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01-08-2009, 05:01 PM   #1
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First Roll with Pentax 645!

I got a used 645 just before Christmas and finally got around to scanning the first roll I took with it. So far it has been so much (albeit being a bit big and heavy!).









An accidental double exposure....



Some more photos here: Sam’s Photo Blog

01-08-2009, 05:10 PM   #2
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Great shots, I really like the dark alley photo, film noir style at best!

BTW, what scanner did you use?
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I like the falafel bar myself. There is something disorienting about it.

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nice shots! i like the second one, with the shopping trolleys.
double exposure looks interesting too.

drooling over that 645, want one..

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#5 (the alley) is great! I also like #4 - makes you wonder what it is all about!
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Went to your blog, those look so crisp and smooth for ISO 400. MF is pretty tempting, I've handled a 645 in a used camera shop, but the battery was a bit flat I think... the button scheme looks a little annoying.

Read on luminous landscape that the mirror is very well damped, so much that any 'missing' MLU feature on this model isn't even that necessary (the 67 series, however, benefits)
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Thanks for the comments/feedback! Yea I find the mirror slap to be pretty light but the winder is loud...just imagine the attention draw if used for a wedding or something!

The falafel restaurant was the hardest one...it was on a busy street beside a bus station so it was hard to get a clear shot.
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nice photos and sweet camera! is it difficult to handhold?
i'm always tempted to try Medium Format but not willing to carry the weight and a tripod

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Agreed with Ole - #5 is really good.

Are you using the 75mm lens?

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Tell us more, and keep posting My new (to me) LX is just getting CLA'd and already I'm imagining the possibilities of MF (do my own developing and scanning). I'd just need a bigger spool and tank.
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beautiful photos.
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Handholding is very possible, I find the winder noise pretty loud though but I am not using it in churches or opera house yet. I did find the buttons a bit hard with big gloves as required during Canadian winters. I wore some 'hobo-gloves' which the top flap can fold back to allow the fingers to make quick adjustments.

Gawan, my brother uses an Epson 4870 to scan the negative. He made a negative holder which works quite well.

Marc, so far I only have the A 75mm F/2.8 and very happy with it...of course LBA is always lurking in the background
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QuoteOriginally posted by CSoars Quote
Read on luminous landscape that the mirror is very well damped, so much that any 'missing' MLU feature on this model isn't even that necessary (the 67 series, however, benefits)
The mirror slap on the 645, is less then that on my K10/20D


Good shots by the way, quiet like the trolley shot.
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this belongs in the new medium format sub forum. great photos though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
nice photos and sweet camera! is it difficult to handhold?
i'm always tempted to try Medium Format but not willing to carry the weight and a tripod
Do you not realize there are medium format cameras which will fit in your pants pocket?

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