I recently decided to treat myself with the purchase of a Pentax 67 (Or Pentax 6x7 depending on who you ask). It's one of those cameras I've had my eye on for years but could never quite justify spending any money on. I've got plenty of cameras sitting in my closet that don't get enough use as it is and adding one more to my inventory just seemed irresponsible at best.
But hey, who ever said photography was a "responsible" thing to be doing in the first place? I mean, if I wanted to be responsible I'd be spending my money on stocks or Bitcoin or something. Instead I always seem to be buying cameras, films, and old records. Oh well, at least I'll die happy.
I am going to write a proper review of the Pentax 67 after I've had to chance to do a few more shoots with it. So far I've only ran a couple of rolls of film through it and I can't say whether or not the camera is going to become a regular tool for me or not. My guess is that it will as I already quite like it, but it is something that takes getting used to. As such, I want to hold off judgement and a real world review until I have some more proper photoshoots under my belt.
This particular photoshoot was sadly cut very short after some drunken asshole spotted the model and I along the shores of the river and decided it was a good idea to try and talk with us. Needless to say that was pretty annoying so I only got to expose a few frames before we had to head back to the car. Here is a general piece of advice for everyone out there. If you are out taking a walk and you happen to come across a naked girl getting her picture taken, don't approach and try to talk to her. I promise she doesn't want you to.
After only a couple of frames I can already tell the 105mm f/2.4 lens that came with my camera is painfully sharp. Maybe even too sharp for my personal tastes. I believe this was made at around f/5.6 and I was only standing about three feet away from the model. Honestly, the 105mm wouldn't have been my first choice for the Pentax 67 and I'm already on the hunt for something a bit wider. For now I think I can make due though.