6x7 Street Photography (Koni Omega Rapid M)
If anybody knows anything about street photography, the last thing anybody wants to do is lug around a big heavy camera while walking all around town. Because of this fact, 35mm film has been the preferred medium for capturing the spontaneity that street photography is known for. Being that I find street photography to be one of my most favorite things to photograph I have made it an effort to do so with as many formats as I can. Its for this reason that I decided to take a camera that doesn't get that much attention but is unique in its operation... the Koni Omega Rapid M.
The Koni Omega Rapid M gets its name due to the way in which film is advanced after taking a shot. If you notice from the cover photo of this post, the Rapid M has a little knob on the side that is pulled out and then slammed back into place giving one the feeling that he or she is cocking a gun and is about to get into a fire fight! Pretty impressive if you ask me!
Another cool feature of this camera is that unlike most medium format cameras, which are largely based on SLR's, the Rapid M is in actuality a rangefinder! Yes folks a rangefinder! For as long as the concept of street photography has been around, rangefinders have been considered the perfect camera system when it comes to capturing street photography. As far as why this has been, well folks your going to have to google it because its a bit much to explain and well I'm trying to keep this post short. Alright, as always thanks for stopping by. Make sure to check back in, I will be posting some long over due posts... something that lately I have been having trouble keeping up with.