Sometimes a mistake can be cool

When using a digital back (in the case a Leaf AptusII7) on a camera like the Mamiya RZ67ProII one can run into a problem when shooting to quick… in 99% of the cases this means you can throw away the images, but sometimes an interesting image comes out.

What happens is that part of two images are mixed together but also a lot of “artifacts”. Normally the back will tell the camera when you can shoot again, but with the RZ67ProII there is no “communication” between the back and camera, so officially I have to wait for the beep….. when you don’t in the heat of the moment stuff like this can happen, it happens rarely but when it does…. very very rarely something comes out that is fun enough to share, but this time I think it was interesting.

5 replies
  1. Leo Koach
    Leo Koach says:

    Talking about a mistake… this photo from few months back, taken by my camera, not by me. My camera was just not working somehow, and I just had to lift the lens up to see what’s going on and bam, shutter worked… this image came out 🙂
    It’s not as cool as yours, but I still consider it an “accidental art” 🙂

  2. terry
    terry says:

    I think you, Frank, are tricky like a fox….maybe this is an American idiomatic expression, and you can make this happen anytime you want…but I am a convert to portrait photography because of what I see on your site!

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