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Latest Review Posted Pentax 6x7
Brought this in 2013 at ~US$330 equivalent, with a yellowed standard 105mm f/2.4 lens, and a non-metered prism. No MLU. No wooden handle. Slightly infected with mold. I love this camera a lot; this may be the only choice of 6x7 format that looks like a 135-format SLR. This beast is HUGE; when you hold it in your hand, 135-format cameras and lenses suddenly become dwarfs. I'm writing in more detail in Bad things and Notes for those who may feel interested. But this is a great camera. Good things It operates like a 135-format SLR. Not like the boxy Hasselblad, not like TLR, not rangefinder. But SLR. Comparatively cheap for 120-format. Hasselblad and Rollei are expensive. Fuji has several 6x9 rangefinders, but they are also expensive. Only Mamiya products are comparable in price. In contrast, most 135-format "professional" SLR are at the similar price range. So if you would like to shoot larger formats, P6x7 is the excellent choice. Plenty of choices for lenses. From fisheye, wide-angle, standard, tele, super-tele, you name it. A bonus is, you can buy an adapter to fit them into any 135-format SLR, DSLR (cropped or not) and any other systems, and then you have plenty of tele-lenses with crazy-large apertures. E.g. 165mm f2.8 is ~f1.4, and 300mm f4 is ~f2 to 135-format. And 105mm f2.4 is ~f0.6 to four thirds system (and who knows what you can do with it...) (A calculator can be found here: http://www.okayan.jp/focal-length-calc.html) Super bright viewfinder. L...



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