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09-06-2014, 02:32 AM   #1
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My Wish List for 645Z

I have the Z for about 4 weeks now and so far, I really enjoy the camera & it's performances for the kind of photography that I do (Outdoor Portrait & Landscape).
It produces beautiful files with dynamic range that I've never seen before from shooting 35mm FF. Shooting with lenses ranging from FA 120mm, A 135mm LS to FA 150mm so far, the low sync speed hasn't bother me at all as I always carry a set of ND filters with me on every shoots.

However, there are some knick-knacks that I wish I had in 645Z ... or future generation of Pentax 645 Digital bodies for that matter.
Here are few from me :
1. Higher sync Speed or some set of new Leaf Shutter lenses ...
2. Touch screen back LCD (like Phase One IQ series) and shorter time delay when viewing the image in the back LCD.
3. 2nd Curtain Sync (is it the same with 'Trailing Curtain Sync' in the Z? if 'yes' how to activate this mode ?)
4. Accurate exposure & data when switching Aperture and/or Shutter Speed with the Aperture Ring in most FA lenses.
5. Better placement of back button AF for Portrait orientation.
6. When I shoot with Nikon 35mm, while using flash, I could disable the flash by simply press of a button - I wish the Z had this neat feature.

Those are some of what I can think of right now ... few of them could be fix thru Firmware Updates and I've heard rumors that there are some new Leaf Shutter Lenses coming our way. Let's pray that they are not cost us an arm and a leg ...

What your Wish List, folks ??

09-06-2014, 04:21 AM   #2

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I think the new LS lens will cost two arms and at least one leg. They are specialist lenses so I suspect they will be priced accordingly.

I know that Pentax Ricoh are looking into some of the issues and the feedback I've had from a senior manager suggests the mindset is changing to adding features with Firmware updates.
09-06-2014, 02:50 PM   #3
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I think you might be right about the price of the new LS.

And having read the other thread about the 'not so very good/fast' customer service from Ricoh/Pentax ... I hope they will step it up a few notches on that matter as well ...

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