Ok, I'll start. Loving my new (used) Pentax 6x7+105mm


#1

Hi everyone!

Picked up a used Pentax 6x7 & 105mm this year. As much as I love shooting digital with my Fuji, this combo is really something special. For now, it’s sort of my go-to for portrait work. A bit of a pain to walk around with but, good to keep in the car when out shooting.

More to come!


#2

This is indeed incredibly different than what you can get with an APS-C sensor! I love how it render depth of field. Please post more! (my wallet won’t be happy…)


#3

Yeah! It almost renders like a large format camera.


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#5

Last one for now. :sunglasses:


#6

Oh my… This is so beautiful! I love the car details, the subtle blur and how it renders basically everything. I need this!


#7

I forgot to mention, on these shots I’m shooting Kodak Portra 400 rated at 200 and over exposed by 1 stop from my handheld meter.


#8

These look great. Do you do your own scanning? If so, what scanner do you use?


#9

Thanks! These were scanned locally by my lab here in Portland. They’re using a Noritsu mini lab for their scanning. Keeps things pretty simple and I don’t do much with them other than some added contrast and color correction.


#10

Nice work! I still shoot film as well, with a 6X6 and two 645s. For me, they are a good compromise between image quality and girth. Your lab wouldn’t happen to be Blue Moon, would it? One of my bucket list pilgrimages…


#11

I still haven’t made it over to Blue Moon yet! No, I use Citizens Photo. They do good work and their prices are great.


#12

The Pentax was always my dream camera back in my film days. Your wonderful photos rekindled the desire.

I made an attempt at 35mm film again a couple years ago, but the time to develop and scan was too much for me and I scurried back to digital. Probably lab scanning, which is better than I could do, is the way to go.

I hope you share more of your work.


#13

Beautiful! Portra 400 and 160 are my fave.