Medium Format Adventures 3

I’m going to post this update in two parts in separate posts. This first one talks about kit changes and the next one about recent experiences with medium format photography.

It would seem that my camera equipment is growing at pace at the moment. Essentially I have four groups of kit:

  • My main kit is a Nikon digital mirrorless full-frame camera – a Z6. This is able to take Z mount lenses and F mount lenses with the assistance of the FTZ adaptor. I have the 24-70mm f/4 Z Nikkor S lens for this. All my other lenses are F mount: 10-20mm, 24-70mm f/2.8, 70-200 f/2.8
  • I have an old Pentax MX 35mm film camera, which I bought sometime in the 1990s for astrophotography. The reason for the ‘MX’ model is that the shutter is fully mechanical and doesn’t require power to keep the shutter open when using ‘bulb’ (B) setting. I have various lenses for that: 50mm, 135mm, and 200mm
  • For medium format, I have a Mamiya RB67. I now have three lenses for this: 50mm, 90mm, and 127mm. The 90mm is the ‘standard’ lens for this format. To get 35mm full-frame ‘equivalent’ size, divide the focal length by 2
  • Large format Sinar F2 5×4 plate camera with 180mm lens, which is its equivalent of a standard lens

My short-term plan is to get to grips with the medium format RB67 and use it for some landscape work.

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