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02-15-2009, 05:59 AM - 1 Like   #1
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1973 - Modern Photograpy 6x7


1973 Pentax 6x7 description on Flickr - Photo Sharing!


1973 Pentax 6x7 ad on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

This Perry fella sure is awesome, carrying TWO 6x7's round his neck!

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Fun read. Thanks for posting...
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Indeed. I also enjoyed reading those.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
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This Perry fella sure is awesome, carrying TWO 6x7's round his neck!
Wow, you said it. When I used those, it was usually with the (heavier) metered prism and some kind of grip or handlemount flash, but those are heavy.

That fellow must be a big guy. Funny, he doesn't particularly look it.

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I rented a Pentax 6X7 with the 90mm Leaf shutter lens and the wonderful rosewood handle. This was back in the 1980's and I recall it broke my cheap little tripod, but fortunately I caught the camera before it hit ground. I immediately bought a robust Leitz Tiltall tripod, which I still have today and can easily handle medium format film cameras, my K1 and everything else I have perched and secured atop it.

A great camera and the enlargements some of which I still have...impress me even now, with the resolution and quality that this fine pro camera could crank out.

I do know this is an old thread, but I enjoyed reading the test and advert...still very interesting after 10 years.
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Enjoyable read! Thanks for finding this old thread....almost 10 years old to the day.

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Had to look up, Robin Perry, the photographer in the article. He passed away in 2005. Looks like he had a full life, was a Veteran, POW who escaped in WWII.
KenCooper.ca - Robin Perry - Photographer & Author (1917?2005)
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It looks like he is using the fish-eye lens. I have some old reviews and brochures for the 6x7. I must get round to posting some images of them here.
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Ricoh should re-visit the 67 and issue a digital version. That would flabbergast the mirrorless MF fraction.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Lord Lucan Quote
It looks like he is using the fish-eye lens. I have some old reviews and brochures for the 6x7. I must get round to posting some images of them here.
Please do, would enjoy reading them.


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Ricoh should re-visit the 67 and issue a digital version. That would flabbergast the mirrorless MF fraction.
That would be awesome, I wonder if they have discussed such a thing among themselves......
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One of my 6x7s is a Honeywell. A well made camera and even though there is no MLU, it does well in most situations. Glad they added more lenses to their original line up of 12.
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There are quite a few very old Honeywell and Asahi Pentax 6x7 cameras in non-working order lining the displays of antique and second hand dealers in the country. Passed through two towns last week (one of which I lived in for 12 years) and the specimen there (Asahi Pentax 6x7) in an 'antique and old wares store' locked glass case, looked like it has been exhumed from the grave! He wanted $300 for it (I thought to myself $3.00 would be more reasonable...). Dented, dinged, rusted, busted and missing the wind-on lever, a scratched and filthy mirror and abraded lens mount, he had no idea what sort of lens fitted it (!), and suggested blithely "...any snap-on lens you can find should fit...". Antique. Real antique (the dealer, I mean! ). That fleeting experience had me stroll back to the car and give my super trooper P67 a hug.
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