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03-17-2008, 01:51 PM   #1
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Medium Format

I know there was a recent thread very similar to this one, but my circumstances are perhaps a bit different.

Given that I am nearly blind and that autofocus is therefore very, very important, if I were interested in medium format, which way should I go? Mamiya 645 looks good, but Pentax 645 is also tempting despite the lack of a digital back. If memory serves Pentax 67 is *not* autofocus. I confess this is largely hypothetical given my financial constraints, but someday ...

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You are correct that 67 isn't autofocus, the 645 is.

The 67 has an immense viewfinder though, and coupled with a split screen prism is actually quite easy to manually focus.
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The Pentax 645N and 645N II are auto focus not the "old" 645 . Just try to clear it up for you .
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You can try the Contax 645. It's auto focus and you can buy a digital back.

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Is Contax still in production? I am not as up on these things as perhaps I ought to be, but I thought Contax and Bronica have both shut down.

For that matter, is Pentax still making the 645N II and 67II? I saw on B&H's web site that the 645 NII was discontinued, but elsewhere on these forums I saw that Pentax would continue production of both those two film bodies.
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Contax 645 was discontinued about 3 years ago but you can buy a brand new one somewhere.
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