I am still really proud of this piece of work, even though its a few years old now!
Recently found the original visual, so here is a visual to final image storyboard.
Special thanks to Gareth & Steve at T3 for letting me loose on this one. Almost burnt the studio down… but we don’t talk about that!
Ogo Technology… The best invention I’ve seen in a long while!
Source: My Favourite Things!
Whilst having a recent clear out, a came across a bag of 5×4 transparencies! Spares from a shoot I did many years ago, long before the digital revolution!
I remember it well… I was commissioned to shoot a paintbrush for Macpherson Paints which would have a range of coloured paint applied to the bristles with the help of a model maker.
The image would then be stripped into a landscape of rolling hills…
Unfortunately, I have not yet found the finished piece of work, but I do remember the hours spent with cotton wool, fishing line and blue gels creating the reflection of the sky in the metal to match the landscape image!
Oh, those were the days!!
Mamiya RZ67 Pro II Medium Format SLR Film Camera kit with Winder, 3 Lenses, 3 Backs, Polaroid Back, AE Prism Finder all in a sturdy custom case.
Owned from new, it’s in great condition and in excellent working order, It is just not getting the use it deserves anymore, so here it is!
When it was being used regularly it very rarely went out on location and spent most of the time in a warm dry studio as a second/backup camera.
The camera body has always been used with the power winder, so there has never been any undue force or excess pressure on the winding gears or mechanism.
All 3 lenses are in immaculate condition, no scuffs or scratches on the elements, no mold or fungus inside the elements! I never leave lenses without caps for more than a minute or 2 and would never dream of transporting them without front and back caps on.
The AE prism finder cost around £800 and I have probably used it about 10 times, again this is in excellent condition and works perfectly.
The G-2 Lens hood has a handy integral slot to hold 75mm x 75mm gel filters.
The case was custom made by Samcase who made flight cases for the film and TV industry. Its made from aluminum with a professional custom cut foam interior.
The design has been really well thought out to maintain even distribution of weight and balance. Even the RZ body would remain the right way up while being carried! The locking catches have holes for customs seals and one has a loop for a padlock. All the handles and catches fold flat and well below the sturdy corner bumpers.
I sprayed it matt black to make it look less ‘desirable!’ A wipe with cellulose thinners would soon bring it back to shinny bling… If that’s what you prefer!
I have owned all of this equipment from new, its always been well cared for, never been dropped, bashed, abused or mistreated.
Mamiya RZ67 ProII body
Waist Level Finder
Power Winder II
3 x 120 Roll Film Holders
65mm F4 Lens
90mm F3.5 Lens
180mm F4.5 Lens
AE Prism Finder
Custom made case by Samcase
RZ Camera strap
G-2 Bellows Lens Hood
3 x Rubber Lens Hoods
Cash Price £1100.00
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