The Pentax 67/6X7 is a Japanese SLR medium format film camera system made by Asahi Optical Co. The system first entered the world in 1969 with the original Pentax 6X7 camera, then was improved in the Pentax 67 camera released in 1990, and discontinued in 2009 with the launch of the Pentax 67II camera. This system is famous for its 6×7cm “ideal format” negatives (actual image size 55×70mm) on 120/220 film format. It consists of camera bodies, interchangeable viewfinders, a wide range of fixed focal length and zoom lenses, and a variety of accessories. The whole system is often referred to as P67. Here I share my own experience of using this camera system.
Lens #7: Takumar 6X7 150mm F2.8
Dec 16, 2021
Now it is possible to get a Takumar 6X7 150mm F2.8 lens for an attractive price. However, it does not seem to be as popular as its later…
Lens #6: Pentax 67 120mm F3.5 Soft
Jun 13, 2021
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
Sep 7, 2018
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
May 10, 2017
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
Jan 29, 2017
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
Jan 5, 2017
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
Dec 15, 2016
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
Dec 8, 2016
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
Dec 7, 2016
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
Nov 21, 2016
All extension tubes are designed to enable a camera lens to focus closer than a lens’s minimum object distance (MOD) for more magnification. Pentax 67 extension tubes are…
Leaf Shutter Lens: Takumar 6X7 90mm F2.8
Nov 11, 2016
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
Sep 1, 2016
Mirror stuck up is a common problem of old Pentax 6X7/67 cameras when their mirror gets stuck in the upper position after the shutter has fired and remained…
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
Aug 25, 2016
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…
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