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09-04-2014, 05:16 AM   #1
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Pentax 67ii deal my friend bought..

Hi all,

my friend was so hyped up with the pentax 67 video "Paris though Pentax", he bought this pentax deal off ebay.
http://go.pentaxforums.com/?id=3671X619907&xs=1&xcust=pfs&sref=http%3A%2F%2F...AMEBIDX%253AIT
I don't know much about medium formats, he knows just as much as me.
Is this a good deal or has he been ripped off?


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09-04-2014, 05:19 AM   #2
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Looks like a decent deal to me. Hope your friend enjoys it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by 1412235827 Quote
Hi all,

my friend was so hyped up with the pentax 67 video "Paris though Pentax", he bought this pentax deal off ebay.
41949 Pentax 67II with 4TYPE Lens and Other Gorgeous Set "Excellent " from JP 027075044821 | eBay

I don't know much about medium formats, he knows just as much as me.
Is this a good deal or has he been ripped off?
Looks like a good deal. The items look pristine. Good lens selection. I am tempted to get a set too. I always wanted a Pentax 6x7.
09-04-2014, 07:54 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply guys!

Well, I hope he does enjoy using it. I might even buy if from him if it's that good!

By the way, the sale includes a release grip. A flat squarish piece of accessory with a trigger.
Any idea what that does?

09-04-2014, 08:00 AM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by 1412235827 Quote
Thanks for the reply guys!

Well, I hope he does enjoy using it. I might even buy if from him if it's that good!

By the way, the sale includes a release grip. A flat squarish piece of accessory with a trigger.
Any idea what that does?
that's what I am wondering too.... first time seeing that.
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I believe the "Release Grip" refers to the wooden grip..
The accessory with a trigger remains a mystery, my friend has however sent a message to the seller to enquire about it.

It seems to be a quick release for the camera. As I see it, on the bottom of the camera in the pictures is a piece of metal plate instead of a tripod mount hole.
Correct me if I am wrong.

It's like buying a sword finding out it came with a free magic scroll.

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QuoteOriginally posted by 1412235827 Quote
I believe the "Release Grip" refers to the wooden grip..

It seems to be a quick release for the camera. As I see it, on the bottom of the camera in the pictures is a piece of metal plate instead of a tripod mount hole.
Correct me if I am wrong.

It's like buying a sword finding out it came with a free magic scroll.
Yes, that is a quick shoe for both a 67 and 645. And, yes, the wooden thing is a hand grip with optional flash attachment. Nothing says I'm a n00b shooting the Pentax 67 more than to mount that wooden grip On a more serious note, yes, you may find that wooden grip useful on occasion but with lenses under 200mm and dry, stable land it can be both redundant on a 67II ( already has a hand grip) and add bulk to your rig.
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What is your friend going to do when he discovers 6x9?

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There is a lot of price gouging taking place in Japan among camera dealers (especially on eBay), and I don't really think that final price honestly reflects the value of this equipment, not helped at all by the appalling English that does not exactly engender confidence in the seller. Having said that, your friend will enjoy the results if he puts a conscientious and solid effort into learning the nuances of 6x7 medium format (though you could have started with any sort of camera offering anything from 6x6 to 6x9...). There is a stellar lens in that line up, and it is the 55mm f4. The 90mm f2.8 is a beaut standard lens too.
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What is your friend going to do when he discovers 6x9?
。。。。6x9, I see what you did here...
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