After a recent of setback from G.A.S (Gear Acquisition Syndrome), I purchased a Fujifilm GA645Zi. I wanted a medium format camera for travel that doesn't weigh as much as my Pentax 645. That thing is heavy to lug around! At a recent excursion to the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle, I ran a test roll of film through the GA645Zi. Here are some shots taken on Kodak Portra 400.
The Conservatory is such a great place to take natural light photos, especially during a rainy day. Filled with exotic plants and succulents, you can spend a lot of time exploring this intimate greenhouse.
Shooting on the GA645Zi is fairly easy; it's pretty much a point and shoot camera. It operates electronically so autofocusing and autoexposure was a big selling point (back in the 80s when this camera was introduced). I shot mostly in aperture priority mode, although full manual mode was an option. It was nice to just worry about composition and have the camera deal with the exposure of each photo.
My friend Chantel brought her sketch book and even did some watercoloring at the conservatory. It made for some good shots!
Overall it was a great experience shooting at the Conservatory with a new film camera. I'm loving the results so far on the GA645Zi, and it's just my first roll!