Project log – Week 6 of Informing Contexts; 3rd March to 9th March, 2018

I’ve been evaluating which second-hand medium format film camera to go to and whilst I almost went for the very good value Mamiya RB67 I decided in the end to go with a more expensive, but much lighter, late V-series Hasselblad Cx503. Since I’ll be taking a tripod and pretty much the same digital kit as before; Nikon D810, Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom, Nikkor 20mm f/1.8 and probably my back-up Fuji X-T20 camera and two small Fuji lenses, I’m going to be loaded down.

Should arrive with a few days from a specialist photographic shop in Cornwall, sourced via eBay. I’m planning to got to the Photo exhibition at the Birmingham NEC in a couple of weeks, plan to get a light carbon fibre tripod then and decide on a suitable backing frame for the headshots.