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11-12-2010, 06:17 PM   #1
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The Luminous Landscape 645D review


Pentax 645D - A First Review

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Jaw-dropping is an understatement. In a way, though, that was to be expected.

And here I am, rubbing my shekles together hoping to afford a K-5. Sigh. Shoulda been a lawyer.

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This was a very different review than those I've read. The guy looks at the 645D as a MF photographer would (or so it seems). It's along way off in my pocket book but this one review has made me get it that I'll own one of these puppies in the next year or two.
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The focusing issues he experienced with the SMCP 645 80-160mm f/4.5 [IF] sound to me like it was just a lens issue, however I do not own the SMCP 645 80-160mm f/4.5 and I would be curious on whether others have experienced similar problems with the 645NII

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In the article you write that the 80 to 160 is good in the lower range. At what focal length is it not so good? The 80-160 manual focus version has an infinity stop and the precision of manual focus. Does anyone have any comments regarding image quality of this compared to the auto focus 80 to 160? I assume you could have switched your 80 to 160 to manual focus. Does it have an infinity stop.

And onto the rear control not working. That's a bummer but not unexpected. There are going to be problems with the 645D and its lenses regardless the cost and perception that 10K will buy perfect function. What will matter is how these problems get resolved.

Thanks again for the great review.

Claude Fiddler

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