Shooting with Mamiya RB67 middle format photo camera. I used a Mamiya camera for some of my fashion projects with Kodak Portra 800 120mm color film.
after developing my 120 mm film which I toke with Mamiya RB67 in foto Berlin in Hermannplatz (Berlin), I take a picture with my phone, then inverted it in photoshop.
History of the Mamiya RB67
The Mamiya RB67 was designed to stand alongside Mamiya’s equally robust C series of 6×6 TLRs and was launched in 1970. It went through a few iterations before production eventually stopped in the early 2000’s. 30+ years, that’s not a bad run!
The “C” series TLRs were primarily used by wedding photographers and “amateurs” who had the money and skills to get the best from them. The RB67 was much more of an indoor beast, finding a home in many studios across the world and actually surpassing the “C” cameras in popularity pretty quickly after its launch.
Of course, the reason for the “67” in the name is the format of the negatives it produces. The standard back for this camera shoots 6cm by 7cm negatives, which are huge! You only get 10 exposures from a roll of 120 film, compared to 12 if you shoot 6×6, or 15 if you shoot 6×4.5.
The format was beloved by magazine photographers in the 70’s and 80’s much in the same way that 6×4.5 was but with so much more detail available from the larger negative.
All versions of the RB – including the later RZ67 – have a Rotating Back which gives it its name, and allows portrait or landscape photographs without the associated hernia when turning it on its side. I have the “Pro-S” model which was made between 1974 and 1990 and added a double exposure interlock, focus lock, self-erecting WLF (waist-level finder) hood and an indicator to show which orientation you are in.
The Pro-S is the version you will most often find for sale these days. There are plenty around but the quality does vary massively, just as anything from up to 40 so years ago will. Actually, I feel like my quality varies day-to-day, and I am around that age! Source
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