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.

Lens #6: Pentax 67 120mm F3.5 Soft

I couldn’t have ever imagined that I would take hold of Pentax 67 120mm F3.5 Soft, even if for some time. I am not a fan of soft-focus…

Lens #5: Pentax 67 300mm F4

I only remembered that I had Pentax 67 300mm F4 lens when I was going through my archive looking for a portrait requested by a book publisher. I…

Lens #4: Pentax 67 105mm F2.4

Initially, I did not plan to buy Pentax 67 105mm F2.4 lens, although its bokeh is deemed a gold standard for Pentax 67 and medium format cameras in…

Lens #3: Pentax 67 165mm F2.8

Well, when you opt for a certain camera system you also choose the entire range of lenses that go with it. And as for me, Pentax 67 165mm…

Lens #2: Pentax 67 135mm F4 Macro

Initially, I had no plans to buy Pentax 67 135mm F4 Macro lens but could not resist the temptation when I saw it at a bargain price in…

Lens #1: Pentax 67 90mm F2.8

It so happened that when I got my first Pentax 67 many years ago it was equipped with Pentax 67 90mm F2.8 lens. Eventually, this led to a…

Pentax 67: Bayonet-mount filters

Bayonet-mount filters are 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…

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 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. Pentax 67 extension tubes are…

Leaf Shutter Lens: Takumar 6X7 90mm F2.8

I am often asked why I don’t do a review of a Takumar 6X7 90mm 2.8 lens with a leaf shutter (LS) and compare it to a late…

Mirror stuck repair in Pentax 6X7/67 cameras

Mirror stuck up is a common problem of old Pentax 6X7/67 cameras when their mirror gets stuck in upper position after the shutter has fired and remained open….

Four LR44 button cells as replacement for 4LR44/PX28/A544/476A 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…

Universal lens hood for Pentax 67 lenses

I’ve extensively used my Pentax 6X7 and 67 cameras for many years and especially like their high speed lenses — 90mm F2.8, 105mm F2.4, 150mm F2.8 and 165mm…