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Latest Review Posted Pentax 645Z
Bottom line, I really, really like the camera. And with the Oct 2017 price reduction it looks even better.


It does, however, have a number of negatives. The worst of which appears to be the total absence of service/support in the USA. It's hard to imagine a professional photographer using equipment that has to be sent to another country for service.


Another issue is the lack of modern world class lenses. Fuji and Hasselblad have some modern world class lenses. Leica has some world class MF glass and great lenses for their MF bodies. Modern world class Otis and various Art lenses are available for FF bodies.

As of early 2017 Pentax has lots of pretty good legacy glass, a modern 90, a great WA zoom, and that's about it.


Some of the legacy glass is pretty darn good, but not up to 2017 standards for true excellence on MF. Which is a shame because the body is really nice.


Another negative is the user interface was lifted from a consumer camera. Crap like scene modes, in camera jpeg creative filters, and low end video have no place on a professional body.


Having all the focus sensors clustered in the middle of the frame, since they too are lifted from and APS-C consumer body, is also a serious negative.


The degree of button customization is just enough to say they have it, but not enough to be of any real use.


But the image results with the best available lenses are outstanding. Using the camera hand held is not just possible but easy. The body ...



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