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11-12-2010, 08:02 PM - 1 Like   #1
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645D Review

Posted in the medium format section already, but should be read by all:
Pentax 645D - A First Review

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QuoteOriginally posted by bikecoboss Quote
Posted in the medium format section already, but should be read by all:
Pentax 645D - A First Review
Simply astonishing!

I have no future plan to get such a beautifully designed camera (money and ... money!) but let me tell you: I am amazed with the image renditions ... at least there on this review.

A very good idea to post a new thread for us DLSR users, showing that Pentax has what it takes to produce quality products!

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Very nice review!

If I ever win a few millions on the lottery it'll be one of the first toys on my list! =D

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QuoteOriginally posted by bikecoboss Quote
Posted in the medium format section already, but should be read by all:
Pentax 645D - A First Review
A real nice review, of a camera that is truely worth a Gold Medal, as it is revolutionary in a multitude of ways!

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Thanks for the link, a good read.

He seems to know what he is talking about. I also like this comment :
"The performance is really exceptionally good. I would shoot a double-truck spread at ISO 1600 without hesitation, provided I was able to get a solid exposure (i.e. the majority of the detail falling at or above the mid-line of the histogram)"

Due noted as well :
"Often, the best light is right before, or right after, a storm blows through"
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It seems that 645D has opened a way for Pentax to assume its rightful place among professional gear manufacturers... Well done, Pentax!
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He's posted a quick shoot-out comparison with the Phase 1; 645D equals the Phase 1 in IQ and blows it out of the water re:ergonomics and user interface.

2010 Mini Medium Format Shoot-out

Oh, and they shot with a Canon 1Ds MkIII as well, and it looks so bad next to the medium format cameras they're wondering if there's something wrong with it.
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I read the review in full, and I am very, very impressed. If I have a spare 10 grand I'll happily buy one!
...Not going to happen, though! A dagger in my heart!
At least not being able to afford one is the good type of disappointment; rather than the genuinely bad type (if the 645D had turned out to be crap.)

QuoteOriginally posted by bikecoboss Quote
He's posted a quick shoot-out comparison with the Phase 1; 645D equals the Phase 1 in IQ and blows it out of the water re:ergonomics and user interface.

2010 Mini Medium Format Shoot-out

Oh, and they shot with a Canon 1Ds MkIII as well, and it looks so bad next to the medium format cameras they're wondering if there's something wrong with it.
Good extra article here. Have yet to read it in full, but from what I pick up, the 645D is easily worth the money. Nice high ISO performance and DR.
Poor 1Ds MkIII! It would be interesting to see how the future 1Ds Mk.IV will compare, but there's no substitute for really good glass.
Now, how about a lens roadmap?

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