I'll be the first to admit that I've not been the best at adding to the OR&C blog or website this past 12 months, with a change of jobs and another change of countries it went down the list of things to do next. But I plan to change that...firstly by talking about a camera I bought a year ago.
The Fuji G617 with a fixed 105mm lens, it uses 120 roll film but only 4 image per roll! I first used it in a local forest one foggy morning (with a tripod), I shot both colour and black & white to see the type of images I might get from this massive panoramic camera.
Then I saw a trailer for Josef Koudelka: Shooting Holy Land, there I saw him with a Leica M series over one shoulder and a Fuji G617 over the other...and all hand held. This was the inspiration I needed as I was just wondering which camera to take with me on an upcoming trip to Iceland.
These are just a few of the photographs taken on that trip with my G617.
Then later in the year I took it with me on a trip to Joshua Tree National Park, California.
Yes, you can use the camera on a tripod...maybe when the light is low or if you find it too heavy to hold and carry around with you. But I loved it, I found it a great camera to shoot with. Be sure to take lot's of film with you'll as you'll be surprised how much film you go through. All the photography from Iceland and California were hand held and not a tripod in sight.
Hope you like the photos...