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panamapreacher
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Pentax 67 II


I'm about to pull the trigger on a Pentax 6x7 II system and wanted to get some feedback from some of you. I once had a Mamiya 645 and enjoyed it while I had it. Now I am edgeing back towards landscapes again. I currently shoot with Nikon bodies and glass but prefer film to slow down and really enjoy the essence of landscape photography. So I found a Pentax 67 II new in box with an AE finder,three lenses (45, 55 & 100mm macro), extension tubes, cable release, strap, filters, 88mm Lee adapter and a few other small accesories. Everything for $2000 and it's all in mint condition in boxes (most). What do think a deal...or too much?


Aug 20, 2012 at 05:26 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Pentax 67 II


I figured they would move you...
I did a similar thing in purchasing Mamiya RZ67 gear a few months back
Got a Like New RZ67 ProII with 2 lenses, finder, cables, backs, etc. for $1000

Not sure about the relative value of the Pentax gear but I would think it is similar.
If it's truly "NEW", then the $2000 price might be justfied, but if its like new, maybe not.
When I said mine is like new, it was pristine, from the original owner.
But it's also 8+ years old too.

You could look at KEH but I l just checked & they don't show the II model
Then of course there's Ebay
http://www.ebay.com/ctg/Pentax-67-II-Medium-Format-SLR-Film-Camera-/52100164

BTW, noted your reasons for returning to film & they are almost the same words I used!

Hope this helps.

Dan



Aug 20, 2012 at 06:29 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Pentax 67 II


You better do some weight training, a Pentax 67 and lenses are really heavy. In the late 90s I switched to the Mamiya M7 system, which is small and quite lightweight for a 6x7 setup. IQ of most lenses is better too.

EBH



Aug 21, 2012 at 12:09 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Pentax 67 II


Pentax 67 II a nice set-up.
But I think $2000 is just far too much money, even if it is new in box....

Koen.



Aug 24, 2012 at 09:10 PM
 

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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Pentax 67 II


KF wrote:
Pentax 67 II a nice set-up.
But I think $2000 is just far too much money, even if it is new in box....

Koen.



Really? I see bodies that are in mint condition selling for $1300-$1500.This set includes not only the body and AE finder with new lenses as well as a Lee 82mm adapter and two Lee filters which are also like new. I also forgot to mention extention tubes for the 100mm macro lens and the wide hood for the 45mm lens, a cable release and L bracket. I think $2000 is not a steal but very reasonable.
Agree?disagree?

Thanks



Aug 24, 2012 at 10:29 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Pentax 67 II


I would agree that the price is not a steal, but quite reasonable considering the 45 and 55.
I was lucky with mine; Roughly $630 for Mint 67II, 105/2.4 and 55/4 lenses.
I find the 55/4 to be a stellar lens! It's unfortunate, in my opinion, that the kit doesn't include the cheap and cheerful 105/2.4. That is an amazing lens!

I think that if you are happy to spend $2000 on that kit, especially given the pleasures that shooting film may provide, then it is a perfectly justifiable purchase... It's a brilliant camera!

55/4
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6072/6041232852_1403b737b2_z_d.jpg


105/2.4 with extension tubes
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8288/7781483558_6bdbdd6879_z_d.jpg



Aug 25, 2012 at 06:23 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Pentax 67 II


Thank you for posting. Great captures... Did you us Tmax film.?


Aug 25, 2012 at 07:47 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Pentax 67 II


I don't particularly like TMAX films, especially not the 100.
I really like Rollei RPX 100, Rollei Retro 400s, Rollei ATP, and also the occasional Kodak TRI-X.

The first above was taken on FP4+ and developed in Tetenal Neofin Blau.
The second was taken with Rollei Retro 400s, developed in Beutler.



Aug 26, 2012 at 07:31 AM





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