Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Mamiya 6

Ken Rockwell says this is the best camera ever made (Ken's evaluation of the Mamiya 6 and 7. Not everyone likes Ken, but I value his "down to earth" sentiments on cameras.
The Mamiya is a rangefinder, takes 120 film and I guess is a "Texas Leica" like this one. The lenses are super sharp and are collapsible.
My Mamiya was generously given to me by an internet friend, Mike Regnier who has switched his work entirely to digital. Mike first introduced me to blending textures into images in post processing, moving the art of photography more toward the art. You can see his beautiful pics here - a lot of Mike's stuff is really large and has a very painterly persona. Check it out.

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