using the pentax 645. portra 800 and 400tx.

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A month ago, I went to Seattle with my Pentax 645 camera. It is a large manual focus camera. I wanted to see if I could use it on the streets of Seattle. I first shot a roll of Kodak 400TX. None of the images were in focus. Lifting the camera to my eye and quickly focusing proved to be difficult. I next loaded the camera with a roll of Kodak Portra 800 color film. On this second roll, I was able to achieve focus on a few of the shots.

The remainder of the roll was out of focus. Perhaps with practice, I can be better. I also shot of roll of Kodak 400TX last weekend at the Roy Pioneer Rodeo. After looking through the images, I realized that taking quick, unplanned shots with a medium format camera will always be problematic, only half the roll was in focus.

I used the Pentax 75mm 1:2.8 and the Pentax 45mm 1:2.8 to create these images. The color film was developed by Panda Lab in Seattle and the black and white images were developed by me in HC-110(B) for 4 minutes @20C.

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