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08-13-2011, 05:25 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Modern Photography tests Pentax 645 - 1985

I posted the scans of the test in mflenses.com:
Guide to using a Pentax 645 - Modern Photo Test 1985

Scroll down a bit to where I have the scans...


Modern Photography Magazine review lab test from February 1985 - functions, features, use report, lab report - shutter performance, exposure accuracy, tear down report, electronics and mechanicals exposed

Lens reviews:
SMC Pentax A 645 75mm f/2.8
SMC Pentax A 645 45mm f/2.8
SMC Pentax A 645 55mm f/2.8
SMC Pentax A 645 150mm f/3.5
SMC Pentax A 80-160mm f/4.5
SMC Pentax LS 75mm f/2.8 leaf shutter
Resolution Contrast focal length aperture distortion light falloff optical bench test slides

They did a thorough job back then



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Nice! I still have my 645, but it's been a few years since I used it.
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Wow, it's amazing what is inside a camera and I tend to forget how complex of a machine they can be.

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wow that looks great.
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Just brilliant - thanks so much for posting this!
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Thanks for the post. I often thought the 55mm A and 150mm f/3.5 were underrated, MP tests confirm.
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Facinating look at the camera as well as the lens tests. Agreed, Modern Photography used to do very comprehesive and in my opinion accurate tests. I used to ry adn get a hold of lens test they would publish, especially on lenses I owned and then would test methodically to see how my tests matched up with theirs. It still amazes me how complex the camera was.....like the jeweled movements of a watch (or least seems so). Thanks ever so much for taking the time to do this...much appreciated!

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