Some Pentax 6*7 questions

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  1. Joooorsh

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    So I'm looking at picking up a 67 body in the new year, but firstly I just wanted to make sure of a few things.

    I'm assuming the AE finder from the 67II and the wlf from the 6*7 will both mount on the 67 body. Is this correct?

    Will the 67II grip mount on the 67 body? KEH only has the 67II grip.


    And who wants to sell me one for cheap cheap cheap?
     
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    No 67 and 6x7 are same 67ii is different beast altogether. Lens will work, just not the prisms
     
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    What about the grips?

    And how can I tell which AE prisms are for which camera? I see AE prisms on 6*7 kits and also on 67II kits bit with no distinction as to which prism is which in individual listings....
     
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    The wood left-hand grip works for both.

    The TTL prism (it has a little swing arm thing on the side) and standard 67/6x7 prism works for both models. The AE meter is for the 67II body.
     
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    I've got a wooden grip for my 6x7 as well as one for my 67ii, and they appear to be the same.
     
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    Adding wooden grips adds weight, and quite likely that's the last thing you want above its base specs.
    Besides which, you can stick any wooden grip (or grips, plural) on a beastly 67 s but it won't improve the primitivel boxy ergonomics one iota. Not that this beaming Pentax owner is going to gripe about ergonomics, weight or crook neck: I'm learning to live and love this clunker, even more so after seeing the first two rolls of ACROS from it! :smile:

    EDIT: Fleabay is a good place to start for any 67 bodies of all shapes and sizes (and vintages) but the problem is in accurately and confidently (beyond reasonable doubt) assessing threadbare descriptions and images.
     
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    I'm 120 kilos so an extra couple in the hands won't really trouble me too much, I trust.
     
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    ^ Hmm. I'm 57kg and size of this beast does matter! Weight too... My neck is sore, my back is broke, my knees are wonk and I have no bag for this beast of burden at all. That will change today: a bag is now to hand. Hooray, no need to cart it around in an Esky anymore! :smile:
     
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    It'll fit in my domke. Just won't be able to take anything else out with me.
     
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    My KATA case is excellent. I've found I have ample room for my Sekonic, a few filters, cable release, notebook, munchies, scalpel, pepper spray and spider. Everything a serial menace with a monster camera needs. :smile:
     
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    I think they are very different, there is no way you could fit 67II prism on 6X7 vice versa.



    Can you give me link to the KATA bag? I'd like to haul the monster pentax with a tiny d*g*t*l and if possible have some room for hiking needs. Currently using Tamrac Adventure, it doesn't have enough room for the spare d*g*t*l.
     
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    Here's the link to my bag. I highly recommend it for its many different layout options. The 67 lies lens-down for quick access and is supported by 'box' wings either side. Additional little nooks to hold filters etc. Very, very well made and thought out (designed in Israel I believe). AUD$95

    http://www.kata-bags.com/dc-445-for-pro-dslr-3-5-lenses-flash
     
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    The P6x7 that I've got for sale in the classifieds includes a bag :wink:

    Although for actual use, if I'm going to just use one lens on a particular session I'll use my Lowepro "sling", otherwise I'll use a much larger Lowepro Vertex.
     
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    Thanks! I always thought video bag will be more suitable for 67! I'll check the actual size when I visit the local shop. Hope I won't get charged 'inspection fee'. :D
     
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    That was my guiding philosophy too after seeing how big video cameras bedded down in this and other cases with consummate ease.
    One trick I employed was to take a tape measure with me, having established the dimensions of the Pentax 67 (height 16cm, width 20cm [with SMC 55mm f4] length 19cm. This is one nitty-gritty task I couldn't leave to chance with FleaBay. :tongue:
     
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    What KATA you end up with?
     
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    The Pentax 6x7 and 67 accept an older TTL viewfinder. The newer 67II body accepts an AE finder that is quite a nice piece. The AE finder for the 67II offers several metering options - center weighted, spot and a dual zone six zone matrix metering.

    There is also a significant viewfinder brightness difference between the 6x7 / 67 series and the 67II series. The 67II series viewfinder is natively much brighter that the older series. You can get a brightscreen focusing screen for the older series, but it is somewhat expensive.

    If weight is no issues, take a look at the 67II body with the AE finder as well as the excellent 55-100mm zoom (and if you an afford it the 90-180mm zoom).