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02-20-2009, 06:25 PM   #1
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Best landscape lens for 6x7?

I just orders a 6x7 with mlu that is apperently in mint shape. It comes with a 105/2.4 SMCT. Can someone recommend a good second lens?
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45/4 wide angle. Very nice tool.
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According to this site Antique and Classic Cameras the SMC f4 55mm (latest model) is the wide angle 67 to have--though it gives a big thumbs up to the 45mm.
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Thanks Ron. Any idea if I should I hang onto the 105 that comes with the camera?

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I'll check out the 55mm too.
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QuoteOriginally posted by smc Quote
Thanks Ron. Any idea if I should I hang onto the 105 that comes with the camera?
The 105 is a fantastic lens, and a very useful focal length. Definitely hang on to it for when you tire of the wide angle thing.
FWIW, I shoot most of my landscapes with a longer than normal lens. With the 6x7 I used the 135 macro more than anything else, with the 4x5 my lens of choice seemed to be the 210mm, which has a similar AOV to the 135 macro on the 6x7.
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In the end, you are likely to do something similar to what I did: Get a wide angle--either the 45 or 55 (I prefer going really wide so went with the 45); then you'll need a normal or standard lens which your 105 fits perfectly. I use a 100 Macro which gives me normal and macro in one lens; Finally you'll probably end up with a telephoto of some kind. The 165/2.8 gets many kudos but most kits previously included the 200 so they are abundant and cheap on the market. (I went with M*300). Though I personally have other noteworthy choices in my kit...a wide, a normal and a telephoto three lens mix will get you by pretty nicely.

If you would like to see samples of shots made with these lenses...I have a 67II for sale in the Marketplace section of this forum. In that post are a few images shot with this camera and lenses. The wide angle images were shot with the 45mm. The macro shot was made with the 100 Macro. The final shot of winter gray trees was made with the 300 tele. If you want to see more, click the link to my website and then select the Series 1 Gallery. All but one of those photos came from a Pentax 67II System...and no I'm not selling myself out of the 67 System, just paring down and letting go of one body...
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If you go with a 200mm, get the latest model: it is rated better, with closer focus and is lighter than 2 previous 200mm versions. For example:

Pentax Lens Review Database - 200mm F4

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Thanks everyone,

I think I just spent my budget:
I picked up:
- 55mm F4 SMCP (late model)
- 110mm/2.4 SMCT (that is coming with camera)
- 165mm/2.8 SMCP
Now there is a 300m/4.0 SMCP....hmmmm...
Thanks everyone!
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Exactly what Ron Boggs said.
Wide, standard and a moderate tele, all useful and sensible for landscape work.
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I just bought a Pentax 6x7 MLU with 45mm F/4 and 200mm F/4. I used other brands in the past and in my landscape experience, a lens wider than 35mm and a lens more tele than 85mm can do (in 135 format. I used to shoot using 135). Therefore I chose 45mm and 200mm for my Pentax.
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