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Postby drmoss_ca » Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:43 pm

Pentax 645n, 75/2.8, Tri-X, Diafine, Nikon 9000:

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Re: Pentax 645n

Postby jww » Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:50 am

Just when I think you have every camera I have at one point desired, you post a new pic from another great film camera. These were fabulous cameras, and when I think of the prices of medium-format cameras from the 70s and 80s, I cringe to think how inexpensive they have become. Especially when one considers real value of money --- what would a new one cost in today's dollars, I wonder?

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Re: Pentax 645n

Postby drmoss_ca » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:05 pm

The crazy thing is that the Pentax 645 has morphed into a digital camera, and the most recent version is the 645z, which costs $8,500. Yesterday Hasselblad announced a digital back using the same Sony CMOS sensor, but it costs $14,000, and it's only the back, not a camera! Big profit margins there. But one thing that does drop the jaw - it will fit on any Hasselblad V series camera back to 1957. If I were that stupidly wealthy I could put one on my 501c made in 1970. But I could buy a lot of film for that much money so I don't think I'll bother.

I have a 120mm/f4 for the 645n, so I'll try some portraits this weekend, but I'll have to use a monopod as the camera and the big lens gets too unwieldy for hand-holding the shutter speeds I'll need at f4 and ISO200.

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Re: Pentax 645n

Postby Thalay Sagar » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:17 pm

Very nice pic. How's the beer?
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Re: Pentax 645n

Postby drmoss_ca » Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:29 pm

It restores my faith in humanity.

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Re: Pentax 645n

Postby drmoss_ca » Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:52 pm

Pentax 645n, 120/f4, XP2, Rodinal stand:
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Re: Pentax 645n

Postby drmoss_ca » Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:20 pm

Pentax 645n, 120mm/f4, Tri-X @800, TMax developer, Nikon 9000:

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Re: Pentax 645n

Postby drmoss_ca » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:58 am

Pentax 645n, 120mm and 75mm, HP5+ @640, Diafine, Nikon 9000 scans:

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Re: Pentax 645n

Postby jww » Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:49 pm

Nice. Thx for posting. Presumably he final shot is either a self portrait or taken of you by friend or family?
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Re: Pentax 645n

Postby drmoss_ca » Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:38 pm

Pippa asked to take some photos of me. Can't imagine why.

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Re: Pentax 645n

Postby jww » Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:11 pm

Well whatever the case, I like it very much.vshe has an eye for what she likes, is my guess.
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Re: Pentax 645n

Postby drmoss_ca » Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:54 pm

Pentax 645n, 75/2.8, FujiPro 400H, Unicolor presskit, Nikon 9000:

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What a lovely film this is - hard to believe but the colours are just right, the flowers really are that lurid.

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Re: Pentax 645n

Postby jww » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:40 am

It is shocking how good the colours look for sure. Lurid -- what a great way to describe them.
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Re: Pentax 645n

Postby drmoss_ca » Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:54 pm

Pentax 645n, 75mm/f2.8, HP5+, Rodinal 1:50, Nikon 9000:

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Re: Pentax 645n

Postby drmoss_ca » Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:39 am

Pentax 645n, 75mm/f2.8, TMax100, TMax developer, Hasselblad X1 scan:

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Re: Pentax 645n

Postby drmoss_ca » Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:37 pm

Pentax 645n, 120mm/f4, HP5+, ISO800, Hasselblad X1 scans:

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Re: Pentax 645n

Postby drmoss_ca » Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:44 am

Pentax 645n, 45mm/f2.8, Pan F, TMax developer, X1 scans:

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Re: Pentax 645n

Postby Squire » Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:03 am

Remarkable stuff Chris, good to see you out and about. More than once I've talked myself both into and out of getting a 645.
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Re: Pentax 645n

Postby jww » Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:19 pm

My oh my, what gorgeous pics again, Chris!

This is still my most sought after camera --- but I've decided it'll continue to be a dream .... I simply don't have the time to invest in film photography these days. Some day, perhaps.
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Re: Pentax 645n

Postby drmoss_ca » Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:45 pm

Pentax 645n, 45mm/f2.8, Portra 400, Unicolor presskit, X1 scans:

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