Me & My Mamiya RZ67 Pro II

Me in action shooting the Mamiya RZ67 Pro II medium format film camera!

Taken of me while I was shooting an Asian pre-wedding shoot. For film photography I use Kodak T-Max 100 film or 400 film.

In this shot I am using the Mamiya Sekor 110mm f2.8 lens.

Despite the large size of the Mamiya RZ67 I use the camera like any other on location aswell as in the studio. I also use it handheld when there is suffiicient light.

The Mamiya RZ67 is currently my favourite camera and the huge 6×7 negative scans using an Epson v600 are just amazing. The subject gets a 3D look which is difficult to achieve with digital photography.

I use it for model photography and as a wedding photographer. I am doing a black and white wedding photography package for a lucky couple this week so examples coming soon!  *A few samples here – https://matthewosbornephotography.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/black-white-film-wedding-photography/

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Author: matthewosbornephotography

Coventry, UK studio based Model and Wedding Photographer offering both Medium Format Film and Digital Images. 1-2-1 Photography and Lighting Tuition also available.

4 thoughts on “Me & My Mamiya RZ67 Pro II”

  1. Shhh . . . medium format Mamiyas are the most ridiculously underpriced cameras around. I have the original RB67. One word: stunning. I picked one up on the Polish equivalent to eBay, together with 3 lenses, for a great price. Did a session in a studio a short time later. After picking up the negatives & scans I was totally blown-away. TOTALLY! I instantly became a medium format junkie – in addition to the RB67, I now have 3 Rollefilexes (yeah, I know, but the prices were pretty damned cheap!). Although I have since bagged the remarkable Contax G1 w/- 45mm/f2 Zeiss Planar to see just how good 35mm can get, and regularly do sessions with the equally remarkable Rolleiflexes (models 2.8E & 2.8F – yet to try out the Tele), the Mamiya RB67 (with any of their superb and dirt cheap lenses) can easily equal, and, in my opinion, better any camera I have just mentioned. In fact, I would seriously doubt if there is ANY camera that could produce a better photo on film than a Mamiya RB/RZ67.
    And, your comment, Matthew, about the huge negatives & the remarkable scans made me smile. Nail on the head. Blasphemous as it may seem to some, I actually bought a Hasselblad 500 some time later – got home, unpacked it, looked at it & the lenses . . . then returned it the next morning! It just didn’t feel “right” to me.
    Anyway – thanks for your write-up, but let’s keep it to ourselves about these amazing photographic tools! Best wishes.

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