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03-31-2010, 04:47 PM   #121
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BTW, in my view it is the 67 lenses that are cheap (until the 400mm and beyond, that is); the 645 lenses aren't, whether MF or AF

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6x7 cut down to 645

Southern Arizona's Monsoon season in high gear. Taken circa 2001-- 200mm Pentax @ f/8-- 90 seconds.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Smolk Quote
BTW, in my view it is the 67 lenses that are cheap (until the 400mm and beyond, that is); the 645 lenses aren't, whether MF or AF
Actually, I think both 67 and 645 lenses are a real value now....optically excellent and well made. They are inexpensive (and certainly not cheap in quality! ).

On the other hand, I've been pretty happy with used prices on the latest Hasselblad CFi/CFE lenses too. While they can be 2-5 times as expensive as the Pentax 67 and 645 lenses, they are still about 50% of what a new Hasselblad/Zeiss CFi/CFE cost just a few years ago. It's all relative I guess. When I picked up a EX+ Hasselblad 553ELX from KEH last year for $525 I couldn't believe my luck!

5-10 years ago, who would have thought prices for top quality used MF film cameras and lenses would be this low? We are living in good times folks!

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The CF T* generation are even a better deal. But I just looked on KEH and the CF T* 60/80/150mm I have are way more than I paid for them. I picked up my 60mm for about the same price as my 75mm SMC 67 generation lens in excellent condition. My 150mm was about $100 more than a SMC 67 165mm too.

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Whoa, prices going up now? Could this is a sign that folks are moving back to film? Or buying digital backs for MF cameras?

Maybe it's just a temporary scarcity of good lenses. Certainly the case with Pentax 645 lenses now. Almost impossible to find an FA lenses anymore.

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Here's another one shot with the 645NII and the 33-55/4.5 lens:





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Another one shot with same combo.
The landscape is colored red by the afterglow from the setting sun. This gives the right mystic feel for this utter remote and wild landscape. The exsposure is about 4 minutes.



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Nice work Pal. There are many shooting styles shown here in this thread but I am partial to landscapes/nature. I do however like the black and white shots even though I don't shoot that film type.

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Some great images here....keep 'em coming folks! I'm hoping to post some of my 645NII images soon.....just as quickly as I can get them scanned (1 roll of Fuji Acros and 1 of Fuji Provia so far).

In the meantime, here are a couple more from my Pentax 67, these taken with the awesome 300mm EDIF lens. Full image, 100% cropped section from a 2400 dpi scan (Epson V750) and a pic of this beautiful camera and lens.

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I thought that the 300mm did not have a tripod point? Or is this a different 300mm?
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On my 300mm ED IF I attach my monopod on the camera's mount for extra support. It seems to help with shutter speeds under 1/60. I did a test with all of my tripods shooting an ISO 12233 target and found things got more blurry under that shutter speed without the extra support.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Smolk Quote
I thought that the 300mm did not have a tripod point? Or is this a different 300mm?
The original Pentax 67 300mm lenses did not have a rotating tripod mount, but the last version (the 300mm EDIF) does. It's a terrific lens. Not easy to find, but if you do find and buy one, you won't regret it!

I really think this lens will stack up well against my Hasselblad Zeiss CF350. I've got to get them both out for a "shoot out", now that Spring is almost here.

Unfortunately, the Hasselblad doesn't have a tripod collar. On the other hand, it did come with a pretty cool leather case.

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Here are the specs on the 300mm EDIF version.

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The new Pentax 300mm f/4 ED(IF) lens is a big improvement over the previous design. It is more compact and features Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass for improved optical performance, internal focusing for better balance, easier handling and considerably closer focusing capabilities. Additionally, a rotatable tripod collar has been added, greatly improving stability when mounted on a tripod or monopod. Pentax lenses have been developed using the latest in computer-assisted optical design technology. Lens surfaces are treated with Pentax's exclusive Super-Multi-Coating for sharp, high-contrast images. ED(IF) lenses are super high performance lenses incorporating special Extra-low Dispersion (ED) lens elements to assure the highest image quality and minimize chromatic aberrations. The Inner Focus (IF) mechanism minimizes lens extension when focusing, maintaining good balance and assuring smoother focus ring operation and a closer minimum focus distance.



Key Features & Specifications

  • High-performance telephoto lens for the Pentax 67 system
  • Extra-low Dispersion glass assures optical quality
  • Internal focus improves balance and close focusing ability
  • Rotating tripod collar greatly improves balance on a tripod or monopod
  • Minimum Aperture: 32
  • Lens Construction: 9 groups 9 elements
  • Angle of View: 17 degree
  • Diaphragm: Fully Automatic
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 20m (6.1 ft.)
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.18x
  • Filter Size: 82mm
  • Lens Hood: 34783 PH-RBA82
  • Lens Case: 33922 S120-230
  • Maximum Diameter & Length: 92.5mm x 209.5mm (2.8 x 6.4)
  • Weight: 1650g (58.2 oz.)
  • Pentax Catalog No: 29464
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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
On my 300mm ED IF I attach my monopod on the camera's mount for extra support. It seems to help with shutter speeds under 1/60. I did a test with all of my tripods shooting an ISO 12233 target and found things got more blurry under that shutter speed without the extra support.
Great idea! What kind of tripods have you tested and used with your P67 Tuco? I generally use a wooden Berlebach (leveling ball, but no center column). I've thought about trying something lighter and easier to carry, but was afraid it might not be sturdy enough for the P67 with that lens.

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300 edif

Here's the cross section of this lens.
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A question to other 67 300mm ED[IF] lens owners. How smooth is its focus? Mine, I feel, is too smooth. It's only about 180 degrees of rotation from closest to infinity and the slightest accidental touch of the focus grip (which is really wide) means a significant focus changed. It would be nice if there was more resistance in it.
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