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Medium Format Photography

 

When compared to large and small format film, medium format film is generally a  middle ground between camera size, mobility, speed of operation and film size (which corresponds to image quality).  All medium format film is the same size, but produces different size negatives/images depending on what type of camera you're using.  Every negative will be 6 cms (about 2.25 inches) on at least one side.  Because my camera is a "square format" camera, my negatives are 6 cms on all sides.  While smaller than large format film, this film is more than three times bigger than small format (35 mm) film.  Based on the serial number on my camera, my German-made Rolleiflex 3.5T was built between 1961 to 1966 (the previous owner owned it for 35 years).  It's a "TLR" (twin lens reflex).  With a TLR, you view through one lens, but the picture is taken through the other.  Please see below my Rolleiflex adventures and remember...it's hip to be square.

"I am Hamlet"  2017, Kodak Portra 400 medium format (120) film

"Kaleidoscope" 2017, Kodak Portra 400 medium format (120) film

"Essential Wood"     2017, Kodak Tri-X 400 medium format (120) film

"The Original Kindle"    2017, Ilford Delta 100 medium format (120) film

 

"Waters Wait"     2017, Kodak Tri-X 400 medium format (120) film

  "Larchmont Library"     2017, Kodak Tri-X 400 medium format (120) film

"Little Tikes"     2017, Kodak Tri-X 400 medium format (120) film

"No Fences"     2017, Kodak Tri-X 400 medium format (120) film

"The Beautiful Game"     2017, Kodak Ektar 100 medium format (120) film

"Archway"     2017, Kodak Tri-X 400 medium format (120) film

 "Pins And Needles"     2017, Ilford Delta 100 medium format (120) film

 "Open"     2017, Ilford Delta 100 medium format (120) film

"Little Tikes 2"     2017, Kodak Ektar 100 medium format (120) film

"Waters Wait 2"     2017, Kodak Tri-X 400 medium format (120) film

"In My Footstep"     2017, Kodak Tri-X 400 medium format (120) film

"Aligned"     2017, Kodak Ektar 100 medium format (120) film

"Glow"     2017, Kodak Ektar 100 medium format (120) film

 "Blossoming"     2017, Kodak Tri-X 400 medium format (120) film

 "Above"     2017, Kodak Tri-X 400 medium format (120) film

"Hard Lines"     2017, Kodak Tri-X 400 medium format (120) film

 "(Still) Bowed, Bent, Unbroken"   2017, Fuji Velvia 50 medium format (120) film

 "Bowed, Bent, Unbroken"   2017, Fuji Velvia 50 medium format (120) film

"A Hard Bargain" 2017, Kodak Ektar 100 medium format (120) film

 "A Matter Of Life And Death"  2017, Fuji Velvia 50 medium format (120) film

"Not That Far" 2017, Kodak Ektar 100 medium format (120) film

"St. James"  2017, Ilford Delta 400 medium format (120) film

"Curves" 2017, Kodak Ektar 100 medium format (120) film

 "Intersections"     2017, Kodak Tri-X 400 medium format (120) film

"Working On (And Off) The Railroad"  2017, Ilford Delta 100 medium format (120) film

 "Elevation"  2017, Ilford Delta 100 medium format (120) film

 "The Tree of Fire 2" 017, Kodak Ektar 100 medium format (120) film

 "The Tree of Fire" 2017, Kodak Ektar 100 medium format (120) film

"One For Every Eye"  2017, Ilford Delta 400 medium format (120) film

"Not Bitten, Not Shy"  2017, Ilford Delta 400 medium format (120) film

 "Quechee Bridge 2"  2017, Ilford Delta 100 medium format (120) film

 "Quechee Bridge"  2017, Ilford Delta 400 medium format (120) film

 "Family Tree"   2017, Kodak Tri-X 400 medium format (120) film

"Quechee Bridge 3"  2017, Ilford Delta 100 medium format (120) film