Plaubel Makina 67

Rollei 25 RPX

5 Frames on Frozen Lake Winnipeg with Rollei 25 RPX – By Christopf Rampitsch

It was only a few years ago I finally noticed that Rollei produced a 25 ASA film! I was excited because in the 1990s I used to shoot almost exclusively Agfa APX25 – and I loved it. It was the ideal film for landscapes and combined with Rodinal it was close to perfection as you could get. Twit that I am, I simply assumed that Rollei RPX25 was a reincarnation of the old Agfa film.

Mamiya 7 vs. Makina 67 – Spoiler: the Makina Wins

Last summer I finally bought myself one of my dream cameras, the Plaubel Makina 67. You might be wondering what this fact has to do with the Mamiya 7? Well, it all comes down to a conversation I had with a chap called Anais Faraj after I shared my Makina 67 review. He wanted to loan me Mamiya 7 so I could compare these two medium format giants. Over a year later, and that’s exactly what I’ve done.

Shooting in the Morgan Motor Company Factory

The Morgan Motor Company is located in Malvern, just a few miles down the road me in Worcester. I’ve been a professional photographer for over ten years now, and in that whole time it’s been an ambition of mine to be able to freely take photos inside the factory. I’ve enquired a few times, but as you can imagine, they get a lot of people asking the question…

Sharpness? A creative goal, but still not a prerequisite for a good photo, or: why I’m enjoying my Makina 67

I recently wrote a post about sharpness being overrated where I ended up alluding to the question (somewhat rhetorically) of why we as photographers obsess to the degree we do over something that is ultimately so insignificant as sharpness. The answers, I think, are pretty simple… So I thought I would follow up that post talking about and demonstrating where sharpness is part of the creative goals within my photography.

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