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Pentax 6x7 Medium Format Camera with various Super Takumar Lens

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$1600 - 8/10 Body S/N: 4096417, 7/10 135mm F4.0 Lens S/N: 6922275 prism S/N : 575299

$1900 - 9/10 Body S/N: 4066315,  8/10 105mm f2.4  S/N : 8223121

$1850 - 7/10 Body S/N: 412214, 8/10 Lens : 55mm f3.5 S/N : 8254024

$1700 - 7/10 Body S/N: 4145863, 8/10 Lens : 105mm f2.4 S/N : 69012168

Review: 

I first heard about Pentax 6x7 a few years ago. This large looking monster has a mirror inside so big that when you click the shutter, it almost sounds like a big slap. Among camera enthusiasts there is often a joke about the volume of the shutter representing how roughly the camera is made (giving reference to Leica cameras being super silent). This Pentax will probably sit between a Hasselblad and a Kiev medium format camera. 

Debuted in 1965, the Pentax 6x7 is a medium format - single lens reflex (SLR) camera. 6 x 7 means that it shoot 120 film but with a 6cm x 7cmm image size. Weighing a tone (2.3 kilo to be exact), this is camera is pretty much as good as a dumbbell. So what makes this camera so special? Recently with the rise of high end wedding photographers purely shooting on film, this camera is probably the most sought after 'go to' gear, after the renowned Contax 645.

 

For the same reason the Contax 645 is famous for how it renders portraits amazing with the delicious bokeh on it's 80mm f2 Carl Zeiss Planar lens, the Pentax 6x7 with its 105mm f2.4 Super-Takumar lens renders portraits, how should I say it... almost divine!

 See photos below, both shot wide open at f2.4 with Fujifilm Provia 100f  slide film (my favourite film). Once seen, you will never look back.

 

Photo of @Madhedin  shot by @gary7wong

 

Photo of @Jaden.Buckley shot by @gary7wong

 

Description:

 It originally debuted in 1965 as a prototype dubbed the Pentax 220. Since then and with improvements, it was released in 1969 as the Asahi Pentax 6×7, as well as the Honeywell Pentax 6×7 for the North American import market. It would later receive a number of engineering updates and cosmetic changes and be renamed as the Pentax 67. The camera resembles a traditional 35 mm SLR camera with interchangeable viewfinder and lens, but is considerably bigger and heavier, weighing 2.3 kilograms (5.1 lb) with the plain prism and standard (105 mm f/2.4) lens. It is perhaps inspired by the 1957 East German 6×6 KW Praktisix and its successor, the Pentacon Six, although the horizontal SLR concept can be traced back to the 1933 Ihagee VP Exakta. read more here.

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References List:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentax_6%C3%977

http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Pentax_67




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