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04-16-2012, 04:56 AM - 1 Like   #1
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6x7 Family photo

I always wanted a 6x7 but couldn't afford one, and then digital came along and the prices crashed. So I bought one and a couple of lenses and used it a bit. The prices kept dropping, so I bought a 67 and then a 67II and things started to snowball. A few weeks back I got the holy grail, a 6x7 Marine housing, and this week I finished the collection with a replica (faked by me) of the pre-production 6x7 in chrome and black.

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04-16-2012, 06:10 AM   #2
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I'm sooo envious. I only have one original 6x7.

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Yeah the 6x7 with the Marine housing is impressive.

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We'll have to coin a new phrase for you, P67BA (Pentax 67 Buying Addiction) What's the lens situation like?

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Wait a minute, I don't see any with a wooden handle! How can you present a display like this without the handle? It's just...just...unthinkable!
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I think, the wooden handle was just made for people to look. It has no function at all.
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QuoteOriginally posted by phonoline Quote
I think, the wooden handle was just made for people to look. It has no function at all.
It does have a flash shoe which could be handy if you needed one. But after a couple of times of using that handle when I first got it, its never been used since in 20 years.
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The wooden handle is a lift accessory...

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I was making fun, tuco You get a lot of curious looks when you carry around that monster with the wooden grip. It does look cool and its actually very handy.
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We'll have to coin a new phrase for you, P67BA (Pentax 67 Buying Addiction) What's the lens situation like?
The lens situation is, um, quite healthy. I don't have any M* lenses or the super-teles, but have most of the others covered. The only 6x7 lens that I would even call rare (apart from the 1000 reflex) is the converted 500/4.5 and I'm still unsure whether that was a Pentax "by request" conversion (like the mirror lockup on Spotmatics) or just something that was done by a repair shop. Mostly though I am buying "user" grade lenses which generally aren't much more expensive than their 35mm counterparts and there are a lot fewer of them so as a collecting exercise it is probably no worse than collecting M or A cameras and lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by phonoline Quote
I think, the wooden handle was just made for people to look. It has no function at all.
The handle functions as a way to carry the camera. This is no small consideration.
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And here I thought my having three bodies was a lot!
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Pentax Buyer's Annonymous

Looks like it's time for this group to join Pentax Buyer's Annonymous. I'm not just the spokesperson, I'm a client as well LOL.....
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