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Equipment & Techniques => Medium Format / Film / Digital Backs and Large Sensor Photography => Topic started by: NickyTaylorphoto on November 09, 2012, 10:42:29 PM

Title: I have an announcement
Post by: NickyTaylorphoto on November 09, 2012, 10:42:29 PM
After a very lengthy forum thread started by myself last month on which camera to purchase. I can gladly say I can now play amongst the big boys as the new camera Pentax 645D arrived this morning. I only have the 35mm manual focus lens at the moment as I will use it for landscape but I hope to buy the 120 macro and the 80-160 auto focus just to keep the options available.

All your help really did go a long way to helping me decide and while yes the D800e would have probably been all I NEEDED, it was not however all I WANTED  :D

So hopefully now I will be allowed to post in the medium format Forum with all of you lot.

That is all

YAY! 
Title: Re: I have an announcement
Post by: BernardLanguillier on November 10, 2012, 12:19:16 AM
All your help really did go a long way to helping me decide and while yes the D800e would have probably been all I NEEDED, it was not however all I WANTED  :D

Congrats on your new camera.

I may join you in the Pentax customers if V2 has a usable live view. :)

Cheers,
Bernard
Title: Re: I have an announcement
Post by: ErikKaffehr on November 10, 2012, 12:23:50 AM
Hi,

Great news! Enjoy, and share the experience, please!

Best regards
Erik


After a very lengthy forum thread started by myself last month on which camera to purchase. I can gladly say I can now play amongst the big boys as the new camera Pentax 645D arrived this morning. I only have the 35mm manual focus lens at the moment as I will use it for landscape but I hope to buy the 120 macro and the 80-160 auto focus just to keep the options available.

All your help really did go a long way to helping me decide and while yes the D800e would have probably been all I NEEDED, it was not however all I WANTED  :D

So hopefully now I will be allowed to post in the medium format Forum with all of you lot.

That is all

YAY! 

Title: Re: I have an announcement
Post by: Lacunapratum on November 10, 2012, 12:40:10 AM
Felt the same when I finally got it.  No camera ever got me so excited.  Almost too powerful of a tool.  There is a ton of great accessories on ebay and at KEH's. 
Title: Re: I have an announcement
Post by: FredBGG on November 13, 2012, 06:23:41 PM
Felt the same when I finally got it.  No camera ever got me so excited.  Almost too powerful of a tool.  There is a ton of great accessories on ebay and at KEH's. 

It is a lovely camera, but what about it makes it "almost too powerful of a tool"?
Title: Re: I have an announcement
Post by: mtomalty on November 14, 2012, 12:56:27 PM

A local dealer for a competitive brand suggested that the Pentax645
only captures in 12 bit and not 14/16 like other medium format options.

Regardless of whether this capture difference is visible does anyone know
if this is,indeed,fact (that the pentax is12bit)

Mark
Title: Re: I have an announcement
Post by: HarperPhotos on November 14, 2012, 01:31:50 PM
Hello,

The Pentax 645 does shot 14bit.

No camera can shot 16bit it is a marketing lie if a MFB manufacture says there device does so.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2010/3/10/pentax645d#specs

Cheers

Simon
Title: Re: I have an announcement
Post by: tsjanik on November 15, 2012, 08:29:15 AM
Felt the same when I finally got it.  No camera ever got me so excited.  Almost too powerful of a tool.  There is a ton of great accessories on ebay and at KEH's. 

I felt the same when mine arrived in December 2010; I haven't been that excited about opening a box since I was a child on Christmas day.  Surprisingly, the Pentax web store shipped it without signature required for delivery, so it sat outside my front door for hours; I wonder if they still ship that way - seems a bit risky.
Title: Re: I have an announcement
Post by: FredBGG on November 15, 2012, 01:08:34 PM
A local dealer for a competitive brand suggested that the Pentax645
only captures in 12 bit and not 14/16 like other medium format options.

Regardless of whether this capture difference is visible does anyone know
if this is,indeed,fact (that the pentax is12bit)

Mark

Typical dealer bull s#@t. I've heard all sorts of things.

The Pentax 645D shoots to 14bit files.

Phase and Hasselblad use 16 bit files, but that does not mean that the sensor can capture 16bit.

It's interesting that the Nikon D800 has a higher dynamic range than MF backs yet it uses 14 bit files.

I bet the dealer for the competitive brand failed to mention that the Pentax is far superior in other ways,
such as metering and autofocus.
Title: Re: I have an announcement
Post by: theguywitha645d on November 16, 2012, 10:29:49 AM
I felt the same when mine arrived in December 2010; I haven't been that excited about opening a box since I was a child on Christmas day.  Surprisingly, the Pentax web store shipped it without signature required for delivery, so it sat outside my front door for hours; I wonder if they still ship that way - seems a bit risky.

Good thing it is weatherproof... ;)
Title: Re: I have an announcement
Post by: theguywitha645d on November 16, 2012, 10:31:53 AM
I love my Pentax 645D. I also have a D800, which is nice, but a bit of a brick. But it is the Pentax I reach for.
Title: Re: I have an announcement
Post by: tsjanik on November 16, 2012, 05:44:07 PM
Good thing it is weatherproof... ;)

Right, but it's not theft proof  :o
Title: Re: I have an announcement
Post by: NickyTaylorphoto on November 21, 2012, 10:48:26 PM
Just messing about in the garden but pretty amazed with the shallow DOF of this lens & camera combo.

ALSO this is my first attempt at uploading an image here so if i have down sized it wrong im sorry :(
Title: Re: I have an announcement
Post by: NickyTaylorphoto on November 21, 2012, 11:02:28 PM
And one more from the garden and my new amazing portable flash system with built in battery pack.