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by Berckmans Peter August. 05, 2020 320 views

A few weeks back I got myself a Pentacon six TL. This medium format camera is build like a tank and it can stop a tank. If you want to know more about this camera , check out John's blog , He did an amazing job telling everything about this camera. Now my camera came from somebody who past away and his brother kept it for four months. I could get it quite cheap because I said that I was going to use it.My example should be from the late sixties he said. The camera came with three lenses, all Carl Zeiss, and some of them are huge. Filters, ttl prism, leather case and many more things, a complete set.

I could not wait to put some film in it and try it out. These cameras are difficult to load the film, because they can and will overlap the frames if not done correctly. This weekend I went out with a Rollei superpan 200 loaded in the camera. The weather was not perfect a grey white sky and the light did not give much shadows. The lens I used was the 80mm f2.8 Biometar by Carl Zeiss, considered to be the standard lens for this camera.

I love to work with it and have some ideas I want to use it for. But first he is gonna get some tlc, new lubrication, new lightseal and a complete check up. I suspect he has got a small ligjhtleak or i should have used the lenshood.

Next time i will load it with the Kodak T max, that is the most used film in this camera nowadays.

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Buster Bruce 2 months, 1 week ago

Love #1- filled with busy contemplation

2 months, 1 week ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Buster Bruce 2 months, 1 week ago

You should see it in color

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Piotr B 2 months, 2 weeks ago

The grain, the rendering, no contest.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Piotr B 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks

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Antonio Gil 2 months, 2 weeks ago

It's like seeing photographs from another era. Very cool

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Antonio Gil 2 months, 2 weeks ago

There is a real old feel to them. I love it

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
G B 2 months, 2 weeks ago

very cool set!

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to G B 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Russell Smith 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Nice series of shots. I love the way the film renders. I am also curious to see what the TMax will do.

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Russell Smith 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks, I used the T max in other cameras. It is a very artistic film

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Nancy Andrea D 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Wow ... very very nice, Peter!!

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Nancy Andrea D 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you ,Nancy

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Love the perspectives you have used for each of the photos. You definitely are a master when it comes to black and white :)

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Camellia Staab 2 months, 2 weeks ago

When you love something you do, you get better at it. Thank you

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Wonderful subjects, compositions, variety, details & clarity!!! Looks like a keeper, for sue!
Thanks for sharing w/us!
+1smile+1
Always a pleasure, my friend!

2 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Jay Boggess 2 months, 2 weeks ago

It is a camera that I really love. It can create great results. Just have to work more with it . Abd getting used to read a loose lightmeter correct

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