November 7th, 2012 browsing by day


Oxford: Mamiya Universal

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Recently I’ve been using quite a bit of Fuji instant pack film (similar to Polaroid) and while my go to camera is usually my Mamiya RB67 with the sliding Polaroid back that allows me to photograph diptych’s I’ve been missing the ability to shoot full-frame with a single image filling the print on a camera with manual controls. Enter the Mamiya Universal press camera. It’s certainly not going to win any prizes in a beauty contest but it is fun to use and delivers nice results. I’m still getting to grips with it, below are some shots I made on a walk near Hinksey lakes last weekend. The temperature outside was quite cold which resulted in some streaky/uneven development of the pack film. I’ll try to remember to take my cold clip with me next time.

[Tech info:] Mamiya Universal press camera, 100mm/f3.5 lens, loaded with Fuji FP100-c instant pack film.