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11-05-2011, 07:22 PM   #1306
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QuoteOriginally posted by G and T Quote
I found this black beauty with lens and remote cable for less than the price of the cable. I restored it with a cloth (I gave it a wipe),and every-thing functions perfectly.
Congrats, that's a nice camera, and good looking too, in both the black and "panda" versions. Really amazing the camera technology you can pick up for a song if you're in the right place at the right time.

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The newest addition to my Pentax film family, a 4lb bundle of joy named “Thor”!

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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
The newest addition to my Pentax film family, a 4lb bundle of joy named ďThorĒ!

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Congrats Phil, that's a very nice looking setup.
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Congrats Phil, that's a very nice looking setup.
Thanks Colton. I ran the first roll of film through it yesterday, so I have my fingers crossed waiting for the processed and scanning to be done. (My scanner only does 35mm sized negatives/slides)

It was sunny but very windy here yesterday, so probably not the best weather to use a 67 handheld for the first time. Iím hoping 1/250 & 1/500 shutter speeds were enough while I was swaying in the wind.

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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
It was sunny but very windy here yesterday, so probably not the best weather to use a 67 handheld for the first time. Iím hoping 1/250 & 1/500 shutter speeds were enough while I was swaying in the wind.
Congratulations! Despite what you may have heard, I've found there is no need to fear the lower speeds, getting some good shots even down around 1/8 second handheld; the sheer mass of the camera + lens seems to add stability, unless that's all in my head.
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It's not in your head, Sluggo. I used to do a lot of motor sports photography and would hand-hold my cameras with long lenses attached while doing pan shots. For a motorsports photo to look right, you have to select a slow enough shutter speed so that the wheels blur -- usually about 1/125 second or slower. But I found that these slow speeds with 300mm and longer lenses weren't a problem when panning smoothly. It has always been my conviction that the sheer mass of the outfit prevents jitter-induced blur. Just a few weeks ago, I attended a local airshow, and had to do the same thing with the propeller-driven aircraft. That is, limit my top shutter speed to about 1/125 second so I'd have decent prop blur. I was shooting with a Tamron 300mm f/2.8 LDIF (big and heavy) attached to my EOS digital and had not a single photo with jitter-induced blur. Because it's an MF lens, yeah I missed focus on some shots, but at least I didn't have to toss any because of the shakes.

Congrats on picking up a great outfit, Phil. I love the old Pentax 67 and would like to have my own one of these days.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sluggo Quote
Congratulations! Despite what you may have heard, I've found there is no need to fear the lower speeds, getting some good shots even down around 1/8 second handheld; the sheer mass of the camera + lens seems to add stability, unless that's all in my head.
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It's not in your head, Sluggo. I used to do a lot of motor sports photography and would hand-hold my cameras with long lenses attached while doing pan shots. For a motorsports photo to look right, you have to select a slow enough shutter speed so that the wheels blur -- usually about 1/125 second or slower. But I found that these slow speeds with 300mm and longer lenses weren't a problem when panning smoothly. It has always been my conviction that the sheer mass of the outfit prevents jitter-induced blur. Just a few weeks ago, I attended a local airshow, and had to do the same thing with the propeller-driven aircraft. That is, limit my top shutter speed to about 1/125 second so I'd have decent prop blur. I was shooting with a Tamron 300mm f/2.8 LDIF (big and heavy) attached to my EOS digital and had not a single photo with jitter-induced blur. Because it's an MF lens, yeah I missed focus on some shots, but at least I didn't have to toss any because of the shakes.

Congrats on picking up a great outfit, Phil. I love the old Pentax 67 and would like to have my own one of these days.
Thanks guys! Yes I read a lot of various articles with conflicting shutter speeds that you should use MLU and hand hold a Pentax 67 at.

I’m going to shoot Tmax 400 for the time being, so I should be fine hand holding even with b&w contrast filters.

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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
Thanks Colton. I ran the first roll of film through it yesterday, so I have my fingers crossed waiting for the processed and scanning to be done. (My scanner only does 35mm sized negatives/slides)

It was sunny but very windy here yesterday, so probably not the best weather to use a 67 handheld for the first time. Iím hoping 1/250 & 1/500 shutter speeds were enough while I was swaying in the wind.

Phil.
You shouldn't have any trouble shooting handheld at those speeds.
I highly recommend the WLF for easier handheld shooting and to cut down on weight.
Here's a shot I took handheld 1/60s using the WLF and 45/4.
While not super sharp, I was standing in the bow of a small rocking boat.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
You shouldn't have any trouble shooting handheld at those speeds.
I highly recommend the WLF for easier handheld shooting and to cut down on weight.
Here's a shot I took handheld 1/60s using the WLF and 45/4.
While not super sharp, I was standing in the bow of a small rocking boat.
Yes your shot turned out very well, considering the circumstances.
I had ordered a Folding Focusing Hood last month and the camera store just got it in and shipped it today. So I’m looking forward to trying it out, I also have a spotmeter so I’m good to go.

Looks like I have to wait till next week to get my first roll back. The lab is moving this weekend and will take a few days to setup in their new location.

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I just got this guy (the one on the right)








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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
The newest addition to my Pentax film family, a 4lb bundle of joy named “Thor”!

Phil.
Great looking 67! I can hear the "cachunk" sound of the shutter from here!

QuoteOriginally posted by twitch Quote
I just got this guy (the one on the right)
I had a MZ-S for a while and regret selling it. There is no other camera anything like it (well for what I've used at least).
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QuoteOriginally posted by twitch Quote
I just got this guy (the one on the right)
Nice. From their exteriors, you could hardly guess that one camera is nearly 10 yrs older than the other. I like the contoured looks of the MZ-S grip, too.
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I think the grip of the MZ-S is the best ever made.
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After seeing Phil's 67, I got inspired to do a portrait of my 67.
I got this as a broken parts body that came along with a 67II, 3 lenses (2 in need of repair), an ext. tube set, helicoid ext. tube, and 67mm reverse adapter, all for $400.
I sold the 67II body for $550, 1 lens (165/4 LS) for $250, and the helicoid tube for $150. Then spent $250 repairing the 67 and other 2 lenses (45/4, and 90/2.8 LS)
In the end, I paid back the $400, and ended up with $300 and a working 67 and 2 lenses. It's a little beatup looking but it has worked great for 2 years and over 30 rolls of film. I have since added a folding waist level finder and a SMC Pentax 67 200/4 to my kit.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Macario Quote
I think the grip of the MZ-S is the best ever made.
It's certainly a much nicer grip to use than the K-5's.
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