Medium Format

This is my Bronica SQ-A medium format film camera, which I have just started using. I like the simplicity of setting the shutter speed from a small selection and having to meter using an external meter. I’m not sure exactly what I am doing with it yet and considering I am also trying to learn how to develop the film myself, I really don’t know how good the results are going to be.

I think there are two main problems that I will have to deal with. Firstly, I will need to get used to the depth of field. With my first two rolls of film, I have ended up opening the aperture too wide and blurring the background far too much. I will also have to pick my film more carefully to match the conditions because there is no faster shutter than 1/500th and I found that I was looking for a faster shutter than this.

I think the square format is more versatile than I thought it would be and going back to a ‘normal’ camera might feel weird after using the Bronica.

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