The sun was beginning to come out and one fine day I made my way downtown to shoot my first wide reel. For medium format photography they use wide 120 film. It's perfect for fans of extra restrictions. Now you only get 12 tries to make something good. I was a little less lucky, I had 7.
It turned out that this particular camera had a rather rare defect - a large interframe space, meaning that only 7 frames fit on the film instead of 12. This defect can only be detected after shooting and when looking at the negatives. It's great that I got my hands on it before it went on sale. The guys from bwfilmstore.com will thoroughly check everything, fix it and it will be available again.
Pros and cons of the Mamiya C 330:
Good interchangeable optics;
Strap around your neck can be used to stabilize instead of a tripod
over the shaft has a retractable magnifier for more accurate focusing;
Many shutter speed options (up to 1/500)
For me it's quite heavy and cumbersome for street photography. Half a day with 1.5 kg on the neck not everyone will be happy;
Doesn't always work at slow shutter speeds like 1/60;
The minimal aperture is 4.0, so you can blur the background behind the subject, but don't expect something special like at 1.9 for example.
And yes, it's literraly different experience and pictures. Even more attentive and measured. You're trying to square everything around you. There's no hurry in such things.
Film, development and scans: bwfilmstore.com
I give this baby
7 points out of 10