hjoseph7 Posted May 4 Share Posted May 4 Does anybody here use a Medium Format camera to take Macro Shots. It sounds a little cumbersome and non-intuitive, but after picking up the book 'CLOSE-UP & MACRO - A photographers guide' written by Robert Thompson that was sitting on my shelf, I am a convert. Most of the pictures in this book were taken with a Mamiya 645 AFD, Fuji Velvia 50 slide film with the infamous Mamiya 120mm f4 lens. The pictures in this book are absolutely incredible ! I honestly can't tell if the pictures were taken with film or digital ! This book has been sitting on my shelf for quite a while, so long that the author was still using a Kodak DCS Pro digital 135mm camera as a back up. Also a Nikon D70 ! Nevertheless, 90% of the images in this book were taken with the Mamiya 645 AFD. This gives me hope that I can put my medium format Mamiya 645 1000s to use, since it's been only collecting dust and I was seriously thinking about selling it. The 645 1000s is all manual and a "Brick" of a camera ! I mean it is really heavy, so using it as a Macro camera might be a little challenging to say the least. I'm not sure what type of tripod he uses with the Mamiya, but the author does mention that he uses a Benbo Trekker Tripod. I'm guessing that a set up like this would require a pretty stable Tripod... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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