthevoid.com
www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid
Development details on FilmDev

Camera:Mamiya RB67 Film: Rollei Infrared 400S Filter: Heliopan Infrared 715 (88A) Dev: Agfa Studional 1+100 60 mins 20c awareofthevoid.com/ www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid

Camera:Mamiya RB67
Film: Rollei Infrared 400S
Filter: Heliopan Infrared 715 (88A)
Dev: Agfa Studional 1+100 60 mins 20c
awareofthevoid.com/
www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid

Camera:Mamiya RB67 Film: Kodak Portra 160 Dev: Tetenal C-41 Kit awareofthevoid.com/ www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid

Camera:Mamiya RB67
Film: Kodak Portra 160
Dev: Tetenal C-41 Kit
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www.facebook.com/AwareOfTheVoid

 

 

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  1. Jim Grey / May 5 2016 2:07 pm

    Looking forward to seeing some of these same scenes when my fiancee and I take our honeymoon in Ireland in September. But I’m wavering on whether to bring a film camera or not — my little Canon S95 digital is wonderful, and small, and light, and would be so much easier to pack and carry.

    • Aware of the Void / May 5 2016 2:11 pm

      Bring a small film camera! Have you planed your trip yet? If you need and hints or tips let me know.

    • Joe shoots resurrected cameras / May 5 2016 2:49 pm

      Of course you bring a film camera, come on, Jim! Are you saying your honeymoon isn’t important enough to shoot film? :b

      • Jim Grey / May 5 2016 3:16 pm

        🙂 I’m trying to travel light and not have a huge film processing bill when I get home!!

  2. Jim Grey / May 5 2016 2:15 pm

    Maybe my Olympus XA and some Tri-X! Haven’t started to plan yet. But we are spending two solid weeks there and want to just drive all over the country. My wife-to-be is of Irish ancestry and has family still in County Galway.

    • Aware of the Void / May 5 2016 3:24 pm

      Two weeks is loads of time and Galway is a wonderful place to visit. The Connemara coast is essential for any visitor

  3. David / May 5 2016 4:03 pm

    Great collection. I love looking at a series of shots from the same camera. Time to bust out the medium format(s).

  4. GLSmyth / May 27 2016 2:40 am

    Wonderful set of images. The picture of the rocks took me back to the Aran Islands, where we spent five days.

  5. Moni / May 27 2016 10:43 pm

    Yes, you definitely need to use this camera more!!

    • Aware of the Void / May 28 2016 4:14 pm

      Yeah I know – it’s just a bit of a beast!

      • Moni / May 28 2016 4:40 pm

        That is true! I was surprised at how big and heavy it is!

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