Oxford: lunch hour session – Imogen

Written by Nasir Hamid on April 27th, 2014

I haven’t used my Mamiya Universal press camera for a while so I decided to dust it off for a quick shoot with Imogen during my lunch break. No matter how hard I try I still don’t like rangefinder camera’s. I like to use wide aperture’s for shallow depth of field and having to focus in the middle of the frame and then recomposing is not helpful for maintaining critical focus. The thing I like about the Mamiya Universal is the versatility of being able to shoot so many different film formats and also full-frame Polaroids. These were all made with a 6×9 roll film back which gives you 8 frames on a roll of 120.

[Tech info:] Mamiya Universal, 100/2.8, 6×9 roll film back, Kodak Tri-X 400 (expired), processed in Kodak HC110 1+31 for 7:30.


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Dave Webster says:

    Hi Nasir, These are lovely images despite the fact that your not keen on rangefinders 🙂 you have the best shooting ground and the best subjects ever in Oxford 🙂
    It seems a shame that you don’t get more comments on your site 🙁 despite the effort you put in to producing these excellent images :-/.

    • Nasir Hamid says:

      Thanks for your kind comment, Dave. While it’s always nice to hear from people that enjoy visiting my blog I don’t mind the lack of comments. It just makes it all the more special when I do receive them 🙂

  2. Jimages says:


    Will your new kick starter film work in the MU Polaroid back?

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