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Old 09-02-2010   #121
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couldn't help in trying it in the metro

55mm f4 and pentax 6x7



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couldn't help in trying it in the metro

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You have achieved tremendous tonality here. A nice photograph as well.
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Can I get some examples handheld at 1/60 and 1/30 with the 80 or 105 lens?
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I have both the Pentax 6x7 II and the Pentax 6x7 w/MLU. I've used all lenses from 45mm to 200mm. I bought the system specifically for a documentary I did for 8 months on a farm. I was also using a Hasselblad at the time. When I published my book, I was surprised to see the quality of the Pentax to be on par or even better than my Hasselblad. I was scared at first as I read lots of reviews about the "mirror slap" and all that fear mongering. It's bull. But I also had the wooden handle and contorted my arms to make like a tripod and everything was fine. It really just depends on your technique. You might have to use the MLU with 1/60 and slower, but once you position yourself accordingly, you can take crisp, clear and sharp photos down to 1/8, which is what I managed to do. The Hasselblad obviously has various benefits/differences such as interchangeable backs, square negs, different perspective, etc. But the Pentax 6x7 is the best medium format system I've used in terms of "bang for you buck". And the negatives will more than make up for your.....you know what.
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Gavin - Mirror Locked??

Please say no - those are sharp.
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No mirror lock, no wooden grip, just normal shooting. It feels like the camera vibrates a lot but I think most of the actual vibration happens after the shutter has closed. To be honest, I find my 5d harder to handhold at low shutter speeds. Probably because it's lighter.
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The shoe project totally aside from the Pentax issue is interesting. Was it just based on women's shoes ?

What made you come up with the idea in the first place?

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Thanks. No equally number of men/women shoes. Stems from a late night with beer at the club I saw great looking women shoes, asked if I could take a picture of them which was accepted. Laer on we started to work out more detailed outlines for it. It is now showed in one of the major galleries in Stockholm. Read more about the project here. www.grain.se (It's in English)
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Thanks. No equally number of men/women shoes. Stems from a late night with beer at the club I saw great looking women shoes, asked if I could take a picture of them which was accepted. Laer on we started to work out more detailed outlines for it. It is now showed in one of the major galleries in Stockholm. Read more about the project here. www.grain.se (It's in English)

Thanks ... really interesting concept and great photos.

I'd love to see the exhibition but a little far to travel!
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stupid question but my TTL prism has 30% of paint left, do I have t paint it or is it okay, to the corrosion point of view ?
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Thanks ... really interesting concept and great photos.

I'd love to see the exhibition but a little far to travel!
Ok, I understand Here are some of it: http://www.grain.se/ss/index.html
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armenia ?

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Close! Van & Dogubeyazit in Eastern Turkey and Kapadokya (no 2 and no 3). Thank you!
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It's a fantastic camera down in the street

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Thanks for the great candid photos out and about. I have a bunch of 800 color and Delta 3200 that needs to be put to good use.
Keep the great photos coming.
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I had trouble with the 90 LS

I am sure I didn't cock the leaf shutter but all the pictures I made with are not working, just empty frames

boring
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Bummer. Hope you get it sorted out.
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the day before it worked, Itested it because I new it could cause some trouble

maybe I cocked it without being concious; mybe it cokcked in the bag but that's quite weird

I will get a 105 one day if the 55 + 135 are not enought
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It's a fantastic camera down in the street

Love it. Were you getting looks because of the size of the camera?
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Whow! I canīt believe this oneīs gone uncommented. I canīt wait to get into MF. That being with an MF camera, I shoot roll film on an LF camera, but thatīs different. Not a Pentax though.
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Love it. Were you getting looks because of the size of the camera?
yes

this one I asked the guy for the picture too

but you cannot be stealth with a brassed 6x7 with wooden grip
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Whow! I canīt believe this oneīs gone uncommented. I canīt wait to get into MF. That being with an MF camera, I shoot roll film on an LF camera, but thatīs different. Not a Pentax though.
Thank you Ezzie, I appreciate your comment a lot!

The negs have very good detail, not like LF but the camera is very portable and even good for hand-held shooting. The only problem I've had is the focus screen loosening somewhat which caused a back focus issue, but it's an easy fix once you realize. Film advance is said to be a weak point, but I always advance slowly so hopefully it will last a while.

Here is a 100% crop of the image from a 4000 dpi scan on a Scanmate flatbed scanner.

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the P6x7 meets the bessa R
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Fuji Pro 160C

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90mm lens & 1+2+3 extension rings
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Hi Keith, frame lines on your rangefinders may be a bit of but then the AE prism on the 67II only shows 90% of the frame.

The mirror slap noise is always largely exaggerated but it's there alright.

On the Bronica rf 645 imo this is a superb camera, lately tough I have come to appreciate large and bright focussing screens for composing and the 67II delivers just this.

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This thread inspired me to buy a Pentax. Not a 67, though, a 645n! I have yet to put a roll thru it (it arrived before my B&H order) but it's a very nice piece of kit. It came with an 80-160 zoom (soon to be on ebay; too damned big) but there are some nice primes available for it, including a well-regarded 35mm lens. Anyway, cheers to this thread!
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my 6x7 as trouble with high speeds (1/500 and 1/1000)
one time out of 5 I have a blank frame, nothing on it
it will go back to the seller

bummer !!!
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Here is a shot with Ilford SFX 200 IR and Marumi IR filter On tripod. I really like the Ilford, it has very nice detail.

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You guys are killing me! Putting the Hassy aside for awhile. Bringing out the BEAST!
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my 6x7 as trouble with high speeds (1/500 and 1/1000)
one time out of 5 I have a blank frame, nothing on it
it will go back to the seller
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Not good! So sorry to hear of this trouble... The shutter is electronically controlled, so it would probably need someone familiar with this camera to repair it.
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well

the guy will take it back, I just need a 6X7 or 67 body only
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anyway, it works at lower speed so I didn't lose my whole afternoon

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I phoned the guy who sold me the Pentax 6x7

I keep the optics, I give him back the body and prism and he will pay the amount of a working body + TTL prism
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You guys are killing me! Putting the Hassy aside for awhile. Bringing out the BEAST!
I thought the Beast is Fuji 6x8. Pentax 67 is handholdable but I think not the 6x8 ....

BTW, should the gas all run out ...
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I love the tonality of these shots, and you seem to put your subjects at ease despite carrying a huge camera.
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