Snapped by Sophia, after I set the focus for her. It was pretty cute seeing her using a camera that is about 50 years old.


Here she is right before she snapped this shot:




Home developed Tri-X 400 in TMAX developer 1:4, 6 minutes @ 68F.


  • Monika Clarke 3y

    Sophia is now shooting medium format? she is putting me to shame, I am going to grab my camera right now.
  • mazdamattc 3y

    You do that! I've been having withdrawal symptoms, missing your Mamiya shots! And I'd like to see more from that Bessa, too. How are you liking it?
  • Monika Clarke 3y

    I posted a bunch of Bessa shots this morning. It's nice. I like using it, but I hate waiting for the 35mm roll to finish. But here I am, 3 shots away from finishing my 220...I have been so slow. Biking takes priority now and it's hard to bike and shoot a manual camera while in Brooklyn traffic.
  • mazdamattc 3y

    You should start buying 24 exposure rolls. Or start rolling your own 12 exposure rolls!
  • Alan Telford 3y

    Good job, you ought to get Sophia her own TLR, my kids are definitely the digital generation though if you can't see what you have just taken...
  • D'Arne, Ming & Jack 3y

    ... and what is inside your IIIc, Matt ?
  • mazdamattc 3y

    Alan: Thanks. Maybe some day if she shows interest. To be honest, I think a digital SLR would be a much better learning tool, as long as you keep it in manual mode or at least learn how to use the exposure compensation. I dislike the way I am compelled to constantly look at my digital shots on the LCD immediately after taking them, but for most people that is a huge plus. Especially if you are learning.

    Ming: Neopan 400. I hadn't put any film though it for awhile, so I loaded it last week. As much as I love the Leica and my Yashica TLR, I think I will always be an SLR guy at heart.
  • Mario Herrera 3y

    Great shot!!!
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