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08-15-2015, 04:25 AM   #16
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Hi everyone, new member here!

I also got 645D at the end of July and took it with me on the trip to Russia. So far I am very impressed with it. Everything between 100-400 ISO is outstanding, 800 Iso is very usable.

Coming from D800e I am very impressed with the sharpness of the images out of the box. With D800e I had to fine tune pretty much every single lens I had, but even then I was not impressed with the focusing system, D810 definitely improved that.

So far I had a play with MF 35, AF 55 and AF 120 lenses. They all are incredibly sharp! What I have to learn now coming from FF to medium format is the depth of field! It is a lot more shallow so I have to adjust for that and use tripod for indoor non studio use. I will share some images in the next couple of days.

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The 645D was a great camera when it first came out, then came the 645z and it became a good camera. I still think it's a great camera for the money if you don't mind going w/o video.
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Here's the one main selling point for me on the 645D ... at least the older ones use the Kodak sensor... not sure about the newer ones... but man something about the color from a Kodak sensor... it's just awesome...


Love mine... !!!
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I rented the 645D when it was new and couldn't decide if I wanted to take the plunge or not. I continued to use my 645N and my 67II. I am a landscape and wildflower photographer and the detail from the 645D was super good. I compared those files to a Nikon D810 that I borrowed from a friend recently and I prefer the 645D images. If the price keeps going down on the 645D I will definitely make the investment because I have all the glass I would ever need for it between my 645N and 67II.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kostona Quote
... With D800e I had to fine tune pretty much every single lens I had, but even then I was not impressed with the focusing system.....
Welcome. Good thing the 645D has way faster and better focus system the 800E since you're not impressed with it.

I have been wanting a digital back for my 500C/M for a long time for portaiture work. If the price of the 645D keeps coming down I guess I can finally stop wanting that digital back.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
Welcome. Good thing the 645D has way faster and better focus system the 800E since you're not impressed with it.

I have been wanting a digital back for my 500C/M for a long time for portaiture work. If the price of the 645D keeps coming down I guess I can finally stop wanting that digital back.
thanks! what I meant about D800/D800e AF system is the accuracy of it, I am long Nikon user and generally AF system in my humble opinion is generally superior than any other system on the market, however D800 was an exception and D810 release fixed the problem. 645D AF system is slow but accurate, and once locked it is pin sharp!

I was in the same boat waiting for affordable digital back for my Mamiya RZ, but could not pass up on this new pricing! The camera is great for portrait work as long as you have plenty of light or flash. It is a bit slow (the preview takes 3-4 seconds to show up) and noisy after 800 iso, but as long as you don't mind those limitations you will be happy with the camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kostona Quote

I was in the same boat waiting for affordable digital back for my Mamiya RZ, but could not pass up on this new pricing! The camera is great for portrait work as long as you have plenty of light or flash.

Yeah, I had a D800 and now a D810. Compared to my film focus speed, that D800 with a sports lens ( 70-200VRII) was able to snap high quality action shots of kids playing lacrosse just fine. Sure slow FPS but it could handle action coming at you fine especially for that level of work. After all, the kids were not going to go hungry if I missed a shot. In fact, I think if you made a list of all the cameras that had a better focus system than the D800 the list would be really small as apposed to the list of cameras that had worse.

I've seen great portraiture work from the 645D and when I think of the speed it takes to do portraiture work on sheet film, the 645D is a speed daemon.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tc95 Quote
Here's the one main selling point for me on the 645D ... at least the older ones use the Kodak sensor... not sure about the newer ones... but man something about the color from a Kodak sensor... it's just awesome...


Love mine... !!!
Your images are beautiful! Which camera were these taken with - 645D?
Thank you,
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I say have fun with your 645D. yes the 645Z gives more latitude, but if you get out and experiment with different shooting situations, you'll find you are not so much limited. I don't hesitate to shoot at iso 400-1600 as needed.
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While the FF cameras may have gotten close in resolution, they still have much lower pattern extinction numbers, you can still get a much more detailed image out of a 645D. At least from what I've seen and what some reviewers have written.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rodagon Quote
Your images are beautiful! Which camera were these taken with - 645D?
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Mike yes... it was a 645D...


Bull is right... there is some tricks to the camera... but I have shot ISO 1600 and 2400 with the 645D and produced killer images... understanding your other settings and camera limitations... of coarse...
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