Friday, November 18, 2011

meet my bronica

This is my Bronica SQ, manufactured in 1980. I bought it in February. It is completely manual and uses 120 medium format film which, if you are not familiar, produces negatives which are 2 1/4 inches tall, and in this case, also 2 1/4 inches wide, since this camera makes square images. Here are a few I took several weeks ago:

These are scans of the film, but I am in the process of c-printing all of the good ones. That means enlarging them in a color darkroom! It is THE most fun photographic process I have ever learned. I love it.

I also developed this film myself! Developing color film is different than b&w and I've just recently learned.

Do you still shoot film? What's your film camera of choice?


vintch said...

gorgeous. you just can't beat a good manual camera. my mama's is ancient and takes the most stunning pictures. my little ol' sony point and shoot can't even compare!

Kristen said...

Oh, I know! Old cameras are built to last and I love objects like that with a good history behind them. Do you use your mom's camera often? I wish I knew the previous owner of mine! I'd love to hear all about my camera's past adventures.