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Latest Review Posted Pentax 67II
How does one rate a camera such as this?
At the time of writing the Pentax 67 II has a rating of 8.00, whilst the 67 has 8.50 and the 6x7 8.75. That can't be right, surely. The 67 II is a much better, much improved camera compared to its older siblings, but also more expensive, of course. But can price alone be a negative factor when the camera is much newer and improved in a number of ways?


What's improved:
Ergonomics are much better on this latest iteration of the Pentax 67 camera. With its sizeable right-hand grip it is much easier to hold and to focus with the left hand. The mirro-lock up knob is within easy reacy of the shutter finger.
With its electonic shutter and AE prism with exposure info in the viewfinder it is a much more modern camera than its older siblings. Shutter speeds go from 30 sec to 1/1000 on auto and 4 sec to 1/1000 on manual. TTL flash is possible.
Whilst still a heavy beast it is more than 200 g lighter than the 6x7 with wooden grip attached (1730 g vs 1940 g - both versions with metering finder).


What's missing:
Strap lugs on the right-hand side, electonic remote/cable release, external battery pack.


I have only had mine for a short time. Image quality is of course the same, but the improved ergonomics and metering makes it much faster and easier to use handheld. It is still a heavy beast to lug around as a street camera, though ;-)


I have used the older Pentax 6x7/67 for some years, and they are great cameras in their own right, but...



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