talkin bout camerasa blog by Branden Frederick

Excelsior to Bernal Heights

Published 14 Apr 2018 – Updated 14 Apr 2018

Falling in love with the GA645Zi

I returned to San Francisco's Excelsior District for more wandering around and photo making, getting as far as Bernal Heights before running out of time. Along the way, I carried the Fujifilm GA645Zi – what is essentially a medium-format point-and-shoot camera. I had run a few rolls of film through it previously, in San Jose and Los Gatos, and so far had been disappointed. But before making up my mind, I figured a San Francisco outing was required. And boy am I glad I did, because wow did this camera perform well in The City. I ran through 7 rolls of Ilford FP4 Plus film, a medium-speed infinite-latitude black and white film, and it paired brilliantly with this camera. I have never loved such a high percentage of the resulting photos from a photowalk before. I owe the GA645Zi a more thorough write-up, but in the meantime, here's some photos of San Francisco.

about Branden Frederick

I am a photographer: I have fun taking photos, and I always have.

I've had a camera in my hand my whole life, a 110 camera as a kid, and the high school's 35mm SLR later. In 2008 I spent six months doing nothing but taking photos and loved it. From that point on I've had my camera surgically attached to my hand (I lie). I went digital in the year 2000, and I came back to film in 2013. My parents tell me my photos are "nice".