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05-22-2013, 01:21 PM   #1
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Pentax 645nII 45 FA vs 55 A

Hello everybody,

I own a 645nII with 35A, 75FA and 200 FA. I mainly shoot landscape and street, in bw.
I feel something is missing between 35 an 75. What would you suggest between 45 and 55?
The first one is maybe too near to 35, but is autofocus (I don't see too well), the 55 should be perfect (and cheaper), but is manual focus...
What do you suggest?
Best regards.

05-23-2013, 02:41 AM   #2
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I've used both the 45mm and 55mm in their A versions. They are both good lenses - my impression is that the 55mm is a little sharper. However, as I had nothing wider, I replaced it with the 45mm which I am very happy with. In view of you having the 35mm, I'd recommend the 55mm. It's close to a 35mm field of view on a 35mm camera and I certainly have a lot of fun with that field of view on my Fuji x100, so it could work as a useful walk-around lens if you just wanted to take the 645 and one lens. The 45mm lens would probably be a bit too wide for this purpose.
09-19-2013, 12:32 PM   #3
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Got a 55 in pristine conditions. Can't wait to try it!

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