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05-08-2014, 05:20 PM   #1
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645Z in the flesh, part 2

After seeing the 645Z yesterday and posting about it, I felt kind of silly that I didn't grab any photos. So I went back to my Pentax dealer today and it was still there. So here are a few photos. The tape you see on the card door was put there by the Pentax rep so that nobody would load a card and take a photo with this pre-production model. It is a very comfortable camera to hold and very straightforward to shoot with. I would love one, but it is worth more money than my car (and the Pentax rep wouldn't take it as a trade! ).





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Great. Thank you for the post and the photo. The handling appears to be relatively easy. Did the camera feel heavy in your hands?
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Great. Thank you for the post and the photo. The handling appears to be relatively easy. Did the camera feel heavy in your hands?
Hi. No, it did not feel heavy, although it is obviously heavier than the DSLR's. Part of that 'lightness' could easily be attributed to my joy in holding the 645Z, however!
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I'm surprised how 'not big' it looks.

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QuoteOriginally posted by wheelerp Quote
After seeing the 645Z yesterday and posting about it, I felt kind of silly that I didn't grab any photos. So I went back to my Pentax dealer today and it was still there. So here are a few photos. The tape you see on the card door was put there by the Pentax rep so that nobody would load a card and take a photo with this pre-production model. It is a very comfortable camera to hold and very straightforward to shoot with. I would love one, but it is worth more money than my car (and the Pentax rep wouldn't take it as a trade! ).
Well .... There you go !
I had asked you why you didn't have pics of this beauty in your earlier thread ...

What a great looking camera !

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Last summer I was in a camera shot in the BC and was surprised at how large the D800 was. The 645 is obviously deeper, but the height and width seem close.

Compare camera dimensions side by side
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Looks so much like the previous model in most ways physically...I see the two holes presumably for either mic or speaker or both.
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The 645D is much more comfortable than a D800--I have both. The camera size has been exaggerated, but still significantly bigger than a D800, although the lens can change that.

But Wheelerp, that camera looks so you. It would be a shame to leave it in the store. This is why humans evolved to have two kidneys...

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the 645Z is the same size as the 645D and handles about the same. Tilty screen, live view and a few more buttons. If you know the D, you will know the Z. Saw it in Regina as well. Tried a few of my lenses on it but left the 600 at home:-)
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The 645D is much more comfortable than a D800--I have both. The camera size has been exaggerated, but still significantly bigger than a D800, although the lens can change that.

But Wheelerp, that camera looks so you. It would be a shame to leave it in the store. This is why humans evolved to have two kidneys...
I wish, Hakusan, I wish...
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I can also confirm that the 645D is easier to hold than the D800/e. It's probably heavier, but doesn't feel like it. The handgrip really helps I think...
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