Equipment

Hello fat kid!

There’s a new addition to the family!
I’ve longed for another medium format camera because my Agfa Isola only offers two apertures and three shutter speeds (including bulb) – very minimalistic.

I found the Pentacon Six online and had to wait nearly a month to get her. Knowing that these cameras can be tricky, we took some time to get to know each other.
When I received her, it was love at first sight.
Although she has some little faults.
She’s heavy and when loading film, this has to be done carefully. Otherwise, you get overlapping frames.
The wind lever must be moved gently. Harsh snapping back is not an option.

I already shot and developed a roll of film and she did a great job!
Next thing to buy is a light meter. Until then, I use my Nikon or the intuitive guess-o-meter 😉

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6 Comments

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    lostfunzone (dothob)
    29. Januar 2014 at 23:10

    the pentacon six is such a great (haha) camera. i have one since last year and i’m a big fan 😉
    i’m haven’t really shot a lot with it, but i like taking it up once in a while and have a look through this amazing viewfinder…
    have fun with it!
    (btw. if you think about getting a 120mm lens, i have a vega 120mm spare…)

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    lomoherz
    14. Februar 2014 at 16:07

    AAAAHH, SUPER NICE! Die steht auch schon lange auf meiner Wunschliste – hast du schon ein paar BIlder mit ihr veröffentlicht? Bin sehr gespannt!

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      Mörkrum
      17. Februar 2014 at 7:55

      Noch nichts veröffentlicht – aber wenn, dann eh auch hier 😉

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    secludedsea
    10. Januar 2016 at 11:16

    Would love one of these, but quite expensive ! All but one of my medium formats are very simple cameras.

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