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FS: Pentax 6x7 MLU (some issues), meter prism & lenses (tentatively)

Posted 03/06/2021 - 09:57 Link
Hi All,

I'm tentatively looking to sell my second 6x7 MLU (which has some issues - see below), along with a meter prism and some lenses. Trying to set a fair price for a slightly wonky 6x7 (given repair options may be limited) is a bit difficult. If anybody is interested please let me know. Anybody interested in the camera would have first dibs on the lenses, I won't sell them individually until the camera is sold.

6x7 MLU: This is heavily brassed on the right hand side and generally works (I will organise some photos). It comes with an 'Asahi Pentax' branded meter prism and a 3rd party 3D printed right hand grip.

- It won't open-aperture meter at all, there's no damage to the meter chain so something else is wrong. I've tried a different meter prism with the same result. When the meter is 'Off', the needle sits at the top of the range (unlike my other prism). Stop down metering works fine, and with the Auto/Man switch on the lenses not too awkward to do.
- I have a vague impression that when held in portrait format (right-hand up), the mirror hesitates for a fraction of a second before the exposure - it's not an obvious delay, it's just doesn't quite feel as responsive as my 67.

Lenses: These lenses are duplicated by others or otherwise no longer needed:
- 55mm f/4 (latest version) in very good condition - this is a fabulous 28mm equivalent.

- 75mm Shift - this is a 35mm equivalent, it's in very good condition and comes with its original Pentax case (tatty). It doesn't have an auto-disaphram and I'm not able to get it to stop-down meter on the 6x7 MLU or 67 (not sure if it's expected too but there's no apparent damage to the mount).

- 200mm f/4 - this is the 'middle version' in good condition. It's a great lens only let down a little by it's fairly long minimum focus distance.

- I might have extension tubes 1 & 2 somewhere also.

If anybody is interested, please let me know, happy to discuss the issues in more detail if needed.

Posted 04/06/2021 - 09:05 Link
This has been withdrawn from sale while I re-asses things, sorry.

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