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02-09-2011, 09:30 PM   #1
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645D Lens Roadmap



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At the CP+ show Pentax showed a roadmap for their 645 format lenses. There is a medium telephoto zoom for 2012, a standard zoom for 2013 and another medium telephoto zoom for 2014.
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Not much of a road map though. It looks like the put it together the night before.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kevinschoenmakers Quote
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This thing is big. Maybe it is faster than 2.8 after all.. who knows ?



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I think that the interesting thing with this new D FA 645 25mm lens for the 645 system is that it covers the full frame of the 645 film sensor. (I read this somewhere on one of the posts.) Previously the widest lens was the FA 645 35mm. This gives people who still use the 645 film cameras a much widerlens than before.

Also means that Pentax could fit a larger sensor in a future 645D and the lens would still be usable.

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Indeed the bigger sensor is just speculation but the possibility is there. And it is nice of course
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
sensor is just speculation but the possibility is there

Indeed there is a possibility, but considering the evidence I would say it is extremely likely that there will be a full frame 645D in the future.
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Given, that Pentax is running at full capacity at the moment, I believe that they will release a new, improved model, only after they released those lenses on the market.

After all, looking at the threads in the MF forums, a lot of photographers are very interested in the 645D but are concerned about the lenses availability. Having 3-4 newly designed lenses should maintain the demand high on the 645D V1.

Only when the sales will slow down, Pentax will release a V2. Will it be FF or not? I don't know, but most likely it will have a higher pixel count.

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Indeed there is a possibility, but considering the evidence I would say it is extremely likely that there will be a full frame 645D in the future.
Let's say lower crop factor than current sensor (just to avoid the possible let down )
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Who else finds it amusing to see an ancient MF lens situated in the the roadmap?

Yes I know it's a good lens but still technology has moved a long way since.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ghelary Quote
Given, that Pentax is running at full capacity at the moment, I believe that they will release a new, improved model, only after they released those lenses on the market.
It's interesting, though, that the Kodak KAF50100 uses the same pinout. While not FF, it's larger (48x36). I bet Pentax has in-house working prototypes with this sensor in them, but I'm sure they've also already tested the 25mm with true FF 645 sensors.
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What is good, is that is shows Hoya are fully behind Pentax and planning for the future, which can only bode well for everyone. Lets hope they keep up the impetus.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Christopher M.W.T Quote
Who else finds it amusing to see an ancient MF lens situated in the the roadmap?

Yes I know it's a good lens but still technology has moved a long way since.
Mmm? It which way? If the said lens is still sharp enough I can only see those potential issues:
* The lens isn't WRed (or AW in the current DFA645 lenses)
* The lens doesn't provide AF
* The lens isn't SDM (but is this a problem?)

What else? I can't see.
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
Mmm? It which way? If the said lens is still sharp enough I can only see those potential issues:
* The lens isn't WRed (or AW in the current DFA645 lenses)
* The lens doesn't provide AF
* The lens isn't SDM (but is this a problem?)

What else? I can't see.
The also still sell the A50/1.2 (according to the most recent lens catalog in Japanese, and with the caveat that I don't read Japanese)
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