IlfoTec HC: Use a medical Syringe

As I mentioned in a previous post,  I was finding it challenging to accurately measure the amount of concentrated IlfoTec HC B&W developer when mixing up small batches for 120 or 35mm rolls.  I knew that a syringe would be a big improvement over using the small Paterson graduated cylinder. My wife works in the…Read more IlfoTec HC: Use a medical Syringe

First roll: Bronica SQ-B

Earlier today, I said I'd picked up a Bronica SQ-B, where B purportedly stands for Basic. Yes, indeed this is a basic medium format camera. But it doesn't lack anything essential.  Sure, you can't put a metered prism on here even if you wanted to, but that's okay by me. I didn't want to.  I…Read more First roll: Bronica SQ-B

Mamiya 645 Pro TL medium format film camera

Ever since I got into photography in the late 1970s I've wanted a medium format film camera. More specifically, I wanted a Hasselblad, the iconic studio camera of the era. I really knew little about medium format, but was intrigued. Well, over thirty years later, I now own a medium format camera. At first, inspired…Read more Mamiya 645 Pro TL medium format film camera