Pentax 645D for $4K

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  1. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Steve, please do not test me. I have car payments to make. My wife will leave me. I don't even have any lenses.

    *considers adding to cart, then walks off camera*

    (sounds of ice cubes clinking into hi-ball glass)

    *walks back on camera with cocktail and closes screen on laptop*

    Not today, not today.

    *shakes head dejectedly and pulls out Buddy Holly 45 and plays "Crying, Waiting & Hoping"*

     
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  3. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    do they make a nice 24-120mm equivalent walkaround-lens for this? ;-)
     
  4. rbelyell

    rbelyell SC Top Veteran

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    May 14, 2013
    NY Mtns
    i wish i liked 645, but its my least favorite format of all scarecrow...i'd do 6x6 or 7 or 8 in a heartbeat.
     
  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    You just save yourself $4,000. Next round is on Tony :biggrin:
     
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  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Maybe 22-36, hand holdable....but not walkaround like with YOUR kind of walks, T.
     
  7. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    There's a used one on the same link for $2800. I'm just saying . . .
     
  8. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    ah, shame! :) Would probably need a gym membership too, in order to carry this one around... though I don't think I could afford both :D
    Would be a fun tool though... amazing how these have come down in price...
    Ah well, back to m43 for me :)
     
  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    you sir, are fine with m43. Hell, I've seen you work magic with that goofy little sensor in the Pentax MX1.

    No, this one is for the rest of us. The ones that are not great shooters, but think we can buy enough pixels to piece together one shot worthy of printing at 24 x 36.

    Mr. Paulin, you can just move along and leave these 6 pound cameras for the "camera forum enthusiasts with more dollars than sense". :coffee-79:
     
  10. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    :blush: haha, you're flattering me, Luke. Thanks for that! :) I'm not totally immune to the siren song of technology though... I did eventually not keep the Oly 12-40mm but bought another camera instead (a $75.00 Olympus E-1). Already have the right walkaround-lens for that one :)
     
  11. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke

    why are cameras so ENTICING ! :redface:
     
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  12. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac SC Veteran

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    Jan 20, 2014
    Launceston & Sydney
    Nick Clark
    Just an observation, if you were after a high-res landscape camera, this now puts the the 645Z (40mp) at almost exactly the same price-point as the Sony A7RII (42mp). Well, given the Aus price for the Sony anyway :)

    The difference between FF and MF obviously isn't just resolution, but I honestly don't know which I'd go...
     
  13. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I could check, but I won't, so I'll just wonder. I wonder which system has more native AF lenses?
     
  14. rbelyell

    rbelyell SC Top Veteran

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    May 14, 2013
    NY Mtns
    what does that have to do with the price of tea in china? that comment is the definition of non sequitor.
     
  15. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    When I invest in a system I look at the lenses available. Sony has been slow with FF lenses.
     
  16. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac SC Veteran

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    Jan 20, 2014
    Launceston & Sydney
    Nick Clark
    Who's comment?
     
  17. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I assume it was my comment about AF lenses.