Those of you who follow this rather irregular updating to the blog portion of the site will remember that my resolution for ’22 was to shoot film. In this case that means 120 or Medium Format since that’s the only film camera that’s still hanging around the CCC (Carlson Camera Clubhouse). After 11 days in transit (from B&H in NYC) the film arrived just yesterday afternoon so I’ll be loading it and looking for a subject very soon.
The 60mm focal length on the 645 (i.e. 6 cm high x 4.5 cm wide) 60mm lens is equivalent to a 37mm @ the 35mm conversion which is just the wide side of “normal” and one of my favorite focal lengths. This camera takes 15 shots/roll and I took a solemn vow that I will NOT look at the back of the camera after pushing the shutter release button.
Once I’ve found photo-worthy subjects and shot the roll, it’s off to see my friend Igor at the VIP Photo Lab in Park Ridge to get the film developed and printed. The 6 x 4.5 format is about 2.6 times larger than 35mm so large prints are possible. I’ll let you know how the prints look and scan them for posting to the site.