The Mamiya 645 was a lovely camera, but too close in style to my digital cameras and I ended up just using it the same way, which was a bit of a waste. So I decided to sell it on and go back to a more square format camera with waist-level finder—something more like the Bronica S2 I'd started, and fallen in love, with. Much ebay-searching and review-reading led eventually to the Bronica GS-1, a 6x7 medium format camera that's on the heavy side even for medium format but is a great camera.
I really enjoyed the GS-1 and got some lovely images from it but wasn't getting enough use out of it and eventually decided to sell it to raise funds towards the Mavic Pro. I'll bring back film photography to my repertoire one day though as there's just something special about the process.
Here’s a sample image taken with the Zenza Bronica GS-1:
Feb 2016 – Jul 2017
Jun 2019 – present
- Zenza Bronica
- Frames taken