I am so in love with the Rotating Vertex Method in combination with the Fuji GFX 50s II and Pentax 6x7 lenses... I just can't stop feeling this love, passion and enthusiasm. Every time the 4 images merge into a big 7x7 fullframe RAW file... it is like... heaven.

The delight of a vintage lens original rendering characteristics.... ah, it is sheer poetry. Sounds like delicious vintage wine, you know.

So, whatever it took to finance this new Fujifilm GFX camera... it creates a crescendo of delight in me. Because I can use the full Pentax 6x7 lenses, as if used on film. With the difference, that the digital equivalent is of course much easier to work with !

I am so in love with this. So in love.

So in love !!!!!!!



Pentax 6x7 Takumar 105mm f 2.4 lens

At the same time, this almost mythical Pentax Takumar 105mm f 2.4 lens - truly comes to the fore, and shows its special characteristics, when put into the right distance, using it wide open - showing lovely characteristics.

It reminds a lot of a vintage 50 mm f 1.0 or ƒ1.2 lens on fullframe.

Once you stop down the Pentax Takumar 105 mm f 2.4 lens, it changes character into a more "normal" looking lens. (see next page/entry) Getting sharper, while the outlines of specular highlights turn out looking average, without any pronounced outlines.

But to be able to use these lenses like they originally were designed to show - is truly like a dream come true. I do not only use a tiny center portion of the lens. No. I show you the ENTIRE FRAME of the lens originally designed focal length.

A Pentax 6x7 105mm lens is equivalent to something like a 55 mm lens on a fullframe camera. So, it isn't really a telephoto lens on a 6x7 or 7x7 format - but more like a "normal" lens - but with the optical characteristics that of a short telephoto (105 mm) lens.

- 178 -