Around Kiama

52 rolls

Over the last week, I ran a roll of TMax 100 through my Mamiya-6.

It is not the single lens reflex which most people associate with the Mamiya name, but instead a folding camera and coupled rangefinder. Unlike many coupled rangefinders, instead of the lens moving backwards or forward to find focus, the focal plane carrying the film is moved in or out. The camera focuses accurately from around 3 ft to infinity.

The lens is a Setagaya Koki Sekor 1:3.5 f=7.5 cm, in a Copal shutter with speeds B, 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 and 300. Both the front and rear elements of the lens are easily removed for cleaning.

The photographs were taken not far from where we live in Shellharbour, around the nearby the seaside town of Kiama. Behind the township, Saddleback Mountain rises high over the southern end of the Illawarra coastal strip which…

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