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04-14-2014, 09:07 AM   #31
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And if used with a 40mm Limited, inner lens
Innies are better, aren't they?

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QuoteOriginally posted by kunzite Quote
and if used with a 40mm limited, inner lens
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And if used with a 40mm Limited, inner lens
Even better: a DA 40mm f/2.8 XS.
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Has anybody here tried to shove a K-mount lens down the throat of a 645 mount? I'm curious if one would even fit.

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Now, they need a proper WA Tilt/Shift lens.
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I guess that complaints about a small lens lineup have paid off. All but one of the 14 FA lenses for the Pentax 645 medium format system are going to be available in the US:

There seems to be a mistake in the roadmap:

- SMC Pentax-FA* 645 300mm F4 ED [IF] has no star on the roadmap (meaning it is not going to be available in the US), nevertheless it appears on the price list ($4,799.95)
- SMC Pentax-FA 645 300mm F5.6 ED [IF] has a star on the roadmap (meaning it is going to be available in the US), nevertheless it doesn't appear on the price list.
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Dunno. I live in one of the most affluent areas in the country and I have never seen a K-5 in a camera store.

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The only new camera shop in Fairbanks, AK carries Pentax now so there's support at the end of the world. Quoting an employee from the store: "Weather proofing and great performance, that's why we picked them up. It's a camera actually built to handle our weather."
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...Quoting an employee from the store: "Weather proofing and great performance, that's why we picked them up. It's a camera actually built to handle our weather."
excellent! Sounds like a well trained sales person there!

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QuoteOriginally posted by ElJamoquio Quote
Dunno. I live in one of the most affluent areas in the country and I have never seen a K-5 in a camera store.
Really? Which one is that?
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Really? Which one is that?
San Jose. I actually was just at San Jose Camera. They had a K-5II, a K-500, and a K-3, a Q-7, and a WG3. That's four more cameras than they had in 2010-2011.
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Makes me wonder why many Americans don't read other countries websites, too.
there are other countries ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
Or expensive cropped, mirror-up, live view-only system (with inner adapter).
It wouldn't be expensive if you already own a Pentax FF Camera K-1
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TI think some folks are still hopeful a future design might be mirrorless and use different length adapters for either 645 or K-mount lenses. However there are some reasons why Pentax might never want to go that route; someone might come up with a 3rd party adapter that would fit 3rd party lenses which would defeat the purpose of selling the 645Z to begin with.
Sony's doing it now. I don't know if the A7R is a hit or not.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ElJamoquio Quote
Sony's doing it now. I don't know if the A7R is a hit or not.
Except A7R is no MF (and IMO does'nt bring much money in).
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Except A7R is no MF (and IMO does'nt bring much money in).
'645 or k-mount' is what I was responding to. They really aren't that much different in area...
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