Actually the Pentax 67 camera was little changed from its predecessor, the Asahi Pentax 6x7 MLU. Of course the 67 finder has the Pentax logo instead of Asahi Pentax. The body also shows this change by just showing 67. Internally, it is rumored that the film winder mechanism was beefed up. One difference I've noticed between the two types is that some of the newer 67 bodies have problems metering the outer bay lenses. Also, some 67s will not meter with the extension tube set or Helicoid tube, even when the lens is set to manual. The first version, Honeywell (and non lock up Asahi), did much better in both these areas. The Pentax 67 body also went to a two tone shutter button vice the all chrome ones before.
I really like the Pentax 67 camera and I'm glad I picked it over the other bodies/formats I was looking at. I mostly use the 67 around town or on short road trips where the size of the 6x7 system is not an issue. (On long trips via air I still use my 35mm film cameras.) Looking at a 6x7 slide for the first time on a light table is a wonder to behold, truly impressive over the smaller 135 & 645 formats.
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The KIPON P67-HET adapter mounts Pentax 67 lenses on Pentax 67 camera bodies. Please note that after mounting the adapter, only manual focus will be accessible when shooting. This adapter is specifically designed to support macromode. The helicoid can be turned to further focus the lens. Please note that infinity focus is no longer be available with this adapter.
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Please note that not all camera models and lenses are compatible with this adapter. Please take extra care when attempting to use any adapter with wide angle and fisheye lenses. Please contact our lens specialists if you have any questions regarding compatibility.
Ergonomics are much better on this latest iteration of the Pentax 67 camera. With its sizeable right-hand grip it is much easier to hold and to focus with the left hand. The mirro-lock up knob is within easy reacy of the shutter finger.