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04-14-2014, 06:44 PM   #1
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Pentax 645Z Officially Announced

At just $8499, I'd say this camera is a game-changer. Check out the new Pentax 645Z!

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You have no idea how much I want one of these.
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QuoteOriginally posted by VoiceOfReason Quote
You have no idea how much I want one of these.
This is going to be so much better than the 645D its not even funny. I'm sure it will go on to win numerous awards too

BTW, it's already available for pre-order if you're desperate!
Pentax 645Z Medium Format DSLR Camera (Body Only) 16599 B&H

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04-14-2014, 07:48 PM   #4
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I see on their site they are advertising its as a medium format and 35mm full frame camera ..


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Looks like expensive in the US. You can buy for $7600 in Japan in the current exchange rates.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Steve.Ledger Quote
I see on their site they are advertising its as a medium format and 35mm full frame camera camera..
They are just comparing the two. Sadly.
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I note with interest that Ricoh are making a big deal of wired [and wireless] tethering support in the 645Z:

Feature 5?645Z | RICOH IMAGING

Maybe this will trickle down to lesser bodies at some stage
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I note with interest that Ricoh are making a big deal of wired [and wireless] tethering support in the 645Z:

Maybe this will trickle down to lesser bodies at some stage
According to a recent interview, the flucard wireless features will make their way into all future DSLRs. I think that we'll see it in whatever replaces the K-50.


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Ricoh have a '645Z Special Site' setup just to highlight the 645Z.

PENTAX 645Z Special site | RICOH IMAGING

Not as cute as some of the special sites they used to create - eg for the K-x - but some interesting info and extras.

This image from the special site is particularly interesting:

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Ricoh seems to be saying it is doing stuff for the long term, has a consistent vision and isn't discouraged by various ups and downs. Reading between the lines, I think it means one can be sure that a FF is on the way too.

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Any word on the Wide Angle Zoom that was supposed to come out in conjunction with this camera?
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QuoteOriginally posted by uintaangler Quote
Any word on the Wide Angle Zoom that was supposed to come out in conjunction with this camera?
The 645Z website has a teaser for 645 lenses on April 24.
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The camera looks amazing. I think they are insane for not flooding the internet with amazing photos and video samples.
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oh my god, that thing is so sexy!

...any one want to buy mercedes benz Vito? I have one up for sale right now...kidding...almost... wish that I could...sigh.
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That is one awesome camera! Will stay a dream for me, I'm afraid.

QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Reading between the lines, I think it means one can be sure that a FF is on the way too.
Everybody reads different things between the lines. I'm afraid this is their way of saying: "Now, here's your camera that can shoot your old FF Pentax lenses in FF format."
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WOW! I mean really WOW! The sample images on the link are superb. Sadly as of now I can't afford to build another system.
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