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09-13-2013, 07:39 AM   #16
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Today I saw a used 645D in excellent condition for 477,750 yen, which is about US$4,800.
Hmmmm... I wonder if they'd take $4000
Sooner or later I'll get one.

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Did you get a new computer, Norm? A while back you were saying the file size of the D600 were too large and unnecessarily slowed your computer down.
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Did you get a new computer, Norm? A while back you were saying the file size of the D600 were too large and unnecessarily slowed your computer down.
I would never take the number of shots with a 645D I would with a K-5 or even a D600, just because of the size thing. IN fact, I've picked up an SD2 Merrill which has D600 IQ (according to IR) with a 14.5 MP file. But once again, the optimum picture taken with it is lights out, but what you have to do to get that optimum picture is somewhat inconvenient. I resigned myself to the fact that when a 24MP APS-c comes out, I'm going to have to bite the bullet. But ti's still D800 or nothing for me if I ever decide to go FF. For me, $4000 for a 645D for which I already have a couple manual lenses, or $3000 for a lensless D800, is almost the same money... the only problem being so far I haven't seen a 645D for $4000.

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I see. $4K for a 645D in good shape would rock.

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It at the bottom of this page. But that was their inventory as of yesterday. I have no idea if it is still there today. I've been calling them every morning and visiting frequently, waiting for a nice 76ii to come in but haven't really been following other items.

This store does not barter with customers, so that is definitely their final price.
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It at the bottom of this page. But that was their inventory as of yesterday. I have no idea if it is still there today. I've been calling them every morning and visiting frequently, waiting for a nice 76ii to come in but haven't really been following other items.

This store does not barter with customers, so that is definitely their final price.
What I really need is an updated 645D to come put and a few people selling the old one to help finance the new... although whether or not the camera will ever sell for $4000 before it's 10 years old is another issue.
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Going used for about 5k. Will hit 4k in a year used. KEH has a used one in EX+ for 5.6k...
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Which begs the question, what comes first, a Pentax FF or the 645D drops to 4K?

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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
I see. $4K for a 645D in good shape would rock.
Honestly, I do not give a furry rat's behind about a "FF" 35mm DSLR. I'd love a 645 "FF", and consider that a very very worthy companion to a Pentax APS-C, offering a very very worthy difference from APS-C. Get it in for $4K, and I'd pre-order in a heartbeat. Get an "orthodox" design in, as in K-01 (mirrorless, ...), and I'll be all over it
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In Germany a used Pentax 645D sells for around 4000-4500 Euro now. I even saw one beeing sold for 3800 Euro. That is nearly 50% cheaper than a new one.
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I'm starting to think I should be keeping some money in the bank account, or maybe look for some more 645 lenses.
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Well, I wish I could say I was in the market, but its not even close for me... But in the meantime I thoroughly love my 645n and full kit of MF prime lenses. I am also about to upgrade from the P67 to the P67ii and I love that kit too!
Of course I can enjoy all of those 645 and 67 lenses on my digital back as well (Sony NEX7) thanks to the adapters!
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If we're into idle speculation, I mused in another thread about the 645D successor being a FF-MF, preferably with replaceable viewfinders, which would head off the purported entries from Canon and Nikon, and nudge the Hasselblad and Phase One offerings along a bit. Keeping the present 645D as a low-cost entry to the format would bring in more users, although the present 645D lens plans would have to change (unless they do provide coverage for the complete 6 x 4.5cm frame, of course).

The larger, more ponderous MF cameras encourage a more considered approach to subjects, and making them more accessible to a greater number of photographers would be a boon to the whole movement, especially if it reduces the opportunity for gearheads to whinge about equipment.
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If we're into idle speculation, I mused in another thread about the 645D successor being a FF-MF, preferably with replaceable viewfinders, which would head off the purported entries from Canon and Nikon, and nudge the Hasselblad and Phase One offerings along a bit. Keeping the present 645D as a low-cost entry to the format would bring in more users, although the present 645D lens plans would have to change (unless they do provide coverage for the complete 6 x 4.5cm frame, of course).

The larger, more ponderous MF cameras encourage a more considered approach to subjects, and making them more accessible to a greater number of photographers would be a boon to the whole movement, especially if it reduces the opportunity for gearheads to whinge about equipment.
Ya, I hate all that whinge-ing
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Well recently the Aus distributor had 2 going for around the $5K mark, they were demo stock, in great condition with the 55mm, a colleague of mine bought one, the images that come off mine are quite stunning and i print them big...thats why i bought it and it has never disappointed, its heading to Banff in 2 weeks with me in tow... :-) ;-) , if you want and can afford go for it... never look back.. :-)
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