Say hello to my little friend!! It's a Mamiya RB67 Pro S. I used to shoot film years ago, and a Medium Format system was so far out of the price range for me. So, I went into digital kicking and screaming. I won't say what I paid for this set-up. But, I will say I paid half of what I paid for my wide angle lens used! This camera was probably made when I was in high school and was top of the line back then. Except for maybe a Hasselblad system. Still out of my price range!! So, I'm going to be shooting film, along with my Nikon D700.
I'm sure your wondering "Where will he get his film developed?" I am fortunate that I live near 2 camera shops, and they each have someone who can develop film. And, there's also mail order. No matter what you may think, film is not dead! It is alive and well. And I did do my research to make sure I had access to developers. I could do B/W myself, I did it in high school, But, for now, I just want to concentrate on getting used to this camera.
I also don't have a light meter. So, I'll be using an iPhone app and the meter in my Nikon for now. I really want to use this system for Black and White photographs. But, it is also great for color as well.
This camera, with lens, weighs in at 6+ lbs! I can shoot looking down at the waist level finder with it hanging from my neck. Or, put it on a tripod. I do have a beast of a tripod I can use.
So join me on my on my new adventure!