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Old 02-14-2017   #1401
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Does anyone know where the best place to get a Pentax 67 repaired in the U.K. is?
The hinges that hold the back door on have broken....
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I'd drop Miles a line: http://www.mwcamerarepairs.co.uk

He has repaired and serviced various cameras and lenses for me and always does a great job. As a bonus he's good value and turns things around quickly.
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Interesting. I used the WLV a lot on my 67 (the prism is very heavy). But I rarely used it without holding it up to my eye. Do you compose the image and focus without bringing it to your eye? If you did, then it seems to me it wouldn't matter if the strap lugs made the camera hang vertically.
Because of my health (ALS), I haven't been able to lift my 67 up anywhere near my eye for over 5 years. I just let it rest on the strap and then focus and compose from there. The top strap lugs were/are pretty important to me.
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Old 02-15-2017   #1403
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Many thanks, just seen this!

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He has repaired and serviced various cameras and lenses for me and always does a great job. As a bonus he's good value and turns things around quickly.
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Old 03-26-2017   #1408
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The Pentax 67ii continues to be one of the best camera purchases I've ever made. Definitely much improved over the older 67 models IMO. I need to get rid of my older body and buy a second 67ii!

Here's one I shot last month, but just found the roll in a backpack that I had forgotten I had shot. Was experimenting with a 15cm APO Lanthar lens adapted to the camera:

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The Pentax 67ii continues to be one of the best camera purchases I've ever made. Definitely much improved over the older 67 models IMO. I need to get rid of my older body and buy a second 67ii!

Here's one I shot last month, but just found the roll in a backpack that I had forgotten I had shot. Was experimenting with a 15cm APO Lanthar lens adapted to the camera:
I have the original 6x7, and like you it is my best camera. This is exactly why I like this camera. Great Portrait! I won't buy a newer one because I had it CLA'd by you know who. It is working perfectly, but if it fails I get a new body.
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Thanks! For me, this is why the newer 67ii is great - auto exposure! No need to fiddle with the shutter dial trying to get your exposure right as the moment passes. Much more spontaneous and in the moment. Other subjects of course don't need that .
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I like this fantastic camera for several reasons. Here is why (pictures are with the 35mm and the 105mm)

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Old 05-22-2017   #1413
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Recently I had my Pentax 67 II serviced. The film advance was loose, and the shutter release was also loose. The film transport got overhauled, and the shutter release switch was replaced. $300.00 plus tax at Nippon Photo Clinic here in NYC. This is a pro shop in NYC, but it has such a Japanese vibe.

So now the camera is very much like new.

The Pentax 67 II has 6 segment TTL metering. I have the AFZ 500 most powerful dedicated flash, the hot shoe grip with required "Z" cable, and AE prism. The dedicated TTL flash is deadly accurate. I ended up selling all my glass except the 75/2.8 AL because all the other glass went unused. What a great-great rig.

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I would love to have a try of a P67 with its fabled 105mm although Cal's words about the 75AL make it an interesting (and expensively unreacheable) proposition.

The P67 system has quite a bit of appreciation within the film community; the P67II, along with mamiya M's, have risen value quite a bit.

AE on the P67II makes it seem a very nice and convenient travel camera... but not light or compact!


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I would love to have a try of a P67 with its fabled 105mm although Cal's words about the 75AL make it an interesting (and expensively unreacheable) proposition.

The P67 system has quite a bit of appreciation within the film community; the P67II, along with mamiya M's, have risen value quite a bit.

AE on the P67II makes it seem a very nice and convenient travel camera... but not light or compact!


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The AE Prism on a Pentax 67 II is deadly accurate. I shot Fuji Velvia 50 in 220 at night to cover NYC Fashion Night Out. Basically I was shooting one of the most unforgiving slow speed films and compounding the difficulies by shooting at night with a flash. So basically I am on Fifth Avenue blinding people with the most powerful flash ever built for the Pentax system, and I got perfect results.

While the 105/2.4 is about a 50 FOV, the 75/2.8 AL is allegedly an ASPH lens and it is about a 35mm FOV. A very-very useful lens. Still wide open and close focused the DOF is mucho shallow.

In use without the grip and flash the Pentax 67II with 75/2.8 AL weighs 5 1/4 pounds. It is actually lighter in weight than the earlier P67's. Also a lot lighter than a baby Linhof by more than two pounds. Perhaps comparable to a Fuji Texas Leica in weight.

To me having TTL flash capabilities is a very valuable asset. The 75/2.8 AL is flexible enough as not to need other lenses.

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Marvelous work! You made the 6x7 sing for you
Thanks for the kind words, Love the camera!
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Old 05-27-2017   #1420
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Thanks for the kind words, Love the camera!
I love mine as well. it's a most excellent tool.
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I love this cam

P67ii and the 75mm AL as well as the 55mm F4 lens

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some really lovely images here! I hadn't thought to post my P67 images of RFF!

What tripods do you guys and gals use for this beast of a camera? I have an old Dolica that supports 13lbs, but im thinking about something a little beefier....
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some really lovely images here! I hadn't thought to post my P67 images of RFF!

What tripods do you guys and gals use for this beast of a camera? I have an old Dolica that supports 13lbs, but im thinking about something a little beefier....
For years I used a Slik Pro 400DX. It did okay with the 45mm and 90mm lenses, but with the 200mm it wasn't sturdy enough for shutter speeds 1/125 and slower.
Last year I got a Bogen Manfrotto 3021N and then earlier this year I added an Induro PHQ1 pan head. This combo seems much sturdier than the Slik.
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For years I used a Slik Pro 400DX. It did okay with the 45mm and 90mm lenses, but with the 200mm it wasn't sturdy enough for shutter speeds 1/125 and slower.
Last year I got a Bogen Manfrotto 3021N and then earlier this year I added an Induro PHQ1 pan head. This combo seems much sturdier than the Slik.
Same, I have not gone to the Bogen Manfrotto 3021N yet but I might.
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I just picked up a feisol CT-3442 & Kirk B-H1 ballhead for the 67II.
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My beat up P67 frame spacing has seen better days, but I still love to shoot portraits with it ! Always handheld !
It has a very unique look !





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My beat up P67 frame spacing has seen better days, but I still love to shoot portraits with it ! Always handheld !
It has a very unique look !




LOOVE this image. I have done similar with my Pentax =)
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Pentax 67ii + 55-100/4.5 Velvia 100 converted to b&w and cropped


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Brad, very nice, I have that lens too.
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My beat up P67 frame spacing has seen better days, but I still love to shoot portraits with it ! Always handheld !
It has a very unique look !
What lenses did you use with that?
Everytime I see an MF thread, I think to my self "why do I bother with 35mm film...?"
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Pentax 67, 105mm F2.4, Kodak Portra



This is going to be the last time that I shoot color film. Since getting rid of my Coolscan and having to resort back to scanning with the V700 I cant believe that I survived scanning with that thing for so long. I'm going to continue to focus on shooting and printing black and white.
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Anyone has contacts for Pentax 67II servicing in Japan that takes in overseas customers? My 67II resetting film counter issue is happening rather frequently of late, maybe its time to send it in.
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keechoon, where are you from? In Europe is a legacy repair shop too. Its Rudiger Maerz in Hamburg. Trained repairmen and the whole stock of parts in europe.
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keechoon, where are you from? In Europe is a legacy repair shop too. Its Rudiger Maerz in Hamburg. Trained repairmen and the whole stock of parts in europe.
Thanks for the link. I'm over in Singapore (SE Asia) though and thought of looking around Asia or Japan for the servicing.

Read some articles on the problem but there isn't clear guides on how fix it by my own.
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This is going to be the last time that I shoot color film. Since getting rid of my Coolscan and having to resort back to scanning with the V700 I cant believe that I survived scanning with that thing for so long. I'm going to continue to focus on shooting and printing black and white.
Have you given wet colour printing a go? I love it. Much better than scanning.
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This is going to be the last time that I shoot color film. Since getting rid of my Coolscan and having to resort back to scanning with the V700 I cant believe that I survived scanning with that thing for so long. I'm going to continue to focus on shooting and printing black and white.
You don't need a scanner to enjoy colour film photography!
Besides the option of doing classical colour prints in your darkroom - as 'FujiLove' already mentioned - you have another excellent option:
And this option delivers even much better quality at lower costs and much less needed time compared to scanning colour negative film:
Use colour reversal film and an excellent slide loupe on a light table.
Using this way you get
- higher resolution, better sharpness and finer grain compared to the quality reducing process of scanning
- you avoid all the quality reducing factors of computer monitors
- no need for time consuming scans
- you get a much better brillance and colour fidelity compared to a picture on a computer monitor
- with an excellent medium format slide loupe like the Schneider 3x medium format loupe (or the Rodenstock medium format loupe or the Peak 4,5x Anastigmat) you get outstanding picture quality and an almost three-dimensional look (much much better than the flat look of computer monitors)
- the workflow is much much faster, just put the slide on the light table and start enjoying it.

And if you want huge formats in absolutely unsurpassed, breathtaking quality: Project your slides. There is nothing better. Cinema at home.

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A friend asked me for some advice about a problem her 67II is having. I consider myself a pretty decent repair manual pack rat. But I did not have a copy of the service books for either the 67 or the 67II.

A quick Google search this evening led me to a hit for a site that is not, apparently, online. But it is cached. From the cache, I was able to successfully retrieve pdfs of the manuals for the 67 and 67II. The page also has links to a raft of other 67 related pdfs, lens manuals, accessory documents etc.

If you are into the 67s, and believe any of these files may be of some help to you, now, or in the future, I suggest retrieving them while they are still easily procurable. I have no plans to own a 67 now or in the future (I hasten to add I think they're great cameras, and I love Pentax lenses, but I've got plenty of MF options already). But I've grabbed the repair books anyway, in case I need to look at one down the track for someone.
FYI, the cache page is here, if you think you may benefit from any of the documents in question...
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:MVYY3Z8DcDwJentax67.net/%3Fpage_id%3D327+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=au
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