Bronica SQ-B, Ilford FP4+ and some nice weather in Holland ....
Today was finally a wonderful day. No wind, sunny and a nice temperature (16 C) and all kind of flowers and trees are coming alive again after winter. I did have to take some pictures after dinner, but didn't want to go digital.
So I got out my Bronica SQ-B for the first time in 4 years, loaded it with Ilford FP4+ and shot some almost open buds coming out from a Magnolia and a Chestnut tree. I also made two shots (portraits) of our Devon & Cornwall sheep Charley. I used the 80 mm lens, no filter.
I love to see the world through this camera and I love the square format (6x6). Maybe I'll find time this weekend to develop the film myself. I shot the FP4+ at EI 64 (box rated ISO 125). I don't know yet what developer I'm gonna use ... maybe Rodinal.
BTW: my other favorite is the Bronica RF-645. A wonderful travel camera with also great lenses and build-in light meter and rangefinder.
But for this one I need a new battery first. Maybe this weekend?
"Have fun and catch that light beam!"
Bert from Holland
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"I enjoy vintage cameras as “users,” rather than imprisoning them in some display case
My favorite cameras: Mamiya C330f, Nikon S2, Hasselblad SWC, Fuji GSW690 II, Leica SL, Leica M7, Russian FKD 18x24, Bronica SQ-B and RF645, Rolleiflex T, Nikon F4s, Olympus Pen FT, Agfa Clack and my pinhole cameras.
wise decision. Wish you joy with processing and hope you are pleased with the results...
grettings from sunny germany
Remember the RF645 takes two batteries !
Have fun, Bronica are the finest medium format camera makers IMHO (and yes, I do have a Hasselblad).
From sunny Paris...