Pentax 67

The Pentax 6X7, 67 and 67II, are medium format SLR camera system introduced in 1969 with the original Pentax 6X7 and discontinued in 2009 with Pentax 67II. It produces 55×70mm images on 120 or 220 roll film. The system consist of the camera bodies, an interchangeable viewfinders, lenses and variety of accessories. Here, I will share some of my own experience of using the system.

SMC PENTAX 67 1:28 165mm

Lens #3: Pentax 67 165mm f/2.8

I’ve tried many medium format cameras until I finally decided to settle on Pentax 67. Even before coming to this decision and buying this camera with the 90mm…

SMC PENTAX 67 MACRO 1:4 135mm

Lens #2: Pentax 67 135mm f/4 Macro

Initially, I had no plans to buy this lens but could not resist the temptation when I saw it at a bargain price in a very good condition…

SMC PENTAX 67 1:28 90mm

Lens #1: Pentax 67 90mm f/2.8

It so happened that when I got my first Pentax 67 many years ago it was equipped with this lens. Eventually this led to a decade-long “love affair”…

Pentax 6X7 Bayonet mount filter 67mm skylight

Pentax 67: Bayonet-mount filters

This is another useful and interesting accessory for Pentax 67 lenses. While doing mostly black-and-white photography, it is almost impossible to go without special color filters helping to…

Pentax adapter 645 for 67 lens

Pentax 67 lens to Pentax 645 body adapter

One of the most interesting accessories for the Pentax 67 system is a lens adapter for Pentax 645. You can now buy for cheap the body of its…

Pentax 67 Macro Extension Tubes

Pentax 67: Extension tubes & Exposure compensation

All extension tubes are designed to enable a camera lens to focus closer than a lens minimum object distance (MOD) for more magnification. Asahi’s “Auto Extension Tubes” are…

Pentax 67 MLU stuck mirror repair

Pentax 6X7 & 67: Mirror stuck repair

A common problem of old Pentax 6X7 and 67 cameras is that their mirror gets stuck in upper position after the shutter has fired and remained open. There…

Sunking 4LR44, Varta 4SR44, Kodak PX28 and 4pcs GP LR44

Four LR44 button cells as replacement for PX28 battery

It is an open secret that Pentax 6X7 and 67 don’t run without power. While their mirror and cloth curtains are mechanically driven, they are in fact electrically…

Mamiya RB67 & RZ67 G2 bellows hood set on Pentax 67 90mm f/2.8

Pentax 67: Universal lens hood

I’ve extensively used my Pentax 6X7 and 67 cameras for many years and especially like their high speed lenses — 90mm f/2.8, 105mm f/2.4, 150mm f/2.8 and 165mm…