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03-13-2010, 09:06 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote
My wife just saw me the same way and laughing at your post. She agrees with your wife!
Oh, I see I'm not the only one

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Yeah I first showed it to her on the 10th and she gave me that same evil eye. She fully supports my camera purchases since they pay the bills (or at least some of them ) but it's going to take some serious convincing that I NEED this camera!

But the studio will be going in the fall and then.....
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I love that AF selection dial! or maybe i just hate the current switch on the front of the APSC bodies...
True.
And the camera itself looks to be extremely user friendly. With dedicated bottoms for much of useful options.


QuoteOriginally posted by Ron Boggs Quote
That's the coolest drop-in polarizer ever. Instead of being a "rear" polarizer as is used on telephoto lenses, it's a front drop-in polarizer for a super wide angle lens.
You can tell it's a super wide angle by the distance scale. If you use it as a hyperfocal chart and line the center of the infinity symbol with the f16 mark on the left side of the range it appears that the f16 on the right side will line up somewhere around the one foot mark (by estimation only of course). So the depth of field at f16 will be from around one foot through infinity. Only super wide angles can do this--it might even be a fish-eye? And f16 is not a diffraction issue with this size of sensor. Rockin' landscape lens there with the polarizer and all.
That is very appealing indeed
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Any going to Japan in the next month or so and fancy bring me back one?

Seriously though looking at it and its design and those lenses why do we need a FF camera? i know the cost is going to put a lot off but if its say £10k (anyone got any info on its UK price) in the UK a good FF is going to set you back £5k based on what Canon and Nikon charge for their Big Bad Boys. Only Pro's are going to really need and pay that kinda money.

PS. anyone intrested in a old volvo 240 estate, and knows a good Loans company??

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QuoteOriginally posted by GeneralBenson Quote
Are those all new lenses or are they older 645 glass?
All those are FA 645 lenses that has been release since the 645 went AF in 1997 with the N model. Some of them were released later.

The only released D-FA 645 lens is the 55/2.8. They already have the optical design of this lens as the original A55/2.8 with updates for AF via SDM and digital version of SMC.

In the Photo of 645D lenses each row, left to right:
Top: 33-55 45-85, 55-110, 80-160 all FA's
Middle: 35, 45, 75, 120, 150, 200, 300/5.6 all FA's
Bottom: FA150-300, FA300/4, FA400, A600.
All these lenses were from the 645n/II and along with the 645nII are still available new for purchase in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan.
This display probably meant the 75 and 135 LS lenses are no longer in production. No reason why they would not work in the 645D with the aperture stop down shutter triggering mechanism.
The is no question with Pentax's superb optical engineering in the wide and ultra wides that we would expect to see a lens or two in the 20's or maybe even a wider zoom range than the 33-55 very soon for the smaller sensor.
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With dedicated bottoms for much of useful options.
Thats taking camera porn way too far!
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QuoteOriginally posted by D W Quote
All those are FA 645 lenses that has been release since the 645 went AF in 1997 with the N model. Some of them were released later.

*snip*
Thanks for that info
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I didn't think I was obsessed with this 645D, but last night proved me wrong.

I actually dreamt I put my eye in the viewfinder. It was huuuuuuuuuuuge!!

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Group trip to JP anyone? I am happy they have a presence at a show since their booth at PMA was a meeting room, but they are trying to be smart with their $$ hopefully so they can R&D even better cameras!
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hot diggity... wow.
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QuoteOriginally posted by D W Quote
All those are FA 645 lenses that has been release since the 645 went AF in 1997 with the N model. Some of them were released later.

The only released D-FA 645 lens is the 55/2.8. They already have the optical design of this lens as the original A55/2.8 with updates for AF via SDM and digital version of SMC.

In the Photo of 645D lenses each row, left to right:
Top: 33-55 45-85, 55-110, 80-160 all FA's
Middle: 35, 45, 75, 120, 150, 200, 300/5.6 all FA's
Bottom: FA150-300, FA300/4, FA400, A600.
All these lenses were from the 645n/II and along with the 645nII are still available new for purchase in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan.
This display probably meant the 75 and 135 LS lenses are no longer in production. No reason why they would not work in the 645D with the aperture stop down shutter triggering mechanism.
The is no question with Pentax's superb optical engineering in the wide and ultra wides that we would expect to see a lens or two in the 20's or maybe even a wider zoom range than the 33-55 very soon for the smaller sensor.
I had no idea those lenses were still available new... anywhere!
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Sure,you can order and buy
Would you order now?

Best regards,Andy
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