Pentax MZ-3

Pentax mz-3 panorama mode switch

5 frames with Pentax MZ-3, Voigtlander 20mm in Panorama Mode with pushed Tri-X – By Aivaras

I’d like to get back to topic of shooting wide aspect ratio on 35mm film with crop mode. Pentax MZ-3 and some other MZ series models have panorama mode activated by switch. This mode activates curtains that covers top and bottom of the frame both in viewfinder and film frame, enabling to shoot more “cinematic“ format at the same time cropping effective frame size.

5 frames with Pentax MZ-3 and Voigtlander 20mm in Panorama Mode – By Aivaras

First of all – they made me do it!

After reading recent Rob Jamieson and Hamish Gill posts about panoramic function of Pentax MZ series bodies, I remembered what I have to hand and was triggered to shoot a roll of film in panorama mode. Panorama format is wider, so I decided to max out wide look, mounting my Voigtlander Color-Skopar 20mm f/3.5 SL Aspherical lens  on Pentax MZ-3 body.

5 frames with a Pentax MZ-3 and SMC-F 50mm 1.7 lens by Aivaras

For this 5 Frames with post I have a selection of 4 photos and one “statement” photo is from recent photo project. This post will be both about gear set and way of seeing things. The idea was to take a closer look at modern architecture in my city, Vilnius and to contemplate about style …

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