Pentax 645D

Started Jun 25, 2011 | User reviews
mr_landscape
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Pentax 645D
Jun 25, 2011

-huge sensor size, comparing with 35mm cameras (but still a crop-camera in terms of 645 film)
-killer resolution 40 Mpix
-very affordable price - under 10.000$. Pentax 645D retire Leica S2 (which is using the same sensor) in terms of price (more than double price over Pentax. No comments.)
-rock-solid body with weather-sealing
-superb ergonomics (I can assure you as a former Nikon-fanatic. And Nikon always produces top-notch cameras in terms of ergonomics)
-not so big weight, if we compare it with Nikon D3x, for instance
-awesome viewfinder
- great park of optics from film-age.As for me, i use pentax 645 35mm f3.5 with manual focus, and pentax 645 150mm f2.8 with autofocus

Problems:

There is no substantial flaws in camera design. But here is some notes:
-no live view option (but great viewfinder, as i said higher)
-dynamic range is a little bit worse comparing to Nikon D3x (but that is not problem, we can take 2-3 shots with different EV and than combine it in Photoshop)

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Sigma DP1x Sony Alpha NEX-5 Pentax 645D
mr_landscape's score
5.0
Average community score
4.8
bad for good for
Kids / pets
unrated
Action / sports
unrated
Landscapes / scenery
excellent
Portraits
excellent
Low light (without flash)
great
Flash photography (social)
unrated
Studio / still life
excellent
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