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06-11-2014, 01:32 AM   #1
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My first medium format camera

Yesterday I received my first medium format camera in the post, the Pentax 6x7.

First thoughts - it's huge! Even bigger than I thought it would be (I had seen photographs of it, and read how heavy it was, but it's somehow even more imposing and gigantic in real life.

So I took a photograph of it next to my smallest film camera, the ME. Looking forward to giving it a whirl this weekend with some hp5+ (Black and white ISO 400 film). I'm planning some full body portraits of my family in a local forest with the Takumar 135mm f4 macro.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinthebarbarian/14392499352/

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Congratulations. Love your Flickr set esp the landscapes and macros. Look forward to what you achieve with the 6x7.
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If you want the 6x7 to really look big, line it up next to a 110!
Enjoy your new camera!
06-11-2014, 07:51 AM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by metaphiston Quote
Yesterday I received my first medium format camera in the post, the Pentax 6x7.

First thoughts - it's huge! Even bigger than I thought it would be (I had seen photographs of it, and read how heavy it was, but it's somehow even more imposing and gigantic in real life.

So I took a photograph of it next to my smallest film camera, the ME. Looking forward to giving it a whirl this weekend with some hp5+ (Black and white ISO 400 film). I'm planning some full body portraits of my family in a local forest with the Takumar 135mm f4 macro.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinthebarbarian/14392499352/
congrats! for sure you will like it!

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Congrats. You can't ignore the P6x7's thickness that's for sure. But you can shrink its height and reduce its weight significantly with a WLF if that's your thing.

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