Sunday, November 9, 2014

Reunited and if feels so good.

My "new" Pentax 6x7 with non-metered prism
Around six months ago one of my favorite cameras, my Pentax 6x7, stopped working. The shutter seized up, and that was it. Toast. Since then, I have been scouring ebay and other used equipment stores to find a replacement. After THREE failed attempts (mostly due to careless/clueless sellers), I finally bought another body that functions correctly. It came with a nice non-metered prism as well.

My poor old broken 67 body with bulky metered prism

I tested it out today in my backyard, and even though I was just fooling around, I was instantly reminded why I love this camera, and why I have gone through such great lengths to purchase a new working one.

Over the last year, I've been working almost exclusively with 35mm cameras because of their portability, ergonomics, and speed. However, I've been itching to get back into medium format. 35mm ( and even most digital sensors) simpply can't match the shallow depth of field and detail  medium format provides. I'm extremely excited to have the opportunity to use a Pentax 6x7 again, and hope to produce some quality work very soon!