Pentax 645z

PhysEd

Well-Known Member
is the new MF Pentax 645z an option for you?

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Ming Thein calls it mainstream medium format. I'm not sure about mainstream, but it definitely sounds interesting.

Cheers
Mike
 

dirk

CI-Founder
I find the new Pentax 645Z very interesting. This will shake the MF market significantly. I agree with Ming Thein here:

...Possible shortcomings and limitations aside, this camera is really a slap in the face to everybody else: it’s basically made Nikon and Canon offerings above the D4 and 1Dx pointless, because they will a) be priced pretty close; b) have smaller pixel pitches and hit diffraction faster, and have limited usable lens selections; c) not be much smaller. You could get three of these and a lens or two for the price of one H5D-50C, or four for an IQ250; if Leica uses this sensor in the next S, you can bet that the price point isn’t going to be less than the other two. What Pentax has done is out-Nikon’ed Nikon; they’ve copied the D800E’s price-performance ratio and turned it up another notch....
Unfortunately, I have not the money for it, even with this price tag...

Best wishes
 

snowy

Member
So, 3.5 years later and the 645Z is still looking good. I'm considering buying one - is that madness? Any users on here or is it too niche for this forum?
 

snowy

Member
Nobody here to stop me being mad, so the 645Z is on its way. Maybe I'll post a picture of some tumbleweed when it arrives? Seems appropriate :)
 

UdoS

Member
No, why should we stop you? ;-)
If you like that camera, go for it.
I don't have a "Z", but my "D" is still going strong.
Good luck.

Regards, Udo
 

dirk

CI-Founder
Nobody here to stop me being mad, so the 645Z is on its way. Maybe I'll post a picture of some tumbleweed when it arrives? Seems appropriate :)
Yes please! Let images speak!
 
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