So I bought a Pentax

So I bought a Pentax. A 6×7. A beast of a camera. The mirror slap alone can knock over a semi-large cow if the wind is right.

The quality of the images from this camera is beyond belief. It’s film and glas. It’s marvellous. I will write an in depth about it at some point, but for now here is a series of images that I shot with my good friend Brian Mogensen who owns a jeans store in Århus called Blue Caviar

Shot using The Pentax 6×7 and the Takumar 105mm f/2.4 using a mixture of Kodak Portra 160 and Ilford HP5 400. Scanned on my Canoscan 9000F mk2 using Silverfast.


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12 thoughts on “So I bought a Pentax

  1. Wonderful. A friend just bought the same camera. Curious to read more about your experience! My Hasselblad 500CM is still my favourite as the negatives are so beautiful.

  2. Very nice. As lovely as your Minolta Rokkor lens on your Fuji GFX 50… ;)) Ok, kind of pokin’ at you but also somewhat serious as I think those have been some of your best, most magical images of people to date. But I totally get the film thing. I bought a Nikon F100 at the end of last year and have since spent more on film and processing than the $150 spent on the actual camera. And a wonderful 35mm it is…

  3. Hi I came upon your name a while back and must have subscribed as I admired your work. Your post today about your new Pentax makes me so nostalgic for the good old days. I am a Senior Citizen who no longer feels responsible for the photos I take because I use my phone. I don’t have the energy or money to go back but it is so good to know there are photographers like you who still appreciate the good ole’ ways…Carry on (see my website below)

    http://www.coraschwartz.com

  4. Great shots ! This is a great combo (my favorite in fact) that can create some very unique results ! Have a lot of fun and enjoy this litlle charming beast ! Cheers !

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