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04-26-2018, 12:05 PM - 5 Likes   #1
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Coming Back to Pentax - Just Received a 645D!

I was a long time Pentax shooter, but a few years ago, I decided to make the jump to full frame. I was tired of waiting on Pentax to release a full frame, so I bought a Nikon D600 and a large amount of primes.

I've been very happy with the Nikon, but then I started getting into film shooting. As the years went by, I've acquired a huge amount of medium and large format film cameras, a darkroom and all the assorted gear. The image quality I was getting from medium and large format film was addicting, but hiking with 50+ lbs. of large format gear at 12,000+ elevations is getting a little tiring .

I've been wanting to get into digital medium format for some time, but the prices were just not letting me. Now that the 645D is discontinued, pricing is about where I can pay for one.

After months of searching and bidding, I finally have a 645D of my own! I paid $2350.00 for a like new model with only 3700 shutter actuations. It arrived yesterday. I am now waiting on my lens to arrive. Man, these two days of waiting on the lens are going to be hard.

I decided to start with an FA 45-85mm F4.5 and an A 120mm F4 Macro. I wish I had bought some of these lenses a few years ago when prices were a lot lower.

I can't wait to get out into the mountain and put this 645D through its paces!

04-26-2018, 01:11 PM   #2
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Congratulations with your purchase! Looking forward to seeing some photos from the mountains taken with your 645D!
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Good choices for your first lenses. Both are excellent.

Rick “who started with the 45-85 with his firs NII nearly 20 years ago” Denney

04-26-2018, 04:18 PM   #5
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Congrats on your getting a 645D. I started shooting with a Canon T2i which led to acquiring the 7D, 1D, 1DII, 5D, 1DSMIII, Nikon D800, Sony a6000 to finally ending up with the Pentax 645D. I've shot landscape, portrait, sports with those bodies and while the Pentax 645D may not be suited for sports, which I don't shoot much anymore it excels in my primary shooting style, portraits. I think you'll be very happy with your 645D, I couldn't be happier after almost 4 months of shooting with mine.
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welcome back and congrats!
I loved everything about the 645D.
Share those pics as you start using it.

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