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06-28-2011, 08:11 AM   #16
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Sounds like it might be fun. I like to shoot downtown early on Sundays on occasion so that might be a possibility. PM me and we can work out a date/time.


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Ever shoot a K1000? Well, with a TTL prism on the 6x7, it is the same thing except for size and some inherent issues that a scaled up K1000 brings.


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Ever shoot a K1000? Well, with a TTL prism on the 6x7, it is the same thing except for size and some inherent issues that a scaled up K1000 brings.
Calling a 6x7 a large K1000 is like calling Baby Huey a large duckling! Still, though, despite the size, it is an attractive package and much better than the similar offerings from Pentacon and others.


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Calling a 6x7 a large K1000 is like calling Baby Huey a large duckling! Still, though, despite the size, it is an attractive package and much better than the similar offerings from Pentacon and others.


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Okay. A K1000 is a scaled down 6x7 when outfitted with a metered TTL prism on it.
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Any P-645 is just a start - sooner or later when you are looking for lens you will find that 6x7 lenses are much cheaper. After finding an adaptor you will by your 1st 6x7 lens (for me it was a 165/2,8) and with the right lens in your pocket anyway the need for a 6x7 is there......

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Any P-645 is just a start - sooner or later when you are looking for lens you will find that 6x7 lenses are much cheaper. After finding an adaptor you will by your 1st 6x7 lens (for me it was a 165/2,8) and with the right lens in your pocket anyway the need for a 6x7 is there......

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It appears to be a slippery slope. The loaner camera came in the mail on Friday, but I yet to shoot with it. So far, I am very impressed. The AF is FAST and I really like the viewfinder.


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It appears to be a slippery slope. The loaner camera came in the mail on Friday, but I yet to shoot with it. So far, I am very impressed. The AF is FAST and I really like the viewfinder.


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I love it. It has become my favorite film camera after the LX, and it may edge that one out. Great finder, nice controls and excellent weight and handling which outclasses the original 645 The 645 lenses have been first-rate as well, but I don't have any AF lenses, yet.
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Calling a 6x7 a large K1000 is like calling Baby Huey a large duckling! Still, though, despite the size, it is an attractive package and much better than the similar offerings from Pentacon and others.


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That is not too bad of an analogy though except I can load film in a K1000 a lot faster. Of course the K1000 doesn't have an attachable wooden handle or interchangeable finders.
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...I think that is how I ended up with the Kiev-4A, FED-2, Zorki-4K, AND a Canon P...


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(...and to think...I was perfectly happy with my Yashica Lynx...)

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I have a Fed 4 and 5, and a small minolta fixed lens (and feel that i desperately need another, maybe better like a Bessa)

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I was out shooting with the loaner yesterday. I working on the tripod with the Bogen 3-D head that I use with the 4x5 and the experience was sort of mixed. The head is good if you want to be level, but not so good if you need a particular angle. I think I will see how my ballhead works, though I suspect that it is a little light for this large a body.

Alternatively, I could just go handheld


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That is not too bad of an analogy though except I can load film in a K1000 a lot faster. Of course the K1000 doesn't have an attachable wooden handle or interchangeable finders.
Ha, no but the metering is the same. Simple center weighted that you look and place the needle in the middle or use your judgment to place it elsewhere and you set the shutter, aperture and ASA the same (almost identical controls). So, to me, they shoot much same in that regard but of course the size is a difference and anything "scaled up" or "scaled down" will feel different.
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