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Pentax 6x7 as a street camera

street photographyPosted by Rense Jun 05, 2010 10:35:44
Some weeks ago, I had to stay some days in The Hague for my work. It gave me the opportunity to take my Pentax 6x7 out as a street camera for the first time. This is a medium format camera that makes my digital Pentax K20d look like a dwarf, so I was eager to know how people would react on such a behemoth pointed towards them. In the evening, I went to the boulevard of Scheveningen, together with a friend and colleague, and I started shooting, with the SMC Pentax 67 55mm F4 lens mounted and the camera loaded with Ilford FP 4 plus 125 film. This lens is a true wideangle, comparable to a 28mm on a FF camera and a 18mm on a cropped sensor. I was totally surprised that the people only paid minimal attention to my camera, just kept on doing what they did before! Most probably, this has to do with the waist level finder I was using. Looking from above in the camera doesn't scare people off, apparently. They don't associate it with photography any more..... It was fun to do, and this are some of the first results.

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