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09-23-2010, 09:15 AM   #1
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Pentax announces 645D Globally

Pentax announces price and availibilty for 645D camera: Digital Photography Review

Don't know if anyone has seen this yet, seems the 645d will indeed be crossing the ocean.

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Photokina 2010: Pentax has announced its 645D medium format digital camera will start shipping globally from December 2010. The camera will sell at a retail price of $9999.99 for the body in the US. In the UK, it will be priced at 9000 for the body and 10000 for the kit with the DFA 55mm 645 SDM lens. The first digital version of the company's 645 medium format camera system, it features a 40MP, 44 x 33mm CCD sensor, 921k dot 3.0" LCD and is compatible with the existing 645 system lenses


09-23-2010, 12:16 PM   #2
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Dec this year - faster than I expected.
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Nice. Not that I could spend $15,000 on the camera plus a few decent lenses...
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Do I need two kidneys, hmmm.......

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Hopefully camera rentals get some of it - with the Pentax interface it would be a great rental for photography vacations.
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Why have any kidneys, when you could have two 645D's?
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ill be buying only one present this christmas, everyone else be damned
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Regardless of price, I am incredibly pleased that Pentax had the foresight to enter into the MF market in the US and Europe. Taking that extra step to establish a foothold in the 'pro' market will not only increase sales but market presence.

Especially if they continue to shy away from FF.

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Has anyone heard if Pentax will get back into pro service with the 645d release?
09-23-2010, 08:47 PM   #10
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Hopefully camera rentals get some of it - with the Pentax interface it would be a great rental for photography vacations.
I doubt CameraLensRentals.com will get it, as they do not have any Canon bodies higher than the EOS 5d MkII or any Nikon bodies higher than the D700.
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Has anyone heard if Pentax will get back into pro service with the 645d release?
Well, in the States at least there already is is pro level service for those with 50 percent of more annual income from photography. Weekend pros might have a hard time qualifying, though.
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Medium format cams have great image quality thanks to larger sensor size and high resolution. Quite a reasonable thing for 15K $

One thing I really like about Pentax is that it has a great lens support. looks like 645D shares this ability.
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