Anonymous said: Hi! I see that you have the pentax 67, I was considering buying it, mostly for fashion and portrait, and I was wondering if it was heavy? Is it ok to shoot without a tripod for an entire shoot or is it as exhausting as a mamiya press? :)
Yes, I love my Pentax 67 and it is indeed a heavy beast. I would say 90% of the time I use my tripod… I would be exhausted to hold it for an entire shoot, but that being said, I have very tiny and weak arms! If you’re hand-holding it, the wooden handle helps to carry it mid-shot. I’ve read about plenty of photographers that carried it around, just good to have a camera bag around your shoulder to put it in mid-take or an assistant to hand it to because it’s too heavy to hold for long!