DigitalPhotoPro.com has published an article on photographer Douglas Dubler. Written by Howard Millard, it gives a brief overview of Dubler’s 40 year photographic career, before focusing on his latest work capturing ballet dancers with Mamiya digital technology. Millard touches upon the gear Dubler uses, writing:
“Dubler sat behind a Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID fixed atop an Arca-Swiss ballhead on a Gitzo tripod, with an 80-megapixel 6×4.5 Leaf digital back connected to a Mac Pro with a solid-state hard drive from Other World Computing. Lenses from Mamiya included a 110mm, 140mm and 180mm. Two seconds after the strobes fire, the image appears on two large Eizo CG monitors, one for Dubler and the other for the digital tech. One benefit of such a high-resolution back is that Dubler plans to make digital prints 8 feet tall of the single images, with composites stretching to 5×18 feet.”
This story is definitely worth checking out, and is a fine profile of the master of ballet photography.
In one of the best blog posts we’ve seen in a long time, we’re happy to point our readers to Tim Layton’s recent post entitled “The Perfect Duet: Mamiya 7 & RZ67 Pro II.” Layton addresses an audience of “serious photographers including advanced amateurs and professionals” on his choice and use of medium format film cameras.
Using his Mamiya RZ67 for macro work, landscapes, and portraits, Layton praises his Mamiya 7 for “landscape, architecture” and street photography.” By balancing the use of these two tools, Layton has achieved the “perfect duet.”
In this thoughtful article, types of film are discussed, and recommendations are made. Layton includes a handy table breaking down different film sizes and appropriate cameras. The whole piece is definitely worth reading in its entirety. We hope to read and share more of this shooter’s efforts with our Mamiya blog audience in the future.
Be sure to take a few moments to see some of Layton’s beautiful photography here. Thanks for such a great post for medium format film enthusiasts and photographers everywhere, Tim. Great work!