Sunrise with the Pentax 67

With a massive light leak still creeping in the rear door of the Plaubel Makina 670, I decided to give the Pentax 67 a good workout last week with Ashley at Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. She wanted to catch the sunrise before heading off to college, so we hit the roads at 4 in the morning so we could catch the light about an hour before sun-up.

This was a good test at hand-holding low speed.  All exposed at 200 with shutter speeds between 1/30 and 1/250.

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The Pentax 67 Medium Format Camera (Review)

Originally introduced in 1969 as the Pentax 6x7, this medium format camera (the whole family through the 67ii line, actually) has worked its way into the hearts of many professional and enthusiast photographers over the years; culminating in its current cult status. Or as some would say, it's FAD status. (I'm looking at you, Matthew). I do have to agree, that in the last few months this thing is popping up all over the place on my Twitter feed.

The camera went through several upgrades over the years: the Pentax 6x7 MU in 1979 which offered mirror lock-up, the Pentax 67 in 1989 and finally the Pentax 67ii in 1998. This body was something on my long-watch list, though I didn't think I'd ever own one. But as my eyes began to have a little trouble with the rangefinder patch on the Plaubel Makina 670, I decided this might be a good time to give something else a try.

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