Pentax 6x7 MLU

Discussion in 'Medium and Large Format Cameras' started by Qppoiz, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. Qppoiz

    Qppoiz FF Regular

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    Mar 24, 2015
    I just received a Pentax 6x7 yesterday. It came with the 55 f3.5 and 105 f2.4. I got to try one a couple of weeks ago from a local seller, but unfortunately his son decided he wanted to keep the camera (it was mint. MINT!). Anyways, I tried some Acros 100 and loved the sharpness of the lenses.

    I found this sample in good used condition and I absolutely love it!

    (Banana for scale)
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    105mm f2.4 @ f2.4
    HP5+, d76

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  2. jai

    jai FF Regular

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    Apr 8, 2015
    Looks amazing. How's the weight? o_O
     
  3. Qppoiz

    Qppoiz FF Regular

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    Mar 24, 2015
    It's actually very manageable! I'm using an Op/Tech Pro strap and carry it on my shoulder. The problem is the storage: of all the camera bags I have none will accommodate this animal plus the giant 55mm I got with the camera (100mm filter thread...).
     
  4. jai

    jai FF Regular

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    Apr 8, 2015
    How does the focussing work? Is there a split screen focussing screen? I'm guessing it's challenge to nail focus with 105mm wide open
     
  5. Qppoiz

    Qppoiz FF Regular

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    Mar 24, 2015
    Actually, it's very easy to focus. My camera has the microprism ring screen, no split screen. At first I thought this would be difficult because it's the same setup I have in my SRT201, which I find difficult to focus. The P67, however, is super easy to focus because the view through the finder is enormous and the actual screen does a good job at showing when focus has been reached.
     
  6. drd1135

    drd1135 New to FF

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    Jul 15, 2015
    Steve
    My old Pentax 645 was a joy to focus manually mainly because of that same thing.
     
  7. Qppoiz

    Qppoiz FF Regular

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    Mar 24, 2015
    Here's a couple more with the 105mm f2.4. I know the one with my dog was wide open, but I'm not sure about the other one. Both on Hp5 developed in D76.

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    Excuse the water marks
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  8. jai

    jai FF Regular

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    Apr 8, 2015
    Do you do any post processing work on your scans?

    The photo with the dog came out great, but I think the first one might look better if if you bumped up the contrast and exposure in the midtones.
     
  9. Qppoiz

    Qppoiz FF Regular

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    Mar 24, 2015
    Nah, I scan straight using V550 and EPSON Scan. Sometimes I correct the images, but I'm cataloging the negatives I will one day enlarge the good ol' fashion way. I do mess around with color negatives though (VueScan (RAW) -> ColorPerfect).
     
  10. jai

    jai FF Regular

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    Apr 8, 2015
    Ah, cool.

    Unfortunately I don't have room in my tiny appartment for an enlarger or proper darkroom setup. My process is very much the new fangled way (or as much as it can be for film): Vuescan -> Lightroom -> Epson 2100 inkjet / Flickr
     
  11. axquintana

    axquintana New to FF

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    Oct 14, 2016
    Hi there Qppoiz. Great images. would you recommend the v550 as a scanner?
     
  12. Qppoiz

    Qppoiz FF Regular

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    Mar 24, 2015
    For medium format it's great. 35mm can be difficult if the negatives are not flat. Color in general is difficult to do and requires more work than I care for.

    Overall it's a great scanner.
     
  13. yohan

    yohan FF Regular

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    Mar 27, 2015
    yohan
    Couple shots from my first roll through Pentax 67 + 105mm + portra 160.
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