Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 70,697   Posts: 1,549,085   Online: 1102
      
Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 41
  1. #1

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Ash, Kent
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    130
    Images
    25

    Anyone gone from a Pentax 67 to a 67II?

    Hi all, I am looking to buy a Pentax 67 as I love the rendering and sharpness...(dreams)

    Anyway, the is the 67II just as 67 with metering??? I have a Gossen Digisix. Has anyone experienced both and feel they can give me an opinion of the cost benefit?

    I am planning on using it for portraits/fashion styles. I am budgeting around £400.00 for a 67 with prism and a lens, 67II seem to be £800+

    Thanks

    Paul
    Speed Graphic, Pentax 67, Mamiya RZ67, Mamiya 645 1000s, Nikon F5, Nikon Fm2

  2. #2
    Helinophoto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Norway
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    563
    Images
    20
    No idea really, but I am continually scanning the interwebz for a good deal on a 67II, sadly they are few and far between for some reason.
    -
    "Nice picture, you must have an amazing camera."
    Visit my photography blog at: http://helino-photo.blogspot.com

  3. #3
    dpurdy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Portland OR USA
    Shooter
    8x10 Format
    Posts
    2,055
    Images
    38
    I have read claims that the mirror slap has better damping in the 67II. It has a little better grip.
    Problem I have with the Pentax 67 and portraits is the large percentage of closed eyes pictures.
    The mirror going up makes enough noise to make people blink just in time for the shutter to open.
    I solved the problem for myself by using a tripod and mirror lock up even with portraits.
    Dennis

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Sydney
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,356
    Images
    84
    Quote Originally Posted by 10speeduk View Post
    Hi all, I am looking to buy a Pentax 67 as I love the rendering and sharpness...
    Anyway, the is the 67II just as 67 with metering???
    The 67 has a light meter. At least mine does.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    USA (Utah)
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    165
    The 67II was a redesign, not just adding a meter. It incorporated additional mirror dampening, in addition to electronics to support the 67II AE prism. Other things were added, I believe. I think the 67II is a much better design, but that's my opinion. Often the older 67's and 6x7 had a handle grip (wooden) to help support them. The 67II has a bulging on the right side of the case which helps stabilize it. I don't find I need an additional grip with the 67II.

    Charlie

  6. #6

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Ash, Kent
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    130
    Images
    25
    Thanks guys! Just bought me a 67 with the 90mm lens. Excited! Once it arrives I will be off to get a new tripod!
    Speed Graphic, Pentax 67, Mamiya RZ67, Mamiya 645 1000s, Nikon F5, Nikon Fm2

  7. #7

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Ash, Kent
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    130
    Images
    25
    Anyone recommend a Tech for Pentax 67 CLA in the UK? I hope I wont need it!
    Speed Graphic, Pentax 67, Mamiya RZ67, Mamiya 645 1000s, Nikon F5, Nikon Fm2

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    310
    I bypassed P67 and went straight to a P67-ii 10 years ago after reading a lot of info about p67. I have not regretted a bit for my decision. The most significant advantage of p67-ii is in its much brighter AE prism finder and its aperture priority auto exposure feature. These make the p67-ii as fast and easy as a 35mm SLR with auto exposure feature. The P67-ii's AE prism is the brightest of all MF SLRs I have seen. It makes me want to shoot only with 220 films. 120 films are simply too short for this camera. If there were 100 frame films for this camera I would use it no doubt.

    As far as mirror slap it never caused any problems to me. Yes, each time you depress the shutter button you will feel the jolt of the camera body. But it is always after the frame was already exposed. It's kind of like shooting a rifle. After firing the trigger the barrel of the rifle gets a jolt but it does not affect the bullet reaching the target. I always handhold the camera but I never got any blurred pictures. I sometimes shoot at 1/30th of a second with no problems.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    191
    Quote Originally Posted by mtjade2007 View Post
    The most significant advantage of p67-ii is in its much brighter AE prism finder and its aperture priority auto exposure feature.
    +1

    Also please handle the 90mm carefully it is crazy sharp it can cut your finger

  10. #10
    Poisson Du Jour's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Geelong & Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    3,595
    Images
    15
    The 67/6x7 has a rudimentary, but very capable TTL averaging meter. It meters to 1 second, after which you'll be relying on your razor sharp incident/multispot+AVG hand-held metering skills.

    These cameras are getting on a bit now, particularly those that have seen a lot of active service. Problems noteworthy on used bodies include jamming mirror (not related to battery status), faulty shutter brake/damper, loss of timing accuracy (from having the shutter cocked for a prolonged period of time without shooting), worn/scratchy winding mechanism, skippy winding gears, damaged/inoperable shutter hang reset button (recessed on front left side), worn light seals and disintergrating TTL prism sealing foam.
    Still, scooting around with a keen nose can still get you a specimen that commands a stand-up-and-gasp response — as mine did. The 67II shares similarities (and SMC Pentax lenses) and somewhat modernised, improved handling over the clunky, tank-like but inimitably Pentax feel of the 67. Remember that all these cameras have 120 film, so the mirror box is correspondingly large, ditto the whack and clack, hence the mirror-lock up function (which I consider a very wise feature, though not all bodies have it) that provides a degree of insurance.

    I really thought I had bought a fairly average kit until the first few rolls came back shot with 55 f4 and 165 f4: those trannies on the lightbox were anything but "average"! The 90mm 2.8 lens is a bright, squat little affair that can be welcome if you freestyle the big 67 sans-tripod, as it is a third of the size of many other lenses and a great deal lighter. There are times when I'd like a mid-range lens like that, but I'm not fanatical about carrying yet more weight around!! APUG member SMBooth sometimes bushwalks with a non-metered 6x7 and 90mm lens and the results are impressive. Get whatever you want and take it for a spin. All said and done I don't think you'll be disappointed. Just a little weary from hauling the big gun about...
    .::Gary Rowan Higgins

    A comfort zone is a wonderful place. But nothing ever grows there.
    —Anon.






Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin