Bronica GS-1 Polaroid Test

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    Has been raining all weekend.. it feels like I'm back in Australia during winter. During showers I managed to get a little time to quickly test the 110mm Macro Bronica Zenza lens with the polaroid back.

    Just a single shot of these bottles using the new spot meter and a grey card from the inside cover of my "National Geographic Feild Guide". Exposure came out quite well however the polaroid film here is textured and probably expired due to some extra magenta in the image. Not seen here as this canon shot was colour balanced.

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    1. Dennis Perry 94 months ago | reply

      Which spot meter did you get?

    2. shutupyourface 94 months ago | reply

      Hey Dennis,

      I bought a second hand "Adorama 1 degree spot meter"
      It's something like this. But the readings are not taken from the barrel of the lens but attached as a sliding set of disks on the side of the meter.

      So far so good.. seems to read quite well.

    3. flaming coppercat 94 months ago | reply

      i like this one the best. :) great framing!

    4. ForestMind [deleted] 94 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot, very nice composition!

    5. Aesthetic or Non Aesthetic? (doing research) 52 months ago | reply

      Really like the dof and tones here. :-)

      I found this image whilst doing a search for GS-1 info,

      Is that a Polaroid test exposure in the image? how do you find it? i bought one for my SQ but it was horrible, am not sure if the one i bought was faulty or something, after every time i took a picture with it, the rollers were so tight, the tab to pull the image out of the back would tear off leaving the image inside and irretrievable :-(


      Ah yes in hindsight i can see what you have done here, i didn't realize the large image was taken with a 20d :-) i thought you took both the large and the small image on the bronie :-)

    6. shutupyourface 52 months ago | reply


      I've had good and bad experiences with Polaroid film... a lot of wasted ones. But to be honest a lot more were on the good side. But after shooting digital and then going back to film it's nice to use polaroid to get some confirmation that your settings are right.

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