I’ve had a Mamiya 645 Pro TL system for a few years and like its handling and lenses, so when I had the opportunity to buy a Mamiya 645AFD I picked it up. The idea of a medium format system with autofocus, removable backs, and a top shutter speed of 1/4000 was very appealing. When I looked through the manual, I saw the camera could also write shot data outside the edge of the exposed film, so I could skip the film log when using this body. After I shot this roll and got the negative back, I was able to use a loupe and backlight to read aperture, shutter, and camera mode for each frame.
Having that faster shutter speed was useful on this roll – at f/2.8, some shots were at 1/2000-1/4000 sec. I was also happy with the accuracy of the autofocus – I’d like to try some portraits with this next to see how they look at f/2.8.
Mamiya 80mm f/2.8
Kodak Portra 160