This past summer I spent some time photographing the wheat harvest across Oklahoma. Most of my images were shot with my Nikon digital equipment, but I did grab a few shots with my 1970’s era Pentax 67 film camera. This is my favorite medium format film camera I have used and I have several lenses to fit it. Back in the day when I was shooting film I never used a Pentax 67, instead mostly using a Mamiya RZ67 Pro II or Mamiya 645 1000s. I didn’t discover Pentax until about 2012 when I wandered into Baker Photo in Yukon and my friend Hank had one sitting in the case with a beautiful 165 F2.8 lens. One look through that lens sold me on the camera and the 165 is still one of my favorite lenses of all time. It is bright, clear, easy to focus, and not so huge I can’t handle it easily, and most importantly, the camera handles just like my Nikon DSLR equipment.
So anyway, I have been shooting mostly black and white film in my Pentax, and primarily Kodak TMAX-100 or TMAX-400 film. These were all shot near Brahman Oklahoma while I was photographing on the Day farm.
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