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.