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02-09-2019, 09:01 PM - 19 Likes   #1
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First Day with my 645Z.........Speechless !

I took my brand new 645Z out for its first ever spin tonight. The lens was a Pentax A 35mm f3.5
I have had the camera for over two months , but didn't yet have a lens until yesterday.
There is no other way to say this....Im Completely Blown Away !
Im Speechless.....In Shock !
I never knew what I had been missing since giving up my Mamiya RZ67ProII nearly 2 decades ago.
I looked at my very first converted raw file full size and simply couldn't believe what I was seeing.
Im just so happy over this I had to tell someone....

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Thanks for sharing!

I just picked up a 645Z a few weeks ago and have not been able to do any serious shooting with it even though I have lenses. But my initial late night tests have shown me enough to make me concur with your reaction. I was telling a guest who is not a photographer about it the other day and realized that my level of excitement looking forward to using the 645Z would only be appreciated by those who already have one. I have a K-3ii and was planning on moving to the K-1/K-1 mark ii but went with the 645Z first.

Enjoy - I know I will!
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Thanks for sharing.

For both posters above, did you purchase your 645z new or used?
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My K1 produces much more detail than my Rollei 6003 years ago or my RB 67 back on ALPA 12.
A medium format digital camera/back will blow you away even more.
Enjoy.

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QuoteOriginally posted by zapp Quote
My K1 produces much more detail than my Rollei 6003 years ago
Rolleis were around over 6000 years ago??!!

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It is an amazing camera. I'm sure it will continue to give you joy.
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Thanks for sharing.

For both posters above, did you purchase your 645z new or used?
I purchased it brand new. I also purchased the DA 28-45 lens separately.
However I had Heat Pump issues and had to sell the lens before I even took it for a spin.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jim P Quote
Thanks for sharing!

I just picked up a 645Z a few weeks ago and have not been able to do any serious shooting with it even though I have lenses. But my initial late night tests have shown me enough to make me concur with your reaction. I was telling a guest who is not a photographer about it the other day and realized that my level of excitement looking forward to using the 645Z would only be appreciated by those who already have one. I have a K-3ii and was planning on moving to the K-1/K-1 mark ii but went with the 645Z first.

Enjoy - I know I will!
I'm still waiting on those awesome winter scenes you promised me Jim.

02-10-2019, 06:26 AM   #9
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I had a 645z for a short while recently. It's a mindblowing piece of kit. The amount of detail is staggering.

Really missing it but I needed the cash!
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I can't say I am surprised.

I have had the same feeling since I got mine nearly 5 years ago. Harsh to read about your 28-45, and others problems. I empathize, as I have had my own. But I haven't had to clip my gear yet, and now I would most likely find anything else to sell.

My gear no longer limits me. I limit me.
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Great to hear, Ronald.

A Melbourne fashion Canon shooter whose workshops I do occasionally, at the end of last year bought a secondhand 645Z and 55mm lens (unprompted by me), not a Fuji or a Hassy or a PhaseOne:


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You, too, can have that 35mm lens if you wander over to the Marketplace . . .

P.S. I think I can I say that here. I checked the marketplace guidelines and didn't see anything regarding that. Apologies in advance if I missed a rule, and please delete.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ronald Oakes Quote
I took my brand new 645Z out for its first ever spin tonight. The lens was a Pentax A 35mm f3.5
I have had the camera for over two months , but didn't yet have a lens until yesterday.
There is no other way to say this....Im Completely Blown Away !
Im Speechless.....In Shock !
I never knew what I had been missing since giving up my Mamiya RZ67ProII nearly 2 decades ago.
I looked at my very first converted raw file full size and simply couldn't believe what I was seeing.
Im just so happy over this I had to tell someone....
Congrats! Now, don't leave us hanging! Where's the photos?
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My first day of shooting on my deck with my new (to me) 645Z and 45-85 confirmed that the files have that special quality hard to get with the smaller formats:
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