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02-27-2021, 06:59 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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DPreviev - Hasselblad XCD 45P F4 vs. SMC Pentax-FA 645 75mm F2.8

As user Mistral75 discovered last year, Hasselblad marketing manages to override existing facts together with DPReview.
Hasselblad claims its new XCD 45mm F4 is world?s smallest, lightest AF medium format lens: Digital Photography Review

Even after giving the hint to the DPReview author, written facts are different with the reality.
Hasselblad claims its new XCD 45mm F4 is world?s smallest, lightest AF medium format lens: Digital Photography Review

The XCD 45P seems to be as much digital as the FA 645 75mm. Booth communicate with the camera through digital signals.

XCD 45P

The Lens Shutter of the XCD 45P add weight to the lens (difference between FA 645 75mm and LS 645 75mm: 125g).
Pentax 645 Lenses | PentaxForums.com

The FA 645 is made of metal, can be handled manual without energy an has an distance scale window as well as aperture ring. So an plastic LS 645 75mm without aperture ring and distance scale would also be lighter than the XCD 45P.
SMC Pentax-FA 645 75mm F2.8 Reviews - 645 Normal Primes - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

Compared to the same focal length but 1 stop slower and 36 years older A 645 45mm f2.8, the XCD 45P is only 20% more lightweight.
SMC Pentax-A 645 45mm F2.8 Reviews - 645 Wide-Angle Primes - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

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Actually, the FA645 75/2.8 is made of plastic...
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If you put in the same room a marketer and a lawyer to debate on the exactitude of marketing claims, you gonna have a lot of fun.
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QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
If you put in the same room a marketer and a lawyer to debate on the exactitude of marketing claims, you gonna have a lot of fun.
I would find that 'debate' entertaining and would pay good money to be part of the audience.

02-28-2021, 12:08 AM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
I would find that 'debate' entertaining and would pay good money to be part of the audience.
I think such thing could make it into a comic TV / theater show.
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