Mamiya RZ67 Pro II
Matthew Osborne Photography / Mr Leica
Me in action shooting the Mamiya RZ67 medium format film camera!, a photo by MatthewOsbornePhotography_ on Flickr.
Me in action shooting the Mamiya RZ67 Pro II medium format film camera!
This was taken of me while I was shooting an Asian pre-wedding shoot. For medium format film photography I currently use 120 Kodak T-Max 100 film or 120 Kodak TMax 400 film. The Mamiya RZ has a 6×7 format so gives 10 photos per roll of 120 film. (In comparison a 6×6 format film camera such as a Hasselblad will gives 12 photos per roll)
In this shot I am using the Mamiya Sekor 110mm f2.8 lens – my favourite lens of the Mamiya RZ67 lens lineup with amazing shallow depth of field and small and compact compared to some of the other RZ lenses. For wider photos I favour the Mamiya 65mm lens and for a telephoto the Mamiay 180mm lens. The 90mm lens came with the camera but I don’t use it as too close to my favoured 110mm.
Despite the large size of the 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 (but in low light opt for a monopod).
The Mamiya RZ 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 the RZ67 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!