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10-02-2008, 10:18 PM   #1
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Pentax 6x7 gear

A bit of eye candy.


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If that's all your stuff, I am totally jealous. I almost got a 67, but bought a large-format view camera instead. There are times where I wish I'd gotten the 67...
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The 105mm lens is missing from that shot. It's been on loan as a doorstop to a friend for the past several years.
I'm at the beginning stage of selling the stuff. I haven't used the equipment for several years, and at this point doubt if i will ever use it again.
I also have a 4x5 (Tachihara), which I find more satisfying than the 6x7.
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Don't you miss the delicate sound of the shutter/mirror of the 67?
I have used that Texas-Spottie a few times but lust after a 645

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Wheatfield,
I'd be first in line for some of those lenses and accessories.
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is that what they are called?! another reason to be proud of my home state.

very nice kit, you have succeeded in making me very jealous, as I really want a 6x7.
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That's a nice kit!!..

I've been lusting for a Pentax 6x7 camera for decades ever since I saw the first edition of the book titled, Himilayas by Yoshikazu Shirakawa in 1979..The photographer primarily used the first generation Pentax 6x7 camera to take the photographs that resulted in what I feel is one of the best landscape photography books ever published..

I'm about two shakes of a horse's hoof away from sending a bunch of film & digital equipment off to KEH to trade for a 67II body, AE prism finder, & several lenses..

I'd like to concentrate on medium format film for a year or so without the distraction of digital..I'd like to re-capture my early days with black & white film, but with the larger 6x7 negative..

Two years of using digital, & it just leaves me cold..I fully appreciate what digital can & has done for me, but the bottom line is that I just don't like it very much..My main complaint is the short lifespan of all the equipment, including a lot of the lenses..

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Very nice.

I've only got a 67 and 105 2.4 right now. My idea simple kit would be 55 3.5, 105 2.4, 165 2.8. That's all I would want.

Only 16, though, and have no cash. hah Blew it all on this and the K20D

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Have two 6x7 mlu bodies. One metered prism, one magnified waist level finder, 75 4.5, 165 2.8, 200 f4, teleconverter. Would love 45mm, and 300mm. Need to get them out and shoot them some.
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used the 6x7 last weekend



with the 105mm F2.4 lens
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I'm pretty ecstatic to have mine. My husband picked up a nice 67 + metered prism + wooden grip from KEH for our anniversary a little over a week ago. I had bought a 75/2.8 a year or so ago when one popped up on fleaBay.



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Absolutely love my 67II's! My favorite lenses are 45/4, 100/4 Macro (recent model), and M* 300/4 EDIF (also a recent model). Probably selling my M*400/4 EDIF to keep kit small...A friend uses the 105 and 165 for most of his work and those two lenses are also superb.
Long live large transparencies!
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What brands & models of tripods, heads & cable releases do the folks that shoot with their Pentax 67 cameras use??..

I have a Giottos MT-9360 tripod coupled to a RRS BH-55 Pro ball head..My cable release is a old, generic el-cheapo 12" one..I believe that my tripod will be lacking when I get a 67II..I'd love to have the new Gitzo GT-3541 XLS carbon fiber legs, mainly because they extend up to 78" tall..They are also 1.2 lbs. lighter than the MT-9360, as well as considerably stiffer..Unfortunately, the GT-3541 legs cost $800.00..

Any suggestions as to a less expensive tripod that is stiff enough to handle the Pentax 67II camera??..

Thanks for any & all responses..

Bruce

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Hi,

I use a Manfrotto 055PRO tripod with a Manfrotto 410 geared head with fantastic results.
Very stiff package and not very expensive solution.
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QuoteOriginally posted by baltochef920 Quote
What brands & models of tripods, heads & cable releases do the folks that shoot with their Pentax 67 cameras use??..

I have a Giottos MT-9360 tripod coupled to a RRS BH-55 Pro ball head..My cable release is a old, generic el-cheapo 12" one..I believe that my tripod will be lacking when I get a 67II..I'd love to have the new Gitzo GT-3541 XLS carbon fiber legs, mainly because they extend up to 78" tall..They are also 1.2 lbs. lighter than the MT-9360, as well as considerably stiffer..Unfortunately, thee GT-3541 legs cost $800.00..

Any suggestions as to a less expensive tripod that is stiff enough to handle the Pentax 67II camera??..

Thanks for any & all responses..

Bruce
The Manfrotto 055 is barely big enough, but will work with shorter lenses. I have one of the older ones, and I find the leg locks they used 25 years ago when I bought it to be badly engineered.
The 055 also has a tendency to sing in the wind, which isn't good, though the 6x7 does have a dampening effect on it's voice...
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