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Re: best lenses for Pentax 645D
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2013, 04:58:34 AM »

Here is one with the DFA 25






and a couple from the SMC A-35





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Re: best lenses for Pentax 645D
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2013, 05:32:40 AM »

Nice images by both you guys. great info...There is one wonder I had. Is there anyway to attach the camera itself on a 4x5?  I was considering this camera instead of upgrading my MF Db.
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Re: best lenses for Pentax 645D
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2013, 07:42:29 AM »

Nice images by both you guys. great info...There is one wonder I had. Is there anyway to attach the camera itself on a 4x5?  I was considering this camera instead of upgrading my MF Db.

Here is one way:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/150755497910?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

I haven't tried it, so no personal experience.

Tom
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Re: best lenses for Pentax 645D
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2013, 11:58:50 AM »

thanks
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Re: best lenses for Pentax 645D
« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2013, 01:37:10 PM »

here's a new one using the DFA55/2.8


on Flickr:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeoria/11528465594/

I find the A35, DFA55, and A120 to be my three favorites at the moment, but I still have not spent enough time using the DFA25.
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Re: best lenses for Pentax 645D
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2014, 06:07:29 AM »

Brilliant images Mike. Thanks a lot for sharing.
I like the 645D too, but have just had it for a month or so.
I,m planning to buy a Pentax-A 645 35mm lens soon.
Got the 120mm Macro - very sharp!
So is the LS lens for the 67.
And the 45mm is better that it's reputation, I think.

Jens/Planfoto
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Re: best lenses for Pentax 645D
« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2014, 09:04:20 AM »

Nice images by both you guys. great info...There is one wonder I had. Is there anyway to attach the camera itself on a 4x5?  I was considering this camera instead of upgrading my MF Db.

Yes, but not with wide lenses focused at infinity.

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Re: best lenses for Pentax 645D
« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2014, 02:14:10 PM »

Mike,
Nice images!
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Re: best lenses for Pentax 645D
« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2016, 11:49:22 PM »

thanks for sharing!

Can anybody comment on the 45mm FA? I really need this focal length. I do have the 45-85, which is great, just a bit heavy.
An option would be to get the 35mm and just crop.

best regards
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Re: best lenses for Pentax 645D
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2016, 08:20:49 AM »

I had one in the film era and sold it; I wasn't happy with its performance, but it has been too long ago to remember why.  I have been following this system long enough to know most posters have a low regard for the 45mm; Mike, who posted the wonderful shots above, has posted favorable comments on the lens , perhaps he will add his observations.
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Re: best lenses for Pentax 645D
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2016, 09:31:01 AM »

Nice images by both you guys. great info...There is one wonder I had. Is there anyway to attach the camera itself on a 4x5?  I was considering this camera instead of upgrading my MF Db.

Phil, attaching the camera is one thing, being able to do the system useful is another....  Main problem from attaching the Pentax on a view camera, would be to find a lens that would do more than ultra-high macro magnification... My suggestion for you, is to highly consider the CFVc back instead, for which you'll have plenty of lenses (both LF & MF) to focus at infinity and would additionally allow you to have enough shift & tilt even with some (carefully selected) MF lenses....
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Re: best lenses for Pentax 645D
« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2016, 11:15:29 AM »

I just used the 150mm FA today for the first time in a shooting. The sharpness is much higher then the 45-85 I bought used. When testing/buying the 645z I was able to use 75 and the new 90, as well as the 35mm. I got the 150mm new with the 645z, and so far it's the sharpest of the ones I was able to use.
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Re: best lenses for Pentax 645D
« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2016, 10:33:12 PM »

well my 45mm is the A version, not the FA, so I cannot speak to that one, but I really have no complaints about it. I think the A35 and DFA55 on either side of that focal length get more use, but my A45 holds up fine.

I have since upgraded to the 645Z and am hoping to get some new A45 example shot soon.

here are some fresh shots with the Z:

The Harbormaster
645Z & FA150 pano

Near Knightsen, CA
645Z & DFA55/2.8

Winter's Dawn
645Z & DFA 25/4

Rodeo Moon
645Z & A35/3.5

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Re: best lenses for Pentax 645D
« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2016, 11:10:42 PM »

Whatever happened to that 25mm lens?  I don't see it listed on B&H anymore....
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Re: best lenses for Pentax 645D
« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2016, 01:55:29 AM »

ALoha,

The 25mm was pulled, I think the 28-45 was seen to take its place.
The 45 to 85mm is also a really nice one.
with a little practice the 400mm is excellent as well.
pretty much everyone I have used with the exception of the 80-160 (i've tried tow  of them) has been really nice.
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Re: best lenses for Pentax 645D
« Reply #35 on: January 18, 2016, 01:57:21 AM »

with the 25mm
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Re: best lenses for Pentax 645D
« Reply #36 on: January 18, 2016, 01:59:09 AM »

Aloha,
But those are with the Z....
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Re: best lenses for Pentax 645D
« Reply #37 on: January 18, 2016, 03:41:48 AM »

Great shots Mike!
The 25 was taken off for some reason, could be used materials.
My 45-85mm seems to be a bad copy then. Is it the reason there are so many cheap offers on ebay Japan? Besides it is heavy on the camera.
As said, my 150mm is stunning.
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