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08-08-2014, 08:12 AM   #1
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Well, hello there

Right off, I must confess that I'm flying a bit under false colors here. I'm not a Pentax user. I'm a Nikon guy and a Fuji X system guy. But I'm really thinking of buying a 645z and thats my reason for joining. I looked at the posts and information while lurking and doing some research and finally just figured I should probably register.

I'm a rather new full time photographer working out of the western Chicago area. I quit my IT career of 38 yrs and a time most think of retiring, I started a business. Its been six months now and I couldn't be happier. I have a small studio, about 1500 sq. ft, but truly I'm on the road shooting at locations almost all the time. I use a D4s, D800 and Df and Nikon lenses from 14-24mm to 200 f/2. And my APS-C Fuji X-T1, X-Pro1 and X100 plus about 7 lenses. While I like the D800 and its 36 MP, I have always liked the 645D so when the Z model was introduced, I got a bit giddy. The D model just needed a bit more ISO range for me, and the extra pixels don't hurt but what I really look at is the dynamic range and ISO since they are tied together. For the larger format I love the possibility of the 645z's DR.

I shoot almost anything right now, but seem to be focusing on bicycling racing, music, documentary, a few weddings and other events, and a sprinkling of pet portraiture (which I NEVER thought about before) and some model and agency work. I hope to narrow that down once I get a bit more "fame". I'm starting to branch into video. Just too many requests so I have to give it some attention.

Thats it. I hope to hang around and hope to be joining the ranks. I'm probably going to rent the 645z and a few pieces of glass first but I may be asking a lot of questions. I hope you all don't mind.


08-08-2014, 02:10 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by Forty6West Quote
I'm probably going to rent the 645z and a few pieces of glass first
Welcome to the forum, a very sensible approach to potential ownership, let us all know how you get on.
08-08-2014, 06:12 PM   #3
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Hello Wally and welcome to the Forums. We also have a forum he for the other brands you can check out while you are here. There are several members that shoot multiple systems.
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Welcome aboard, and thanks for the intro! As long as you don't mind the odd jab at Nikon (but more often at Canon) we'll be happy to have you around.


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