A wedding with my new mamyia 645

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  1. alexfoto

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    Well thats my first shoot last Sunday here in Greece, I'm tern from photography to videography professionally for almost 8 years because i don't like the result with digital photography, and i keep the photography only for me.
    But in that wedding i try with my new 645 and Agfa apx 100 (witch i have keep a rolls and papers in my freeze) and here the results.
     

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    Reminds me 15 years ago! I was 17 and i bought a brand new 645 Pro Tl and i went to shoot my first wedding...

    i´m now fed up with weddings
     
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    lookin' good...
     
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    Of course the real tonality and filing can't look truth the ''f***k'' computer monitor, but you get an idea.
    I develop with Kodak HC110 and the result amaze me, the white have that ''glow'' and softness (ideal for wedding white dress), rich mid-tones, while the black keep the micro contrast.
    The same time i take also and video so its difficult to make perfect and different styles photo (its classic indeed..)
     
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    Alex did you print those?
    I guess you did considering the paper in the still life shot.
    I bet they look real good in hand.
     
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    Yes i print in my darkroom, i have also and barytapaper but i print those in rc because its not for me and the people can't handle well with real paper.
     
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    Excellent work!

    Jeff
     
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    i totally agree!!!
     
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    Great job and thanks for the share!
     
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    Thank you all.
     
  11. Pedro Pinto Basto

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    Hello to all!

    Does anyone knows if Mamyia 645 pro only work with prisma? Or there is another way of working like an Hasselblad, looking from up.

    Kind regards.
     
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    There is a Waist Level Finder for it which fits on the same attachment point as the prism.

    Mind that 645 with a WLF has a problem, verticals are Hard :smile:
     
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    Thank you for the reply.

    Do you (or anyone) know auto extension ring No.3- S what is for?
    I know it is for the mamyia 645 pro camera, but I'm not sure if you can photograph with this ring on the camera?!
     
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    It allows you to focus much closer, and obtain higher magnification. You put it between the camera and the lens. It is a special purpose accessory, in that you only use it for close-ups. When you are not shooting close-ups, you take it off the camera.

    Here is a link to the manual for the camera: http://www.mamiyaleaf.com/assets/files/documentation/645_Pro3.pdf

    And here is a link to an index on Mike Butkus' site that lists all sorts of Mamiya instruction manuals. If you use any of them, please consider sending his requested donation: http://www.butkus.org/chinon/mamiya/mamiya_lenses_accessories/mamiya_lenses_accessories.htm
     
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    Your pictures are fine, but you were very foolish to shoot a wedding with a untested second hand unfamiliar camera, you were lucky it could have been a disaster.