My friend Brian played in front of thousands of people over the last few days, yet still gets more excited about meeting the polar bear from the Birds Eye ads. If you don’t know who he is please do check his youtube channel and such. Ad revenue from channel views goes to charity and so on and so forth.
He’s a stand up guy, so go, do it now.
I have your email chief I’ll send you a copy tomorrow!
I have yet to sleep at all from the weekend so work will commence tomorrow.
I recall you indeed!! Send me an email at email@example.com and I’ll send you a copy.
From the Mamiya that I bought yesterday I made a small discovery, the polaroid back still had some shots inside the canister of course the curious man that I was I knew I’d have to shoot it just to see what it would be like, not caring how long that film has been lying in the chamber.
It has been lying there for quite some time I discovered after shooting and tear the chemical tab and removing the shot from the chamber did I notice the vile stink of the chemicals applified by time. Not only the stench but the chemicals began to ooze in blobs out from the polaroid.
It goes without saying the processing was terrible! and I’m not too sure I’ll pursue any further shots from the polaroid back because of this experience and because film for her can be expensive with John Gunn (best shop around) charging €19 for a pack of 10 sheets.
It’s been a two week long negotiation but today I was able to pick up my lovely not so new Mamiya RB67 tonight. It’s in amazing good condition and for the low price I was able to bargain the guy down to it comes with a surprising good amount of accessories and the big selling point when I first saw this for sale because of one particular add on! Freaking Polaroid back!
The whole set consists (in this lovely case)
- Mamiya Rb67
- spare 120 film back
- polaroid back
- Diffuser Filter
- Polarising Filter
- Grip handle (which is great)
I figured holding it in my hand would be the primary way I would use this camera but man oh man I love this handle! For one it makes the camera easier to handle and the shutter release which is usually at the bottom left of the camera near the lens is now a trigger on the handle.
The two 120 backs are great for me as of late I’ve been huge into my 120 film work, for my continued Stolen Moments projects as well as any personal stuff I do with friends or projects I tend to shoot on 120. Digital has taken a back seat to most of my things, it’s a shame really and also a bloody costly choice getting things processed and the scanning it’s all further spending that I have to do (I don’t have a decent scanner)
Polaroid will be interesting to shoot with and this back will allow me to, but once again costly :(
So now that I have this beauty the Yashica-D I have may take a back seat. It may be further used for Stolen Moments as it still remains the most un-camera looking things I have so it’s easy to snap people with out them noticing.
So for now I’ll just have to rest the digital cameras and look the like odd one out with a medium format on hand.