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04-21-2010, 01:35 PM   #1
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Just got a 645NII... OOPS!

The room was crowded. I saw her with a glance. My eyes, her lens, locked. I knew I just had to have her... and did. Luckily the wife is very understanding due to all of the extra work I've been bringing in lately. Below are the first shots

All shot on HP5+ 120 with the 75mm standard lens, developed in HC110 Dilution E (directly from the syrup) for 9 minutes @ 68, and scanned.







The addiction has been quelled for now and the 67 has a new friend...

Thanks for looking...
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One More...

Here's one more shot from the test roll of HP5+ included with the camera. The seller was nice enough to place a bunch of extra film in the box for me... including a bunch I've never tried, like Ilford Delta 3200, Efke black and white, and some color E-6 (maybe Fujichrome Provia). I'm not setup to do E6, so I'll have to send that out.



Anyway, thanks for looking. My excitement overcame me and I had to post to a group of folks who suffer the same thing I do - this great need to keep buying cameras, lenses and accessories!

This was a great buy and I'm thinking I am really going to like it!

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congrats !
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Thanks veraikon! It's been a target of mine for awhile. I told my wife if it hits a certain price point I would jump on it. Now, do I try to track down a 67 to 645 adapter to share my 67 lenses? I certainly cannot join the insanity that is 645 equipment right now because of the 645D. I'm happy with just the 75mm... I'm happy with just the 75mm... I'm happy with just the 75mm... ??

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Nice! I was bitten by the bug not too long ago as well. Adorama had a demo model that was practically unused that I was able to get. Now to stock up on film!
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Delta 3200 is actually really nice in 6x45 format. I was able to shoot handheld at night from a train platform!

Also, if your looking for a good film that won't break the bank, Freestyle's Arista EDU 100 has given me very pleasant results. Just remember to give it a good presoak before developing.
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Thanks rodneysan! I know the feeling... my fridge is full of film right now

Steve: Thanks for the tip on the Delta 3200 Freestyle's Arista EDU 100. I will certainly have to try it! I'm going to have to look for examples to see the results others have achieved.

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645NII... nice one! I see you are putting it to good use already. As far as price insanity goes, what are you talking here? What sorts of prices are these going for? You scored a good deal I take it?

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645NII... nice one! I see you are putting it to good use already. As far as price insanity goes, what are you talking here? What sorts of prices are these going for? You scored a good deal I take it?
I did score a great deal on it... The bodies are all over the map, but the 645NII have been going close to $1,000 in stores around here. I got it for way less than half of that with the 75mm lens, 3 backs (2 120 and 1 220) and a bunch of film. Really, really good deal for the NII. On eBay, they don't show up too often, though there has been a few lately, all in the average $600-$1200 range.

The lenses have become commodities since the 645D was announced. Look at KEH, their stock disappeared overnight and still hasn't recovered. On eBay, the prices have started going up with more bids. These are my observations, have others seen something different?

Thanks for looking and thanks for the positive feedback on my test shots!
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QuoteOriginally posted by mikebob Quote
The lenses have become commodities since the 645D was announced. Look at KEH, their stock disappeared overnight and still hasn't recovered. On eBay, the prices have started going up with more bids. These are my observations, have others seen something different?
I have seen the same thing.
Lens availability and prices have crossed paths with one going down and the other climbing up.
I did find an FA 120mm f/4 Macro on KEH after the 645D was announced - and quickly purchased it. The price was definitely pre-645D announcement, although their prices have not shot up since.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mikebob Quote
Thanks veraikon! It's been a target of mine for awhile. I told my wife if it hits a certain price point I would jump on it. Now, do I try to track down a 67 to 645 adapter to share my 67 lenses? I certainly cannot join the insanity that is 645 equipment right now because of the 645D. I'm happy with just the 75mm... I'm happy with just the 75mm... I'm happy with just the 75mm... ??

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Mike,

The 67 - 645 adapter is worth every penny. Especially with the 645 lenses getting snatched up by the digital crowd. Congrats on your find.

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Mike,

The 67 - 645 adapter is worth every penny. Especially with the 645 lenses getting snatched up by the digital crowd. Congrats on your find.

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Congratulations on the 645NII Mike! I bought one myself about 6 weeks ago and really enjoy using it. I've been using my P67 lenses on it and I agree with Pete....it's definitely worth getting one of the adapters. Those P67 lenses are terrific and I think they fit and balance on the 645 body nicely.

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Thanks guys! I will definitely go for the 67 to 645 adapter now. I was on the fence

I loaded some Efke 25 into the other 120 back for after the HP5+ I currently have loaded, so I'm looking forward to working with it. I'm going to develop in HC110 despite most agreeing that Rodinal is better to control the contrast. I guess we'll see!

Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate it!

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The Pentax Family...

Here's the latest of the family

Somebody else said it in another thread... thank goodness Pentax did not make anything bigger!


Back Row (L to R): ME Super, *ist DS, 645NII, 67
Front Row: Digital Spot Meter, 67 300mm F4, 67 90mm LS
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