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03-15-2011, 10:34 PM   #16
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I use pretty much all manual focus lenses on my K10D so that's not too big a deal for me, but the data on the edge of the negative would be cool, as well as having dials instead of buttons. The bigger diopter correction range on the older bodies for the viewfinder will be a big plus for me though. I might have to have a crack at converting the 220 back to use 120 film though, the one I bought came with one of each.
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03-16-2011, 07:58 AM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by Smolk Quote
why butcher? the 645>K adapter is enough
(oh, unless it was on a non-Pentax body. I'm a monotheist, so would never consider it)
It was a third party adaptor to F-mount and that one in particular didn't close down the aperture so the guy butchered the lens so it'd always close down. In any case, he didn't have a 645 and there are people with 645 that would have liked to have that lens for a decent price.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gtxtom Quote
Thanks. The camera I won has a 120 insert, so I won't be getting a 220 insert for a while probably. What's the advantage of doing that anyway?
I had a Mamiya 645 back in the day. The 120 gives 12 exposures, the 220 gives 24.

But the Pentax doesn't take interchangeable viewfinders?
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Well I got it the other day, and man this thing is huge! I need to buy a lens and some film to test it out fully, but I love the sound of the shutter! Maybe it's just me. The dog freaks out when she hears it.




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QuoteOriginally posted by MetaD Quote
For me, the 645N, is a useful upgrade, mainly for the handling. The autofocus is obviously the big difference from the 645, but I feel the 645 has more inconvenient menus and multi-modal buttons. In comparison, the 645N has more single-mode/single-use buttons. Beautiful layout of buttons; we see the same philosophy carried out in today's K-5.
Agreed. I started with the 645, then added a 645N, and since it was a bit a battered one, another 645N. Ended up selling the 645, even though it feels more solid. They handle too differently though, and the 645N just fits as a glove. It is more plasticky, to be sure, but never mind.
Don't know about the K-5 as I do not have one nor handled one.
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