Universiteit Twente

According to the archives my Mamiya 645 was last used for the ‘G.J. van Heekpark’ series.. That shoot was almost 2 months ago. I have been very busy with all kinds of things and since shooting a m645 takes time, it hasn’t been used a lot.

Not using a camera, for a while, has a few downsides. Camera’s tend to get dusty, especially when they’re displayed on a simple bookshelf. But you also lose ‘the feel’ with you’re camera. It took me exactly 2 rolls of film before I noticed that the light meter wasn’t working correctly. It’s quite a bummer when you discover that 30 shots are underexposed by 1 or 2 EV.

Universiteit Twente

Being a student this should be the place where I spent most of my time. But although I come here almost every day, this might have been the first or the second time that I visited the campus on a Saturday. I wanted to test a film and I needed to get out. So I grabbed the m645, my bike and cycled trough Enschede, ending up at the University.

Kodak portra 160VC

I bought this film 3 months ago and all this time it has been in the fridge untouched. The film expired in 2007 and the owner said it had been kept cool. The price was a bit on the high side and I was afraid the film wouldn’t be as good as I hoped for.

Judging this film is a it hard, since most of the shots weren’t properly exposed (I hate batteries). But there is hardly any visible grain and after a little computer magic the colors look fairly good (not the ones I was looking for). But overall I’m happy and I think/ hope the other 9 rolls will be better.

Kodak Portra 160VC (expired)
Mamiya 645
Mamiya- Sekor C 80mm F/1.9

Kodak portra 160NC

This film has already proven itself. It has the same age as the portra 160VC and look in my opinion great.

Due to the underexposure and the scanning/ development color consistency isn’t as good as it should be.

Kodak portra 160NC (expired)
Mamiya 645
Mamiya- Sekor C 80mm F/1.9

Black and white