I decided to use my old MF set after not having used camera and lens for about 9 years.
My Mamiya 645E is not too heavy, and the wonderful Schneider Kreuznach 150/4 is in Pentacon 6 mount, which I use on the E with an adapter. The same lens in other mounts cost over $1000, but in Pentacon 6 mount it was on sale for $500 at Beyer Camera in Germany.
Flm was Fuji NPS in 220 format. I took all photos hand held.
1. At Joe Patti's Seafood in Pensacola. There was fog one morning, and I tried some action photography hand holding the big lens and the E. This is what I managed to get with one attempt:
2. This is my [much] better half, standing in front of our home, with the door open for a back drop. I deliberately slightly underexposed to get a dark background.
3. Here are my girls, dancing and having fun before sunset time at the beach.
4. Lina in her moody self. She is quite some character, and she takes after me!
5. Developing and scanning was done by Precision Camera. They are now sponsors at rangefinderforum.
I really like this Schneider lens, and I used to use it when I was doing wedding photography. I also have used it with my Canon FD 35mm cameras via an adapter. The Zeiss Jena 50mm is also a very good lens. I used it in a few of the posted images in which a wide angle lens was needed.
6. I was panning with this Heron, and I got this image:
7. A vertical shot is to me as important as a horizontol shot. Here, I focused on the foreground with a Zeiss Jena 50mm lens.
8. I took this close-up of Lina with the Schneider at 5.6.
9. I took this photo most likely with the Zeiss Jena 50mm. It is a great lens, and it came to me in Pentacon 6 mount for about $250. The zebra version is cheaper since it is not multicoated. Mine is multi-coated,
10. This image is from the beach. I love the white sand and the sea oats. The MF captures fine details.
11. This is another photo of beautiful Pensacola Beach. The light was perfect.
12. More of the foggy scenes.