The hills of Florence, Italy – through the eye of a Bronica GS-1

5516.1 PKR Jan 89 150

Bronica GS-1 PS 100 mm, Kodachrome 64, Jan 1989 Bronica GS-1 PS 100 mm, Kodachrome 64, Jan 1989 Bronica GS-1 PS 65 mm, Kodachrome 64, Jan 1989 Bronica GS-1 PS 65 mm, Kodachrome 64, Jan 1989 Bronica GS-1 PS 150 mm, Kodachrome 64, Jan 1989 Bronica GS-1 PS 150 mm, Kodachrome 64, Jan 1989 Bronica GS-1 PS 100 mm, Agfachrome RS50, Oct 1990

Bronica GS-1 PS 100 mm, Agfachrome RS50, Oct 1990

Bronica GS-1 100 mm, Fujichrome RVP 50, Jan 1989

Bronica GS-1 100 mm, Fujichrome RVP 50, Jan 1989

Bronica GS-1 150 mm, Fujichrome RVP 50, Oct 1990

Bronica GS-1 150 mm, Fujichrome RVP 50, Oct 1990

Bronica GS-1 PS 65 mm, Agfachrome RS50, Oct 1990

Bronica GS-1 PS 65 mm, Agfachrome RS50, Oct 1990

Bronica GS-1 PS 65 mm, Agfachrome RS50, Oct 1990

Bronica GS-1 PS 65 mm, Agfachrome RS50, Oct 1990

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Location: Hills and plane to the west of Florence, Italy.
Photographic equipment: Bronica GS-1, Bronica PS-100 mm f3.5, Bronica PS-65 mm f4.0, Bronica PS-150 mm f4.0.
Dates: January 1989 and October 1990.

Pisa, Italy – through the eye of a Bronica GS-1

5505.2 RFP Sept 89 150x150

Bronica GS-1 65 mm, Fujichrome RFP 100, Jan 1987 Bronica GS-1 65 mm, Fujichrome RFP 100, Jan 1987 Bronica GS-1 65 mm, Fujichrome RFP 100, Jan 1987 Bronica GS-1 65 mm, Fujichrome RFP 100, Jan 1987 Bronica GS-1 150 mm, Fujichrome RFP 100, Jan 1989 Bronica GS-1 150 mm, Fujichrome RFP 100, Jan 1989 Bronica GS-1 65 mm, Fujichrome RFP 100, Jan 1989

Bronica GS-1 65 mm, Fujichrome RFP 100, Jan 1989

Bronica GS-1 150 mm, Fujichrome RFP 100, Jan 1987

Bronica GS-1 150 mm, Fujichrome RFP 100, Jan 1987

Bronica GS-1 150 mm, Fujichrome RFP 100, Jan 1987

Bronica GS-1 150 mm, Fujichrome RFP 100, Jan 1987

Bronica GS-1 100 mm, Agfachrome RS 200, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 100 mm, Agfachrome RS 200, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 100 mm, Fujichrome RFP 100, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 100 mm, Fujichrome RFP 100, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 100 mm, Agfachrome RS 100, March 1990

Bronica GS-1 100 mm, Agfachrome RS 100, March 1990

Bronica GS-1 100 mm, Agfachrome RS 200, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 100 mm, Agfachrome RS 200, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 100 mm, Kodachrome 64, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 100 mm, Kodachrome 64, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 150 mm, Fujichrome RFP100, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 150 mm, Fujichrome RFP100, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 100 mm, Fujichrome RS 100, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 100 mm, Fujichrome RS 100, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 150 mm, Fujichrome RS 50, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 150 mm, Fujichrome RS 50, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 65 mm, Agfachrome RS 100, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 65 mm, Agfachrome RS 100, July 1990

Bronica GS-1 150 mm & 2x converter, Fujichrome RFP 100, Sept 1989

Bronica GS-1 150 mm & 2x converter, Fujichrome RFP 100, Sept 1989

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Location: Pisa, Tuscany, Italy.
Photographic equipment: Bronica GS-1, with Bronica PS-65 mm f4, Bronica PS-100 mm f3.5, Bronica PS-150 mm f4 lenses and Bronica PS 2x extender.
Dates: January 1987, January 1989, March 1990 and July 1990.

Bronica GS-1 – equipment experience

1417 summit view 3

This is a commentary and review on the range of Bronica GS-1 equipment I have used for 24 years, and my experience of it. There are links to sample pictures. . . . → Read More: Bronica GS-1 – equipment experience

Bronica PG 2x teleconverter for GS-1 – sample pictures

150mm x2 RS50 468px section

These pictures were all taken with a Bronica Zenzanon lenses and the Bronica 2x extender. Optically good but introduces camera shake. . . . → Read More: Bronica PG 2x teleconverter for GS-1 – sample pictures

Bronica GS-1 Zenzanon 150 mm – sample pictures

5139.1 near Castelnuova di Graf RVP

The 150mm f4 has excellent glass even into the corners, suitable for landscape, portrait and macro (with close-up lenses or an extension tube). It has half-stop increments down to f22, and uses a 72 mm filter.

The pictures below were all taken with a Bronica PG 150 mm f4 lens on my GS-1. (For more . . . → Read More: Bronica GS-1 Zenzanon 150 mm – sample pictures

Bronica PG-65mm lens for GS-1 – sample pictures

5129.1 South of Parko Abruzzo RS50

These pictures were all taken with my Bronica GS-1 Zenzanon 65 mm f4 lens. . . . → Read More: Bronica PG-65mm lens for GS-1 – sample pictures

Bronica PG 100mm lens for GS-1 – sample pictures

5132.1 North of Parko Abruzzo RVP 468px

These pictures were all taken with a Bronica GS-1 Zenzanon 100 mm f3.5 lens. The 100 mm lens f3.5 has half-stop increments down to f22, and uses a 72 mm filter. It focuses to 0.75 metres. . . . → Read More: Bronica PG 100mm lens for GS-1 – sample pictures

Comparison of 6×7 medium-format cameras

In 1988 I chose a Bronica GS-1 as my main camera. I went exclusively for 6×7 format, to give the highest quality that could be conveniently used. The choices at the time were between Mamiya, Bronica, Pentax, Linhof and Plaubel Makina. . . . → Read More: Comparison of 6×7 medium-format cameras

Bronica GS-1 – 23 years of use

I bought my Bronica GS-1 in 1988 and I love it now as much I did then. It has been a faithful friend on photo expeditions across Europe and America, capturing everything I could see and more. It has many more years ahead of it. . . . → Read More: Bronica GS-1 – 23 years of use

Monochrome

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A hopeless box, filled with periods of blank despair in a world that is no more than a cascade of greys. A future that is grainy and uncertain. That is how I saw my work and life in the first days of my career. The photographs reflect the feeling. . . . → Read More: Monochrome