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02-18-2012, 04:24 PM   #136
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I print on a 44" printer. I am really satisfied with the work coming out of the 645D. I really don't need more pixels--at 44x58 I really cannot print all the detail that I see in the files and I fill hard drives fast enough with a mere 40MP. A bigger sensor would be tempting, but for all practical and creative purposes, I have an amazing camera. But I have never been much of a gear head. I want a certain quality in my work and 645D gives that.

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+1 to that (23 years and counting) but looking is OK - I'm talking about the S2 of course. ;-)
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QuoteOriginally posted by phonoline Quote
It's like comparing the Nikon F6 with the Pentax 67II.
Ummm, no. 6x7 is 4.5x larger than 24x36, while 33x44 is only 1.7x larger than 24x36.
A more relevant comparison is between APS-C and 24x36 and the related prices.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Yamanobori Quote
I print on a 44" printer. I am really satisfied with the work coming out of the 645D. I really don't need more pixels--at 44x58 I really cannot print all the detail that I see in the files and I fill hard drives fast enough with a mere 40MP. A bigger sensor would be tempting, but for all practical and creative purposes, I have an amazing camera. But I have never been much of a gear head. I want a certain quality in my work and 645D gives that.

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I won't consider anything but a FF 645D!
The reason is that the cropped sensor makes my lenses not go wide enough and the wideangle enabling me to go wide enough cost $5000 and weight a kilo!

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I continue to be amazed with the number of individuals who seem to believe that one camera body should be created to perform all functions for all shooting situations. I have had zero problems with my 645D. It works perfectly for the situations for which I use it. For most others, I use my K-5. For night time shooting (night sky, etc), an affordable lower meg FF 35mm type body, offering better noise performance than my old 5D2, would be far more interesting to me than a new D800.
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QuoteOriginally posted by CDW Quote
I continue to be amazed with the number of individuals who seem to believe that one camera body should be created to perform all functions for all shooting situations. I have had zero problems with my 645D. It works perfectly for the situations for which I use it. For most others, I use my K-5. For night time shooting (night sky, etc), an affordable lower meg FF 35mm type body, offering better noise performance than my old 5D2, would be far more interesting to me than a new D800.
I'd definitely prefer to have ONE camera to do it all, if it's small enough to carry with me all the time. Neither the 645D or the D800 is, but the D800 comes close when you consider everything else and the low price.
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in my 73yrs i never seen or heard of a do-it-all camera,i've seen do-a-lot and make-do's.those who try to do-it-all,have 3 or more cameras.
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There is no such thing as a do-it-all camera. But what I need is a do-what-I-need-to-do camera. I guess I have gotten to the point where I believe that I am the key factor in my photography. And rather than complain about not having the "right" stuff to make a photograph, I realize I have just not found the right solution.


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I wonder if this thread will last?
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QuoteOriginally posted by CDW Quote
I continue to be amazed with the number of individuals who seem to believe that one camera body should be created to perform all functions for all shooting situations. I have had zero problems with my 645D. It works perfectly for the situations for which I use it.
right on
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QuoteOriginally posted by Yamanobori Quote
There is no such thing as a do-it-all camera. But what I need is a do-what-I-need-to-do camera.
That's what I meant. Of course I'm not doing it all, and no one else does either.
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The 645D would be perfect for me as I shoot real estate for sale in the Andes mountains in southern Ecuador. I need rugged and waterproof. My K-7 has taken substantial abuse. But, the 645D is two years old now. I couldn't afford it when it came out but I can now. I wish I knew when the next version was coming... The new wide angle lens is highly tempting. I'll probably get the K-5 replacement, or the 645D replacement. I'm really praying it will be the 645D.
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Life cycle on Medium format is much longer than it is on apsc dslr. As much as I think the D800 is putting pressure on for a replacement sensor, i think it will be late 2013 or even 2014 before they replace the 645D. Before that we will se some moderate price drops as the sensor cost will have dropped at this point
It's not a High Velocity item so it take a lot longer to pay it's costs.

OTOH have a look at the Adorama review it makes a very good arguement for it versus the FF SLR. Medium format definitely has a look you just can't get elsewhere. If I could afford the current version I would have no qualms about getting it. The next one will probably see a resolution increase (there is a 50MP sensor from the same vendor that would be suitable) and faster processor and maybe a change to XQD cards to support the huge file sizes and processing speed. I doubt they will go to FF 645 next gen unless there is a signifigant drop in the cost of those sensors (a FF 645 right now is 4-5 times the price of a 645D )
645D3 will likely be where FF 645 sensor comes to the price point needed
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Given today's announcement that the new 25mm lens is only made for the (cropped) 645D says that they've abandoned their plans to go Full Frame with medium format. Glad I pre-ordered the D800E, which has just creamed the 645D in DxOMark testing 95 to 82 and is their highest scoring sensor to date. Of course, it still needs testing with lenses, but it's hard to imagine it will drop much when tested with Nikon's best glass like 14-24mm.
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QuoteOriginally posted by chicagonature Quote
Given today's announcement that the new 25mm lens is only made for the (cropped) 645D says that they've abandoned their plans to go Full Frame with medium format. Glad I pre-ordered the D800E, which has just creamed the 645D in DxOMark testing 95 to 82 and is their highest scoring sensor to date. Of course, it still needs testing with lenses, but it's hard to imagine it will drop much when tested with Nikon's best glass like 14-24mm.
So now you are just trolling the forum. You must have better things to do with your time.
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