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01-15-2014, 11:24 PM   #1
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75mm f2.8 AL (For Pentax 67)

There's a 75mm 2.8 AL for about $630 at a shop in my city. I've really been considering it lately but wanted to hear some opinions from anyone who has shot with the lens. Also does anybody know where I could find a strong body of portraiture work from this lens? I've been searching but just can't seem to find any photos taken with this thing.

01-16-2014, 02:38 AM   #2
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Are you planning on using it on a Pentax 67, or on something else using an adapter? I'm curious, and it might help someone better answer your question. 75mm would be a bit wide for traditional portraiture on a Pentax 67, which is why I'm asking, and is also the reason it should be hard to find examples of portraits taken with this lens.
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It was one of the latest lenses made for the system, and has a very high reputation, but I have no experience myself nor seen anything made with it. I would be sorely tempted though if its in good shape.
01-16-2014, 09:05 AM   #4
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I have the 75/2.8AL and it's worth every penny. I've posted some shots over in the film section on the forum, but have not used this lens for portraiture. It's a wide angle, so I've used mine for other types of shooting. I'm using a P6x7, 67 and 67II cameras.

It's very similar to the 35mm format Pentax K28/2 in close focusing performance. Along with the 100/4 macro, this would be one of the top Pentax 6x7 system lenses.

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I use this lens extensively. I first bought it for my 67ii's, where of course it served as a gentle wide angle - and was always hugely impressed Magnificent resolution, contrast and colour rendering. Test results suggest a little more distortion than the older 75, but I never saw that with the stuff I do.

More recently, I have been using it with my 645D as a gentle tele. It is a superlative combination - even better than the 645 75mm lenses in my view.

In short, superb. If it's in good shape, buy with confidence I'd say. I don't do much portraiture, so I can't send you examples of that per se.
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I just got this lens last week and love it. A few shots from my first walk with it.
A Walk

Also some shots from an engagement session I did this Monday. All shot on the 67 with Ektar 100. I think it works great for portraits.













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Here is a link to a full res file that you can download and take a look at how crazy sharp this thing is.
http://www.captivatedstudio.com/pentax/Pentax2/000005630004-2.jpg
01-17-2014, 06:42 PM   #8
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Yes the lens would be used along with my pentax 67ii.

Thanks for all the info everyone. I think I will go ahead and pick it up

Montman those photos are soooo nice! Really impressive!! Looks like it would do great for couple shoots

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