I've been keeping my eye out for a good yet inexpensive medium format camera for a few months. At the beginning of the year, I ran across a great deal for a Mamiya 645 Pro TL with a 55mm (35mm full frame equivalent) f/2.8 lens!
I ordered a prism finder, some Portra 160, and all I needed was a good subject. I wasted no time asking our intern Mitchell to let me take a few photos of his 1972 BMW 2002.
I knew I'd like medium format, but I am really impressed with it after seeing these first few frames. It certainly has an unmistakable depth and look to it that you just won't find with a 35mm frame.
Not long after taking the BMW pictures, a train came to a stop across the street from the office.
I snapped this picture of my gorgeous fiance on my lunch break.
These are from the old mill that's in the background of the BMW pictures.
I was really anxious to finish this roll to see how it would turn out, so I got our other intern outside for a few shots.
I jokingly told her to see if she could have a serious look for one frame since she's always smiling. This is the only time I've seen her like this...
As I was leaving the office, the sun had just set, but I wanted to get one more shot. I took this picture of one of the guys at Pancho's and fortunately I missed focus because it was a little dark. Oh well.
This last one was taken the next morning before dropping the roll off at the lab for processing.
These were taken back in January, but between getting a V600 to scan with and a halfway decent 120 film holder, it took a while to get around to scanning them.
The Mamiya turned out to be a great purchase. I just finished a roll of Ektar 100 and I'm currently using some TMax 400. Now all I need now is the infamous 80mm f/1.9...