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12-09-2014, 12:29 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by ndevlin Quote
If they ever get down to around $3000 US, they will be a steal.
One just sold on an eBay auction for US$2900.

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Is the "D" discontinued ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by hjoseph7 Quote
Is the "D" discontinued ?
Check B&H or Adorama, they probably still have new ones in stock.
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QuoteOriginally posted by baro-nite Quote
One just sold on an eBay auction for US$2900.
Nothing gets past you guys huh? That was a friend's camera that he sold to fund his street shooting craze, I helped show him how to sell on eBay a while earlier. He said he barely used it, although loading one of his images into a shutter counter showed 12,000+ shots taken

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Somewhat of-topic, but relevant to current 645D pricing trends.
I recently saw a trade deal request on another international forum I frequent. I was able to trade a Contax G45/2 converted to Leica M and a Leica-R Summilux 50 with some cash, for a P645D with only 220 shots recorded. The cost to me including import duty was way less than other options. I've only shot about 300 shots so far (lens evaluation mostly) but so far I'm very happy with my new 'big-CCD' sensor camera.

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I have a Z and D and I agree with all the comments above. At 1-200 ISO, little to choose between the files. Color rendering is slightly different, but I have no preference for either. Live view is a huge plus. I have a series on Flicker of a 645D, Z, and Sigma DPM2 (which is in the same league); first in the series is here (opened in ACR, no adjustments, auto AWB with mixed light; Z did the best with the orange of the daylily):



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QuoteOriginally posted by LennyBloke Quote
I'd nearly convinced myself it was time to go for a 'D', but then itshimitis posts a shot that is quite typical of the sort of thing I like to shoot and reminds me that the 'D' wouldn't have coped

If I could actually commit to doing weddings again then I could justify a 'Z' but I've not taken that step yet.

From the comments I've read I would probably sum up the 'D' as "Great", but the 'Z' is "Great" with more flexibility and usability
As a K200D owner, I'm familiar with a camera limit of ISO 1600. 3200 is just one more stop. I've taken shots at 1600 which were under-exposed by a stop and then boosted them in PP. Although it pretty much obliges conversion to B&W, results are usable if you're looking for a gritty B&W street look. I imagine that the 645D could do the same but with far superior results due to the much larger sensor.
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QuoteOriginally posted by texandrews Quote
Well, I too am interested. Mainly because all that buzz about how the CCD sensors would remain superior at base ISO vs the new CMOS seems to have totally evaporated.
I looked through the samples section from this site and so far the CCD 645D photos look much better than CMOS 645Z. Not sure why but CCD just has that look to it

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I looked through the samples section from this site and so far the CCD 645D photos look much better than CMOS 645Z. Not sure why but CCD just has that look to it
Which site?
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QuoteOriginally posted by shaolen Quote
I looked through the samples section from this site and so far the CCD 645D photos look much better than CMOS 645Z. Not sure why but CCD just has that look to it
Having used both, I can't say I miss the 645D... it did have a different rendering style, but it was far more clumsy and difficult to work with. Going for a certain look is only worth the hassle for so long before it's just a bother to use.

Ultimately the 645Z gives you very flat files, and you can work them in post to look how you want, so long as you don't blow the highlights. The 645D just didn't have very good shadow recovery, but like all CCD sensors, the highlights blew out in a very soft manner, so it didn't look bad if you exposed brighter to get the shadows in.

If you want the 645Z to look like the D out of camera, set your default LR profile to embedded and add +10 contrast, clarity, saturation and vibrance. Maybe play with the contrast curves a bit to smooth out the highlight rolloff.
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