Mamiya 7II / Roll 001
There's something uniquely satisfying about saving up your pennies to purchase something for yourself. I've noticed from my own life experiences a direct correlation between the work committed to achieve something and the enjoyment of that same thing. I sold many of my film cameras recently to be able to purchase the stellar Mamiya 7II and the 65mm f4 lens. I've already really enjoyed using the camera! It took a lot of effort to come up with the funds for the camera and I couldn't be happier with the purchase!
I'm committing myself, with this blog post, to posting my images from the camera each time I get a roll developed. I believe that the photography community fails to recognize and appreciate the failures that can be found among all of the successes. We all post our best images and revel in the attention that they receive, but neglect to even acknowledge the failures along the way. I'm going to show every frame unaltered in this post, and all subsequent posts, that are taken with the Mamiya 7II. Without a doubt, this camera is going to become my main shooter and I want to document the successful frames and the failed frames that helped me grow as a photographer.
These images were captured on a Mamiya 7II with a 65mm f4 lens and Kodak Portra 400 film.
Overall, I'm super pleased with this camera! I have some travel lined up in March (San Francisco) and July (Cabo San Lucas) - so I'm really looking forward to shooting more film with the Mamiya 7II.
Comments and feedback are always welcomed!