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05-16-2014, 05:29 AM   #1
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The Price Plunge Begins (645D)

I mentioned in another thread that the number of used 645D bodies in stock at Fujiya Camera had increased last week. They were all priced at just over $4,000. Today I noticed that they had 11 of them on the shelf and they were all priced around $3,750. I mentioned it to one of my friends who works there and he said it would only be a matter of time before the prices drop below $3,000 for the used 645D! I wonder if people will start snapping up these great bargains!

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QuoteOriginally posted by revdocjim Quote
I mentioned in another thread that the number of used 645D bodies in stock at Fujiya Camera had increased last week. They were all priced at just over $4,000. Today I noticed that they had 11 of them on the shelf and they were all priced around $3,750. I mentioned it to one of my friends who works there and he said it would only be a matter of time before the prices drop below $3,000 for the used 645D! I wonder if people will start snapping up these great bargains!
Below $3K would be a bargain.
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Yeah at that price even I would be tempted. And I have no interest in MF. Yet.
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You will!
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Hopefully fujiya camera's prices make their way over to the rest of the world too If not, I'm sure that there will be plenty of bargains on ebay. Great news!

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I am a wedding photographer and I borrowed one for the weekend. I have the 75mm/2.8 and the 45/2.8, as well as an adapter with the Hasselblad 110/2.0 and the 60mm/3.5 to play around with. So far, thumbs up! Not seeing the crazy cmos dynamic range we're used to, but the files have a dimensionality that I've been missing with our 35mm sensors.

If they get to 3k, I'd totally consider one for my weddings.
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time for a second one?

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And the price of used FA 645 lenses . . . .
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
And the price of used FA 645 lenses . . . .
Here is today's listing. No many shorter primes but at least it gives you an idea. The exchange rate is very close to 100 yen to the US$ so just slide the decimal point to the left two digits.
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Below 3000$ I start considering buying a second body. Might happen, once the 645z really get delivered in a larger quantity. The 645z ist the better univerversal camera, where as for the low ISO specialists as me the advantages of the new one are not that obvious.
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They have/had one recently at B&H for $5.8k, and the ones I've seen in the forum posts here are around 6. Man, I would LOVE prices to hit that low because I just borrowed one and I cannot believe what I was missing. The resolution I could take or leave, but the look of that sensor and those lenses is to die for. Reminds me that 'full frame' is the classic amatuer format. Not going back...
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Well, if there are ten folks out there who want me to grab a 645D for them and don't mind a 10% handler's fee I'm game!
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Oh Carp!

I was hoping to upgrade to the 645z with partial funding from selling my 645D. However, if I cannot expect more than $3K for my D, the 645z will not be possible. I would have sold it months ago but I'm going to visit Bryce Canyon & Arches National Parks and the K10D (yes, I've still have that "old" camera) isn't enough.
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I'm only quoting Tokyo prices, and from what is probably the most competitively priced store in the city, so don't get too worried.
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