ogl: 645z is 8500 USD.
Repeat one more time - new MF lenses - 90/2.8 macro, 28-45/4.5 and 25/4 are HIGH END lenses. FA35/3,5 is one of the best wide-angle lens from film era. FA645 45-85/4.5 is one of the best zoom. FA★645 300/4 is one of the best telephoto. You are free to think what you want about Leica, Zeiss and Pentax.
Found old review http://www.16-9.net/lens_tests/pentax645_fa35mm.html PLEASE
No doubt. Several lenses are the gems. Even old lenses. Not worse than Hasselblad. New MF 90 macro, 25/4 and 28-45/4.5 are outstanding. Not worse than Alpa or Leica.
645z is 8500 USD.
iudex: In all other votings my choice was the same as the choice of the majority (LX100, Sigma Art 50mm, Sony a6000) and I think those are deserved winners. However in this category I differ and am quite surprised by the leaders. I voted for Pentax 645Z, Nikon D750 and Sony. Pentax for bringing medium format quality and MPx count into a portable body for great price; Nikon for making almost perfect balance between features, picture quality and price and a7s for reminding that megapixels are not everything and for insane lowlight capability and high ISO quality. Anyhow I expected 7D II to lead, followed either by Nikons pro DSLRs or Sony a7s.
I did the same choice.
Where is Sigma 18-35/1.8???
Fujifilm X100T and Sigma offer the best IQ....Another strange choice of voters...Really, no Ricoh GR...FZ1000....
Sony Alpha a7 II and D750 - strange choice...
ogl: Not alternative to DXO Optics.
Yes. Layers - Photoshop helps you.
Not alternative to DXO Optics.
ogl: All weather APS-C fixed wide-angle lens compact camera will be the hit.
Ricoh GR is really hit.
All weather APS-C fixed wide-angle lens compact camera will be the hit.
ogl: This zoom is pure commercial product, firstly. And only then - it's photo tool.
DA50/1.8 and DA*55/1.4 are really good lenses. But it could be very good to produce not a big and slow zoom, but ALL WEATHER wide-angle prime.
Don't say what I should do and I won't say to you where you should go. OK? I had too much lenses to switch.
Pentax has very few new fast primes.
Only outstanding resolution at all focal length at 24 MP APS-C could save this zoom.
It's strange for me that there are users who could be happy with new very slow zoom.
This zoom is pure commercial product, firstly. And only then - it's photo tool.
alex_shin: This is what I was waiting for! Sounds like a great kit lens for my future K-3.My 16-45 is great, but I got tired of its very limited tele range.We'll see how the tests turn out. And, of course, the price shall go down, which it will, especially in a kit.
DC motor is not new, it's the same SDM with simpler gear.