I've been looking, more like lusting, at adding a med format camera. all my film shooing is done on 35mm and im happy. but as my girlfriend says, size does matter. i was thinking that a 645 would be nice but my local camera shop got a whole pentax 67ii system in. 3 bodies, all with the new metered prism as well as many lenses. gotta say the 800mm lens looks more like a telescope especially in the case! anyway i thought it was not that large and many people show great hand held shots with this set up. so i started looking more into a 67 system. on Craigslist i found a local dealer with w 67 system with mirror lock up and a few lenses for sale also.
so my question is which system would be a better deal. I would use the meter in the prism as i dont have a hand held one, but i could add one if necessary. so here is what i can get:
1) pentax P67ii. body, the new metered prism, Wood camera grip and a 105 lens for $999
2) Super Complete Pentax 67 Camera Kit (direct from the post) for $995
This equipment is in MINT condition and of course has our 30 day warranty against defects.
• Pentax 67 body with mirror-lock up option (preferred)
• Meter prism finder
• Wood camera grip
• 90mm f/2.8 standard lens
• 55mm f/4.0 wide-angle lens
• 135mm f/4.0 Macro lens
• 200mm f/4/0 telephoto lens
• Rt. angle viewfinder
• Lens shades
• Camera strap
• Aluminum Pentax brand carrying case.
I could also just wait for a better buy as its not like i need it, just want it. I would also need to ffind a way to scan my negs as i have a 35mm only scaner. can get an epson 750 or just outsource the best negs for scanning. this adds a little cost to the system but a needed one as i only use a hybrid process (except when i can take a photo class at the local Junior college).
thoughts? the main difference between the two is the in camera meetering and the automated shooting modes of the p67ii. i also read a little about winding issues in the older 67 models which seems to have been fixed in the 67ii system. any other important differences? i would add a 55mm and most likely a 200 if i got the 67ii system that colmes with 1 lens. i mainly shoot landscapes so a tripod is with me more often than not.